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    Welcome to the Dealing with Depression Team!
    Four pieces of advice from my own experience:

    1. Make 1-3 small changes each week and build on them. Many times people try to make a bunch of changes or some very big changes right away, and when they aren't successful with those changes, they get frustrated and lose hope. You didn't get to where you are overnight. Don't expect to get fit and healthy overnight either!

    2. Long term goals like, "I want to lose 50 pounds" are great, but you need to set intermediate (monthly) and short-term (weekly or daily) goals. When you establish these goals, also set up a system to reward yourself for achieving your goals.

    3. Be active in the community. Join SparkTeams and post in the message boards. Blog regularly. Seek out and add new friends. The SparkPeople community is wonderfully supportive and encouraging. If it wasn't for the community, I'd have given up hope and quit a long time ago.

    4. Reward yourself for successes, but do NOT punish yourself for mistakes! EVERYONE here has eaten too much, or skipped their scheduled exercises. Forget about it and move on. You can't change what you've done, but you can keep trying to do better. None of us are perfect. Strive for progress, not perfection!

    Good luck on your journey! Feel free to message me or add me as a friend if you need advice, support, encouragement or just want to chat.

    When you think about quitting, remember why you started. A year from now you don't want to be wondering where you'd be if you hadn't quit!
    598 days ago
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    Hi, I'm excited to go out, thank you for suggesting it. My progress is slow. I started out strong. Trying to workout 1 hour in the morning and then riding my stationary bike in front of the tv for 1 hour in the evening. My problem is food. I can't quit eating. I need to follow a meal plan that I learned from OA.
    I follow OA for a while then I get lost and forget about it, get desperate and go back; it's a cycle. I resubscribed to their magazine. I think that if I read an article every day it may help me to always remember and to stay on track. I saw that you joined. If you're ever interested there is a meeting in Logan once a week. I don't want to go alone, so if you ever want to go, let me know and I'll go with you. Maybe we could at least, work together. emoticon
    2549 days ago
  • v SHARB8
    Hi, hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm trying to get motivated to get going again on Monday. Are you ready? emoticon
    2581 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/28/2010 11:01:29 PM
  • v TRAROE
    Ahah! now i can spy on you.....what about zombies? emoticon
    p.s. emoticons are really fun.
    2951 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    emoticon Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon
    2979 days ago
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