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5 Secret Tips from the 5%

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I read this article today on SP and I am acepting these 5 things as my own......these are the 5% that lose weight and keep it off.....
#1 Make it public - having a buddy, keeing a journal or blog announcing goals
#2 Pay Attention - knowing whats going on and what causes setbacks
#3 Enjoy Themselves - make it a positive experience and have fun with it, change it up
#4 Make gradual changes - a few small habits at a time rather than diving in, this was the revelation for me - I want to change everything now!
#5 Allow themselves to fail - what?? They have failed at some time but have forgiven their setbacks and refused to beat themselves up. Every failure is one step closer to ultimate success!

I am going to write these 5 things down and put them where I can see them! Reading this article was very enlightening!

  
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REDRUDY5 12/27/2010 3:27PM

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GINA7249 12/27/2010 5:27AM

    Love it love it love it wow that was a great article thank u

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ABB698 12/27/2010 1:01AM

    emoticon Great visual reminders!!!

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LILYBELLE8 12/26/2010 8:50PM

    Public - We can do this through Spark People.

Awareness - Calling all Capricorns: A recent Horoscope for us said: Too much attention to how to do things right will produce results that are decidely wrong. Once you are reasonably sure that you know what is going on, loosen your grasp of things and work toward an appropriate solution.

Joy - If not total joy, then maybe work toward "o.k."

Small Increments - my goal presently is to lose 1 pound per week. That seems small enough - but really, if I lose only 1/2 pound per week, I'll take it and be "o.k."

Accept setbacks - and then move on. Don't let them become stumbling blocks, or traps.

Good to review this habits - or soon-to-be-habits. Thanks

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SONGOFJOY27 12/26/2010 6:19PM

    I re-read this one today too. It's so good to know that there are things we can do to make these new habits last.
Thanks so much for sharing!

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Back on track!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How many times do I have fall off track to get my act together?????!!!!! The first 2 weeks of the challenge I was doing great and then I fell off tracking food and now I have gained!! I am so mad at myself, this seems to be an ongoing cycle - lose, gain, lose, gain......So this morning I have all my books out and I am starting afresh. Will you all keep me accountable, I need buddies to keep me on track! In the words of one of my sp friends, everyday is a new beginning - but I keep slipping back into my old lazy habits! So I am claiming today as a new beginning and I AM going to input this weight onto the BLC - believe me I was tempted not to enter it and miss a week!!! I also think that when I have a break from SP that is when I start to gain! I need you all!!!
No More excuses! I am doing this!! I don't care that it is Christmas this week, I will make plans for it - I am the one doing the cooking!
Hoping to have a better report next time!
Christine
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JEAN111766 12/22/2010 11:16PM

    Daily workouts... make it happen! It helps... believe me, it helps!!! otherwise I'd be right there with ya! emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/22/2010 10:39PM

    Hang in there....get back to tracking your food and setting your goals/rewards. Stay hydrated and kick up the fitness and before you know it those pounds will be falling off!!!


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APRILLSCOTT 12/22/2010 8:45PM

    I know the feeling sister! I go through the same problems! We will have to be accountable together! emoticon

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L_CHANGES 12/22/2010 11:44AM

    You can do it! Everyday is a new beginning with new challenges and opportunities - take yours!

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JELLI-LEAN 12/22/2010 11:37AM

    emoticon I will be rootin for YOU!

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MELLY301 12/22/2010 9:45AM

    You can do it!! Every day IS a new beginning and good for you for owning up to your gain and moving on! Next weigh in is going to be great!!!
HUGS!
Melly

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SUGARBABY60 12/22/2010 4:52AM

    You CAN do this .just keep trying ....never give up!

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CONVIRS68 12/21/2010 11:17AM

    This is easy to do, falling off track alot then the see saw of off and on....we can stay strong. It is during these holidays that our spirits are truly tested. I think we are all struggling. I fell very hard during thanksgiving. So disappointed in myself . I am with you I am pulling up the bootstraps I dont care if it is christmas either. Think how happy we will be with ourselves when we come out of this glowing!!!

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EMILYBBB 12/21/2010 10:58AM

    What a wonderful gift--to establish new healthy traditions for your entire family.

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Loss of a friend

Monday, December 20, 2010

Some of you may remember me asking for prayers for my friend in New Zealand that was dying of cancer.....well he has now passed away. He passed away in his sleep and leaves behind his wife, Tracey and 2 children. Their youngest is just starting high school after their summer break. I would appreciate your prayers for them over the Christmas season.
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LEXIE63 12/24/2010 4:52PM

    Consider it done. :-)
I am sorry to hear of your sad loss.
Hugs,
Lex xxx


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JEAN111766 12/22/2010 11:14PM

    Maybe he will meet up with another friend of ours who recently passed away on their journey to eternity... also a young husband and father who passed about 2 weeks ago :(
Our thoughts and prayers are being sent their way!
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INGMARIE 12/21/2010 1:22PM

    emoticon emoticoncoming your friends way emoticon
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EMILYBBB 12/21/2010 11:02AM

    You've got it!

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ABB698 12/21/2010 10:55AM

    Prayers and hugs coming your way! I pray for comfort during this time of year and always!
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KIWINURSE 12/21/2010 10:45AM

    Thank you everyone for all your prayers, we appreciate it emoticon
Christine

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LACEEJO11 12/21/2010 9:41AM

   

I will definitely ad them to my prayer list!!

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XME501 12/21/2010 9:33AM

    Sorry for for your friend's loss. Am praying for God's Loving Presence and Peace for the family.

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PLAYBLUES22 12/21/2010 9:23AM

    Sweetie, so very so for your loss and I will keep you and all in my prayers

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AKAFIT 12/21/2010 8:23AM

    May God bless his family. I will definitely pray for his family! emoticon

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    I'm so emoticonfor the loss of you friend I will be emoticonpraying emoticonyou and his family

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CBLANK20091 12/21/2010 5:33AM

  I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know I'll be praying for you, your friend and his family. emoticon

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LJCANNON 12/21/2010 1:12AM

    emoticon emoticonYou and the Family are being wrapped in Spark-Prayers all around the world right now.

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NELLIEC 12/20/2010 10:31PM

    I am praying. I have put them on my prayer list and will be praying regularly for them.

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TODAYIAM 12/20/2010 10:20PM

    I am sorry for the loss, I will pray for you and his family..

God Bless

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SONGOFJOY27 12/20/2010 7:04PM

    Sorry to hear abut your loss. You are in my prayers ... his family as well.

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MILLISMA 12/20/2010 6:55PM

    So sorry for your loss. Will keep them and you in my prayers.

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GINA7249 12/20/2010 6:40PM

    i am so sorry for your loss of a friend.

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FERGSGIRL2 12/20/2010 6:31PM

    will be praying for his family and for you as well.

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Where is the line for Jesus?

Friday, December 17, 2010

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=76LY6GNX

I hope that this link works! This is my favorite song for Christmas this year as we all remember the reason for the season!
I just tried the link - you will need to copy and paste!
Merry Christmas!
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JEAN111766 12/22/2010 11:29PM

    very nice! thank you for sharing!!! like the godtube website!

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SHERRY257 12/17/2010 7:34PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GINA7249 12/17/2010 6:09PM

    NEVER HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE

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PLAYBLUES22 12/17/2010 2:29PM

    Sweetie, the song brought tears to my eyes, simply beautiful
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CATLADY_56 12/17/2010 12:42PM

    I never heard this song before. If gave me chills. Thanks for this. emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 12/17/2010 11:55AM

    I've gotten this on my e-mail and love it....... emoticon

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Beautiful Walk

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Just got back from a walk with my son, we walked for an hour and covered 5.8 miles! Not sure if that is good, but it made me feel the burn! We made the commitment to each other that we will walk everyday that I am home from work! So I now have a walking buddy! Our walk involved different terrain as we heading onto trails at times where there was no sidewalk emoticon So funny, he now wants me to track the route on SP, he said that he loves SP's website! That is a huge compliment from a 14 year old boy!! :)
Also drank 24 oz water on the walk.....
The labwork came back on him and he is a little anemic, he just needs to take some vitamins with iron, his lymphocytes were also elevated so the doc thinks that he is fighting a viral infection, but he seems ok - heck he just did a big walk!
I am back to work tonight but will check in when I can and I am packing my walkng shoes!
Christine

  
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LEXIE63 12/15/2010 6:02AM

    That was an incredible paced walk!
Hope your son is back to normal asap. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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LOOZINITNOW 12/13/2010 9:13AM

    That is an amazing walk and how wonderful that your son thinks so highly of SP at that age. You rock! emoticon

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GINA7249 12/12/2010 9:35AM

    weigh 2 go lemon ur doing awesome.

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HYACKLE25 12/12/2010 9:29AM

    That is amazing that you walked 5.8 miles in 1 hour, that is almost a 10 minute mile, some people can't even run that fast in an hour! You are doing an amazing job! Keep up the great work! I am glad that your a Lemon!

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SONGOFJOY27 12/11/2010 8:02PM

    Great job! Awesome to have a buddy to walk with!

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LJCANNON 12/11/2010 7:15PM

    emoticon5 miles in an hour is AWESOME for both of you. Is your son on SparkTeens? I am so glad he is walking with you and getting 'into' Sparking. I am PROUD of both of you.
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PLAYBLUES22 12/11/2010 5:49PM

    Sweetie, nice job for both of you emoticon

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 12/11/2010 5:05PM

    awesome!!

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NELLIEC 12/11/2010 5:00PM

    Wow, for someone anemic, your son did very well -- and so did you!!!

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