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PLUGINALONG
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of course.

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Not anymore!

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



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no. With the kids grown I'm pretty much #1



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I used to be, but now I am #1 and I do not apologize for it.

Life is for living!


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I think I am at #3 now, movin on up



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I used to be. Right now i've moved up on the list



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No, not anymore. I learned the hard way. I'm an empty nester now. Things are much more hectic when you have children in the home and all of their activities and social networking comes first. I have lowered demands made on me through church, social; and community obligations.



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I used to give everyone else's needs for my time priority - I always came last behind family, clients, employer, you name it, until I had a major health issue out of the blue and realized that I needed to rearrange my priorities. Surprisingly enough, the sky did NOT fall, the work still gets done, and I make time for workouts, eating well and getting some down time. Funny how that works... :)



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He wants us to be number 1
Proverbs 19:8 - He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

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Being healthier has made it easier to deal with my aging parents, job, help friends, etc. Sometimes, like when I've been stuck at the hospital, I may not be able to make the best food choices, but I do my best with what I have. I also plan, plan, plan as much as possible for snacks, etc.

Exercise has sometimes had to be bumped a day or so, but I rarely go more than a day without formal exercise and still try to be active (standing vs. sitting, walking as much as possible, etc.) as I can.



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DIDS70
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God is first on my list- everything else follows that.

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yes, but I am trying to change that

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right."
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No I am first on the list since I have to be careful with my health, everyone else comes after that~

"If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay."

"Your happiness is up to you. Whatever happened in your life to make you who you are up until this point is irrelevant. It is your responsibility now to take control and change your life to be what you want it to be. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Make time, not excuses."


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KIPPER15
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Usually near the bottom



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No I am not. I am in my 50's and my children are on their own. So I have plenty of time for me.


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.


 
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No way baby! Yet it has taken a lot of work to be the top of the priority list. Basically I have been number one for awhile so that I can be the best for my family.



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GRAMMIEOFTWO
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I am slowly working my way back to the top of the list.


Allie


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No. I am in charge of my health and well-being.

Chuck

1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
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**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


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SHERYLDS
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I've had more than a few enlightenments. Now I'm at the top of the list.

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Not any more!

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!


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GLITTERFAIRY77
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I totally did. I stopped giving an eff, because my kids' father didn't give an eff, and now...I'm miserable in my own skin and that's not a good place to be.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

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"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


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KJFITNESSDUDE
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Sometimes I feel as though some folks will use others on their priority list as an excuse NOT to lose weight.

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I am not first on the list but very near the top lol.

"Maintenance of a major weight loss sometimes means dealing with the regains." ~ Me

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finally put myself on the list. I may not be first but I am near the top.

Terri


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That is something I work on daily. With 4 kids and one of them being 6 months old, it can be a challenge.

http://wellnesscoach757.webs.com


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No, I am not



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Oh no, I'm first on my list. I live alone, kids grown and live far away it makes it easy to be first.

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Not at all. My health (physical, spiritual, and emotional) is my number one priority. It's got to be that way so that I can take care of those I love. SparkPeople has helped me improve my health SO MUCH. Now I can be a better wife and mother. emoticon

Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you.
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LOUNMOUN
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I have put my child first many times when it comes to food. When we did not have a lot, I gave her the better healthier food because she was still growing and developing and I was not. I would absolutely make that choice again as a parent.

Other than that situation, I choose to eat healthier than many people. I am not going to eat something unhealthy just because someone else prefers unhealthy foods. I don't have to eat whatever they want to eat.



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I agree, Sheryl. What we need and what we want are very often two very different things.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


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SHERYLDS
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My NEEDS have to be first ... if I'm going to be of any good to others.
My WANTS are a different story. the needs of those I love come first.

It may sound contradictory ... but it's not

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I used to be like that. Then a health scare made me realize that if I didn't start making it a priority to make healthy choices (food-wise and in other areas), then I probably wouldn't be around to take care of anyone else on the list. Suddenly it didn't seem so selfish to make it a priority.



"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth....Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie?" - Marilyn Monroe
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aimeecopeland.com/andy-blog/2012/07/29/han
dicapped/

dang...that girl is totally AMAZING! 200 crunches in 7 minutes? 400 leg lifts in 7 minutes? PLUS pushups, planks and side planks! With all the amputations she had...just WOW.

Her dad said they got lots of calls around the 1 year anniversary of her accident earlier this month, requesting interviews and wanting to make a movie. When he told Aimee, she said, "Dad, I haven't done anything! There is no story to tell. Wait until I actually DO something, then maybe we can talk."

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I was when I had younger children. Now I'm an empty nester and for the most part am the top priority.



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I used to be

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"


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I used to be last, but now I take time for myself in the morning before anyone gets up. I feel much more positive since I have done this and enjoy time with my kids even more. It helps that the weather is nice too.



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GLITTERFAIRY77
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If I don't keep "bad" food in the house, bad food choices aren't an option for anyone. Easy peasy.

I'm bored. I think I'll go do some wall push-ups.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 5/17/2013 (10:28)
MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."


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@OM2: AWESOME! I hope people read your reply.
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why would thinking about somebody else cause you to make bad food choices for YOU? I cook healthy. DH will eat what I eat, or fix something for himself. Or sometimes I will add a little something to his plate (if I eat a meatless meal, I'll cook a piece chicken or something as part of his meal). He likes those frozen healthy meals, so I buy them for him. I can't remember the last time I ate one.

I don't have kids, but do they really NEED junk food? Granted my experience is through family or friends, but I know several whose kids eat good food. My nephew's favorite after school snack has been raw veggies and ranch dip since kindergarten (and he's 14 now). He does like Krispy Kremes, but that's a treat. Not a daily thing.

as far as where I fall on my priority list - I set aside my exercise time for ME, just about every day. There aren't many things that I do JUST FOR ME, but that hour or two is MINE. Yes, I will change things around for emergencies or very special occasions (and Friday is NOT a 'special occasion'). But when it's a pre-scheduled event, I just move my planned exercise time. Usually that means making sure I get in a morning workout.

it IS all about what is REALLY important to you. If you really want it, you'll find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.
aimeecopeland.com/ Aimee is a prime example of somebody who will not let ANYTHING keep her from doing what she wants.

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My list used to look a lot like this. But now the children come first, I come second and everything else comes after.


"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up."


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My children come first, even if it means that I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My spouse comes next even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My parents/siblings are next even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My close friends are next on the list even if means I have to make bad food choices for myself.
My Job is more of a priority than myself even if it means I have to make bad food choices for myself.

Does this "list" sound/look familiar!?

For me, all of the above are true except the second part of each sentence, I make good food choices and NEVER use family & friends as an excuse to make bad food choices for myself. Time & again I'll read or hear people talk about how they'll lose weight but got too much going on right now for that non-sense weightloss stuff.

IDK, maybe I got it all wrong and nobody thinks this way....

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