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3/6/13 5:43 P

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Hi TJ, and welcome to the HBP team! I know it can be quite daunting to have so much weight to lose -- but take one day at a time, make small changes and reward yourself for your accomplishments, and you WILL get there. Also keep in mind that, while you want to lose 150 pounds, losing even a small portion of that amount will have significant health benefits for you! Put down in writing the reasons why you want to lose the weight, and what your plan is for doing so. If exercise is painful, focus in the beginning on making changes to your diet -- use the nutrition tracker to help you balance your nutrients as well as the calories that you take in. Each day I try to tell myself that "TODAY I will stay within my calories, drink my 8 cups of water" and whatever else I'm trying to do at that particular time, and that tomorrow, if I really REALLY have to have a dish of ice cream, or whatever, I'll do it then. Then, of course, I have to give myself the same pep talk the next day... LOL. And when you need help, remember that we are here for you!


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3/4/13 3:46 P

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Biggest problem is your goal.

Of course you fail because there seems to be no progress.

Instead of seeing your goal as 150 lbs. Break it into bitesize chunks- say 10 lbs per month to lose.

When you get to the end of March with a 10/10 ln loss you will feel good and inspired to try the same again.

If you focus on your 150 lb goal 10/150 is like a drip in the ocean. Think about it

Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
BLC21 start weight 146 lb BLC21 goal weight 134 lb
Blc 22 SW 143.5 lb Goal weight 131.5lb
BLC 23 SW 138.75lb goal 126lb
blc 24 sw 143lb goal 130lb

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3/4/13 10:07 A

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3/4/13 7:51 A

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i have not gained a pound in over a year.

i gave up sugar and grain products and lost 44 pounds at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 by walking 15000 steps a day and has not gained a pound back either in over a year.


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3/3/13 8:24 P

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Use a smaller plate when you eat. I do all the time. emoticon

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3/3/13 7:14 P

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After many failed "diets" I conceded I needed a lifestyle change. For me, it meant changing one thing at a time--walking the dog instead of my husband doing it, stopping the salt I put on food and learning how to use other flavorings, then, joining a gym and swimming. I am changing, for the better. My daughter introduced me to organic veggies--I will not say I am sold--but right now it is helping me to eat more fruits and vegetables.
So pick one or two things and change those--then, see what happens.
Spark people is a great way to record what you are doing and meet new friends too!

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3/3/13 5:59 P

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I need to lose 150 pounds. I lack motivation and a desire to exercise. Every moving hurts. Does anyone have experience like this that is willing to share or has anyone lost this much weight and survived. This is the 3rd month this year and I have already failed at 2 diets. Any advice? Thank you. TJ

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