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What if there weren't any scales?

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I've been learning about "happy weight" vs. "ideal weight" on the Spark Coach Program. What if there weren't any scales? How would you know that you were at a healthy weight? Instead of focusing on a certain number, focus on your ability to do things without your weight holding you back. Can you climb the stairs without being winded? Do you have energy? Do you have a zest, enthusiasm, and vitality in your life? Your "happy weight" may not match the BMI charts and that's ok. Do you feel healthy and able to participate actively in your life without being tied to a number? It's worth considering! emoticon emoticon



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I need to figure out why I'm making poor choices in what I'm eating and lacking motivation to exercise even though I know what is better for me. I say that I want to be healthier but lack the determination to do what is necessary. It's easier to grab the quick food and sit on the couch but that's not helping my weight problem. I need to figure out why I'm more encouraging, positive, gentle, and nicer to others than to myself.

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1LIFE4ME 9/19/2012 2:00PM

    First and foremost don't beat yourself up- you are a wonderful, beautiful person and a lifestyle change does not happen overnight! It's ok to take it slow, it's ok to make mistakes, it's ok if you skip a workout. It's all OK! This is YOUR journey and do what is comfortable for you and do what you KNOW you can manage.
So just for today...pick one good healthy choice for yourself and see what the rest of the day brings! And thats all you need to do- just one thing:)
Haha , yeah-I just plugged my user name! LOL
Positive thoughts honey!
Thanks for being such a good Sparkfriend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRIDEJEN 9/19/2012 9:34AM

    Maybe it will help if you plan healthier options so that they are easier. For example, I found a great recipe for blueberry baked oatmeal. I made it Sunday while I was making dinner, let it cool, sliced it up into 6 servings and put it in the fridge. Every morning this week I nuke it for a minute and have a hot healthy breakfast. I have to get up for work at 4AM so I usually grab a bowl of cereal so this is much healthier and is just as "easy" as cereal. Plus its way more filling.

I have the same problem you have so I have been trying to plan things out to make healthy easy for me. One day this week I took out my workout clothes and tennis shoes and sat them right beside the bed. When my alarm clock yelled at me to get up 30 minutes earlier than usual, it was easier to fight the urge to hit snooze because I didn't want my workout clothes staring me in the face making me feel guilty for not using them. I actually got up and worked out that morning. It was the first time in about 6 weeks so that was quite an accomplishment for me.

Try thinking about some things that will make it "easier" for you and prepare them on Sunday or the night before so you will be ready before the week starts.

Hang in there. You can win the battle!!! emoticon

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FORBANDE 9/19/2012 6:55AM

    For me, there is a huge amount of empowerment and motivation in telling myself that I AM WORTH IT and doing it anyway. I will go several days not "feeling like it" but I do it anyway. After awhile the doing it anyway switches something that makes me feel motivated and that I CAN and WILL do this. The phase "Fake it till you make it" definitely applies.

I know you CAN and WILL do this!!!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/18/2012 11:32AM

    Consider this a kick in the a$$. Time to get going! Make better choices!

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It's a new day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I've been reading some Spark People articles on motivation which have been really helpful! We just need to keep moving forward each day! We'll have setbacks, but we all just need to get back up and start over the next day! We can do this Spark Friends! Every small step that we make in the right direction is creating a healthier future for each of us! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Friday, September 07, 2012

I let the excuses get the best of me. I'm tired. I don't feel like it. I just want to relax. I don't want to spend the time chopping up vegetables to make a healthy meal. I could go on and on. It's what has packed on the extra 55 pounds that I'm carrying today. It's time to make better choices instead of using the same old excuses!

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1LIFE4ME 9/8/2012 10:08PM

    I know exactly what you mean! I actually have a funny photo in my gallery that says "I'd do anything to lose 10 lbs...except eat healthy and work out." I put that there because of all the excuses I've made and ALL the while I'm saying to myself " I wish I could just lose some weight!"

I think the key to getting out of our excuseville is motivation. And you know how you get motivation? By doing something that makes you feel good. So just pick some activity that is fun or even relaxing (like a walk through the park or neighborhood) and when you find that burst of energy- cut up all those veggies at once for the week.
And always remember how GOOD it feels to eat healthy and get some oxygen :)
You can always lay down and rest when your done!
We can do it!! emoticon

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CORNERKICK 9/7/2012 9:55AM

  There's always an excuse, isn't there? :)

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OBURRELL 9/7/2012 9:43AM

    I get those thoughts all the time too so what I do now is I answer myself. Every time I think "I'm tired" I remind myself how I exercised last time and felt better. When I don't want to take the time out to make a healthy meal-I remind myself why I am doing this and what will happen if I don't-besides it will only take a few minutes right? I am realizing that losing weight is really all about each choice that we make-just be certain to make the right choice! We can do this! emoticon

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It's a new day!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I'm getting motivated using the Spark People program! It's helping me to make healthier choices! emoticon