What a great message and how true. I find this to be so true. It is so easy to block out what our brain really wants to do, eat the good food, not the junk for a quick fix and exercise even though we are trying to talk ourselves out of it. Thanks for bringing to the front these thoughts. Congratulations and keep up the great work in your path of weight loss.
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Good for you! 15 pounds is nothing to sneeze at! Keep up the good work.
Congrats on your son's graduation, as well.
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.-Dolly Parton ~~~~~~~ Do or do not... there is no try.-Yoda ~~~~~~~~ Goals for the month: Fitness: 30 minutes of aerobics daily 30 minutes of strength training every other day. Nutrition: Less than 1500 calories and 50 grams of fat per day. Water: AT LEAST 64 ounces per day.
Bet you feel great sounds easy to do to most people. But it is like a light going on.Keep up the good work
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Good for you ! Congratulations on your weight loss ! Congrats also, on your son's Graduation ! All the best to you all !
Central Time Manitoba, Canada
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It's my birthday today; I'm 47. I still feel and look quite young, but I'm similarly aware of the little decisions I make each day, or fail to make, and the impact it has on me: chatting on the net instead of working, studying, exercising, etc, and time witters by. I found SparkPeople 3 days ago on my mobile phone, then registered on the website. I've set specific goals and daily/weekly challenges and, like you, I have found in SparkPeople that incentive to keep it up.
Way to go. It is mind over matter which is what you are starting to accomplish. Keep up the good work. I am starting to feel the same way you are. My goal to feel younger, to be able to do more with my family and to look fit and trim when my son graduates from high school in 2013. I hope to reach my goal weight of 149 by 04/19/11. We are in this journey together.
Me too! Although I am just now starting my journey, I too realize that I am in control and not my circumstances. So, if I have a bad day (not if but when) I don't have to eat a 3,000 calorie meal. I choose to eat what I know I need to because I love me and in order to be healthy, I have to exercise and watch what I eat...regardless how I feel and what happens to me. Making right decisions will turn into right habits which will turn into a happy and successful life for me. Thanks for sharing your light bulb moment. Love it!
Where death finds you, eternity keeps you.
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Hi, that is so weird, because I woke up this morning feeling exactly the same. The PENNY HAS DROPPED!!!! Amazing, lets keep it up! Love Helen
All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble
(William S. Halsey, WWII U.S. Admiral)
KEEP STRONG & HEALTHY
Way to go. You are making life changing decisions every day. Not only should you be proud of your son, but you should also be proud of yourself.
7/1/10 12:37 A
Woohoo!!! You're well on your way to a whole new healthier life. Great job.
Angela (Seattle, WA)
"The human body, at peace with itself, is more precious than the rarest gem. Cherish your body; it is yours this one time only. The human form is won with difficulty; it is easy to lose. All worldly things are brief, like lightning in the sky. This life you must know was the tiny splash of a raindrop. A thing of beauty that passes away even as it comes into being. Therefore set your goal, and make every day and night a time to attain it."--Lama Tsong Khapa
After 4 weeks (and 15 lbs. lost), I've begun to recognize all the little decisions I make during the day, and how I let my bad habits dictate my decisions before. I now freely choose to "eat this and not that", and to-when-and how to exercise (instead of watching TV). These new ways are not quite yet (good) habits -- it takes a true decision still to do the right thing -- but the fact that I am choosing to make these decisions is pretty cool. And, now I've decided, that while its to hot outside to go walk the dog, I will go to the gym and work the treadmill. Thanks SparkPeople.
PS: My son just graduated from high school yesterday. I am so proud of him. I was asked if that made me feel old. I don't. I feel younger every time I tie on my running shoes and with every lb. of fat I take off of my back (or belly).
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