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DRAGONCHILDE
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8/9/13 10:20 A



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A pound a day? Unlikely. ;) That's hard for just about anyone. Remember that it's important to set reasonable goals. If your ticker is correct, then you can reasonably expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week.

The thing is, no matter how much exercise you do, you can't out-exercise a poor diet. If you've gained weight, it's not because you're not working out enough, it's because you're eating too much.

Instead of dieting to get the weight off, try starting on the path to a healthy lifestyle for LIFE. The reason so many people regain weight after losing it is that they did a short-term diet change. Not a long-term life change. By making slow, easy to maintain healthy choices, you teach yourself new habits, so that when you reach your goal weight, nothing really changes at all!

Here's a great place to start to learn about all that:

Stop Dieting and Start Living!
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All that exercising isn't sustainable in the long term. What you need to do is decide how much exercise you can maintain for the rest of your life, and adjust your calorie intake to account for that. Adjust your diet to your exercise... not the other way around.

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DANNIELLEE7810
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8/9/13 10:04 A

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the problem with me is i dont drive. (currently learning driving manual to get license.) and i dont work. im a SAHM=STAY AT HOME MOM and i got this c25k app where i walk and job for 30 minutes and up to 40 minutes. i try to do 3 or 4 a day. and i got an elliptical trainer i try to do that for 55 minutes. i can feel the burn after 30 seconds of doing it!!! kinda weird. and i got a kickboxing video off youtube for 43 minutes and strength training for 80 minutes.

i try to do that everyday cause then id lose a pound a day. or close to it.


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LEC358
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8/9/13 9:55 A

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Also take small steps at a time rather than jumping in with both feet and risk burning out. For example, don't immediately dedicate yourself to working out for an hour everyday but instead start parking farther away from stores so you have to walk farther, do some of the 10 minute workout videos on SP, etc. Its all about making the small changes and watching them add up.



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LOUIE-LILY
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8/9/13 9:49 A

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Hi - I can feel your pain and frustration. It is difficult to keep going but that's what you have to do. Just do something - doesn't have to be alot. SP is such a help! I'm actually starting to feel like I don't want to let my SP friends down! Everyone is so encouraging. You need to do 5 mins of exercise for 1 week and then increase it to 10 mins . . . you'll get there ;) Don't give up completely. Just climb back up on the wagon and keep going! It's not over until you say it is!
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DANNIELLEE7810
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8/9/13 9:27 A

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hi, my name is Danielle. i am a mother of a 3 year old daughter. i have been trying to lose 100 pounds since march of 2012 but its been a year and a half and first 2 months i lost 20 pounds and then gained most of it back. ill workout first 3 days and afterwards ill get lazy. i keep falling of the wagon and need help staying on it. any suggestions please?

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