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4/13/10 12:00 A

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Welcome to the team! emoticon That is the best way to look at this journey, in small increments. I tackle 5 lbs at a time personally (though my tracker shows my ultimate goal). I am working on 5lbs for the 4th time this year.

~Michelle~
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2010 Walking Events:
April 11 Carlsbad 5000 done!
April 25 MS Walk done!
May 1 SDHS Walk n Roll done!
May 8 Aflac Iron Girl 5K done!
May 16 Bridge Walk done!
June 26-27 Relay for Life
Sept 4 Disneyland 5K (run)
Sept 18 Heart Walk
Oct 24 Step Out for Diabetes
Nov 19-21 3Day Walk



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WALKINGGRANDMA's Photo WALKINGGRANDMA Posts: 18,502
4/12/10 10:34 P

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Welcome. One step, one habit at a time. Make small changes you can live with. You can do this exactly the way you plan to.

Remember, you can't spit out the hippo once you eat him.

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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HOLISTIC5's Photo HOLISTIC5 SparkPoints: (136,544)
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4/12/10 7:15 P

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emoticon this is a terrific place to be.

Anne - EST Nashua, New Hampshire

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Do Not Expect Perfection, and Do Not Sit in Silence

To eat is a necessity.
To eat intelligently is an art.

PEACE- it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still BE CALM IN YOUR HEART.
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Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.
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TRISH106's Photo TRISH106 Posts: 1,247
4/12/10 6:31 P

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emoticon Huppy
I am happy you found and joined SP. You will find a very supportive group.
You have really set your goals up well. Small steps turn into large steps when we look back.
I really hope that you are able to get your co-workers on board. Even if it is just two of you others may follow suit when the see the difference in your whole self. It is not just the outer body it is our soul.

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BLUEJAY2 SparkPoints: (23,788)
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4/12/10 6:31 P

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I recently heard this saying except it was a elephant. The man giving the speach was the youngest person to climb Mt Everset. His dream started when he was 16 and 8 years later he accomplished his goal "One bite at a time".

It a wonderful motto for anything in life. How do we get fit? One step at a time. How do you save to buy a house? One $ at a time.

You have the right attitude. Thanks for the reminder.

Edited by: BLUEJAY2 at: 4/12/2010 (18:33)




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4/12/10 5:21 P

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There is that old joke about eating a hippopotamus one bite at a time. Well, that is how I have decided to tackle my weight loss.

I am a 50+ year old woman, wife, mother, teacher who has had a tough time getting motivated, in spite of the sincere concerned pleas of my family. But about a month ago, something "clicked" and I decided to set my goals up in 10 pound increments and focus on each 10 pound goal one at a time before moving on to the next. I am 2 pounds away from Goal #1. It is the first time in YEARS I have really felt that I would be successful at this. Today I took time and plotted out on the planner approximate dates for each goal (to be modified as time goes on). It really helped to give me short term goals as well as long term. I am really enjoying using SparkPeople and am working on getting a team together at my work to support one another. I welcome any advice anyone can share with a beginner.

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