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emoticon AGARCIA18 and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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5/31/17 9:46 A

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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5/31/17 7:47 A

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Hi AGARCIA18 emoticon and welcome to the Sparkpeople and the Dealing with Depression Team !! Wow it certainly sounds like you are a very busy woman, Having been a working Mom myself, raising two kids on my own, I can relate to those hours of fatigue. Eating a healthier, portion controlled diet along with a bit of exercise can really be invigorating whether you realize it or not. Don't try to compare your present day self with your pre kids, just married self. Starting where you are right now today is what will bring you lasting, satisfying results if you take this beginning with baby steps. The baby steps will turn into large leaps on down the road. You may not even see the changes as they happen, but relatives and friends do. You will notice more vitality and stamina after you have established your goals and have gotten your program to the place that you want it to be. Even just 5 pounds can make a difference in how you feel and look. Starting off with 10 minutes of exercise a day plus amping up your water consumption gradually until you can drink 8 glasses a day are two good places to start. I highly recommend that you take the Sparkpeople's 21 Day New Member Challenge to help you understand and get to know all that is here for you. You can find the Challenge under the Challenges topic above. Just click on that and it will take you where you need to be.

I hope that you will post often, so that we can encourage you along the way. Posting often helps keep you connected to the team and helps with your motivation. We understand the problems that depression can bring - the fatigue, the exhaustion, the need for a sounding board, and some good old support. We are here for you. Just peruse through the Forums found underneath the Team Wall and pick out any that interest you. Or, you may have a question or a topic that you would like to introduce to the team and you can start a thread of your own. Ask any questions that you may have, with over a million international members there is never an answer very far away. I look forward to seeing you in the Forums and on the Threads !! We are really excited that you have decided to join us !! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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Hi and welcome to the team. I can relate to having no motivation - depression really saps energy.

It sounds like you've got your hands full with work and family. Maybe try doing just 10 minutes of exercise a day. Playing with the kids counts ("tag" or tossing a ball if they're little, throwing a frisbee if they're older), as does lifting weights (or soup cans), taking a very quick walk, or just dancing around to a couple of upbeat songs.

It's a good way to start a Spark "streak" and it's satisfying to log fitness minutes into the fitness tracker.

It's just a thought. I need to take my own advice. emoticon

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Edited by: MILLER-S at: 5/30/2017 (17:52)

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5/30/17 5:34 P

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I'm a full time working mom with very little me time and I have just literally become lazy to do anything. I'm tired all the time, any free time I do have all I want to do is rest. I have nooo motivation to get started on working out and getting healthy again. All I seem to do is dwell on how "i used to be"....feeling really crappy with myself.

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