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6/27/10 9:25 P

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emoticon I love your attitude. You are on the right team, that's for sure. Getting healthy is what is important and stressing about the numbers on a scale sabotages that journey.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life!


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6/27/10 8:32 P

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welcome to the team

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Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
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PJGABRIEL's Photo PJGABRIEL SparkPoints: (63,505)
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6/27/10 8:21 P

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emoticon to the team, and slow and steady does win the race. I am averaging about a pound every week to 10 days, and that is not as fast I would like but it is what it is, and live with this. I also realize that my hypothyroid is putting a wrench into my weight lose, but also learning a lot for members of the spark family and how different foods affect you differently.

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
Thomas Jefferson


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ROLANDD's Photo ROLANDD SparkPoints: (64,917)
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6/27/10 4:55 P

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IT'S NOT A LIFE STYLE CHANGE IF YOU GO AT WEIGHT LOSS LIKE YOUR TRYING TO KILL SNAKES, THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT YOU WILL BURN OUT ON IT QUICKLY, MUCH LIKE ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS STARTED WITH SUCH RELISH. AS THEY SAY A LIGHT THAT BURNS TOO BRIGHTLY BURNS OUT QUICKLY, SUCH AS TRYING TO LIVE UP TO UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS, AS WITH WEIGHTLOSS OR ANY OTHER UNREALISTIC GOAL. GO AT IT SLOWLY AND INTELLIGENTLY WITH A WINNABLE AND ATTAINABLE GAME PLAN AND GOALS.

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6/27/10 4:21 P

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So true - I love this team and am sure you will too. Less pressure and so much healthier. Enjoy the ride - or do I mean amble?

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6/27/10 3:25 P

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emoticon to this Great Team. Slow and steady does it!
GOD BLESS!
Louise

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YICHE12's Photo YICHE12 SparkPoints: (167,902)
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6/27/10 2:23 P

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Very well said. It is always best to lose slowly because it becomes a permanent loss contrary to the quick loss schemes out there. Happy to have you on board!

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6/27/10 11:16 A

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BECKYANNE1's Photo BECKYANNE1 SparkPoints: (151,526)
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6/27/10 10:42 A

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Welcome to the team!

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6/27/10 9:16 A

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Deb, you put that so beautifully. I too am happy to be healthy and moving in the right direction!! emoticon

Exercise to be fit, not skinny.Eat to nourish your body.and Always Ignore the doubter, haters, and unhealthy examples that were feeding you. YOu are worth more than you realize." From the Fitness Facebook page..

There is always reason to Dance!!
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6/27/10 7:33 A

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In the past like most of you I went for the fast approach, and tried all kinds of diets..but what I find that really works for me this time at the age of 53 is slow and sometimes slower...this month I lost only 1-lb, but others only 4, BUT I feel more in control and happier and not deprived. Life is too short to feel deprived etc. I do make better choices and decided to give up butter, white flour, etc. a long time ago due to high cholesterol and exercise no matter how much my mind tells me no, because I know then I want to do more once I start ::))..

It is about health and happiness. I never ever tell myself after a bad day or two that I have to start back at square one as that leads me to feel like a failure and brings back memories of all the failed diets..I just pick up and move on...no more wiping the slate clean, as I have come to far to ignore my successes..

Sorry so long, but this is the greatest team...for all of us that only lose a pound here or there, but the scale continues in the downward spiral.

Oh ya, when I gain a pound or two I leave my tracker where it is, as in my mind it will only be a matter of days when I'm back to that number..and I always am.

Finding what works is all in the mind-set!

Deb

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"MANY OF LIFE'S FAILURES ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO SUCCESS WHEN THEY GAVE UP"

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