I was really excited on Wednesday when so many people expressed an interest in an online support group for healthy living. Living a healthy life is something I strive for and work hard to maintain but for me it is always easier when I am sharing the journey with others who are on the same road. If you read my About Page, you will learn that 15 years ago I lost a large amount of weight. I have maintained most of my weight loss but like many people I need to stay viligant in order to keep the weight off. I am not an expert on weight loss but I do know what worked for me back then and what works for me now. I'd love to share a little of my experience and learn more about yours. I hope that this will be a place where we can share our successes, set goals for the upcoming week, talk about what is and is not working, and most of all help and encourage each other. Please leave a comment and feel free to reply to each other's comments. I will try to reply to all comments that are left on this post. I have never done that before but I hope we can keep a conversation going. If you have any suggestions on a better format, please let me know.
My goal this week is to walk more. When I initially lost all of my weight I did not exercise while I was losing weight. If I was going to do it all over again (hopefully I will never need to), I would definitely exercise while I was losing weight. Right now I lift weights twice a week, practice yoga twice a week, and hardly ever walk. So my goal for the week is to walk at least five times. I plan to walk first thing in the morning before it gets hot. I try to make my goals as specific as possible and then visualize myself doing whatever the goal is. This seems to work for me.
I hope that you will stop by every Sunday and let us know how things are going for you. I really think it will be fun to meet others who share the same dream. I know that it would have been very hard for me to lose my weight without the support of lots of people. I would love to hear about the steps you plan to take this week towards living a healthier life.
PS Ceanne left a comment on Wednesday that www.myfitnesspal.com is a wonderful free tool to have. Thank you so much Ceanne!!
PPS I read somewhere this week that when you say no to one thing you are saying yes to something else. So I am saying NO to eating foods that are not good for me and YES to feeling great!!!