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Friday, March 01, 2013

Well I think it took a while to prepare myself and decide how and what I was going to do to get this weight off...I have finally come to the conclusion weight watchers has always worked for me. My willpower is definitely here. I have been on it less than a week and already lost five pounds.......Here we go , I am so very excited.... Can anyone tell me how to get the bar that tracks your weight on your spark page?



Monday, January 21, 2013

I guess I should also add that taking pictures of myself has always been one of the hardest things to face in my life. I cringe when people try to take pictures and that is why most of photos in my family do not include me.... But yet I am so encouraged when I see others post photos. I do know seeing the progress would help me even more so I am really going to work on this. There are a lot of issues I have to work on at this point in my life. I have such low self esteem that I find it hard to go to stores... I cheat a lot and send my son or daughter.....I am not comfortable in the public at all...My only comfort zone is work...I am a nurse at a local nursing home and I find when I am there I forget all about my own problems...(which is good)....If anyone has any advice I am very open to it...Thanks to you all...

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ERICADAWN1986 1/21/2013 12:13PM

    I look back on my weight loss journey and WISH I'd taken photos as I went along. The only time I actually see my weight loss is in photographs. The bad news is that (in my experience) losing weight by itself doesn't affect self-esteem the way I thought it would. It hasn't been getting "skinny" that makes me feel better about myself... it's accomplishing the actual goals that it took to lose the weight. It was running a 5K, it was spending more time on a machine at the gym or lifting heavier weight. It was knowing that food isn't my boss anymore (most days) and that I can do something I never thought possible. Set some non-weight related goals and work toward them every single day. THAT is where you'll find a sense of accomplishment and discover new and exciting things about yourself. The number on the scale means so little in comparison.

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Not good start

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ok...the last couple of days have not been good! I am still unsure where to start and what kind of diet I should try that will work for me...BUT I am NOT giving up.....I HAVE TO DO THIS!!

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TIKITAMI 1/21/2013 1:03PM

Make one change at a time, set yourself up for success. This week take a look at your life and make that one change that will move you forward so that at the end of the week you can smile and say I DID IT!

As far as the picture crisis, I don't think there are many of us who like to see pictures of us, way too much of a reality check but you will glad you did when you can see the progress.


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OZARKMARY 1/21/2013 12:07PM

  Hello! Glad you blogged. To make changes you must change what you are doing. Make today the day you drink more water, take a walk and add veggies and fruits to your diet. TRY very hard to pass on soda and junk. They don't fuel your body just load it down. Good luck to you! KEEP blogging and Sparking! It keeps you accountable and connected with those of us that are also changing for the better. Have an awesome Sparkday! I'm subscribing to your blog and hoping you keep us up to date. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 1/21/2013 12:00PM

    Relax, choose ONE or maybe two things you can change NOW. You don't have to choose a die t or make any MAJOR changes immediately. There is a commercial for water that points out how many cals you can SAVE by switching ONE soda for a bottle of water each day - I change them to pounds - 14 lbs a year. That is not even giving up soda, just giving up ONE a day. What other little changes can you think of that might make a difference? Could you commit to walk ing for 5 or 10 minutes a day or even 2 or 3 days a week? Could you track your food - NO, I don't mean try to fit into the ran ges, I mean track what you REALLY eat without changes for a day or two or a week or two, BEFORE you make any changes? Could you commit to eating in the mornings? What CAN you do that will not be har d, but that will be a START? If you want try something that is not too drastic, what worked for me was the "Is it better than it would have been" plan. How that works is that I asked myself that question before and after eating or fit ness - one doughnut is better than two, but two is better than the three or four I used to have, 5 minutes wal king is better than zero, an 8 oz meat is better than a 12 oz one. Small changes make a difference and as you learn more, you will be able to figure out what works best for you. Don't los e hope. You can do it.

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AJB121299 1/21/2013 11:52AM

    Good luck

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