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A First Time for Everything

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello Spark People,

As the title implies, there is a first time for everything and I have been working through a series of personal firsts. Some better than others. With a renewed interest in blogging, I thought, why not blog the weight loss and exercise journey and make some friends along the way? I'm hoping to find the support and information I need here at SP. Perusing the site for the past few days, I can't get over the wealth of information and tools available to help guide me along my path.

I became convinced that I needed a major life change last October, and sought to pursue several avenues. I reduced my carb intake, began seeing a sleep specialist (I have severe insomnia), began waking much earlier than usual and started a daily walking routine on the treadmill. I was so pleased with the results in losing those first pounds, that I wanted to continue, but became distracted and derailed in December. As with most people, I looked to the New Year as a new opportunity to remind myself that only I can take care of myself, no one will do it for me. I tend to try and please all the people in my life, rather than focusing on myself first. I don't find it easy to be selfish, but I want to see results. And I am determined to do what's right for my body now. I have some other, more selfish personal goals, but they are not for a weight loss blog...suffice to say, it's time to find my "inner goddess" (as much as anyone hates 50 shades and all it's poorly written glory, I still love that line!) in more ways than one.

I hope you can be here to hold my hand along the way!


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  • no profile photo COURTNEYBIKINI
    I remember my first time on Spark...it almost overwhelmed me trying to figure everything out that I wanted to deactivate. Good for you for getting used to it so well!
    2736 days ago
  • JOANNA202
    Welcome to Spark - it really is as wonderful as it seems! Sounds like you're in the right mental space for making some changes, so I'm sure you'll have great success. Be sure to keep us all updated on progress along the way.
    2749 days ago
    welcome and well done for doing so well
    2750 days ago
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