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2/5/13 6:25 P

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GSDLover - I love that turn around in the thinking.
Gaining health is so much more appealing than losing weight!
I need to adopt this one, myself!

Christine
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2/4/13 10:19 P

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We are in this together and we can do it. All the best.
Tem

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2/4/13 6:08 P

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Temolo - your last sentence says it all.
It is a matter of rethinking - your health and your life style, at the very least.

Find something that lets you live free (to some extent) while curbing your known excesses.
And make sure to keep a note of what works - and what doesn't work.

I'm here, this year, because I intend to lose 1lb per week, each week, this year.
I am still trying to get ready to start!
But I am spreading the word, and so increasing my accountability - and that adds a whole new dimension.

Hopefully my flu and lack of activity will be gone soon, and I will then be able to really get started, and start a proper tracking.

Christine
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2/3/13 4:35 P

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2/3/13 4:27 P

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2/3/13 1:57 P

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Welcome! Slow but steady really works over time. It is so true that it must be a lifestyle change, not just a diet.

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2/3/13 1:07 P

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Nice to have you on the team. 7 lbs. lost is great... congratulations. You seem to have a great attitude and that will get you to where you want to be.

Progress, not an Perfection....
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2/3/13 12:20 P

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Welcome!

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.

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2/3/13 10:46 A

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2/3/13 10:03 A

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Welcome back!

**LINDA**

Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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2/3/13 9:15 A

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Congratulations on re-joining. I did, too. I've tried to change my thinking about this. I'm not losing weight; I'm gaining health. Every pound or half-pound lost is energy gained, a reward to my heart and joints so they don't have to work so hard. It is definitely a long-term, permanent way of thinking and acting. The older I get, the harder old habits fight against extinction. But we can do this, one half-pound at a time.

Mary Ruth

It's never too late to be who you might have been. George Eliot.


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2/3/13 8:35 A

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emoticon and good luck with your goals!

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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2/3/13 12:32 A

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You hit it on yhe head in your last sentence. emoticon

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2/3/13 12:17 A

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Welcome back. Glad you've rejoined us. Good luck with your healthy lifestyle challenge. You can do it.

Darlene

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence commeth my help? My help commeth from the Lord who made heaven and earth. flemidg


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2/3/13 12:01 A

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Glad you re-joined. I find SparkPeople to be the best place to reach and maintain your goals. Been here for almost 6 years.

You nailed it completely with your last sentence.
That's what it's all about!
Change your thinking - this is a long-term thing.
Wishing you well on your journey.

When you see a person on a mountain top, just remember they did not fall there!







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2/2/13 11:48 P

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I re-joined sparkpeople in Dec 2012 with the goal of losing 50 lbs. I have been tracking my food daily and doing at least 20-30mins of jogging 4-5 times a week. So far I lost about 7lbs, its going slow and can become discouraging, but I think I will stick with it. I might have to reevaluate my goals, maybe if I have the goal of losing 1/2 lb weekly instead of 1lb weekly I will be able to see result and remain motivated.
I think I need to look at this as a new way of living and not some short-term thing.

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