This is a lifelong journey. You have to change the way you eat, the way you live and your mindset. Life before you started your journey is over and now it's all about changes. Healthy changes.
"Anything is possible, It's your choice whether or not you choose to make IT happen."
"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.
current weight: 172.2
Posts: 7,215 2/6/13 12:00 A
A friend posted this on facebook and thought it to be appropriate here:
The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have gotten.
Don't give up. Give it some time and it will happen.
Pounds lost: 20.6
Posts: 13,626 2/5/13 9:40 P
sparkpeople n the support here helps me
My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles! I may have fallen, but I will get up; I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light Micah 7:8
current weight: 290.0
Posts: 7,020 2/5/13 8:59 P
Dedication Honesty Movement Choices Time Get excited about changing your lifestyle. It IS something to be excited about!
current weight: 148.8
Posts: 1,508 2/5/13 8:21 P
It's unreasonable to expect to lose the weight quickly, as most of us put it on a little at a time over the years. Just as it takes 3500 extra calories to gain a pound, it takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose that pound. So, whether we choose to eat fewer calories or burn more calories through exercise to create that deficit, we still have the same science in play.
The biggest thing to remember is that you can't wait until you lose the weight to be everything you want to be. We are all a work in progress - we won't suddenly be perfect or happy the day we step on the scale and see our goal weight. We'll still have the same situations surrounding us to deal with - family, finances, jobs. The problems don't go away because our weight is that "perfect" number.
So, enjoy the journey.
"It's never too late to be who you might have been." – George Eliot
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart
"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight." – Helen Keller
Total SparkPoints: 33,579
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Posts: 4,799 2/5/13 8:14 P
I just look at how far Beth has come...and I want that too bad for myself to quit!! It took her years, so I am willing to do it too!! I reward any little accomplishment and keep pushing :)
I recite the famous line from "The Little Engine that Could" - I think I can, I think I can-----I knew I could and little by little, time passes and the weight begins to come off. Look for each tiny step and make a big production of it. Reward yourself for the little things. While the scale may not go down, maybe you have increased energy, maybe your blood tests came up better, maybe the clothes start feeling a little looser. Then soon after that, you might see the scale go down.
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read." - Mark Twain
current weight: 251.8
Fitness Minutes: (3,238) Posts: 62 2/5/13 7:18 P
i remember the old fable..the tortoise beat the hare :) when i get really low I come on hear and read insprational posts by people who have lost lots and see their journey didnt happen over night or even in a few months ,some it was years..BUT THEY DID IT ! and that is enough to reassure me. I also keep busy and dont dwell on the scale..i go more by how my clothes feel ..slowly slowly loosey poundsy and poundsy equals stonesy ..stay strong x
Just go about your daily routine. You didn't put the weight on overnight, you can't expect to take it off overnight. It has taken me 2 years to lose 117 pounds. I figure I am worth the time and effort. The time is going to pass anyway.
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spending lots of time surfing on sparkpeople, cooking,cleaning, taking care of the dogs, exercising, reading, knitting, texting with the kids. Before I know it I've lost a pound!
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