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MAVERICK59 Posts: 5,604
1/13/14 2:49 P

Good attitude.
Take it one day at a time, don't burn yourself out.
Remember to have fun too, you won't get this day back.

Your goal is not to see how strong your will is, or how much you can persevere. Your goal is to figure out how to make it as easy on yourself as possible, to set up your environment so it pushes you towards success, to stack the deck in your favor.
CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (85,203)
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1/13/14 2:40 P

Slow & Steady. One-day-at-a-time. Don't overdo the exercise or you may burn out.

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~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (92,295)
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1/10/14 11:48 A

I'm probably repeating what you already have heard -

don't go for too many changes at once. Make one or two changes, then add another one or two as those become your new habits, etc.

don't go 'all or nothing'. You'll slip. We all do. The famous Spark analogy: if you are driving and have a flat tire, you don't puncture the other 3 tires and cancel your trip. You fix the flat and continue on your way.
you messed up and overate? That happens. Make good choices for the rest of the day.
you didn't workout 3 days in a row? That happens. Get up and go do 10 minutes worth of something, and do a better job with your exercise going forward.

don't get hung up on the scale. It's a stubborn, frustrating thing! Remember that there are MANY ways to measure your progress - you may lose inches, or be able to do more exercise, or have a lower resting heart rate, improved blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, etc. Celebrate those victories!

don't be too hard on yourself. Be tough, be honest, but don't punish yourself for not being perfect.

never, ever, ever give up!

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/10/14 11:17 A

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LEAPSTER2013 SparkPoints: (2,273)
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1/10/14 12:32 A

Way to go Wendy! You can do it!! emoticon

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (287,493)
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1/9/14 11:24 P

One day at a time is the way to go. I congratulate you!!!

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"
SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,050)
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1/9/14 7:01 P

One can never be complacent. It truly is a lifetime item. Establishing good habits for the long run helps. Of course we are still human and may really struggle, and take a step backward from time to time. We can not crucify ourselves for these times. We simply need to pick ourselves back up and resume THE GOOD FIGHT !!!!!

WENDYST150 SparkPoints: (1,253)
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1/9/14 4:03 P

Thanks Ya'll! In my head I know all these things are true, but it is really helpful to her them from someone again!
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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/9/14 3:57 P

I believe that you attitude is a HUGH part of this life style journey. If you realize that it's your body & you get to design what it looks like you can go far. If you realize that exercise is good for your body and not a punishment that is a good mind set. If you know that food is your friend (how you fuel your body) and not you enemy (eating from your emotions) this is good too. I also believe that you have to like yourself well enough to make the positive changes.

Terri
EELPIE Posts: 2,700
1/9/14 3:27 P

Like Darcy said, it is a lifestyle change, it won't happen overnight. (lol i wish!!).

Realize that some days it's going to be hard - and if you have a "slip" you get right back on the next day and start again.

I have yet to read anyone say "Wow, I did great, I ate like a champ and worked out every single day for 90 days and lost 30 pounds, that was a piece of cake, easiest thing I've done in my life!!!"

Everyone has good days, bad days, meh days - but the ones who succeed are the ones who keep going!!

:)

Edited by: EELPIE at: 1/9/2014 (15:28)
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
DARCYBLUE Posts: 299
1/9/14 3:13 P

emoticon you doing it right day at a time; small steps; that what I have to work on is cardio I been on spark since last week of August and I feel like right now my weight loss have stall somewhat having been on scale but I can tell just by feeling that I haven't loss anything. This time around I not being anxious as before. It a life style change that don't happen overnight emoticon emoticon

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1/9/14 2:56 P

Way to go! I am not really a newbie, but I have just started to get really serious with my weight loss on Tuesday. This is my third day and I must say I feel much better and way more optimistic. You are on the right track and being here is a big help, so much support and advice. Keep up the good work and remember all the hard work will definitely pay off. emoticon

WENDYST150 SparkPoints: (1,253)
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1/9/14 2:52 P

I made it through my first day yesterday!!! I'm still alive!! I wasn't feeling punished!! I can't say I feel better today but I know I will feel better in a few days. I already did my cardio today so I'm off to a good start. On my way to the store for some fresh produce!!
Anyone have any tips for the newbie with a looong way to go?
Wendy

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