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Where do I start?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I recently turned 49 and feel like I am on a merry go round that never stops. This past year has been a very hard one for me. I have had alot of health issues that medication doesn't seem to be helping at this time. I am so frustrated with myself , 3 years ago I lost over 100 pounds. I have now gained that plus a bit more back. I have a closet full of brand new clothes that are just sitting there. I am squeezing into the clothes I do have that still fit.

Both of my children will be getting married in 2011, two months apart. I want to look my best for their weddings. I am so proud of them both. I feel very blessed to be their mother.
My husband is very supportive of all that I do. He is there to lend a hand when I am not feeling well and encourage me when I need encouragement.

If you have any suggestions on where to start in my journey to a new life. I would love hearing from you.
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  • STORMYMIST
    Thank you all so much for the encouraging words. I have invited my niece and my best friend to join me at sparks. They are both wanting to lose weight too.

    I truly appreciate you taking the time to send me a note. It's great to know others that have been there and are winning the battle or have won the battle. I have added each of you as friends .. thank you again... emoticon
    3718 days ago
  • JAVAQUEEN74
    Take baby steps. Login EVERY DAY. Track your food & fitness and be involved on the message boards. And pray!

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    3718 days ago
  • P0PTART
    I am in the same boat, the meds are not helping, and the pain keeps me from so very much.Even the CFS is wearing me down more this year. I am cleaning out the closet, getting rid of clothes I won't ever wear, or haven't worn in yrs..my children and Dad and NewMom are my support team, and I am starting classes online to get a degree.I left my husband almost 2yrs ago so I feel life is just getting started! I feel like I am cheerleading myself just to get the fruits eaten, I have never been a fruit person LOL But I remember that "The journey of a thousand miles begins with just 1 step" and our steps have brought us here!! The site is huge and there are so many tools and a ton of wonderful people,so we know our journey is not alone. Hold you head up sweety and I wish you and yours all the best!
    3718 days ago
  • SPARTANJAI
    Be active on the message boards.
    Join local teams for support.
    Use the Fitness and Nutrition Trackers and let SparkPeople help you reach your goals. You can do this. Don't give up and don't let it frustrate you- use the tools here on Spark and you will succeed!
    3718 days ago
  • MYUTMOST4HIM
    Oh - I am so sorry!!! I know all too well how difficult this must be for you!!! As to how to "plug" back in - well, find something small to start with and build on it. Whether it is the size plate you use or eating out less or a walk - pick something and give it your all. When you think of giving up - be your own best friend and encourage yourself!!! If ya would say it to your best friend then DON"T SAY IT TO YOURSELF!!!
    Really, I do wish ya success!!!
    Drop by anytime - I am currently set to private but I will invite ya to be a friend - read my story - God really saw me through
    Yvonne
    3718 days ago
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