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2/5/11 12:45 P

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As everyone says, your body takes time to adjust to the new life you are going for....healthy. And every body is different. You will lose the weight. Just remember it took years to actually put on the weight and it will months to slowly lose it. Don't give up, just keep working out.

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2/4/11 8:35 P

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You really got some good advice so far. Your body will catch up with your mind set and everything will be just fine........never give up on your journey to a healthier lifestyle...we are all in this together and we will see each other through this journey.

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"Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living YOUR best Life"

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2/4/11 8:15 P

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Stop to think about what 5 days really is. In the scheme of the number of days you have been alive, what is five days? 5/365= .01 -- Not even 1% of a year.

What major lifetime changes are only 5 days long? It took about 9 months for you to become enough of a someone to be born and survive outside of the womb. Puberty took years.

But what is "normal"? Some people were born before the 9 month gestation, and a few even stayed in there longer! Some people got puberty's big changes in done in one summer- others took years, some barely managed to hit it at all. You can't judge your body based on the bodies of everyone else is my point here.

Take it one day at a time. Get to know your own body. Be kind to it. Give it a chance to be healthy, to make changes, to become the body you want it to be.

You're the one that will wake up to your body everyday for the rest of your life. Don't quit on it.

If you've really been faithful to Spark for a few weeks-- really faithful with tracking nutrition and working out and blogging and whatnot-- and still see no changes; then go check with your doc to make sure it's not some rare medical reason.

But really, it's probably only been 5 days.

If you drive the wrong way down a road for a long time, then turn around and start going back the right way-- how long will it take to get to the destination? Give it time. One day at a time.


"A ship is safest docked in the harbor, but that is not what ships are made for." I may be safe sitting still and conserving my breath, but that is not what I am made for.

"Diet is a bad word. You can tell, because it has the word die right there in it." I'm not on a diet, I'm on a life-enhancement. :)

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2/4/11 2:26 P

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As you learn to change, so does your body! it probably thinks you are trying to starve it, so it holds on to "stuff"! Don't be discouraged, you are beautiful anyway!

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2/4/11 11:50 A

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Don't ever get discouraged when you are trying so hard. It will come off. Remember, that starting slowly is better than it coming off quickly and then coming back! Just take it one day at a time. emoticon

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2/4/11 10:03 A

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I actually saw some gain the first week so I stopped weighing myself and at the end of my first month I had lost 10 lbs . So i am going to only weigh in at the beginning of every month .I can tell I feel better and am moving more so I rely on that, YOU WILL BE FINE !!! barb

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2/4/11 9:26 A

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I have been on the plan for 5 days with no weight loss. Is that normal?

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