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RUNNERRACHEL
Posts: 1,909
12/27/11 7:07 P

Support on SP is great. It's good to have one or two people you can confide in but SP is a sure way to stay motivated. That's what makes this site so great!

Food tracker + Exercise ideas/tracker + Motivation (blogs, message boards, success stories, articles) = SUCCESS!

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Keep logging on and tracking yourself. It will take time to get the hang of it. Make small changes over time and add healthy activities INTO your life (like you've already started) and healthy foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins) into what you eat...start drinking water if you haven't already...you don't have to do everything all at once. It can be overwhelming to think of changing everything overnight. Just make small steps in the right direction and you'll get to your goal! Stay focused on what you want and you will achieve more than you thought possible. I've changed so much in the last year on SP. I've changed my attitude about exercise, food, motivation and I've done things I never would have imagined (making healthy recipes, eating more fruits and veggies, running a 5k--first time running since a mile in high school! and then even a 1/2 marathon!) I didn't start everything at once. I started just like you, tracking, adding exercise, drinking water and it just built from there. You CAN do it!







FEDGIRL4
Posts: 1,879
12/27/11 2:33 P

Most, if not all, of us have been up and down with our weight. That is why we are here. You have been in the program 6 months less than me. I joined in January 2010.

If you have your boyfriend and sister in your corner encouraging you, that's a good start. Some folks here, their significant others and/or families don't support them. I have the support of my hubby and sister-in-law.

You have to find what "sparks" or propels you. Find what you enjoy and stick with it. Personally for me, walking for exercise and more movement in my day. I find with diet, if I eat something really high fat or cal, I suffer physically. For me, I love animals and am fortunate to volunteer at an animal rescue group near me two evenings a week right now.



SHROOM90
Posts: 151
12/27/11 2:08 P

so i been on and off with my weight and getting fustuated but im trying again my sis got me a yoga dvd and a matt any tips on actually sticking to this and falling under pressure of negativity i have the support of my boyfriend thats all and my sister



 
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