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Living Positively

Last year was a tough one for me. Now I finally find myself being able to take care of myself.
I KNOW THAT THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE GREAT!

My new year's resolutions for 2011 are:

- Quit Smoking (my last cigarette was smoked on 01/31/2011; it's been tough, but I WILL leave ALL my bad habits behind me)
- Lose 14 pounds by exercising at least 4 times per week and eating healthy
- Making myself happy - not allowing anyone to consciously hurt my feelings ...
Last year was a tough one for me. Now I finally find myself being able to take care of myself.
I KNOW THAT THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE GREAT!

My new year's resolutions for 2011 are:

- Quit Smoking (my last cigarette was smoked on 01/31/2011; it's been tough, but I WILL leave ALL my bad habits behind me)
- Lose 14 pounds by exercising at least 4 times per week and eating healthy
- Making myself happy - not allowing anyone to consciously hurt my feelings more than once, because I DESERVE to be happy =]
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Member Since: 2/8/2011

My Goals:
- QUIT SMOKING - DONE!
- LOSE 14 LBS
- EXERCISE 4x/WEEK
- EAT HEALTHY
- BE HAPPY!!


My Program:
I've been tracking my food and nutrition daily, trying to fit the exercise into my schedule. Also, I finally found the energy to cook for myself, and I've been actually enjoying to learn more about nutrition and what I have been putting in my body. I realized I hadn't been eating enough proteins at all, so I started drinking protein shakes to meet my daily goals, and I actually feel much better and more energized. :)

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"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take." -- Gandhi


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DESPERATEGLEEK6
3/2/2011 11:08:58 PM

4 lbs lost! congrats! keep up the good work!! emoticon



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GABIVB
3/2/2011 1:49:25 PM

I'VE BEEN SMOKE-FREE FOR A WHOLE MONTH!!! THIS HAS BEEN HARD, BUT I'M SO HAPPY! emoticon



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GABIVB
2/14/2011 12:55:26 PM

Thank you, everyone, for the encouragement! :) I'm already loving this website!



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RORYLYONS
2/14/2011 12:44:07 PM

Hello & emoticon to spark, where you will find all the support you need. I for one am on that path to eat healthier & exercise daily. I wish you the best of luck on your journey.. emoticon emoticon



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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
2/14/2011 10:02:24 AM

emoticon Greetings and emoticon

Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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