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8,446 6/17/14 1:24 P
Like most things, being healthy takes educating yourself and family and arming yourself with the tools to be successful. Spark is a great place to start!
6/17/14 12:34 P
I have had the "weight loss" mindset for my whole adult life, until about 4 years ago, when I started gradually shifting to a more "health" mindset. This put weight loss more in balance with other goals to achieve health. I think the switch in how I regard weight (as merely one part of health) my approach became more balanced and my stress around weight a lot less.
@IMATIKIGIRL That reminds me of how I started. It is a learning experience. When joining SparkPeople I would spend about 3 hrs a day reading and planning. Reading the first book of Spark gave me a lot of incentive to move forward.
That's unique and worth a try. Thanks for the suggestion.
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!
Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!
Any effort is better than no effort!
6/20/13 11:47 A
I agree. You also have to try different strategies, an eating and exercise program that worked for you two years ago, may not work for you now.
Edited by: DLBROWN93 at: 6/20/2013 (11:48)
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152 6/20/13 11:41 A
I read an article that said to think of your weight loss journey like taking a semester course at college. You have to prepare, put aside time, study and write, and do homework. To learn, it takes time.
I really like that!
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