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4/14/13 4:29 P

sparkpeople.. and happiness

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4/14/13 4:27 P

Back in late Feb., I brought a Fitbit One-a pedometer that measures a number of different things, to motivate me to get back into doing more activity again. My goal for number of steps and mileage is still pretty darn low but I *am* making progress and am feeling somewhat better.

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4/14/13 12:21 P

Being 72 1/2 yrs. old with 2 heart attacks under my belt and with2 married children with 4 grand children, I THINK that is 1 reason. Also I want to live a few more years and now to HELP SPARKPEOPLE.YOU CAN DO THIS emoticon .

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4/14/13 12:13 P

feeling better and seeing tangible results

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4/14/13 12:10 P


ALL OF YOU !!! emoticon .

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4/14/13 8:02 A

the astonishing realization that I feel so much better when i eat healthy food and move more often.

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4/11/13 11:27 P

I now have a made up mind about fitness and health... I'm tired of quitting and/or looking for quick results...this is a lifelong journey and I'm enjoying the ride!

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4/11/13 8:42 P

What CHEETARA79 said is right on!

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4/11/13 5:11 P

my Big Why. It is my do all end all.

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4/11/13 1:49 P

Having to start again would make me hate myself just a little more. I don't need another reason.

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4/11/13 10:02 A

Unlike many of the PPs, I haven't reached my goal weight yet. And that is okay.

I have a few things that keep me going though.

1. My daughter. She isn't 2 yet (getting close!) and I want her to see a thin and healthy mommy, so that she doesn't go through or has a less chance of being unhealthy and fat.

2. My husband. I want to live a LONG life with him. I can't do that eating terribly and with health commplications through weight. I don't have them now, but that isn't to say you can't eventually get them!

3. I think this is the best one. I feel pretty awesome. That isn't to say I don't get sore, or I don't get tired or anything, but I'm not at my goal weight, and the foods I'm putting in my body make me feel FANTASTIC. WAY better than I did before I was eating like this! I don't want that feeling to go away. So I don't really want to eat unhealthy again!

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4/11/13 9:59 A

Looking in the mirror... Want my kids to not be embarrassed by how I look.

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4/11/13 9:05 A

I don't define my success by the scale.

I don't use food as a reward.

I don't see exercise as punishment.

I claim my mistakes as my own because that allows me to claim my victories as well.

No negative self-talk.

I don't compare my journey to anyone elses.

Edited by: CHEETARA79 at: 4/11/2013 (09:10)

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4/11/13 9:02 A

I don't want to go back to being too fat for my biggest "fat pants". And I also do not want to give up the health benefits of eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. And getting some exercise. Like a pp said, Spark works-- and it works as a whole lifestyle, not just a diet to lose some weight and then go back to the way I was before. I can see myself doing this for the rest of my life.

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4/10/13 1:04 P

I don't want to go back to feeling uncomfortable in my clothes and dreading getting dressed because I think nothing looks good. I now get a little excited when I get dressed to go out.

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4/10/13 12:45 P

The fact that it worked.

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4/10/13 12:06 P

I'm just tired of not looking how I feel inside- honestly just getting into a routine has helped me immensely- I get to work early so I can leave early, hit the gym before it gets super crowded, prep a healthy dinner, etc. Setting my wedding date has also helped but I had gotten into the swing of things before that.

Other things that keep me going: feeling/seeing muscles growing, clothes fitting better, others commenting, etc.

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4/10/13 11:57 A

Is there one thing that finally motivated you, not only to start this journey, but to actually STICK with it? Is there any particular thing that keeps you going when you don't want to?

Edited by: BUTRFLY_FREEDOM at: 4/10/2013 (12:43)

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