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NANCYPAT1 Posts: 51,259
9/3/13 5:21 A

your underwear falls off

KATDUGERS SparkPoints: (9,531)
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9/3/13 5:09 A

🌻🌻When you start having to buy new clothes because everything you own is too big. I just bought my first "one size smaller" jeans in years. Very proud 😄

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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9/1/13 11:02 A

Hey, Losinit4good...I loved your 'undie' reference.... emoticon
and Michelle-welcome & good for you for pulling yourself out of a Sunday sleep to go for a run.... emoticon
I also like the 'deeper breaths' and seeing more of yourself as a result of your efforts... emoticon
for me today it's going through with the mundane things of life-laundry, housework, gardening, so I can get out later & walk/workout at the gym... emoticon
Keep up the posts-it's motivational to see how others note their progress.... emoticon

LOSIN_IT4GOOD Posts: 636
9/1/13 3:07 A

Your undies start to twist and bunch up.

1SALMON1 SparkPoints: (20,924)
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Posts: 399
9/1/13 2:18 A

When you can lift heavier weights! When you take a deep breath and it's bigger and deeper than you used to breathe! When joints that used to hurt don't hurt any more! When people do that quick double-take when they haven't seen you for a while. When you have to take your pants in or wear a belt!

JAZZERSMOM Posts: 180
8/31/13 10:40 P

When it shows on more than just the scale. Inches are lost. Pants are falling to your hips. And others are noticing something about you! What a great feeling!

MICHELLEQ611 SparkPoints: (55)
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8/31/13 3:47 P

when i actually drag my butt out of bed and go running!
It's my first day! Must find ways to keep myself motivated...

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/31/13 2:57 P

your wheelbarrow' is fully loaded and you can 'walk' farther than before without 'tipping over'...

what's your progress for today??? emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/30/13 2:32 P

you stop thinking about fitness as something you 'have' to do, but see it as part of your lifestyle... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/29/13 6:09 P

I like that 'Ninja style' spring out of bed!!!
today I know I'm on my way cause I fit into a pair of capris that 3 weeks ago were way too snug!

EXFOODIE SparkPoints: (1,214)
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8/28/13 8:52 P

When you're street route started off at 45 minute walk...then a 30 minute walk... now a 22 minute jog.

When there used to be physical pain during exercise half way through... now no bad pains, only the good ones you feel after exercising. (Stretching before and after changed all that.)

Last but not least,

When you do a kip up to get out of bed as you just awake up. *Ninja Style* ( -_- ) ~

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/28/13 6:23 P

I'm inspired by so many of our posters here...I'm making progress when I track my food and THEN figure if I have any calories left for a 'treat'...
...when I'm thinking about all the 'gains' I'll make when I make the effort to exercise... emoticon

SPARK921 Posts: 3,353
8/28/13 6:26 A

The seatbelt on even the smallest planes has a little extra belt to cinch down.

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DASHKATH Posts: 861
8/28/13 5:26 A

You make it through the tough patches and reach another high.

CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (86,279)
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Posts: 487
8/28/13 1:14 A

When you finally feel fit enough to try Crossfit!

CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (86,279)
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8/28/13 1:12 A

When there's a big enough visual change for "before" and "after" photos!

ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
8/27/13 10:54 P

...you start jumping around to your Walk It Out DVD!

IDNAMI Posts: 8
8/27/13 6:45 P

When I no longer cringe when I look at my undressed self in the mirror.

When I notice that what I'm having a real craving for is... carrots? Woah.

When I get up in the morning and genuinely look forward to biking 16 km to work.

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/27/13 6:28 P

you actually start to see some 'definition' in your thighs and arms.... emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/26/13 5:39 P

you get up and do it all over again-without thinking about it emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/25/13 1:25 P

LOVIN1113, I like tracking fitness minutes, too....the more we move, the better the chance of our scale moving....
I did 4 hours of gardening/digging this morning-I'm happy with that progress!!! emoticon

LOVIN1113 Posts: 41
8/24/13 6:18 P

when you change your Sparks tracker from pounds lost to monthly fitness minutes!!

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/24/13 4:54 P

...what used to knock you down for the rest of the day is just a 'warm up' for bigger n better fun! emoticon

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,617
8/24/13 1:10 P

It takes more effort and time to raise your heart rate

BUFFLIECE Posts: 521
8/24/13 10:47 A

-When you can do a plank or a series of plyometric jumps when you could not before.

-When you jet back from the other side of the office without having to catch your breath before speaking again.

-When people in the office are trying to sabotage your efforts.

-When friends and family go out of their way to let you know they've noticed the difference. I kept my efforts to myself for as long as I could... my own little top secret mission.



ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
8/24/13 4:34 A

...you no longer emoticon it out

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/23/13 6:00 P

Kokomad, I love the 'Bojangles' reference...

I'll be fine when my clothes start to hang, 'cause I have a closet full of many sizes!

...I know I'm making progress 'cause I'm tracking more n more and actually think about 'fun' things I can do to be more active emoticon emoticon emoticon

KOKOMAD Posts: 726
8/22/13 7:20 A

When wearing 90% of your clothes make you look like Mr. Bojangles. 70's music reference for you younger folks....

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/21/13 6:08 P

Hi Unwonted! I get the giggles & know I've made progress when I can feel my elbows/knees emoticon

UNWONTED SparkPoints: (8,076)
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8/21/13 9:44 A

You lift your arms above your head in bed and can't stop touching those little biceps that surely were not there before! emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/20/13 8:52 P

when what used to knock you flat in five minutes, you can now do double or more!
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VANNAH2014 Posts: 474
8/19/13 8:38 P

When you feel happy, you get excited to exercise, and your clothes get looser.

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (275,386)
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8/19/13 8:37 P

You feel good doing exercises, eating and living

LILLEAN Posts: 884
8/19/13 8:01 P

the scale has stopped shifting but your clothes are way looser

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/19/13 5:45 P

...instead of 'dreading' the scale or tape measure, you anxiously await the results like a kid on Christmas morning...will you get what you'd hoped for???? emoticon emoticon emoticon

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/18/13 10:51 P

others start to notice more spring in your step... emoticon

PGENNA86 SparkPoints: (3,671)
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8/17/13 11:17 A

when I feel better and sleep better!

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/17/13 8:31 A

ErikaDawn, that's so true! Eventually the scale becomes less/less of a focus as a more active lifestyle and healthy habits take over...
the more we move, the more likely the scale will, too-in a 'downward' direction!!!

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ERICADAWN1986 SparkPoints: (34,754)
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8/15/13 10:05 P

Your goals become more about improving your life and fitness than what the scale says.

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/15/13 9:47 P

you used to never imagine getting out of the chair or off the couch because you were always too tired, but now, once you do something active, you seem to have MORE energy...
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LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/14/13 7:22 P

you know you're making progress when exercise seems to be more doable-it's not something you HAVE to do, but rather you make it part of all you do...
like???
walking the dog
knowing that all that yard work you do is actually burning calories
realizing that not taking the train around the zoo, but rather walking it can be fun!
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LAURIEANDBLUE2K SparkPoints: (40,209)
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8/14/13 8:19 A

When you wake up, look in the mirror and not hate what you see. You actually notice changes in your body each morning. :)

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8/13/13 8:41 P

Hi All_Heart!

I can't wait to have my clothes feel bigger! Right now I know I'm making progress 'cause I can walk longer with my doggies!
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ALL_HEART_78 SparkPoints: (3,311)
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8/11/13 10:59 P

When you can feel your clothes getting bigger.

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/11/13 8:50 P

I love all the posts....I agree-you can't really know success until you've experienced failure...making progress means getting back up when I fall...it means that each day is a fresh start-a 'do-over'!!!
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ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (66,861)
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8/11/13 12:57 P

When "things just don't feel right" if you DON'T exercise.

KATIZUMI20131 SparkPoints: (382)
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8/10/13 10:44 P

77PINKLADY---I love your message: If your goal doesn't scare you, it's not big enough! That is so wonderful! Did you make that up? You must be brilliant! I love that. Thanks for that! I also read another i liked: DARE TO DREAM BIG AND RISK FAILURE. Sometimes i think failure is the greatest lesson in my life. I have had plenty of it! It was food for thought. Now I am 61 and ready for some calculated, planned, well-executed success.

Sarah with the scary and wonderful goals.

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,222
8/10/13 10:31 P

Your resting heart rate and blood pressure are down.

77PINKLADY Posts: 606
8/10/13 8:51 P

Your significant other notices!

LIVN2BFIT SparkPoints: (4,093)
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8/10/13 8:38 P

you can take more steps today than the day before... emoticon

you look at walking the dog as a way to earn more points.... emoticon

you actually start to believe you can do a 5K and survive! emoticon

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