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DAVEMALYON
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10/25/13 11:49 P

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wow! fit im impressed with your articulate answer

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do you sing?

on a mission to get everyone saved and look good feel good at the same time \o/
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10/25/13 6:04 P

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Thank you very much, fit!
"Choice"..........
Yes!
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10/25/13 5:58 P

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OK...I will contribute one more thing to this conversation... that is, if you want to lose weight, you can. It is a choice. Here is the formula that works:

Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.


Edited by: FIT4MEIN2013 at: 10/25/2013 (18:02)
Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!



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DAVEMALYON
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10/25/13 5:48 P

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yeah cis we al one thing in mind lose weight look good!!! emoticon

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10/25/13 5:42 P

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I've been reading posts and such and I find it really strange that we all- more or less - do, think, and speak about losing/gaining weight in the same manner.......



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10/25/13 5:26 P

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;pove your post cud be me speaking!!!!

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10/25/13 5:22 P

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Hmmmmm....don't think apple jacks could count as fruit! Not even on Mars! Lol!

Another problem of mine is that many times I find myself eating even if I'm not hungry at all!!!
And I realize what's happening........but I go ahead and eat anyway!
I ask myself, "on a scale from 1 to 10, how hungry are you right now?" while I'm lasciviously staring at a box of cookies, and my answer is "Awww...maybe 1, or 2 at most"..........and then the Dr Jekyl in me says "Get away from those cookies, you fool" but then Mr Hyde butts in and says "Oh eat em' anyway, what do you care?"
And I eat them!
That's how SICK SICK SICK I am!
So what does this mean? Maybe I'm not really set on losing weight?
I think I am, but then how do you explain the above?
Oh gosh, I think I'm going nuts!
Anyway, I've decided that tomorrow's walk will last 1 hour.......and I promise I'll also dance vigorously for 15 mins (if nobody else is around the house!)

Oh yes, and I'll try to avoid the saltines...... :((


Edited by: CICCIACAPRICCIA at: 10/25/2013 (17:24)


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10/25/13 4:59 P

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looks like you got the diet thing down....im on slim fast for 2-3 weeks more but its the stuff i eat makes it useless any way off for a 3 mile walk run tomorrow

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10/25/13 4:43 P

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The idea is to find what works for you. This answer is not a "one-size-fits-all" approach! You see where that has gotten us!

You and I would work well together because I am a carnivore! It I had to choose from only one food group, it would be protein. In fact, I had an egg for breakfast (with a Thomas 100 calorie muffin), and just ate a 4.3oz hamburger. Tonight will be a rib eye steak. OK, to be honest I had 2c of Apple Jacks for snack....hmmm, wonder if i can count that as fruit? LOL!

Work within the calorie range that you are given and eat the foods that you love and crave. You will probably find your diet changing, I did! If you really listen to your body it will speak to you. Mine said that the carbs took way too many of my calories and I was starving!

If you are eating carbs, look for the higher fiber alternatives. They will keep you full longer.



Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!



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CICCIACAPRICCIA
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10/25/13 4:22 P

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Me too!
My weight's been yo-yoing for the last 20 years and I'm sick and tired of it.
I didn't do too bad today - if you don't consider the 3 packets of saltine crackers I DEVOURED in less than 2 mins (not kidding),,,,,,
But I told myaself I must do better tomorrow!
Carbs - there's my main problem!
If I were the only human on the planet to eat meat, I tell you - ALL animals would die of old age!
I don't particularly like fish either, even though I force myself to eat it sometimes.......
I could quite happily live on bread and cheese forever! Right - exactly the two main staples I should eat very little of if any at all!
Wonder if things are the same for you......?



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10/25/13 3:45 P

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hi fit hope we can be friends im desperate to lose weight!!!!

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10/25/13 3:02 P

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Thank you!



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Thank you!



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Ciccia, take this! emoticon

This site is the best! Many, if not most, of us here have done the yo-yo. I actually had lost 160# on Weight Watchers and was a leader in the early 90's, but with my late husband's illness and complacency found myself gaining most of it back.

First you need to create your Sparkpage which will allow you to 'friend' others and vice versa. It also allows us to encourage you and cheer you on personally (and kick your @$$ as needed). Also, under the 'Community" tab above you will find Sparkteams. You are already a member of your 'class' of people joining the same week that you did. In the Sparkteams you can search for others your age, your area or with similar interests.

I joined SP (for the 3rd time) on August 4, 2012. I reached goal on my birthday, July 23 this year with a loss of 100#. I am now down 134# and have been at maintenance for 3 months. Here is how I did it.

Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.

Ok, this book is long enough! When you have questions (and you will!) feel free to post it or contact me via Sparkmail or my Sparkpage.

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Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!



 current weight: -7.0  under
 
10
5
0
-5
-10


DAVEMALYON
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10/25/13 5:30 A

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bend over brother!!! puts on my size 10 hobnail boot!!!!!

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CICCIACAPRICCIA
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10/25/13 3:07 A

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Hi everyone,
yep - you read right! I don't know WHY but I never get going on my own - even when it involves something I really want; I always need a good soul to kick me really hard in the b*** (or head, for that matter).
So annoying to realize I do not have the guts or commitment or I dunno what to get going......but I don't......that's why I'm here. I need help - desperately.
Circumstances are not helping me much - don't misunderstand, I'm not fishing for excuses, but I've been out of a job for over a year now, and - let's be frank - at 56, who the heck is going to hire me again? I've lost both my parents recently, my bro and sister too.....and, as in answer to all that, all I've been doing lately is EATING and NOT EXERCISING.
So I've gained something like 60 lbs already, and am going steady.....
Oh God, if i could afford a gun I'd shoot myself!
One of the goals I set for myself is to go on a walk every day.
So that's what I'll do right now!
See you all later!
Ciccia




 
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