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LKEITHO SparkPoints: (265,934)
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11/10/13 7:22 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

DREAMWEAVER1637 Posts: 14,905
11/8/13 5:32 P

Excellent ideas.


SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
11/8/13 12:05 P

for me if i want to get to a goal it does not have to taste good or i dont have to like it - it will get me there - not everything that i like is good tasting. also those things you dont like are the bulk foods and they make you full and dont have loads of calories. so my idea is "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" then i grin and eat it

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (119,856)
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11/8/13 10:22 A

I can, but don't! Don't be concerned with things that you can not eat. Focus on what you can do and you will be successful.

I am not a freggie (fruits and veggie) eater. Don't like them, never have. I have some. I like carrots, green beans and winter squash and yams. If you force yourself to eat something that you don't like you will hate it and will not be able to maintain your plan. Instead of focusing on the can'ts, try this-

Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.


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11/8/13 12:54 A

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LOVEJOY01 SparkPoints: (796)
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11/7/13 10:50 P

Looking for other ways other than the green leaf vegetable for my diet please hlep

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