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3/25/12 1:13 A

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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3/24/12 5:23 P

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Well everyone, I have been with SP for 2 years as of next month, April. But I have not lost even a pound. In fact, I have gained 30 pounds!! emoticon

Depression, pain, sadness, crying, taking care of my disabled husband and disabled daughter, having adult daughter, son, & brother all expecting me to help them take care of their problems, my limited mobility due to chronic fatigue, fibermyalgea, back & ankle problems & chronic headaches are all getting more then the best of me.

But after reading this thread, having put things in a little more prospective for me, I think that I might be able to succeed. In light of what has been written in this thread, I wonder how much success I could have had if I had done one small step at a time. But I am the sort of person who is ALL or NOTHING. If I am going to do it, I want it done NOW!! I'm sure you all know the type. Experts say that it takes 28 days to make something a habit. So as of today I am going to try to accomplish these two things every day for the next 28 days. Then for the next 28 days I will increase to these two things or I will add another two things.....and so on.

My two things for this first 28 days are drink at least 5 cups of water and do at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday. emoticon emoticon

What do you all think?

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HAPPY 2014. MAKE IT A FUN & HEALTHY YEAR!

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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,820
3/2/12 6:04 P

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I have to take little steps and stick with them for a while too... but it does work. Just not something people from the "school of instant gratification" are used to, y'know? LOL

that old "I want patience, and I want it RIGHT NOW!" doesn't fly with fibro, either! Things happen when they happen and you can't rush it... LOL

But... it isn't rocket science, it just takes persistence and encouragement--and there are tools and support here aplenty! LOL

Welcome to the team!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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2/23/12 8:35 P

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Thanks for the advice on breaking the goal down into smaller steps and ranking my confidence in how well I'm accomplishing each step! It's a terrific insight. I think in the past I've broken down the steps and then decided ahead of time how long it will take for each step. I guess I haven't taken into account how long it takes to change a habit, start a new healthy habit or work around my physical limitations. I think I've also over-complicated things by trying to work on too many steps simultaneously. One step at a time...

I really appreciate the advice! I'm going to re-think the steps to my goals and practice a little more patience!

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."


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2/23/12 6:44 P

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Seeker, if your goals are too high or too complicated, you won't reach them. And you'll continue to feel like a failure.

Start with a goal, like losing weight, then break that into small steps, like drinking five glasses of water a day or taking a 10-minute walk five days a week. Make sure you're confident you can do those steps. Rate them on a scale between one and ten (how confident you are that you'll succeed). If you rate your steps a "7" or under, redo your goal so you become more confident of success: drink four glasses of water a day, take a five-minute walk.

With simple, easy steps you'll feel like you're accomplishing something, because you are!!

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2/23/12 10:38 A

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Thank you so much for the welcome and the great ideas!

Do you know where I can find some good chair exercises? I need a change up from the basics I've been doing. Work in a pool is a great idea, too! I'll do a little research on pools in the area to see about membership costs.



"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."


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2/22/12 9:35 P

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emoticon seekerforpeace. I love the name, aren't we all seeking peace with this disease. emoticon to the team. We have chair exercises for the really bad days. I used to love stretching and walking laps in the pool.

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2/22/12 9:17 P

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2/22/12 2:34 P

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Thank you for the welcome! Your weight loss ticker shows you've lost a lot of weight! That's terrific! Congratulations! It's inspiring to see other people's successes. What has been most helpful for you in continuing weight loss with fibromyalgia pain and fatigue?

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."


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2/22/12 1:49 P

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2/22/12 10:35 A

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Hi! I'm new to the Fighting Fibromyalgia team! I've struggled with fibromyalgia for over a decade without knowing what it was. I'm also struggling with another disability that limits my mobility. In the last three years I've gained over 45 pounds and my body doesn't feel like my own any more.

I'm eager and committed to losing weight, gain strength and flexibility and increasing my vitality. However, I've noticed that my goals and plans usually turn out to be more than I'm physically able to do. Then, I feel like a failure.

I'm hoping to learn how to set reasonable healthy goals that challenge me, without overwhelming me. I'd love any ideas and suggestions you have!

Thanks for having me on the team!

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."


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