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12/6/09 4:23 P

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Hi Lucinda. I recently attended a lecture called be-do-have and it really isn't difficult. It's no harder dishing up a salad as it is dishing up 2 slices of bread!!! Try by eliminating 1 slice first and have an open sandwich for a week, then you'll see how easy it is and be able to ditch the 2nd slice.
We have to reinforce ourselves by verbalizing what is to become our reality. If you say its hard...it will be and if you say its easy....it will be.
The more negative your talk to yourself and the world is, the more you reinforce that this journey is incredibly difficult. That's how we got to be emotional eaters in the first place.
So I recommend that you start by telling yourself (and believe yourself cos you're not a liar) that it is easy and it will become easy. I guarantee that!

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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11/12/09 1:38 P

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Excellent advice Lucindia.

Breaking it down into baby steps is always the best way to go.

God Bless.

Heila

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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LUCINDIA Posts: 7
11/12/09 8:06 A

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Hi and welcome

I think every person has a way that works for him / her - you must just keep on trying until you find it.

I have about 20kgs to loose and that loomed like a mountain. So I decided to put this out of my head and started making up smaller goals. My first goal was to not drink coke for one week - pure torture for me as I used to drink 2 cans a day. But I stuck with it and its been a month since I touched it.

The next goal is to reduce my carb intake -eg have a salad instead of sandwich for lunch. It is only a commitment for a week, so it doesn't seem so unattainable.

Good luck!

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11/12/09 6:51 A

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Welcome. emoticon

My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

The Lord sustains the fatherless and the widow. Psalm 146:9

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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11/12/09 5:10 A

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Hi, Welcome to SP and the team.
My advice is to keep going no matter what. Build a support network around you so that you will have people who will help you up and encourage you when you fall. There are lots of wonderful teams to be part of here on SP, find one that is right for you.
Keep coming back to SP!!

All the best in your weight loss!

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A healthy diet is not a regimen that changes with the seasons, but a way of life. - The Real Age doctors


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11/12/09 2:59 A

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Hi everyone. I'm so glad I found this site! I've been struggling with my weight since childhood. I'll be 30 in February and I REFUSE to be a fat 30 year old :) So itís getting up and go time :) Advice will be highly appreciated!

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