Make decisions based on what's best for you and not everybody else.
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53,611 10/13/13 5:38 A
Listen to your parents as they love you and have been where you are. I did listen, grateful and thankful for the lessons they taught me. For the children, I'd show them before and after pics and ask them which would they prefer to be and tell them they can start now, making wise choices. and
Edited by: SUNSET09 at: 10/13/2013 (05:40)
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10/12/13 10:37 P
Lose weight while your skin still has elasticity !
I would tell my "younger" self to: Love myself Love my body Be my own best friend Believe in myself Push myself Not let anyone tell me "I can't" Not compare myself
So many body issues begin with not feeling good about yourself and I think that is where it starts. Kids need to know that, no matter their shape/size, that they are worthy. Then you can begin to educate them about proper nutrition and being active.
If you don't love your body now, you won't love it after you reach your goal!!!
You're far prettier than you have any idea of Don't stop Dance Classes - ever Start saving now - even if it's only £5 a week Stop smoking now - don't wait till you're 40
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.
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26,377 10/10/13 6:41 A
Trev, Kent Southeast UK
How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed. Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising. See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.
10/10/13 5:54 A
that I should of taken better care of myself.
I CAN DO THIS
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1,299 10/10/13 5:41 A
I absolutely would stress the importance of not using tobacco products, alcoholic drinks, and illegal drugs. Mention the great athletes, musicians, and other celebrities who threw their lives away because of the consequences of their choices.
"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman
“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau
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10/10/13 4:44 A
be patient- it all works out in the end
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313 10/10/13 12:31 A
I would tell myself this: Keep your standards high in dating. You're worth it. Don't let people walk on you if you get into a bad relationship and if you are in a bad one then get out as soon as you know it's bad! DON'T WAIT!
Don't eat McDonalds more than once or twice a month if at all. It's actually nasty. You'll eventually see that after eating healthy for a period of time all you taste is salt and grease. Plus, this is the majority of your weight gain!
Even though it seems like a pain, keep food journals and exercise everyday to the point of sweating! Your body WILL thank you (eventually)!
Don't go live with your dad. It will lead to a lot of heart ache and despair that will take you years to over come.
ï¿½Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.ï¿½
Please avoid soda and junk foods. Learn a sport, and become really good at it.
No matter how slow you go, you are STILL lapping everybody on the couch.
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10/9/13 6:30 P
Listen to your mother. She wasn't kidding when she said that those vegetables and fruits were good for you and that your mind and body require good fuel to function properly.
"Turn off your television. Go do something."
10/9/13 5:50 P
You are not fat. And crazy fad diets do know good.
I would also talk to myself and get my emotional eating under control.
Eat what you like and if someone comments, eat them too
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10/9/13 4:21 P
Eat healthy, keep active and no smoking. Your body will thank you when your in your 60's
10/9/13 3:53 P
All my siblings were into sports. I tried, but wasn't good at anything so I was into crafts, music, stuff that doesn't require physical exertion. I would have told younger self to find something (physical) you like to do, and work out regularly. I never even thought about that growing up. I also have bad eating habits; I'm a very emotional eater. I would have told myself to watch what I eat and developed better eating habits.
I Don't have to adopt my husbands poor eating habits! Lose the "baby weight" before it becomes a permanent part of my life! Don't finish the food left on my childs plate because I "hate" to throw it away! When husband,kids,pets,housework etc stress me out-Don't take it out with Food! I Don't need second helpings because it "tastes good" and I'm no longer hungry! It could be the Dryer Didn't Shrink My jeans-check the scale, admit I gained, Lose it! No Pill, Supplement, Diet, Equipment will MAKE me lose weight-I have to do this -it is MY BODY, take care of it, don't abuse it by falling for weight loss product promises or harmful diets!
Edited by: SIMPLYME80 at: 10/9/2013 (15:39)
Highest weight-340+ Started Spark-255 lbs Mini goal-200 lbs Goal- around 160 lbs
eating healthy is the most important choice you can make. it's not how fast you take it off...it's how you take it off that counts. keeping it off is just as important, if not more, as losing the extra weight.
Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Spring final wt. 225 EL for 2015 Spring 5% Challenge Team Spirited Underdogs
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10/9/13 3:14 P
I think kids need lots of encouragement to play outside. When I was a child we did lots of walking (cos we had to), skipping, riding around on scooters, bikes etc and we played games in the school playground. I could amuse myself for ages with a hula hoop or a couple of tennis balls. I don't think we necessarily knew it was good for us, but it was part of our culture.
I think these days children need to be taught skipping games, ball games they can play by themselves or with one other person, hula hooping and other informal playground games because now, certainly in UK, it's not part of the culture like it used to be.
Get off your duff & stop eating donuts, big macs, etc...
10/9/13 3:05 P
I have chance once a month for 30 minutes to influence the health and fitness of kids! I want to teach them about health and nutrition as well as fitness and exercise. Do you have suggestions of things you wish you knew as a kid that would set you up for a long life of health?
We aren't going to talk about losing weight but just teaching them to be healthy and active. All of us on Sparkpeople are in different stages of our healthy living journeys and we all started in different places. I would love your input!
~~Elsa ~~ South Dakota
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