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MQT4U2's Photo MQT4U2 Posts: 3,657
11/9/07 12:39 P

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For me personally this week was better last week I gined this week I lost 2.4 lbs differnt team have differnt challenges gazelle users we do a monthly count of our minutes using our gazelle Then I'm on Spark Happy Losers doing a biggest loser challenge etc I make my own goals and challenges as well to beat my best

Best wishes on your continued success with your exercise

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Make better food choices by picking the best foods from the options I haveavailable to me. Work on limiting caffiene intake. Mdeitate 3 times a week to Pink Bubble mediation


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11/8/07 10:50 A

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Well, I have been walking every day for 35-45 minutes on a treadmill. I have also been marking a big X on my calendar to show that is a day that I have been exercising. I have seen my pedometer get up to close to 8,000, but I haven't been wearing it this past week. My main goal has been to get to the gym and just walk. How is everyone else doing? Any challenges this month?

 
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11/8/07 10:40 A

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Baby steps as mentioned earlier, set small goals for yourself that are obtainable, then when you do reach your goals it is positive!

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PUNCHILOUIE's Photo PUNCHILOUIE SparkPoints: (116,115)
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11/3/07 7:03 P

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Writing everything you eat and do, also helps to keep you focus in what is important your health and well being. Good that you´ve been walking, baby steps and you´ll see results. Keep it up!! Have a wonderful weekend! Breath! Enjoy!

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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11/3/07 4:07 P

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Thank you for the response. I have been doing a very good job of walking everyday. I don't always wear my pedometer because sometimes when I sit it pinches in the wrong spot. But, for a few days I got as high as 7595! I was pretty excited, but I get frustrated because I wonder how much is steps vs. hitting, bumping etc. I haven't let that deter me though. I am proud to say that I have spent the last five days walking at the park and on the gym treamill. I started at fifteen minutes, moved onto thirty and now forty-five. The biggest deal is that I have had the week from hell and normally I would have let my stress get in the way and just eat. Now I have been walking or going to the gym to escape. I think the cooler weather here helps a lot and I have felt good being in nature, as it is. I am still working on my goal and seeing small ounces, pounds fall away each day. I am also really trying to eat better. I would love to hear from more people on the site. Your response is what made me take a moment from studying to answer and get back on here, so THANKS again!!!

 
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11/3/07 2:39 P

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Today1, yes I imagine it can be frustating to talk about losing weight and rthen say oh now let´s go for lunch, quiet depressing!
But here we are with bunch of people commited to improve our health by eating right and exercising and you are part of this bunch. Don´t be affected by other people´s view, by being in Sparkpeople you are on the right track to reach your goal in terms of weight and fitness. Stay with us, join teams that appeal to you, talk to us when you feel overwhelmed and when you´re happy too. We all are in thesame train, being healthy, fit and happy. Don´t be discouraged, you can beat the odds!!!! Believe in yourself, ok? Stay in touch! emoticon

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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DENISE.PG's Photo DENISE.PG SparkPoints: (20,882)
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10/22/07 2:44 P

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It was nice chatting with you too! I hope you are doing well :)

At the moment, I've reduced my goals to two - staying healthy and improving my running skill. I'm trying to pay less attention to the plateau that I'm at and more attention to what I want to do with my newfound good health :)


"Anything is possible when you smell like a monster and know the word 'on.'" - Grover

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Time to make the sacrifice
We rise or fall."

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10/22/07 11:37 A

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I am doing well, my surgery in Febuary was good, however things got off track health wise in July and I had 5 more surgeries, and while at the time I was so sick, the way I feel today, July was so worth it!! I am close to my goal for 2007, all through spark!!!
Cat

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10/22/07 8:20 A

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I just wanted to take a moment to send a special thanks to a few people...
Denise.PG, Maddy 211, MSDELISLE, MQ24U2, ZLWIDOW, NANDINI/PATTI, WYOKATHERINE, and ITALIANTRACI.

Your comments were SO helpful and appreciated at a time when I really needed a friend. I spent the weekend doing a little mental health cleaning and I think I can begin new today. I feel more focused and on track with what I need to do and I have started quite a few changes to help me get started. Lots of water and a pedometer and a good plan for eating today.
ZLWIDOW, I think I met you earlier in the year when I was starting out on the plan. How are you doing with your goals? Sorry I lost contact. I feel as though I fell off the face of the earth.
Also, thank you for the personal messages. Sometimes you don't know how such a small effort can make such a HUGE difference for someone in need. Well, I guess we would know from this standpoint, wouldn't we?
I just want to get on track and see results. I am hoping that we can be a strong supportive group that does a lot of checking in and challenges. I hope to get to know you all and look forward to this journey and making new friends. Thank you all!

 
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10/21/07 10:24 P

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I too joined some time ago but I am back and it takes one step at a time. Sparks has shown me I need to do one small thing at a time to change my old habits and it is worth it. I know it will get easier and it's true there is a lot of support here. We all have ups and downs your at the right place. emoticon

 
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MSDELISLE's Photo MSDELISLE SparkPoints: (115,793)
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10/19/07 11:09 A

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Desperate, There is much support and encouragement here. Take advantage of it. Post here as often as you can and, as someone mentioned earlier, watch your points add up. I just completed a month with SP and I can already see improvement. I've joined a few of the teams and challenges and look forward to posting every day. Good luck and enjoy the great gift you are giving yourself by becoming healthy.

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DENISE.PG's Photo DENISE.PG SparkPoints: (20,882)
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10/19/07 9:43 A

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Hi there, desperate!! Hopefully with some help from SP, you'll be able to change your name soon ;)

I TOTALLY know what you mean about the people who want to lose weight and then do something totally counterproductive to their goals... People have this mindset that they can't seem to shake, and it took me years to shake it myself. But I'm SO glad to be serious about my weight and health - I feel like I know the "secret" ;)

So yeah... hang in there! You can do anything you set your mind to :)


"Anything is possible when you smell like a monster and know the word 'on.'" - Grover

"Fast and free
Follow me
Time to make the sacrifice
We rise or fall."

- from "Rise," Yoko Kanno / Origa


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10/19/07 8:11 A

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Thank you so much for the responses! I actually grabbed my pedometer this morning and I am making a tracking sheet to start fresh (it has been awhile!) I am so looking forward to getting support from great people who know what it feels like to struggle with weight problems. Are there any challenges this month? I guess I should go back and read the board...I look forward to talking with everyone and staying on track. Thanks for the encouragement! I need all the help I can get to stay focused... emoticon

 
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10/19/07 4:14 A

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Please don't give up!!! You can do it!! Baby steps! and use that pedometer!
traci

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Goal 1: get and stay under 80 kgs, through good eating and exercise. ACCOMPLISHED!

Goal 2: get and stay under 80 kgs (fully clothed). ACCOMPLISHED!

Goal 3: get down to 77 kgs on a stable basis.
work in progress...





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10/18/07 7:41 P

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I have met so many wonderful people here on spark that have really helped me gain control over my eating. Maybe you are being to striked in your plans and that is why you have trouble staying on it. It is fine to go out to lunch or dinner and stay on program. Please let us know exactly what isn't working for you so we can help. You are on this team so I suspect you have a pedometer. What is your average steps for a day?

Katherine
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STepping sprints 10% increase
Goal: 5000 minutes of exercise in 2011
Drink 6 glasses or more of water a day
ST 2 days week
Aerobics 3 Days wk

"Do or Do Not, There is no Try". Yoda!


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MQT4U2's Photo MQT4U2 Posts: 3,657
10/18/07 7:28 P

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Sorry to here that your not getting much suppor tfrom outside sources from SP I see we are on 2 of the same team I am also on Gazelle users I agree with Cat

you are at the right place SP to keep motivated teams you are part are there for you Join on some of the challenges for serious results


It can be hard with family and friends talking about dieting truthfully I do not see anything wrong with going out to lunch after talking about weight loss one can make healthy choices dining out Its all about baby steps and our choices we make

Best of wishes on your journey

Edited by: MQT4U2 at: 10/18/2007 (19:30)
Linda

“Always strive to add rungs to your ladder of life"

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Goals for August Track food mininium of 3 out of 7 days and get 90% written down (to help me get back inot the swing)
Make better food choices by picking the best foods from the options I haveavailable to me. Work on limiting caffiene intake. Mdeitate 3 times a week to Pink Bubble mediation


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10/18/07 7:17 P

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Seconds on everything that Cat said - very well put, and all very true. Just shout with what you need, someone will answer.

Nandini/Patti
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10/18/07 6:56 P

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welcome to the group, and you have support, your first step worked, now my advice is post as often as you can, find all the boards that follow your interests, and goals, get in as many points a day as you possibly can. That is what keeps me motivated, to work the program, post, points, lifestyle change (hate the word diet... ) exercise, they all work, as long as you work it.
Cat

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10/18/07 6:34 P

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I joined spark people quite some time ago and life has gotten in the way of my goals!!! I have gained weight and I am more miserable than before!!! I would like to know if anyone feels like reaching out and offering support to someone who is desperately trying to get back on track! I am tired of reaching out to people who talk about losing weight and then go out to LUNCH! I want to interact with serious people who are working to meet their goals!

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