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An article about exercise despite depression

Monday, September 29, 2014

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/29/2014 4:54AM

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The 5 % who suceed and keep their new weight

Friday, September 26, 2014

More elusive than Bigfoot, more mysterious than the alien residents of Area 51—they’re so anonymous, we’re tempted to ask "do these people actually exist?" I’m here to tell you that YES they do exist. You may even know one or two.

They’re the legendary 5% of people who have lost weight and actually kept it off for the long-term. If you’ve never met one these people before, don’t be surprised. They prefer to stay relatively unknown. Having discovered the prized secret to a healthy lifestyle, they tend to enjoy their status and privacy.

But what about the other 95% of us who have struggled with weight loss and continue to do so? Are we doomed to a life of frustration and failure, with no promise of good health in sight?

Of course not! At SparkPeople, I’ve witnessed a lot of these 5%ers in action. I wondered, what do they do differently than the rest of us? After a non-scientific review, I was able to boil it down to a handful of key strategies and tactics that are pretty common among people who succeed. For the first time, their secret is out. The doors are blown off. Join me in exploring these secrets and use them in your own life. Pretty soon, you can be part of this group too.

The 5%…
1. …Make It Public. The 5% generally don’t keep their weight loss efforts to themselves. They recruit supporters. They ask for help. They swap war stories with friends. They give and take encouragement. Often a goal buddy is involved, or at least a positive, supportive friend who holds the dieter accountable. Studies show that just by writing down or announcing your goals, you automatically increase your chances of success. Keeping a Community Journal or blog is a non-threatening, productive way to make your goals public.

2. …Pay Attention. A permanent, healthy lifestyle is created on purpose. Planning, tracking, reading menus, asking questions, following progress reports—they’re all part of the 5% strategy of knowing what’s going on and preventing setbacks. This crowd doesn’t believe in fooling themselves or relying on chance to make things happen. Usually (if not always) aware of the foods they eat, and on the lookout for opportunities to stay active, they know that good health is no accident. Nutrition Trackers and Fitness Planners play key roles in this strategy.

3. …Enjoy Themselves. There’s a reason that a healthy lifestyle sticks around for this small minority. They make weight loss a positive experience and have fun with it. Because they feel good about their goals and their new habits, they also feel good about themselves and what they’ve accomplished. Programs based on negative messages, dread, resignation, or criticism are doomed to disappear. Optimists are proven to reach more goals than pessimists. They also live healthier, longer lives.

• …Make Gradual Changes. The 5% know that permanent change is a process, not a 21-day event. Able to see what waits on the horizon, they spend time building a few small habits at a time, rather than diving into a program that’s totally incompatible with their current lifestyle. Too much too soon is like moving to a new country and expecting to adopt the new culture and language in a week. It works much better if you simply stick around and pick up a few bits and pieces at a time.

• …Allow Themselves To Fail. It’s a guaranteed certainty. Every one of the 5% has failed at some point along their weight loss journey. The difference is that they learned to forgive setbacks and refused to beat themselves up. Every failure is simply one step closer to ultimate success. With this outlook, and using lessons learned along the way, they kept these setbacks from turning into full-fledged disasters.
Not so mysterious, now that you know their secrets, huh? A permanent, healthy lifestyle may be closer than you think!

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FRIDA11 9/26/2014 5:56PM

    I copied the article in order to let it inspire me..
emoticon I am not him or her. Luckily I am not irritated by my weight except when I look into the mirror
or want to buy some smart clothes
or want to walk up stairs or climb hills with ease.
Or when I look at slim and fit people and get a feeling of jealousy thinking they have a better life than I -
But in the many years when I had a weight within the miracle BMI I wasn´t more happy than I am to day

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Water-soluble vitamins ..

Friday, September 26, 2014

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They include the B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. They are carried in your bloodstream and are not stored in the body in significant amounts. Your body uses the amount that is needed, and then the extra is excreted in the urine. Since your body does not store water-soluble vitamins, regular intake is necessary. Water-soluble vitamins are also destroyed more easily during food storage, processing and preparation.

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JAROL7 9/26/2014 8:50AM

    eat healthy and get God's vitamins.

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In order to lower your triglyceride numbers, you need to lose:

Monday, September 08, 2014

7-10% of your body weight
Since your body releases triglycerides into the bloodstream from your stored fat, the less fat you have available, the lower your triglycerides will be. You don't have to lose a lot of weight to see a benefit either. Losing just 7-10% of your body weight (just 14-20 pounds for a 200-pound person) can make a difference in your triglycerides—and for your heart!
For me right now – It would be 7 – 9,7 kg in my case now as I have gained quite a bit of weight lately.
My doctor has asked me to mail my weight every week. That is a new thing that my doctor is activily concerned about my weight…

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MYAKAYAH 9/9/2014 12:06AM

    Thanks for the information, good to keep the bad things away so our health can stay strong~ emoticon

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    Nice to have a concerned doctor. Take advantage of it, and good luck!

I glanced at photos of your work. Beautiful!

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I am fat

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Am I ????!!

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FRIDA11 8/24/2014 8:24AM

    Most of my weight is muscles because of my job

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LINTPICKER 8/24/2014 5:18AM

    But not forever!! You are a fighter and a winner. This is a temporary condition that wants to discourage you. emoticon measure each days successes and be proud of your dedication to getting healthy!!

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DTHOR6 8/23/2014 7:34PM

    Someone on here said the best thing I have heard in quite awhile so I will pass it on to you. You are not fat, you have fat but don't let it define you.


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MYAKAYAH 8/23/2014 4:47PM

    Okay, so decide today that is no longer the case!

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