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3/30/10 8:44 P

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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MJENSEN1421's Photo MJENSEN1421 Posts: 9
3/30/10 9:32 A

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Thank you to all for your kind words! I'm motivated and excited...and a little scared. Thanks again for your support! You guys rock! :)

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
3/29/10 5:52 P

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Welcome to the team! I need to lower my carbs to lose weight - more vegetables and lean protein and fewer grains, even good ones - no more than 1/2 cup per day. Track your food and exercise and see what works best for you.

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OUTOFIDEAS's Photo OUTOFIDEAS Posts: 407
3/29/10 5:39 P

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You've come to the right place...lots of support and ideas here...check out some of the ongoing "sticky topics" by going to the team page and seeing what has been previously posted on the message boards...and, Welcome!

"Truth, and therefore, success, is generally found at the balance point between two opposing tensions." (D. L Veach, writer and artist)


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3/29/10 4:37 P

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DESERTFLOWERG's Photo DESERTFLOWERG Posts: 1,437
3/29/10 1:18 P

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Weight loss is still largely dependent on calorie restriction. For me the answer involves getting my 5 to 6 cups of colorful nonstarchy veggies everyday. Optimally, I start out in the morning with veggies (spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions) with eggs, then I try to get in at least one great main course salad each day, and finally, I try to use veggies as my snack base during the day. I say optimally, because, well I can't even pretend to be perfect, but I know that the above does work for me when I am consistent.


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When it's time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived . . .
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3/29/10 12:10 P

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emoticon Welcome. It's okay, you're with others who want to get healthy, too. I have to lose over 100. You gotta love yourself, take some stress out of the equation, and make a plan. FOCUS on the plan, take baby steps to meet your goals. By focusing on the plan, you're not focusing on yourself and wallowing in the big picture.

I watched Ruby last night. She changed up 5 things to break her plateau and it worked for her to get her motivated to her next goal, which is to get under 300 lbs. She lost 10 in a week!

The changes I remember:

1. She juiced (didn't care for her juicer cause it separated the fiber, which you NEED! but oh well, it's a totally new concept to her and it's gotten her to eat more veggies),

2. She put strategically placed mirrors on the walls around the house to remind her to stay focused on her goal. Seeing her body has lost a lot of weight helps, but seeing it needs to lose more also helps. (Ever watched yourself eat in a mirror? Sometimes I eat so fast I don't even remember having conversation -- what does THAT look like? emoticon ) Chew chew chew your food til it's slurry (it aids digestion and helps you not to overeat cause you'll get full faster).

3. She got rid of an old settee and traded it for a smaller chair - positive change~!

4. She changed up her exercise routine cause the body gets used to a certain level. This time she roller skated and ran up a set of stadium stairs.

and can't remember the other one.

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3/29/10 11:12 A

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I'm new to all of this...day 4 for me. I just wanted to say welcome to the group! Just jump in...I did.

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MJENSEN1421's Photo MJENSEN1421 Posts: 9
3/29/10 10:51 A

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Hello. My name is Melissa and I have Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed about 1.5 years ago and have been gluten free ever since. I have found wonderful foods to eat so i don't feel deprived, but I am 100 pounds overweight. I need support and motivation! Please, if you can help, I would be so so thankful!

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