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New Month...New start

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I did great when I first started in January with WW. I did great when I first started with SP in Feburary. Now its the start of March and I am starting fresh again, without changing programs. So this is day one.
Hi. My name is Glenda and I need to do something abut my weight, my health and my unactive lifestyle. My goal for March is to lose 5 pounds. FIVE little tiny pounds and I will do whatever it takes to do it. One small step at a time. the weather right now is getting better so I have no excuse to only walk to the post office for mail, I can take the Looong way around. I have a set of kettlebells sitting right here in the living room that are collecting dust. I have all the free water I want to drink. It is driving me crazy how I dont do it. I know what to do and I know how. I am an expert dieter, I have been doing it for 35 years. 35 years!!!! You would think I would have it by now. I have been on every diet out there, TOPS, WW (more than a few times), No Carb, Low Carb, Low Fat, No Fat, Fasting, Pills, Jenny Craig, Diet Centre, Zone, and many I made up myself. I lost weight 15 years ago. 60 pounds. How did I do it? Canada's Food Guide! Plain and Simple. That and I stopped drinking so much, which lead to less trips to the fast food stops on the way home from the bar....So, I KNOW I can do it. So now I am going to do it. Canada's Food Guide and SparkPeople for support and accountability. Today is Day one.
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DRAGONFIRE4 3/5/2013 5:53AM

    Think of it like you would any project. Instead of it being one step at a time its one lb at a time. 1STATEOFDENIAL stated it beautifully when she said it was a life style not a diet. That word brings on negative thoughts. A healthy lifestyle is a way for any of us to live. Don't be upset about a plateau we all reach one just keep doing what your are and the lbs will come off. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/3/2013 11:39PM

    A good place to start is to throw out the word 'diet' and replace it with 'living a healthy lifestyle'. A diet implies that when it's over you get to go back to your old habits, whereas a healthier lifestyle is meant to be something you can maintain forever. So instead of throwing yourself head first into making every change and trying to do it all right, start out with just a few small changes. After a few weeks when those have become habit then add a few new ones. If all you can do in the first week is add 100 steps a day and leave 3 bites left on your plate, then that is still progress forward. Don't worry so much about how many pounds you lose because the scale is often a dirty liar. Focus on other changes: can you walk farther easier, do you eat a few less calories and a few more fruits and veggies, do you feel more energy, have your body measurements changed? Every one of these is proof of progress even if the scale hasn't budged.

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/3/2013 10:17AM

    You can do it! It should be part of your life like brushing our teeth! Do not give up! YOU are worth the time and effort!

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