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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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3/12/13 6:29 A

Actually I plateaued for about 8 months, then I went to a Sports Nutritionalist and wham found out exactly what my BMR was and found out I was eating too little carbs. Worked for me as I have lost 7.5 lbs in almost 4 weeks.

So sit up, get rid of the negative thoughts and one foot in front of the other! You can do it if you believe that you can do it!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (544,878)
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3/12/13 12:23 A

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Don't be embarrassed; just keep on going!!!!

DARLENEW58 Posts: 3,653
3/12/13 12:16 A

Hang in there....its tough,we all know that ,that's why we're here,to help each other through it. AKACATE says it all. Be strong, stay with it.

AKACATE Posts: 903
3/11/13 10:54 P

What would you say to a friend who just told you the things you shared? Now, please, tell this to yourself. You would not let a friend beat themselves so badly, so take the caring advice that you would share with someone else, and tell it to YOU!
Take care.

DFREITAG4 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/11/13 1:45 P

I did the same thing. I started and then stopped and then started and stopped. The best way to look at it is you're not giving up. I'm not eaither so I'm back as well!
Good luck to you!

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
3/11/13 1:32 P

The good news is that you recognize this for yourself. Great job there! Now you just need to get yourself a good plan and WORK your plan. This is definitely not an easy journey. Find what works for YOU and then just stick with it. It will be hard and failure happens, but it is so worth it in the end. YOU are worth it.

Good luck!

STEPH057 Posts: 252
3/11/13 1:24 P

Posting this was a really big step! I'm proud of you for doing that! Like all the other said, take it one day at a time...and don't beat yourself up! We all have setbacks.

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3/11/13 12:13 P

I'm with you. I'm in the same boat having just started back up with SP. I lost a lot of weight here before, and I know I can do it again. Right now, I too, am frustrated, but I'm here doing what I know I have to do. I set myself an incentive goal for the end of this year, and hopefully by the holidays I will reach that goal. In the meantime, I am setting smaller weekly goals for myself (and they are not necessarily dealing with the pounds I lose -- instead just sticking with a better plan of eating and exercising). If I can reach those small goals, then I will be happy to be going in the right direction.

Maybe some small goals could help you get started too! Best of luck. You know you can do it!

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DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (87,428)
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3/11/13 11:43 A

Please do not be ashamed! We are all humans, not machines. And you have not let us down! We have all been there. This is no easy or quick fix. Stop being so hard on yourself.
The good thing is, you are now focused. Read some inspirational stories. There are people on here who had a LOT more weight to lose than you and they did it! And so can you!
Never give up on yourself! Baby steps every day add up.
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3/11/13 11:20 A

Celebrate each step away from a lifestyle and pattern of habits that harm you! Do not beat yourself up! Each of us have experienced, and practiced the things that have gotten us into the "shape" we are in. Making decisions differently is so important! Your great step of owning a problem/issue is the most important part of moving off the "start" of something fabulous in your life. What I see so evidently in your post, is your heart, and your tenderness. Take that great heart of yours and do something wonderful and "filling" with it today. (Building positive encouragements in our lives)

SUGAR0814 Posts: 5,457
3/11/13 10:14 A

emoticon emoticon set daily goals and before you know it, you will be at your goal weight.

TATEANDTEN SparkPoints: (5,903)
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3/11/13 10:11 A

Thank you so much for your kind, inspiring words.....everyone in here has been so very helpful and goes a long way to helping me to believe in myself.....God bless you, and continued wonderful results for you!!

CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,498)
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3/11/13 10:05 A

Don't look at what is behind you, look forward this month to doing small things to attain your goal. Clean out your pantry, plan some healthy meals, get on Spark and read some success stories or walk around the block. Do something positive for yourself, you are worth it!

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (563,754)
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3/11/13 9:59 A

We are here for you and all have been where you are. Do forgive yourself and love yourself. Love yourself enough to think mostly about fueling your body with good healthy foods. Once you get the junk carbs, sugar and bad fats out of your system you will no longer crave them! Your body will have more energy and serve you well along this journey.
Best of everything to you!

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/11/13 9:51 A

You have cleared the biggest hurdle by recognizing you can't do this alone. Congratulations! Today is a good day to start being really good to yourself by eating healthy and exercising.


BABYSOX Posts: 3,063
3/11/13 9:46 A

You are very courageous to write this. The fact that you are back is a really great start. Take baby steps in the right direction and you will still reach your goal. Good luck!

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
3/11/13 8:41 A

Tate - you CAN do this, one small step at a time. First, I would suggest taking a hard look at your first attempt. What went wrong? What will you do differently this time?

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over today!

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
3/10/13 9:54 P

You can do this baby steps, start off slowly and make gradual changes to a healthier you. I started out with a few small spark goals, not drinking anymore diet soda,getting my water intake for the day and tracking my food. Now I'm staying within my calorie ranges, losing weight, exercising and eating so much healthier than I was a few months ago. I always remind myself that the weight didn't come overnight and it won't come off that fast either, now matter how much I'd like it to. emoticon emoticon

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (251,185)
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3/10/13 9:47 P

I found a dietitian was the best help, a real person who sat and talked with me, we mapped out an eating plan together, different than what my husband has to eat. Knowing you have an appt. to see the dietitian in a certain amount of time, helps to keep you on track, and seeing it as a health issue, not just about the food, issue. A dietitian has time for you, a doctor doesn't.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
3/10/13 9:23 P

It starts by being your own best friend. I am sure that you can do this. Put one foot in front of the other............Take it one pound at a time.

TRACYLYNN853 Posts: 490
3/10/13 9:06 P

You can do it! We all can do it. I have been on this diet/exercise journey since Jan. For the past month I have just quit everything. I don't no why or what made me give up, I just did. I am trying to get myself back motivated but its hard. I'm not sure what I need to do. I think alot of it is different things going on in my life at this time, but I have FAITH and I will overcome this.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,277
3/10/13 8:52 P

You are going to succeed

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,277
3/10/13 8:51 P

You are going to succeed

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (45,448)
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3/10/13 8:43 P

You're going to do it! Don't think about the whole journey, just think about THIS day, THIS hour, THIS very moment if you have to. Be strong! :)

3/10/13 8:30 P

All you can do is pick yourself back up! Don't let this get you down. We've all been there at some point. This journey isn't an easy one and we all know it! It takes hard work and dedication and it can be very hard to break old habits and very easy to slip back into them. Good luck!

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TATEANDTEN SparkPoints: (5,903)
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3/10/13 8:26 P

Hi all....I've been gone from my support (you all) for about a month......and I am still at 200 lbs., which is where I started. I have not taken this seriously, and I cried when I read the scale this morning. First time I've weighed myself in a LONG time.......So, with a heavy heart (and body), I apologize to you all for, first, letting myself down, and then letting such a great, inspirational group of people down. I am determined to get to 155 and stay there. Today is my new beginning....I have to get serious...I am a 59 year old female about to turn 60 in a few months....I want to re-shape myself and I want to be an inspiration to others, as so many of you have been to me. I am not offering excuses. I have been a glutton, and I am ashamed.......Here's to new beginnings......

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