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9/20/12 12:57 P

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New to the team but not to Spark People. I want to reach my goal weight by November 23rd which is my birthday. I know this challenge will get me there. Looking forward to interacting with all of you and meeting new friends.
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9/19/12 10:21 P

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Welcome. Good luck.

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9/18/12 10:53 A

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Welcome You have taken a big step to a healthy life. Check out the sight there are a lot of helpful tools and every one here is eager to help. emoticon

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APACHESTEVE's Photo APACHESTEVE SparkPoints: (14,290)
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9/18/12 10:33 A

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As I approach my 50th birthday on Thursday I find myself lamenting the years wasted of my life because of my attitude about food and exercise. Sadly I have accepted that there is nothing that can be done about me having been fat my whole life. What I can change is the attitude of the man in the mirror and live more healthy and motivated today. Yesterday is past, and there is no promise of tomorrow. All I can control is the here and now. My journey started at 429, I'm at 347 now, and am able to do many more things with my young Son even at this weight. However, I have also had to accept that the only person who can do this is ME. The tools are available for me free here on Spark, and even in a short time I've made some wonderful friends for support, but again back to that man in the mirror. Only he can make this change. Fare well in your journey, and be good to yourself. You deserve good and healthy things.

If you believe you can, or can not, either way you are correct.


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9/18/12 10:18 A

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motivation comes with necessity and/or self-respect. If you respect yourself enough to eat right and exercise and don't accept your attitudes as excuses to not do what you know is the right thing to do.
I was like that for 10 years, and I have been working out and eating right- to an extreme and would give anything to drop a real pound.... But it is going to take a while to restart this body after years of abusing it. SO don't wait too long or you'll have to wait even longer to see the weigh drop.

be authentically you...
it's journey, not a one day hike.

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9/18/12 8:17 A

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I know exactly how you feel. I'm at 190 and I would love to lose at least 40 lbs I am having trouble getting motivated. I buy all the fruits and Veggies. But they just sit there. I don't eat breakfast which is very important. I just eat crap all day not really any meals. My metabolism is as slow as it gets. I'm always tired. And lethargic, I know what to do and what to eat but I don't. I need help with being accountable

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9/18/12 7:59 A

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I am 200lbs and want desperately to lose at least 30lbs. I do not have no self discipline at all and tend to eat a lot of junk....I need some real help

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