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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
6/17/14 1:49 P

Lose it.

NGCHILD SparkPoints: (129,383)
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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!


MIAMUSE Posts: 401
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.

BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,965
6/17/14 12:26 P

@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.


1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
6/20/13 12:09 P

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!
DLBROWN93 Posts: 887
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)
IMATIKIGIRL SparkPoints: (1,835)
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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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