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MLEHTO
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11/23/13 10:25 P

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I know what you mean. There is the what if I can't do it again feeling. There is the why do I have to do it again, why didn't I keep it off the last time? Etc.

How do I know these things because I say them to myself almost daily. Then I remind myself to live in the present not the past and get back to work.

Good luck!



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TINA8605
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11/23/13 12:01 P

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I make one change at a time. Change doesn't happen over night. Changing a habit is replacing one habit for another habit. Habit doesn't mean a negative. Such as instead of a sweet cereal change it for a healthier cereal with a little added fruit. This is change. As you find healthier foods to replace not so good foods you will find results. But please don't be looking for instant result. It is unrealistic to expect the scale to change overnight. I have read it takes about 21 days for a change of habit to become a new habit. Give your self time. Educate educate educate. Patience patience patience. I myself only concentrate on 5 pounds at a time even though I have a total of 50 pounds. I can't handle the thought of 50 pounds but I can handle 5. Take baby steps....they will turn into adult steps. I wish you the best. Just slow down!!

ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING WONDERFUL IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN


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11/23/13 9:54 A

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Dear Carissa,

You have what I call "the paralysis of analysis." You are overthinking this. You're stewing, mulling ruminating, worrying, etc... Stop It!

Read my blog post on Goal-setting. Every goal has a Completion Date. Set that date then backtrack to today in order to set your "goal posts." These are the days when you measure your progress to see if you are one track. I space goal posts for my various goals at different intervals. For instance, one of my goals is to lose 75 pounds in 6 months which converts to 12.;5 pounds/month or 2.9 pounds per week. I choose to weigh in monthly. One of my other goals is to reduce my blood pressure. I measure my BP weekly on Mondays.

If you want to analyze something, analyze your RESULTS!

Good luck in your journey.

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels and looks.


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GYPSYGOTH
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11/21/13 6:49 P

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The Spark program is designed to prevent just this sort of thing.

All you have to do, to start, is write down (type and click, actually) what you eat, and try to drink more water and move for 10 minutes a day.

Don't try to start running 30 minutes every day. Don't try to be a saint with your diet.
Just track, and drink, and walk.

Once that feels normal, try trying to eat more vegetables.

Then try keeping your calories within the loss range, once all of that is second nature.

You can't fall off of something that's not a diet! Just start creating small, good habits, and see where they take you!

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SIMONEKP
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11/21/13 5:57 P

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the best way to get over it is to jsut start

Simone

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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OLGA18
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11/21/13 4:34 P

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Perhaps not think of it as SUCCEED vs. FAIL.
Just take some steps to walk a healthier path and the weight loss will follow.
Drink more water and eliminate caloric beverages.
Go out for a brisk walk a few times a week.
Make some healthier choices in your meal plan.
This is your life....You can make it a healthier life...you don't have to be perfect.
A few healthy choices will start you on your way.
More healthy choices will follow...



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11/21/13 4:25 P

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Hi There -
About 2 years ago I lost 17 lbs (still had more to go... but I hit a plateau and was discouraged). The weight has crept back on and I know I can get back to the place where fast food/junk food sounded horrible... I craved veggies and most of all... That powerful feeling on the treadmill running, finally hitting my first goal of running 30 minutes straight through.

So why am I so scared to start again? I'm scared I'm going to fail when I've already succeeded once before, why?

Anyone have any advice to get me over this bump?



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