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9/26/12 10:01 A

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Hi Deena, emoticon to our team!

How about writing down all the reasons you want to lose weight/ get healthier and how you want your life to be? Like Tara says, it really helps with motivation! Hopefully joining in our weekly challenges will help to keep you motivated too!

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9/25/12 11:25 A

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Nah, I'm just lazy and have no willpower. I have only myself to blame and I know it.

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9/24/12 10:00 P

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Welcome to the team. As you can see you will find lots of encouragement here. We're all in this together!
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9/24/12 8:23 P

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Welcome. Small steps. Do you think maybe you are going in gun ho and then overwhelming yourself and getting discouraged? Are you expecting big results and getting discouraged if you don't get them? A pound a week is a huge weight loss when you have so little to lose. I am almost at goal. I was losing 2-3 pounds a week in the beginning because I had a lot of weight to lose. Now that I have around 20 pounds left to go I lose only ounces a week, maybe a pound. This week I stayed the same. You have to fight for every single loss. I even went to a personal trainer today, your first session is free. This is what he told me. He said it could take me 5 or 6 more months to lose that last 20 pounds. Don't get discouraged and just emoticon

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9/24/12 5:59 P

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Hi deena! No matter how many times you are starting over.. The important thing is you haven't given up. Keep plugging away at making the small changes. Over time they have a huge impact on your healthier new you.

You can do this! One day.. One step at a time

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of love, power and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
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9/24/12 3:37 P

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Thanks so much! I appreciate the welcome and the encouragement.

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Welcome to the team, Deena! We've all had our share of start overs, so you aren't alone there. For me what is proving to be different on this journey is that I am not "dieting;" I am changing my lifestyle. I am not doing anything today that I can't do tomorrow or in 5 years from now. I've changed or am changing some of my less healthy habits into healthy ones. Sure there are harder days when I don't want to go on that walk or do a workout; but I go back and read over my goals and the reasons I want to be thinner and healthier and that encourages me to stay on track. Stay focused on your goals and the reasons for having them and you will succeed! I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
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ILUVAZHEAT's Photo ILUVAZHEAT Posts: 52
9/24/12 1:24 P

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Hello everyone, my name is Deena. I'm 36 and I have a 16 year old daughter who just started driving and is getting ready to go on her first date. Times are exciting and busy in my life right now. I am trying to lose 30 lbs hopefully in the next 5 months. I'm not very good at staying motivated! I tend to give up rather quickly. This is probably the 100th time I've started over. Well I guess not giving up is the key. Maybe one of these times I might actually meet my goal, LOL.

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