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My Why

Monday, October 19, 2020

I was a Weight Watchers member for a year and I had to stop my membership because it is just too expensive to continue. I was on the green plan. I had joined Weight Watchers because of it had the weekly meetings to help keep me going then the virus hit and ended that. I had nothing but problems accessing the virtual meeting over Zoom. Last week I had a tele-visit with my dietician and she told me to check out Sparkpeople....so here I am.

First things first for beginning this journey is what is my why? I was asked this question when I joined Weight Watchers and it is also asked here.

I have spent the last 31 years of my life in a downward spiral, however the last 19 years of my life has been the worst part of the ride. The years of not caring about anything and not taking care of myself is now adversely affecting my health. Some of my habits have created irreversible damage that will continue to get worse. I can however reverse some of the damage that I have done to myself and at the same time slow the progression on what I can't fix that is what I am placing my focus on. I want to wake up in the morning one day and not feel ill, I want to be able to keep my house cleaner than what it is, I want to work past the pain I feel physically and mentally. I want to be healthier and happier.

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    202 days ago
  • 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
    203 days ago
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    203 days ago
    Hi and welcome to SparkPeople! You’ve come to the right place for finding support in your quest for better health. Good for you! I began my journey by just focusing on my hydration. I was used to only drinking a glass or two of water per day so I started with a baby step goal of drinking 3 cups of water daily for one week. I did it! I celebrated my accomplishment in a non-food way, then began the new week with the goal of drinking 4 cups of water for a week...got busy and messed up so this attempt lasted for 2 weeks instead of one. I kept adding a cup of water after each accomplished goal, always celebrating an accomplishment, no matter how small. Long story short...today I have a new and healthy habit...I drink 8 cups of water or more daily without even having to think about it. Next, I worked on increasing my daily fruit and vegetable servings. Then I worked on getting at least 10 minutes of activity/exercise per day. You will design your own quest or journey according to what is most important to you in your life right now. The idea is to start with small, short term, achievable goals and let your momentum build from there. It really does add up over the long term! You can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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