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SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (156,397)
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12/6/12 12:48 P

Not that I'm as motivated as I'd like but the food part is the results that I've seen over the seven months I've been sparking. Once my knee is better I'll ramp up the cardio. emoticon emoticon

AUTUMNGLORY7 Posts: 847
12/6/12 12:22 P

health and self-respect.

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (85,379)
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12/6/12 6:49 A

feeling more energetic after exercising

LYNN955 Posts: 701
12/6/12 4:39 A

the fact that I can go window shopping now in any store I see and they have my size.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (152,269)
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12/6/12 4:11 A

the tape and the scales

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,908
12/6/12 1:48 A

PLINTHESS SparkPoints: (35,962)
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12/6/12 1:28 A

vanity

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

You can take the girl out of London, but - thank goodness - you can't take London out of the girl.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,861
12/5/12 11:29 P

my son, i want to look nice for his confirmation in April

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
ALLENJOSEPH SparkPoints: (100,805)
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12/5/12 11:16 P

The Nutrition Tracker keeps me motivated emoticon

Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.
ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,646)
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12/5/12 9:44 P

always having a big goal to shoot for. the payoff is bigger than the sacrifice to get there. I get up thinking about it and go to bed doing the same... keeps me moving!

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ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
12/5/12 9:22 P

All my size 6 clothes hanging out in my closet just waiting for me. I'm almost there!

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 703
12/5/12 7:47 P

I know it sounds depressing and negative, but my own self loathing is what keeps me going. Hated where I was, hating where I am, but hoping for someday. Because I know that wherever I'm going has got to be better than here.

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (82,786)
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12/5/12 5:14 P

My health.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
STILLHERE1111 SparkPoints: (5,744)
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12/5/12 4:58 P

I keep motivated by seeing my daily progress, and knowing that my efforts will see me to my goals. It will take a long time to get where I am going, but it will be so worth it.

Of course this site helps, and music, good quality ear buds and great music. emoticon

Today is the day I succeed.
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (87,224)
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12/5/12 4:51 P

I met a co-worker from Boynton Beach when I was at a corp conf in St. Louis. She has very bad arthritis in her ankle and a misaligned leg. When she's standing as straight as possible, her legs almost form a letter K. She's completed several marathons to raise money for leukemia research because her son died in his 20s after a long battle with the disease.

The person I sit with at church is not too much older than I am. He had a severe stroke just before I started going to that church. He lost use of his right hand and arm, and most of the use of his right leg.

Before my Sunday school teacher passed away, he was dealing with severe neuropathy. His wife had 14 back surgeries and both knees replaced. Both of them struggled to take every step.

when I get really tired and don't think I can walk or run another yard, I think about all the people I know who would LOVE to be able to run 3 steps! And I keep going while I still can. It may not always be that way.
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Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 12/5/2012 (16:52)
The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
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Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/5/12 4:16 P

Not wanting to be a freaking size 26 anymore. I had gotten down to a loose 16/tight 14 in 2007(but totally the wrong way-see my page), had a knee injury, and gave up on the program. Then I stopped caring altogether. I'm going to be 35 on Saturday, and this...is not the Abi that I want to be for the rest of my life, and I don't want the reason that I die be due to me being so gee golly heavy. How embarrassing would that be for my kids???

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

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ALLENJOSEPH SparkPoints: (100,805)
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12/4/12 10:26 P

The daily use of the nutrition tracker.

Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/4/12 10:25 P

I like my body more now than ever and that and Jesus keeps me motivated.

Terri
ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (117,832)
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12/4/12 10:19 P

Looking forward to some event helps motivate me. I think even God likes chocolate and has trouble with it, too, we don't really know yet.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
JANDJ4EVER SparkPoints: (531)
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12/4/12 9:51 P

Yes, God is a good motivator.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
12/4/12 9:29 P

God

JANDJ4EVER SparkPoints: (531)
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12/4/12 9:28 P

What or who keeps you motivated?

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