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You made the decision you wanted to lose weight. So keep your goal in front of you. Every small step adds to the journey. You can DO it and achieve what you set out to do.

"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." -- Jack Penn


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Whatever you do, try to get back on track ASAP even if you start just doing small stuff - it's better than none at all. You CAN do it!!

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There's no magic way to get back on track you just have to make up your mind to do it and do it. If it seems overwhelming, start small. Pick one thing that you need to get back on track with and do that. Each week add a new thing that you need to get back on track with. Don't try to do it al at once and don't try to conquer it as if you never stopped.
I've gotten off track a lot (usually with going to the gym) and when I try to get back on track I start where I was. If I've missed a few months at the gym, I can't expect to jump back in as if I've never stopped. I have to scale back a little and work my way back up.
It may not be easy, but it's worth it.

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Just do it!

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11/7/14 6:44 A

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Each day is a brand new day, so you just start over. I'm tired of feeling like the only choice is to give up because we stumble...so I pick myself up and start again now!

Live each day to the fullest, and take time to enjoy the simple things in life!


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I am in a stall. I am still tracking food, still staying in my calorie range, although sometimes it is at the higher end rather then the lower end. It is not because I am not motivated, and I am actually very close to my goal weight. It is because life threw me a curve, I know there is nothing I can do about it, until this is done. I am on high dose prednisone for the 4th week now, and looks like at least a couple of months or more to come. because I ended up with ITP. So I look in the mirror now and see someone with chipmunk cheeks, even a double chin appearing, and my belly is popping out, all kind of depressing after losing 55 lbs. I have been hovering a couple of lbs above my last weigh in, so I haven't gained much weight, but I am no longer losing weight. I am doing much more exercise then usual because this stuff has me so jittery and edgy and can't stand to be in my skin, my daily steps on fitbit have jumped 5-7 thousand or more a day then the usual amount of 10-15 thousand. But I also can't sleep, 3-5 hours a day is all I am sleeping no matter how hard I try. I know all this will go away when my platelets resolve themselves but after a journey of 8 months to be set on a shelf for a while doesn't make me feel too happy.

Barb from Maine!

You cannot plough a feild by turning it over in your mind"

Lead with your heart; the rest of you will follow.

Believe in yourself

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." -- Amelia Earhart

I loved you like there was no tomarrow...
and then one day, there wasn't...

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.~ Bill Cosby


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9/22/14 5:45 A

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start with small changes

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9/21/14 2:48 P

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I had a hard time a few months ago. Ate my way through a depressing event. I just made up my mind and just started back on Sparks.



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Make that choice

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just shake it off and start over - today!

Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. - Lisa Bonchek Adams


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Just start!

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Keep moving!




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8/11/14 11:15 P

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Baby steps - small, realistic goals
shake it off and start fresh - we have all been there

Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. - Lisa Bonchek Adams


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Gotta figure that out for myself.



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8/11/14 12:00 P

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I am feeling this way today. So many stress inducing situations in the last few days that I don't feel "on track." I won't call it falling off the wagon, more like being launched off the seat by a big bump in the road, and hanging off the side for dear life! I am using my powers of resolve to claw my way back up - mainly focusing on all the progress I have made in the last six months. I am not willing to let myself down.

I deserve my best effort. We all do!



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Start with positive talk to yourself, you can do it. Read an inspiring story on spark people. Don't put off until tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. I am always starting over but I start and that is the key "start". Talk to someone, make a list of pro's and con's. There is always a way to get on track if you set your mind to it, be a doer.

God sees the heart. What do you see? Inspire others to see the good in another person and make our world a better place to live. What have you done for someone today? Pass the Spark!


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8/10/14 4:49 A

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So many times when I have 'fallen off the wagon' I tell myself that I'll start again tomorrow, and then spend the rest of the day over-eating and not exercising. Then, when tomorrow comes, I'm very likely to start off with an unhealthy breakfast, and tell myself that I'll start being good tomorrow. And the days go on like that.

What I've learned is better to do is to get back on right when you fall off so that you can't use the excuse of having fallen off to do lots of extra over-eating. If you started the day with too many calories, eat salads for lunch and dinner. If you were good all day, but then couldn't resist the ice cream in the freezer before bed, start the next day with a light, healthy breakfast. Think of your indulgence as a pre-emptive award for the healthy eating you're about to do. :)





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"Don't stop trying just because you hit a wall. Progress is progress no matter how small!"

I gained it one pound at a time, I'll lose it the same way.


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"Don't stop trying just because you hit a wall! Progress is progress no matter how small!"

I gained it one pound at a time, I'll lose it the same way.


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8/4/14 11:25 P

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feeling down and a little sad. Hard to get back on track and feel that so many
obstacles are against us.

I pray that God will send his blessings upon our family and give us love,
guidance and strength.


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always just try one more time.
Thomas Edison


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7/31/14 6:10 P

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Lay out your workout clothes, go shopping for good foods, get out your measuring cups and spoons, and read about people in the process of making their lives better!

LET'S DO THIS!


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Sometimes you just gotta push yourself to get going, after the first push it just comes natural.



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I took a few days to clean out my kitchen, meanwhile....started reading blogs on SP, got a food and exercise plan in order and made the next Sunday my day to start. All I did was make that Sunday a priority and just wanted to make it through the day. Monday was easier. Make a commitment just to make it through each day. You will see as each day passes, you'll be looking forward to the next day.
Don't give up....remember....this is a life change....not a temporary diet. Diets (the word diet) doesn't work. When you make this kind of change and adapt to it each day this is called a life change.
Keep checking into SP....we have all the encouragement one could possibly need! Find a buddy if you can but if they don't work out....change them too!!

ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN


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Today did not go as planned it is over it is passed cannot be changed
Get positive and make tomorrow better one day at a time
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7/24/14 1:13 A

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I have just moved to hot AZ. I have a pool in my back yard and I am now in it often, I drink smoothie often. I am eating a lot of salads and drinkng a lots of water everyday, I am eating healthier..

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7/22/14 11:35 A

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Stop and think what you want to do. Make a plan and just go DAY by DAY.

I got myself a Garmin step counter and make sure I surpass the daily goal, drink water and eat well. I do cheat once in a while, but that's part of it. You shouldn't deprive yoursef cus when you finally get a taste you end up eating a whole pint of ice cream lol.

Good luck!

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would you join a group? it will help keep you accountable.



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Make and eating plan and stick to it.



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TRACK YOUR FOOD! That's the first step I take when I'm trying to pull myself off a binge. Put it in writing, look at your totals, and work to balance your nutrients - from the first moment you vow to be back on track, and every meal/snack after. Be accountable to yourself, for giving your body the food it needs to be healthy. Use whatever affirmations work for you - one that helps me make better choices and say "no" is: "FOOD IS FUEL!"




Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 7/14/2014 (05:34)

My son Scott's memorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopgOKaOUwY

"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
but how to dance in the rain."


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emoticon check the clock- now give it ten minutes
check the clock again.
okay, is it done? (A) If so I'm back on track
-or (B) I'm not done done yet - try again in an hour


eventually the day is over and so is being off track emoticon


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7/10/14 5:30 P

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I am getting back on track after gaining a pound while on vacation. I had to get to the grocery store to stock up on my staples. I had to set out my measuring spoons and cups. My Sparktracker started working again, so that was a plus. I am back to a regular sleep and eating pattern- I loved my vacation but with the people I was with it was go,go,go, so i was going on not a lot of sleep and eating at odd times, and eating stuff that I usually avoid. I treat a vacation like the holidays- once it's dec 26 or Feb 15 or whatever, all the "holiday" food gets given away or tossed and i get back to regular eating. Once back from vacation I get to the store ASAP and "reset."

LET'S DO THIS!


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Sometimes I wish it was a little easier but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other! Have a great exercise Monday!!!

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7/4/14 11:14 P

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Yes, we are our own worst enemies. Trying to get on track.



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all good ideas here. I'm having a hard time getting on track also.. i guess we are our
worse enemies at times. :-(

I CAN DO THIS
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Just start and stop beating yourself up for getting off. Nothing will get done until you start.

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BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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If your clothes are looser but the scales are staying the same, it will take time. You are making more muscle which will burn more calories, but which also weighs more than fat.

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I needed to hear all this too. thank you. my problem is that i've hired a personal trainer and now uppted him to twice a week. try to do elliptical at least 2 times a week besides that. i am logging food (my fitness pal as my trainer can see it on there) and i'm still not losing. the gym scale thing he uses says i've lost some fat weight and gained some muscle composition but its not showing where we can see it (clothes or my regular scale). i just dont know why. i try to be good eating out and i try to watch the rest of the day (we eat out a lot an i know thats bad but i am careful to get veggies cooked plain and sauces either none or on side and stuff) and i account for calories etc but i dont know why nothing is moving....

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I needed to hear all of this. Thanx



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Thanks for all the encouragement and great ideas to stay on track. I really need to get to that 3 week mark of not eating sugar.. hopefully I will stop the cravings..

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I do the exact same thing!! I enjoy the emails from Spark they motivate me and get me going! Thank you! emoticon

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Exercise first thing in the am is huge on making better food choices for the day!



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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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I agree-getting back to SP gets me back on track.

I can do it with your help!


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I carry a portion controlled dried fruit and nuts. Plus water,



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Little bags of cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, celery stalks .... these help me stay on track in the warmer months of summer!

God never ignores knee-mail!

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Whenever I feel "off track" I log into SparkPeople. I read a blog, post some thoughts on a message board or watch an inspirational video on the Daily Spark. Oftentimes, just spending a few minutes on Spark will inspire me to exercise (even when I don't feel like it) just so I can log those minutes or miles.
It is so easy to get off-track. Hang in there and just keep moving forward One Day at a Time.




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