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10/15/10 7:45 A

It's ok too feel instant gratification is what you need. But just give yourself time. Time will help you if you keep pushin forward jus alittle, then build up a momentum. Nothing comes easy except for bs, and a hard time.

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10/14/10 5:24 P

I really appreciate everyone's support! I am feeling much better - that bit about "motivation" really helped, as well as knowing that SP is there for me. Thanks everyone. Wishing you all well.

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10/14/10 5:21 P

It is hard as you know know you do not want to live this please throw out the junk and stock up with healthy foods..I had to do the same thing..I fell off the wagon eating more..gained 3 pounds and now back at it again..YOU CAN DO IT

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10/14/10 9:44 A

I think everyone has a point where they feel like this. You just got to use the little bit of willpower left and push your way threw this. You are gettin somewhere and look at the ultimate goal.

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10/14/10 8:20 A

Habits are difficult to change. If you can start some new things in the way of diet and exercise and stick to one new thing at a time until it becomes more natural, it is easier. Make your home a supportive environment.
Clean the fridge, and buy healthy food.
Do some exercise every day and stay out of the chair.

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10/13/10 9:16 P

I suggest that you take some time to browse this site. Learn about the many different ways you can lose weight. Check out some SparkPages, and join a few SparkTeams. Once you're involved with the site--and see how much people have improved their lives--you'll eventually get the SPARK that will keep you going.

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10/13/10 7:17 P

Just try to maintain until your motivation comes back. It will come back emoticon

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10/13/10 7:13 P

Hi TBelle87 - you have a lot going for you - attractive for sure. don't be discouraged - just keep you eye on the goal, mark your plan on the path to get there, then do it. sound simple??? yes and no.
don't allow your emotions to push you off course. one has nothing to do with the other. i have just posted a short blog and there will be more on the power of logic you hold in your own power. negative reactions lead to more over reactions - then you have lost the war - not only that battle. the defeatist attitude grabs you and logic is gone. you can and will do this if you use your inner logic. stay the course. -- meet you there! BB

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10/13/10 6:54 P


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10/13/10 6:30 P

do not give up . It takes time . It will not be overnight . It is going to be a uphill and downhill ride . many falls and many starts and lots of falling down and picking yourself up and starting over and over . you must never give up .. believe in yourself and the amazing work you can do with your body . it might take a year or more but it will happen . there are lots of people here who will help you just ask . come and post often . talk this out . yes at times the best of get discouraged and feel it useless but it is not useless you are getting healthier in every way . trust me . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/13/10 3:15 P

I know how you feel as well. I haved had more of those days than I care to admit. But I have got a LOT of great motivation and support on here - and it's all about taking those small steps and taking one day at a time. It's about a good attitude, even when you don't feel like having one - there will be someone on here to make that difference - or you'll come across a blog that really hits the spot that day and things will seem a little brighter. I'm so glad that I found SP. It's been a real life saver.

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10/13/10 1:43 A

I'm sorry you're in a very frustrationg point right now... have def been there and expect to be there again. Ironically, I had updated my status minutes before I found your post:

"You don't have to want to, you don't have to like it, but you just have to DO IT."

I hope it helps, a little. Hang in there!! We are here for you. emoticon emoticon

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10/12/10 11:11 P

Start good decision at a time and it's ok to make mistakes.

My all time favorite quote is:
The journey of 1000 miles begins with one step.

Take the first step, and then another...eventually they all add up.

You can do won't be easy but it will be worth it!

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10/12/10 10:51 P

I am 68 years old. I have lost 160 pounds. I am maintaining that loss.

I have days with absolutely zero motivation to do it. The answer? Just do it. I allow myself to behave as I should, but I expect no results. And it gets me through until I can bump up some enthusiasm.

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10/12/10 10:39 P

DO NOT GIVE UP! I can't tell you how many times Ive felt like this, especially just recently. Just stay strong...take a 15 minutes walk, try deep breathing before bed, think poisitive only! I know it sounds hard, but make a habit of this and you'll see instant result, but more importantly, you'll feel better, and thats what counts! Tommorow is a new day, and were all here with you starting over too!

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10/12/10 9:53 P

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I suggest reading this blog.

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10/12/10 3:23 P

I think the big picture and long-term goal can be overwhelming. It just seems SO far out there.

Start smaller. Let yourself celebrate one accomplishment today. Make a healthy food choice. Drink water. Be physically active. And then be happy for yourself that you have turned it around.


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10/12/10 1:54 P

Have you heard of EFT? ( It's a really easy to learn technique for breaking through emotional blockages we have. Might just be what you need to get things back on track quickly. (free manual, lots of videos on youtube too). Good luck in your journey.

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10/12/10 12:54 P

I know where you're coming from.

I came out of the gate at full force.

From December 2009 - June 2010, I lost 45 lbs. I was on track to reach my goal and I was going ALL out.

And then, it fell all to heck. I haven't lost anything since June, and actually gained a few lbs back, and I can't get myself back on track.

I don't know what to do to make myself want my goals again like I did eight months ago.

I do know that I can look at what I've done so far and be proud.

I just keep plugging along. That's all we can do. We can't give up.

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10/12/10 12:42 P


It takes time to change years and years of unhealthy habits, so allow yourself some time. Just know that you do not have to be perfect on this journey we call healthy living. You just have to make small, permanent changes into your lifestyle and this will get you well on the road.

I wish you well!


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10/12/10 12:25 P

Just take a day to yourself. A day where you are not always thinking about how you HAVE to work out or how you HAVE to eat a salad instead of a hamburger. It isn't going to hurt you to eat a little bit of your favorite foods or just sit and watch T.V. for one day.

I get like this a good bit and it is because I am always so focused on what I can and can't eat and getting in that next exercise. Some days we just need to stop thinking about it and just enjoy ourselves. Just give yourself one day to not care. Of course still keep an eye on not eating too much but don't stress so much on the calories. It works for me. I never gain weight doing this just one day every once in a while.

Good luck though. I am sure you will do great with your journey.

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10/12/10 12:16 P

I don't know what happened but the motivation went *poof* and I feel like I can't keep this up and I'm never going to get anywhere. I think it's the desire for instant results but I'm not 100% sure why I'm so upset and dejected. I need encouragement, I guess.

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