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PINKCIS
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4/19/11 10:06 P

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I'm keeping the clothes I bought 2 years ago. So I am determined to get back into them again no matter how long it takes. I did the same 5 years ago. I bought a dress 2 sizes too small on purpose. It took me 1-1/2 years to fit into that dress and I did it.


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GERI58
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4/19/11 2:30 P

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emoticongood luck and God Bless

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TRACYG0625
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4/19/11 2:13 P

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I don't like to see myself in pics either, but that is my personal self image problem I have to deal with. I really like the digital cameras because of this, because no one has to see the pic but you. Take the pic, print it out on your computer (I even use regular paper) and voila! you have a picture for yourself.

I am finding it kind of therapeutic to have that pic. Ask yourself "Why don't you like to see yourself in pictures?" Use that as a motivator. Look at that picture and know you want to change it so that you aren't embarrassed, disgusted, whatever. I don't like to see myself in pics because I am disgusted with the way I look. I was at my goal - I MADE IT! and I blew it so seeing myself in pictures throws my failure in my face. I am using those emotions to feed my determination to reach my goal again and this time for good.

Good luck on your journey and I hope you find something that works for you. Everyones journey is as individual as we are. I have tried what others have tried and some things work for me and some don't. Just remeber "success is a journey not a destination". It is so true. emoticon

Tracy G

Be Patient, yet persistent. Don't expect results overnight. Take it one step at a time. Let nothing stop you! You will get where you want to go.

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

With every decision you make and with every action you take, you can make your life healthier and brighter!


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BOXETTE
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4/19/11 2:06 P

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You only fail when you quit trying...so Welcome AGAIN...you can do it AGAIN!


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PROPMAN1
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4/19/11 12:53 P

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Staying motivated is very hard to do. Have about 20 pounds to lose but they are just as stubborn as any 100. Also have been working for months to lose these pounds but as soon as a few drop off...they come running back. Wish I had your courage to take a pic. Am too embarrassed. Know that it could be worse but....

Also want the feeling of being lighter and healthier to return. Who knows....if I keep trying...

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!


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SUZYQPSYCHO
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4/19/11 12:49 P

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I appreciate the support. I find when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping it is easy to be motivated. When the leaves start falling off the trees and the snow hits the ground I go into hibernation mode. I lost my dad in the fall (several years ago) which probably does not help, and I recently quit smoking (which has left me with less motivation). It's a battle I will face everyday. My roommate who is doing this challenge with me said I should start reading these stories and seeking support. Maybe she was right. I feel better already. :)



TRACYG0625
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4/19/11 12:40 P

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I hear ya! I find it difficult to keep myself motivated too. I have about 100 lbs to lose, and have been working on the same 6 since January. When I am consistent it is great, but I let life (job, kids, whatever) get in the way. I am trying something new this time. I took a 'start' picture and wrote down my measurments on it. Each month I am going to do another pic and measurments. That way I can see the differences and don't have to rely on the scale. The scale is what kills my motivation. I work and work and work and then step on the scale and gain 2 lbs. emoticon

This way I can see progress and who cares what the scale says. My weight will figure itself out as I lose inches is what I am figuring and having a visual will also keep me motivated. I am putting these pics on the inside of my medicine cabinet so every morning when I get ready for my day I see them and am reminded to make conscious decisions about my eating and my movement.

I saw a story by someone a number of months ago when I was surfing different sites that really brought it home. She stood in the bathroom and took pictures of herself in the mirror. It was amazing to see her body change over time and because she was doing it through exercise and eating right when she posted a pic of her next to her 'thin' friends - even though she weighed 20+ lbs more than they did she looked better than they did. I wish I remember where I saw that blog.

Not sure if that helps you, but I am tired of losing and then gaining it all back. I remember what it felt like to be my goal weight (even though it has been over 19 years since I was there) and I want that feeling back.

Tracy G

Be Patient, yet persistent. Don't expect results overnight. Take it one step at a time. Let nothing stop you! You will get where you want to go.

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

With every decision you make and with every action you take, you can make your life healthier and brighter!


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SUZYQPSYCHO
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4/19/11 12:21 P

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Hi. I am here searching for something to keep me motivated. Last year I lost probably 30 pounds (and have about 150 total to lose). I got the winter dull drums and gained everything back. I am trying to get started again, and I guess I am technically past working out for ten minutes as I work out usually around an hour a day (half hour in the morning and half at night). I do not do it every day which is why I decided to join this challenge, so I can hopefully get motivated to workout every day.emoticon



 
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