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DETERMINEDLOSER Posts: 4,933
4/13/13 1:48 A

I am working on one. I just got a SparkBuddy!


SHANSDOINIT79 SparkPoints: (7,003)
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Posts: 240
4/11/13 2:44 P

I have 2.5 support systems.

Myself.
My awesome wonderful sweet spark friends.
My husband is only .5 because he's very sweet and supportive, however not as supportive as I would like him to be because he's entirely happy with the way I am now and doesnt feel I need to change. He loves me at any weight. (Bless his heart).

Edited by: SHANSDOINIT79 at: 4/11/2013 (14:45)
BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,386
4/11/13 2:29 P

I too am my own support system.

Although I always appreciate bonus external support that I may find along the way (family, friends, coworkers, sparkers), I am taking full responsibility and accountability for my actions. If I rely too heavily on external support, I become vulnerable to forces outside of myself and beyond my control.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,171
4/11/13 2:15 P

I am my # 1 fan, that cheers me onward!
2nd is my Spark friends that encourage me.

SABLSAUER Posts: 564
4/11/13 12:56 P

I am my support system...

You can scream, yell, shout, cry, whimper, grunt, bleed, puke and pass out. JUST DON'T QUIT!
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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Posts: 2,116
4/11/13 10:30 A

My husband is a fantastic support. We work out together whenever we can and shop together to get healthy foods. My mom is also very supportive.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
BLONDIE218145 SparkPoints: (18,016)
Fitness Minutes: (7,305)
Posts: 507
4/11/13 9:57 A

Working on it...best friend(daughter in Fla) moved a year ago. Thankful for iPad !!

Dance like no one is watching!
KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
4/11/13 9:37 A

yes I have, my mirror NEVER lies to me. It always reveals the truth. It's the best support system I've ever had!
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USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
sTOP TRYING TO CONSUME A MAGIC WEIGHTLOSS PILL, OY!
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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Posts: 2,954
4/11/13 7:18 A

Yes as I feel it is much harder without the support system and it is where I get some of the best ideas -- also keeps me centred as opposed to self-centred

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,555
4/11/13 6:21 A

Yes, my Spark friends.

HEALTHY4UNI SparkPoints: (12,413)
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4/11/13 6:19 A

Getting a good support system that helps to motivate, hold you accountable and encourage you to succeed can make it easier to reach your goals. But beware of this sort of system being the driving force to attain your goals! The driving force must be internally motivated because once an externally derived support system is removed, for whatever reason, you'll still want to be able to stand on your own two feet! And the truth is that even the best support system will fail if you are not the key to attaining the goals that you've set before yourself. So, invite others to hold you accountable and to cheer you on but be realistic and desire to meet your goals whether there is someone there to motivate you or not. Good health, a fit body and they way you feel because of it should truly be your foundational purpose for setting out upon this journey! Good friends and people who can speak words of encouragement will always be around but they shouldn't be the main reason why you've set out to accomplish your goals!

The race to fitness is unending for when you reach your goals, it becomes a race to stay ahead of the temptations that seek to pull back to where you came from!
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