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Day 1: Getting Started

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Actually, I've had plenty of "Day 1" days, but getting up and persevering is what it's all about. So I am working on putting my Sparkpage together, and working on filling in my first weekly meal and exercise planner. Something about having things in writing always makes it more real and easier to follow.

I decided it is time to find "me" again. That woman that likes to cook nutritious foods (instead of pick up takeout on the way home from work), and who likes to spend time outdoors hiking and being in nature, rather than sitting in the house spending time on the computer and mindlessly watching tv after work. I miss that woman who planned lots of social events and didn't feel self conscious of her weight in social settings. She's still around, but I think she just needs a little help to get back to the surface.

In the past I have tried lots of different diet "plans". Nutrisystem, JennyCraig, WeightWatchers, Sparkpeople (I was here previously as Sparks07), etc. But it's not like I didn't know how to lose weight, I just had a hard time sticking to it. As I get older, these unchecked poor eating habits and lack of exercise are going to catch up. So now is the time to make some changes. I'm reading more about the benefits of certain dietary lifestyles. I have decided to work towards eating more in the venue of a mediterranean / plant based / anti-inflammatory diet. Notice I'm trying not to use the "diet" word, because that implies I will both go "on" a diet and "off" it eventually. Instead I'm going to work on changing my lifestyle and converting not-so-healthy habits into better ones.

So I made this nifty little weekly planner up this afternoon. I've come up with a few things I'd like to tweak for future weeks. For now though, I need to stick with planning planning planning, until it becomes more habit.

Wish me luck!
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    304 days ago
    Welcome to spark.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
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    Great job!
    306 days ago
    You will do it this time
    306 days ago
    You've got this! Just remember we all make mistakes the hard part of facing them, learning from them and then moving on.
    306 days ago
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