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FIORENZA SparkPoints: (105,033)
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4/17/11 1:04 P

great plans bring to easy goals. Go for it!

BYERSDK Posts: 452
4/17/11 12:52 P

Try making small goals--maybe just changing one thing at a time will feel more doable & lead to success. Like drinking 8 glasses of water--make it a priority & let it become a habit before going onto the next thing... small success add up over time & give you fuel to succeed on the next goal. Making healthy changes in you life now will help create a healthier lifestyle for your children--and we know you want that...all moms do. You can do this for yourself & for your babies! emoticon

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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4/17/11 11:04 A

This website is full of support. Join some online friends

CATWOOMAN Posts: 847
4/8/11 2:35 A

When it comes to weight loss...if I am feeling unmotivated, I log in to Spark and read blogs and talk to people. That ALWAYS helps. emoticon

MUMMYUK2 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/7/11 12:16 P

How do you motivate yourself to get dressed in the morning, or feed the children ?

You don't you just do it.

Remember it takes 6-7 weeks to establish a habit so create a plan and follow it religiously for 7 weeks and week 8 you won't have to think about it emoticon

JILLITA55 SparkPoints: (74,274)
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4/7/11 9:45 A

just believe in yourself. You can do it! I did it and lost over 100 pounds and still working on it.

BILL60 Posts: 332,052
4/7/11 7:12 A

For me, it's easy because I have no one but myself to motivate.

KHELMAN SparkPoints: (16,599)
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4/6/11 5:16 P

i remind myself that i want to be healthier so i can LIVE my live to the fullest

JWAKJA SparkPoints: (13,098)
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4/6/11 1:40 P

SparkPeople has helped me to document my success and and needs and recognize my failures.

LAURA_LYNN SparkPoints: (10,483)
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4/6/11 1:20 P

I go on spark while I'm at work, so I'm fortunate to be able to do so. And I also am on spark in the evenings for about 30 minutes. I also am a single woman, no children, and only have a cat at home that doesn't demand too much attention. I'm sure finding time for yourself is not easy. But, its all up to you. Your choices determine your future. I've had a history of depression, and diet/exercise keep my depression away. I make healthy choices because I don't like feeling depressed.

You'll have to find the strength within yourself to support yourself. You're the only one who's going to make decisions for yourself. I eat junkfood once a day or every other day, but I just have a very small amount of junk food, I don't pig out on it. And I also used to set aside one day to just do whatever I want. I used to call them my "I don't give a f Saturdays." But now, I've changed it to 2 days a month where "I don't give a f." Yesterday, I had a two fun size snickers bar. You can totally have the snacks you love, you just have to have them in moderation and add them to your nutrition calculator.

For me, it took a couple years to really start using spark for all its features, every day. It wasn't until I found the determination within myself to actually do it.

Every day, I log into SP and I click on "SparkPoints." There's a checklist of things that the site has to offer. Going through that checklist (or half of it) keeps me motivated, very much.

Maybe you can get up earlier, before the kids, and do 10 minutes. Maybe you can sneak away while the kids are playing (not sure how old they are) and take 10 minutes. Maybe you can sneak away twice at 10 minute intervals. If you do 10 mins in the morning, 10 in the afternoon, and 10 in the evening, it adds up.

Take care! emoticon

DEBBIEOLMOS57 SparkPoints: (51,934)
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4/6/11 12:48 P

You make your own support system. I am over 50 and i have only lost 10 lbs since december but i am still trying for me. oh and i only have me myself and i to support me

JENNC79 Posts: 66
4/6/11 12:41 P

You really have to want this for yourself. Its not easy doing it by yourself trust me i know but I have managed to lose close to 80lb doing it alone. if your not willing to take the time and put in the effort it will not work. I understand you have 2 lil ones and that makes it just that much harder but taking 10 20 mins outta your day to log in and atleast enter your food consuption shouldnt be a problem whether it be while they are napping or watching there morning cartoons there is always a time u can break away just for that short amount of time..as far as exercise take the kiddos for a walk or to the park and run around with them or even in the backyard just 30 mins a day will be beneficial. and yes eating junk food is sooooo much easier but to take the time to eat healthier is going to be better for you and your kids in the long run..If you ever need any help or motivation or just someone to talk to please feel free to email me i would love to help you my email is NJJENNC27@hotmail.com

BILL60 Posts: 332,052
4/2/11 9:10 P

Just do it!!

FORTHEKIDDOS SparkPoints: (1,407)
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4/2/11 9:08 P

Hey Everyone,
Im having a terrible time getting going here. I moved when I met my husband and i'm a stay at home mom of 2 little kids.Besides being busy with my 2 little rascals I'm sadly finding it easier to eat junk. My husband works long hours and when he is home last thing he wants to go is help me stay on track. he figures he would rather get me what im craving then listen to me complain. I just dont know what to do anymore. I want so badly to lose it but when I get started something always seems to get in my way. How do you keep yourself motivated when your not on this site? I'd love to log in all the time but with the kids I dont have much time for myself! Help!

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