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BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/26/12 1:33 P

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ZORBS13
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11/18/12 7:31 A

WHY do you want to be healthy for you? that is your motivation.

Many people confuse a lack of motivation with a lack of a clear plan/goals. Nail down exactly what you are going to do today that's healthy and go from there.



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/18/12 3:10 A

Thanks! We bought more fruits n veggies today than we ever have. It feels good!



LOUNMOUN
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11/16/12 3:25 P

Remember that any healthy changes you make will be good for you and your family even if no pounds are lost.

You don't have to make every change on the same day.

Making a commitment to exercise several days a week is a wonderful healthy habit!
I put stickers on my wall calendar every day I exercise. My dd has gotten into the habit of enthusiastically asking if I am exercising that day and that is pretty motivating.

Incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and using less processed foods or fast food would be good changes to work toward as well.

Good luck!



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/14/12 5:30 P

I give up on trying to change my Ticker!!... I like my ticker to show POUNDS LOST, but it still shows Kg. I guess I'll just leave it...



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/14/12 5:08 P

Thanks! When i log in to Spark, my weight ticker sometimes says 433 POUNDS, and sometimes it says 197(KG). 433 pounds equals about 197kg, but my actual weight is 197 POUNDS. I've tried to change it to pounds, and it still says 197(kg) which is 433 pounds.



MRSALLYP
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11/14/12 2:00 P

I think 3 days a week is a great start and as you feel it gets easier you can go for a longer period of time or add another day. Try to get in some extra steps on the other days - park further away in the parking lot, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walk up and down stairs in your house more, all those little steps add up and will make the workouts count even more!!



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/14/12 12:01 P

I started using the gym at work last week!! I've been wanting to do it for a really long time and I finally decided to do it. Plus, I'm the only one in there!! I use some kind of Olyptical machine, with a variety of settings to work out all areas. I only do 10 minutes on it, with a 5 minute stretch in between. It doesn't sound like much time, but i sure feel the burn, and I sweat like crazy!! I'm going to go slow and steady so I don't get burt out and give up. Do you guys think 3 days a week is good enough for now??



AKHISER
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11/13/12 9:49 A

I have found that I have a great support system at home with my kids and then also with a really good friend. We "compete" to see who has lost more. We keep each other motivated. It works good for us



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/7/12 2:06 P

My daughter also tries to copy me while I exercise. Then she tries to go between my legs, jump on my belly if I'm doing sit-ups..etc. She does motivate me. I want to be a HOT MOMMA! or at least feel hot. Thanks for your advice. I will definitely try to do the "goal rewards". Thanks!



MRSALLYP
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11/7/12 1:58 P

I found my kids were a great motivator for the same reason - I wanted to run around with them and spend time with them but also show them that if you work hard on something and stayed focused it may take a while but you can reach those goals. I have been working on losing weight for over a year now and I still find it hard sometimes so I pull up old pictures or put on my pants that are way too big just to remind me how far I have come and what I have left is small in comparison - set up some goals with rewards - after being active 3 times a week for 2 months I treated myself to a pedicure, after losing 10lbs I treated myself to a massage, after 40lbs I bought a FitBit - I already have my 50lb loss reward - another massage and I am so close to that goal!! I also include my kids in the working out a lot of the time - my girls tend to want to do it along side with me when I do squats, crunches, jumping jacks and leg lifts - it is funny to watch them try to do it and keeps me from focusing on the difficulty!!



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/5/12 1:03 P

That would be great! I get tired very easily too. My daughter wants me to keep playing with her and I can't. I just want to sit down after a few minutes. I really need to do this.



ALICH83
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11/5/12 12:58 P

I know how you feel. I, too, need the support. Maybe we can help each other? I have two sons who want Mommy to go out and play with them, but after a couple minutes, I'm out of breath and want to go back inside.



BEENSTRUGGLING
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11/5/12 12:50 P

I've been struggling to lose weight. I do well for 2-3 weeks, lose a few pounds, and then gain it all back. Maybe it's cuz I don't have a support group...maybe I have no self control. I don't know...But I'm tired of being over weight. I need a new start. I want to be healthy for ME... and then I want to be healthy for my daughter, and my husband. Help.



 
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