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MYKIDSRSWEET SparkPoints: (12,017)
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6/14/13 9:05 P

I see your goal is to lose 50 pounds, so is mine. I lost a few my first week and then plateaued for a week and a half and was so frustrated, but the third week a bunch came off. I am sending you good vibes for a good week!

NCGIRRL Posts: 13
6/14/13 7:04 P

Thanks for all of the support. I'm glad this week is over and I'm looking forward to a more peaceful weekend.

Slow and steady wins the race.
ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (156,746)
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6/14/13 12:04 P


I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you do for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time, thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

When times are stressful, you do what you can. As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". give yourself credit for all the positive things you do for yourself and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. You don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

Take baby steps, literally and figuratively. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. it's impossible. thus the need for patience.

PERFECTVELVET SparkPoints: (61,080)
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6/14/13 10:50 A

You can do it! There is no way to eliminate stress from your life, but there are ways to learn to deal with it. Exercise is GREAT at this. It releases mood-boosting chemicals in your brain, and you'll be helping yourself physically.

Keep your chin up and remember you WILL get back on track.

Keri ~ Springfield, Illinois

"FAR more often than not; YES it is your fault, and YES, it was preventable. Just fess up and take charge of your health, your future... your life. Remember, you’re not a failure until you start blaming someone else." - Sean Patrick Flanery
WHITNEY0814 Posts: 1,848
6/13/13 10:42 P

Hang in there, things will get better.. the main thing is to just start making simple changes everyday... Like drinking more water.. Don't give up... You have lots of support here and there are a ton of inspirational pages that will also help.

Don't be too hard on yourself.. you're human :)


"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same."
--Carlos Castaneda

"When I go home and turn my light off at night,I know I did my best"
--Princess Diana

Let's go Sunnies!
NCGIRRL Posts: 13
6/13/13 9:42 P

I just joined this site the other week and I was so excited. Got a little exercising in and then it just fizzled. Work has been busy, stressful, and I had to go out of town for a few days. Back catching up on work and so tired. My personal life has been exceptionally stressful this week as well. I'm hoping I can get back on track this weekend.

Slow and steady wins the race.
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