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AMANDA660 Posts: 881
10/14/13 9:05 A

Think about that tattoo for another 6 mos!

LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,683
10/14/13 8:44 A

Make decisions based on what's best for you and not everybody else.

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (219,194)
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10/13/13 5:38 A

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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.
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Edited by: SUNSET09 at: 10/13/2013 (05:40)
MMK113 SparkPoints: (11,481)
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Posts: 380
10/12/13 10:37 P

Lose weight while your skin still has elasticity !

MICHELLE2343 Posts: 714
10/12/13 7:39 P

To quit worrying about what everyone thinks of me and to just be myself.

10/12/13 1:42 A

Lose weight NOW.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,617
10/11/13 8:31 P

Listen to parents

10/11/13 8:13 P

Beware floride, and the bromine in Mountain Dew and Fanta: they will mess with your thyroid something aweful!

SLIMTHICK2 SparkPoints: (83,698)
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Posts: 7,154
10/11/13 7:29 P

Take the time to love and appreciate yourself.

SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (89,356)
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Posts: 1,404
10/11/13 4:16 P

Get and stay active! A healthier you is a happier you - in many ways!

10/11/13 3:27 P

Floss. Get out of the house...go for a walk. Maybe not both at the same time but do it anyway.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
10/11/13 1:46 P

Don't worry.....keep on keeping on...............

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 7,868
10/11/13 12:54 P

get with the exercising now and don't wait. emoticon

EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
10/11/13 12:36 P

Don't believe the nutritional advice being promulgated - it's dangerously wrong. You will live to reap its consequences.

Live in the moment. Every moment is a life. Live them.

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
10/11/13 12:07 P

exercise more n less drinking

FERRET_MOMMY SparkPoints: (5,035)
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Posts: 133
10/10/13 10:15 P

Things will be hard for you but you're strong than you think.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,617
10/10/13 10:12 P

Be more reckless

PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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Posts: 1,156
10/10/13 10:12 P

Exercise more, eat healthier, walk more, drink more water and enjoy life

TSISQUAUSDI Posts: 1,602
10/10/13 9:38 P

Marry that rich guy 25 years your senior.

MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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Posts: 1,252
10/10/13 9:21 P

Love yourself, you're a good person and you deserve the best.

Edited by: MISSJANE55 at: 10/10/2013 (21:21)
NGCHILD SparkPoints: (110,283)
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Posts: 7,930
10/10/13 8:10 P

What a great question!

To travel more, when you start to gain weight, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT before it gets out of hand. Have more self confidence! Ask that guy out, what do you have to lose?

10/10/13 7:28 P travel.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/10/13 1:27 P

To watch out for false prophets.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (84,168)
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Posts: 10,335
10/10/13 1:26 P

Continue with the exercise and eating healthy foods. It will help you to have a happier middle-age and beyond.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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Posts: 3,116
10/10/13 11:32 A

You are doing just fine. Keep on the path you are on.

MKMMARTY Posts: 1,800
10/10/13 10:07 A

stay in school
- keep that thing in your pants

NOTANINJA SparkPoints: (18,040)
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Posts: 541
10/10/13 9:20 A

go to nursing school and eat more balanced meals.

ANNROW0354 Posts: 605
10/10/13 9:17 A

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.

13DETERMINEDME Posts: 1,369
10/10/13 8:47 A

be a professional single

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (31,880)
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Posts: 1,781
10/10/13 8:43 A

eat better
don't date him
finish college
dont let other peoples opinions define you

PLINTHESS SparkPoints: (35,549)
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Posts: 2,259
10/10/13 8:37 A

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

TCANNO SparkPoints: (128,617)
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Posts: 22,487
10/10/13 6:41 A

Keep exercising

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 4,006
10/10/13 5:54 A

that I should of taken better care of myself.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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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.

LEDIRETSE SparkPoints: (54,887)
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10/10/13 4:44 A

be patient- it all works out in the end

ANDI1984 SparkPoints: (13,606)
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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.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (37,570)
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10/10/13 12:16 A

Save the money you would spend on junk food and fast food and use it to buy a car! Or pay for college. Or new clothes.

Learn how to cook. Start your own recipe book with favorite recipes that you have made healthy versions of, but keep the originals too!

BJPENNY70 SparkPoints: (72,638)
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10/9/13 6:43 P

Live healthy and take good care of myself.

REJ7777 Posts: 4,021
10/9/13 6:39 P

Please avoid soda and junk foods. Learn a sport, and become really good at it.

PTREE15 SparkPoints: (7,757)
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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.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,888
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.

ZIGGY122 Posts: 2,171
10/9/13 4:21 P

Eat healthy, keep active and no smoking. Your body will thank you when your in your 60's

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
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.

SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
10/9/13 3:37 P

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)
10/9/13 3:26 P

"Dude, at 50, you're gonna have a rockin body so don't worry about getting your butt kicked and your clarinet thrown across the field, those guys are gonna be big fat LOSERS at 50."

ERINTFG SparkPoints: (40,044)
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10/9/13 3:18 P

Learn to cook! Be active! Stay away from that creep your junior year! (Okay, that last one might be a little more personal than you're looking for)

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,409
10/9/13 3:15 P

eating healthy is the most important choice you can make.
it's not how fast you take it's how you take it off that counts.
keeping it off is just as important, if not more, as losing the extra weight.

FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (58,509)
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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.

FISHER011 Posts: 1,599
10/9/13 3:11 P

Get off your duff & stop eating donuts, big macs, etc...

ELSAT137 Posts: 862
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!

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