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CALLMECARRIE
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2/9/13 12:08 P

Start small, track all your calories, gradually increase your exercise, and never, never, never, never give up! That's what has worked for me.



ALISKYE
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2/9/13 12:01 P

Don't look at he full amount you want yo lose. Make a smaller goal and keep working at it. Make little changes and keep with it. Good luck!



SP_COACH_NANCY
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2/9/13 9:25 A

Hi Glo,

The deal is, there is no right or wrong way of losing weight, but the best way that helps you. I personally don't like to put percentages when it comes to weight loss, because the reality is, when it comes to healthy living diet, exercise, sleep and stress management ALL play an important role in our lifestyle. The reason, exercise plays a significant role in not just helping expend calories but in releasing the hormones that help keep our hunger and blood sugar in check.

That being said, it's not unusual for you to be more fatigued when you begin an exercise program. But give it a few weeks and you will soon find the energy. If you can't devote 30 minutes or if that is too much, breaking down your exercise to three 10 minute bouts can be just as beneficial to our health as a longer session.

Just remember what works for you, is what you will stick with. Hang in there...you can do this!

Coach Nancy



REBCCA
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2/9/13 7:36 A

Hello Glo!

Since 80% of weight loss has to do with nutrition I would advise you to focus on that first. It worked for me to keep in mind that I had not gained my weight overnight and that a change of lifestyle was needed to make my goals. Focus on eating unprocessed food in proper proportions and track everything to see where you need to adjust. I found as my nutrition improved I did feel more like moving and taking a nice brisk walk was energizing.
I wish you every success!



PIXI_ELF
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2/9/13 6:37 A

I never had as much weight to lose as you have but to me all weight loss is hard no matter if it is 10kgs or 100kgs!

As you said, you need to set out small goals and minor changes first. Instead of opting for a lot of exercise, why don't you make a goal to go for a 10minute brisk walk each day. Then also add in drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Just do this for 2 weeks and you will be amazed at the results (I lost 3kgs just by drinking water without any other changes in my diet).

Then start adding in more exercise as different dietary changes. The biggest thing I learnt from my journey is that the more I exercise, the more energy I get. It's funny how rejuvenating and energising a walk can be.

Good luck with it!!!



GLOWY777
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2/9/13 5:11 A

Hi, :)

Just wondering how people tackled the mountain of weight that might have been before them...as I have to lose 70 kg - more than half of me! I know I should set small goals at first but it's really hard to feel like working out as I am so lethargic. Should I focus on diet first until I have more energy? Thanks! :D

Glo :)



 
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