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1/13/12 4:58 A

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I have been on spark nearly 2 years and I just love it....love all the people I have met and am still meeting....

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1/12/12 7:06 P

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I hope you recover quickly, if the weather there is anything like here it's not the day to be outside! We're having gale force winds and torrential rain at the moment :-/

I've been on SP for 5 and a half years, although I've had occasional breaks of 6 months or more.

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1/12/12 6:35 P

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Punished myself today as I tried to talk myself out of going walking, Too hot, Too windy, Too sore. So when I finally convinced myself I did 100 minutes. Ruined myself so came home to a cold bath - sooo good. Knee is coping but cant cycle yet the angle gets too tight and pulls to much. Hopefully will be good for next week when I start back at work - Want to get back into cycling to and from work 3 times a wee - I work in hastings which is 18 kilometres away so I am guaranteed 36 km a day, alternate that with the walking.

You have been on sparks a long time?

I am doing it - I am really doing it. No regrets - I am going to leave it all on the floor

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1/12/12 4:29 A

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It has been quite hot here as well however I was in Chch for 2 days last week and started geting up a little earlier and going for a walk before breakfast....have continued with that this week and have managed to get it in before it got warm which has been great.....

I have had a few falls as well when I ahve been out walking...never as bad as your knee though....usually take the skin off my knees and may hands....that hurts.....

Trust you knee is healing well....

LYN
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1/11/12 10:23 P

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Remember that it's better to start slow and steady, so that you don't burn out. Only do things that you are prepared to keep doing forever! Gradual changes are easy to keep up long term, and easier on the body.

Hope you recover quickly after this morning. I hate hot weather, and it has been so humid in Wellington...

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1/11/12 9:42 P

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Napier. And it is soooo hot today. Went for a 90 minute walk this morning and it has ruined me. I have such a good feeling with Sparks. I dabbled with it before but really never embraced it fully.

I have been walking each day this week. I had intended to start earlier but I fell over when out for a walk on Boxing Day and split my knee open - Stitches only came out last week - Who ever said walking was good for you never split their knee open to the bone emoticon

Edited by: ROCKYRD1 at: 1/11/2012 (21:43)
I am doing it - I am really doing it. No regrets - I am going to leave it all on the floor

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1/11/12 5:14 P

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It is great...I too am in NZ....
I am in Dunedin....
What part of NZ are you in?????

LYN
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1/11/12 4:53 P

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Thanks so much - It is so cool knowing there is support all over the world.People all with the same struggles. All help and advice gratefully received.

I am doing it - I am really doing it. No regrets - I am going to leave it all on the floor

Goal 1 = 100 Kilos ( down 13.6kilos)- Done

Goal 2 = 90 Kilos (down 10 kilos - Working on it


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1/11/12 4:45 P

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Hey Rocky...welcome to the team and to spark....
Been in the place where you are and still tend to gravitate backwards when i have achieved my goal....am doing that now...6kg's away from my goal when I was there....argh.....
I seem to have this self sabotaging streak that just rules me....
I npw have to work to get to my goal and then I will have to start a whole new journey to stay there as that is something i have never achieved in the past for any length of time....

A couple of books that may be of help to you....

"If not dieting, then what? by Rick Kausman

When Food is Love"...by Geneen Roth

Feeding the Hungry Heart also by Geneen Roth....

Haven't read those myself however a seminar I did highly recommended them...I do need to read them

Another one that may help you get going on the down hill path is...
"Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman....
This one I have read and is really great...when I follow it......and I am not hungry

Just some thoughts that may help you on your journey....

LYN
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keepYOUR FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THERE

Leader Meeting the Daily Challenge of Diet & Exercise team....

Co-leader Daniel Fast Team

Co Leader Little Black Dress Team...

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1/11/12 4:40 P

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Hi and welcome!

I have found the spark approach to life (which is looking at making small, incremental and permanent lifestyle changes) very useful in keeping the weight off.

Also being realistic about goals, and having good grounding in what my motivations for making the small, permanent lifestyle changes are.

You might find useful information in the emotional eating challenge if you find that you eat from boredom, stress, etc.

Best of luck and I'm sure people here will be happy to help with any specific questions you have.

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1/11/12 2:38 P

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Hi, I'm 46 years old and have had a weight issue most of my life. Sounds like the start of an AA meeting.

I have had patches of brilliance where I was in really good healthy shape and then just let it slip away. I need to do some work figuring that out at a later stage. Need to figure out how to keep weight off - but that would be jumping the gun. Another problem - living in the past - used to be in great shape - AINT NO MORE!!

I feel I am a smart lady, focussed, capable, intelligent - but when it comes to my health - I put me last and am really dumb. If my car was in as bad a shape as me, I would have got rid of it - yet I have allowed myself to get this way. 5'7 and 108 kilos - but worse I sit by and watch life more and more. I used to suck the marrow out of life. I was an adrenalin junkie - up for anything, rock climbing, potholing, bungy, parachuting, rafting, sledging, cycling, half marathons - now I watch it on TV. Ok some of it is Age - some of it is money - most of it is weight.

I need to figure out what I gain by putting that food in my mouth. There must be a pay off for me. I have to find what is SO GOOD about eating that I am willing to give up so much for it. What is it about food which makes me eat myself unhealthy. I wouldn't swallow a poison which would make me sick - why do I do it with food.

This writing stuff down is quite useful - Never looked at it like that before.

I have done some crazy stuff trying to lose weight - I cycled half way around the world - Great Diet by the way - got down to 59 kilos and was hot. Recommend it to anyone who has a few years to travel.

Took a few kids to pile it on.

I even went on TV and did a Fat Ad for Xenical - Hugely embarrassing being fat and public, - Was around 95kilos at that stage. Bit of a laugh but did nothing for me - I hate pills - so Xenical was never going to work.

I also gave up smoking in here which helped pile on the kilos.

Got up to 110kilos and then decided to train for a half marathon - got down to 85 kilos and completed 3 half marathons - Best time 2:36.

I seesaw between 1:10 and 85 a few times and here I am .

I have a loving man, two kids, a german sheperd, and some fish. I have a great job. I would like to give them a better me - They have really never seen me at my best - and they really do deserve a fabulous me. I just need to figure what keeps me fat, my relationship with food, how to maintain momentum, how to enjoy the journey and not get obsessed by the end result.

Okay enough - Hello to all, all assistance welcome. I have dabbled with sparks before but this time I am embracing it all. So here goes.... Anyway of for a walk now - cant sit here typing all day - don't suppose that typing uses up too many calories. It does however stop me from eating (-;



I am doing it - I am really doing it. No regrets - I am going to leave it all on the floor

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