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13,540 12/29/11 6:42 A
Woo Hoo! Way to Go!
Jackie Northern Ky.
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." -Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."
Fitness Minutes: (4,986)
12/29/11 6:39 A
Great insight - thank you for sharing and for pointing out so often we think of the big success and not pay attention to the smaller successes. After all when you combine all the small successes into one you've arrived at the big success!
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1 12/29/11 6:23 A
It's gotta feel good to be succeeding in your goal. And I can tell you're feeling better about yourself too. Great job, great attitude adjustment. These are really BIG things to accomplish, congratulations for heading in the right direction.
Fitness Minutes: (50,315)
12/29/11 6:21 A
First of all, congrats. But, most important, I LOVE your attitude - "I WILL lose the weight because it's simply the thing to do!" Overweight stops us from being healthy, and even sometimes - happy. We don't look good, we don't FEEL good and therefore we don't make right choices. Keep up the great work and attitude!.
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1 12/29/11 6:05 A
Congratulations! You have inspired me to begin today to start making better choices.
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12/29/11 5:57 A
Great job! I agree about the effortlessness, it's like sparkpeople went in my brain and turned on a switch that said "make the right choice instead!". Keep up the awesome work.
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12/29/11 5:50 A
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Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.
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12/29/11 5:41 A
Good for you! What a great way to start the New Year, knowing that you are on the path to achieving your goal. Much more success is ahead for you, I'm sure. Congratulations!
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1 12/29/11 5:37 A
Woo-hoo, indeed! I like the way you've incorporated this entire lifestyle change into your life so it feels right. You, my friend, will not be one of those yo-yo dieters who loses weight and then slowly packs it back on. You've come full circle. You understand what to do and you're doing it. Kudos on a job well done!
This is your life. Are you who you want to be?
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781 12/29/11 1:16 A
There's no business like Show Business, so just keep on showing us how to do it.
Big Dave We're In It For The Finish
Stay Healthy and Stay In Touch,
We're In It For The Finish, I Can Go The Distance, The Goal Is In Sight.
The small day-to-day choices are what make the biggest difference.
Stefanie "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God...we were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone."
Fitness Minutes: (41,620)
1,425 12/20/11 1:37 A
KAIPOW88, you have chosen the perfect word: effortless. Do you think you could have come to this point without Sparkpeople? Personally, I do not think I could have ever achieved my goal, let alone maintained it, if it had not been effortless. Without Sparkpeople, losing weight is a losing proposition. With Sparkpeople, losing weight is effortless, downright fun, inspirational, and a winning proposition.
Keep posting. I love reading your stuff.
Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will". You are now ready to succeed. Let's go.
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332 12/13/11 1:49 A
Way to go!!! Now go get that new hair cut and color!
It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- You on A Diet
Don't look back and think "I wish I had...", look back and say "I'm glad I did..."
Forgive yourself for letting yourself go.
Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. ~Carol Welch
Fitness Minutes: (83,955)
46,930 12/12/11 9:59 P
I am so glad for you. Just a little bit more and then you have reached your goal.
Maggie from Auckland the City of Sails in New Zealand.
"Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, and move on." Henry Rollins.
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Fitness Minutes: (46,200)
11,748 12/6/11 4:01 P
That IS a big Woohoo -- thanks for sharing! This is exactly the magic of taking small positive actions one at a time. Done enough times this can truly transform your life in a way that can feel effortless like you say.
Have fun continuing to reach your goals!
One note is that as you continue along this path, it does become more and more likely that you will reach truly breakthrough goals and be doing things you may have never thought possible.
"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy
I just realized today that I am 2.4 lbs away from my halfway goal, 17 lbs. I am 5.4 lbs away from being in a healthy/normal BMI range again, where I was 20+ lbs overweight before starting .
For some reason these are strange realizations for me, mostly because it hasn't happened like I had expected it to. Last year, if you asked me how much I wanted to lose what I have so far, 15 lbs, I would have told you that I yearned for it SO, SO much. If I envisioned how it would happen, it would be in a dramatic way, requiring my full attention. I didn't have time for that. I didn't have the money. I had responsibilities, work, socializing to do. That would be too hard to lose weight.
And really, now that I start to reflect a bit on where I've come and where I'm going, it's been effortless. That is not to say that losing weight and becoming a healthier person has not required effort. But, rather, it's required no less energy than gaining weight had. It's the simple choice to go to the gym rather than watch TV. It's the simple choice to get a salad instead of a sub for lunch. It's the simple choice to track your food for the day in the 15 minutes that you would have been facebooking or reading your horoscope. It's just a series of simply better choices.
And here I am just over two months into my sparking. There's no triumphant horns signifying my great achievements, no crowd of people saying "OMG you look great!", but there's something more profound. I'm simply doing it because it will be done. That's that, and it's really no big deal. I feel like that's a big woohoo, no?
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