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1/3/09 6:21 P

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I love how CINDILP said "The journey just begins with the weight loss." That's exactly what I've been discovering the last couple of weeks, and a good thing for all of us to keep in mind.

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1/3/09 5:46 A

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Hi and welcome to the team! I still crave the 3 cups instead of the spoonful sometimes. It's not as easy as some think it is but we can do this!

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1/2/09 9:22 P

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"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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1/2/09 9:16 P

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1/2/09 8:32 P

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That is totally true. I think if I try to always stay in the moment and always be present than I won't suffer from voluntary caloric amnesia when making decisions. Every decision or choice I make about food is an opportunity to make myself healthier. I think I'll have a banana now! thanks so much. SP is a God send!

Edited by: VOLLEY1234 at: 1/2/2009 (20:33)
"with the obligation to choose comes the obligation to choose well"

"you only have one life, if you live it right, once is enough"

"I am only as God made me"


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1/2/09 8:12 P

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Welcome. We've all been there. Its having a think-thin mindset. Which is being conscious about the choices we are making. I think people like Oprah haven't learned that even though the diet is over with they still have to think about their choices until those choices become habit. The journey just begins with the weight loss.
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VOLLEY1234's Photo VOLLEY1234 Posts: 49
1/2/09 8:06 P

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Thanks Sandy!

"with the obligation to choose comes the obligation to choose well"

"you only have one life, if you live it right, once is enough"

"I am only as God made me"


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1/2/09 8:05 P

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Hi and welcome, many of us, if not all, have felt as you do at the beginning of this new phase of your journey. It is frightening to stop losing and start maintaining but all the rules still apply, keep a journal to start with, follow Spark advice and be consistent with the lifestyle. It feels too good to let it go. All the very best.

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1/2/09 7:52 P

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Hi Everyone, I am new to the group and new to the maintenance phase. Boy, it's super scary. Feel like I am floating in uncharted waters and almost afraid to leave my house for fear of temptation! Not sure which parts of the ice are thin and which are sturdy. I'm apprehensive to feel confident I won't regain (I have regained weight so many times in the past). Don't want to creep back on like the majority of the population - want to find the secret of the 10% that keep it off. I also don't want to become obsessed with my weight or deny myself foods i love. I feel so bad for Oprah... I know what she has gone through. She has all the $$ and love in the world and couldn't keep it off. what does it take to make it a permanent lifestyle change? If anyone would have the magic solution it would be Oprah! Maybe she needs SP too!

Its all about portion control and moderation... it I want 3 cups of something tasty instead of 1 spoonful I have to figure out WHY WHY WHY. 1 spoonful tastes just the same as 3 cups - there is just more of it.

Wish me luck.. I'm off to pray for strength and resolve!

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Edited by: VOLLEY1234 at: 1/2/2009 (19:57)
"with the obligation to choose comes the obligation to choose well"

"you only have one life, if you live it right, once is enough"

"I am only as God made me"


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