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GRANDMAFRANNY
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9/17/13 11:56 A

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I too am having trouble staying motivated. All the suggestions that have been made I already know but sticking to them are not that easy. I have stayed up late for so many years that my body has gotten used to it and can't go to sleep until after 10. I work Retail so my schedule varies all the time. I try to share my ideas, plans and goals with my husband but he just don't get it. I appreciate his support but what works for him don't work for me. I've tried so many different diets and plans that I have confused myself. These are just some of the issues that I have to deal with, not to mention church activities, taking care of home, and trying to spend time with my hubby and family. I just need to find a balance. Thanks for listening to me vent. emoticon Feeling frustrated.

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9/17/13 11:31 A

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For the past 2 weeks, I have been unmotivated to exercise and less than diligent with my food choices. I KNOW with absolute certainty that it is related to the fact that I was out of town for a week and didn't login to SP, check in with SparkCoach, post to the message boards, blog etc. When I got back, I just didn't do what I needed to do which was to make my Spark time a priority.
Accountability is without a doubt a key to success with SP. Supporting each other and seeking support go hand in hand. Reading the articles and even listening to SP Radio are essential to learning as much as possible.
All weight loss programs give you some of the elements of SP but I don't know of any that give you all the elements that are essential to informing yourself on health issues related to weight loss as well as has a philosophy that crosses into all areas of your life. But, and it is a big but, you have to make it a priority.
I suggest you go to the Spark Points page and just start working the points activities, including the One Time Activities. They build on each other and move your through the program one step at a time.
Good Luck!

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9/17/13 9:08 A

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I agree with the tip about starting small and building on those initial successes.
I have worked my way to better fitness by starting with 10 minutes of exercise and improving slowly. I now work out five days a week for 45-60 min.

If you had told me 2.5 years ago, I would have said you'd lost your mind...

My relationship with food has changed as well. I record everything I eat every day, whether I stayed in my calorie range or not, and I count each day as a victory. I'm being accountable and relying on facts (what/how much I actually ate) rather than reacting with panic, which causes me anxiety.

Hope this helps.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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9/17/13 6:36 A

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9/17/13 6:14 A

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I think my small thing will be to not eat after a certain time- most likely 8 or 9, since I generally go to bed at 10.



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9/17/13 6:14 A

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I had a good day yesterday and it is already motivating me this morning. Hopefully I can continue to ride that wave.



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9/16/13 10:38 A

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I agree find something you can do daily and go slow you will be suprised how far you can go.



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9/16/13 10:15 A

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I have troubles, getting the exerciser. So my small is to ride my stationary bike for 10mins a day. I don't understand Why exerciser is So blasted hard my me. emoticon

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9/13/13 10:56 A

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That is a very good tip. Thank you!



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9/13/13 5:39 A

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Start small. Pick one thing you wish to change and give yourself a three day goal ( i.e. Make your goal to not drink soda for 3 days). After your three days you can add another thing to your list or go for a longer goal. Making smaller more achievable goals will help you feel accomplished and might just inspire you to do more.

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9/13/13 12:12 A

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I appreciate the encouragement. I won't lie, though- I usually feel like I won't be able to do it. And I don't know how to believe I will.



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9/12/13 11:59 P

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Yeah. Kind of tough. :/

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9/12/13 11:53 P

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take a deep breath, find your peace,
love yourself and say "I'm worth it!"
I can do it!




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9/12/13 3:55 P

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there is a team for us sparkers who have started, stopped, started.. it's called back on track. It came out of the back on track august challenge. and it went so well that we continued it.



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9/12/13 10:24 A

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I think posting regularly will help- I'm sure there are sparkteams for people who binge- maybe joining one can help you find support and motivation?

Try to track your food again for a bit- see what your nutrient breakdown is. I know I feel hungrier if I'm not getting enough protein in through the day.

Remind yourself that you're working hard and taking care of yourself by eating right and working out- do you want to undo your hard work by binging after dinner?

Set a deadline for yourself- after 7 pm you won't eat anything else, or after your last meal you're done- the kitchen is off-limits.

When you want to eat ate at night as yourself why- how are you feeling? Is it stress? Boredom? Loneliness? Once you can figure out WHY you start eating you can take steps to combat it.

And of course, you have to make slow changes for them to be lasting!

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Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!


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9/12/13 6:08 A

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Thank you so much for the input, guys. One thing I know for sure is that I don't get enough sleep. I just take so much work home with me in the evenings (I am a teaching assistant, so I do a lot of feedback on papers, etc.) that I stay up late and start eating more. It has been really difficult for me to break that habit, but it's probably the most important thing for me to do to get healthier.

I have this weird and annoying way of convincing myself, later in the day, that overeating doesn't matter. I have a very practical mindset through most of the day, but by 6:00, after I eat dinner, I just don't care anymore and start eating whatever.



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GRAMMYTOBIN
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9/11/13 10:24 P

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good tip. Thanks I'm going to try that. emoticon

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9/11/13 4:08 A

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I used to binge, turns out I would go for hours without eating. I try to get something in my mouth every 4 hours, to avoid a binge.

Edited by: MISS-OVEREATER at: 9/13/2013 (01:16)
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GRAMMYTOBIN
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9/10/13 12:54 P

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Hi,

I have been on and off SparkPeople for years. I'm not saying it doesn't work, I'm saying I have allowed life to take control. I Do need to Lose Weight for My Health. I have had trouble staying forced. Any Ideals that might help.
Thank You, for your time.

When you have a problem, drop to your knee. God will guided you though.


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Hi GRAPEVINES!
I think I could have written your missive... I find that there are so many variables that affect my choices. I'm not always sure where to land to "fix me".

But for now, I'm setting a monthly goal for both exercise and healthy eating (measured in terms of fruit & veggie intake). I also find that adequate sleep helps me to choose wisely.

It often is a battle in one's head. (at least it is for me!) And that is where I have to address the issues that cause me to turn to food when that isn't really what I need.

I also have set a goal for between now and Jan. 1st. Then I'm setting smaller goals to break that down and JUST DO IT.!

There is a lot of support on:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp

It's worth checking it out to find others working on the same issues / frustrations, etc.
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Hello Grapevine,

I have found that every aspect of my life is positively impacted by being healthy and fit. It worked for me to commit and decide to change my lifestyle to the healthiest one possible.
Decide that you will replace less healthy choices with healthy ones. Overeating can be conquered by finding other things to do. ( I play Lumosity brain games as they fully engage me). While overcoming night overeating I started going to bed early and waking early. By eating the highest quality nutrient rich, non GMO food, and organic produce when it comes to the dirty dozen list I found my food cravings come into proper balance. Food is medicine IMHO and believe I gained weight because I was not eating healthy food and was overly hungry because my body craved the nutrition it was not finding in the food I was choosing. You will thank yourself for many many years in the future if you choose to care for yourself now. ! emoticon
I look forward to seeing you posting your progress so I can cheer on your success! emoticon

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9/10/13 7:44 A

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Hi everyone,

I have been a member of Sparkpeople for quite some time, but I don't believe I have ever posted on the forums, and I have only checked the website sporadically.

I have been on-and-off watching my diet and exercising for about ten years, since I graduated high school. Last year, I was in the best shape of my life- I was at a weight I was happy with, I somehow got my eating and exercise balanced right, and I felt really good.

However, since December I have slowly been gaining weight back, and I no longer feel motivated to exercise or watch what I eat. I do still exercise regularly (which means the weight is coming back on very slowly), but it doesn't get me excited like it used to. And I am having a really hard time with overeating- mostly at night, I binge on foods. I have no motivation to track what I eat anymore.

What I need is some advice on how to change my diet so that I feel good and motivated again, and how to keep weight off once I have lost it. I know any changes I make should be lifelong for maintenance- I am having a really hard time with that. Any tips from those of you that have been successful?

Thank you everyone! And I intend to start posting regularly now.



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