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11/19/16 9:29 A

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Just a little note to share that I have been doing the ARC more regularly lately.
Now i can *feel* that what i wrote is becoming/has become a reality. So it is becoming a * reaffirmation* card and feels very lovely.

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11/12/16 7:45 P

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Thanks!


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11/12/16 9:49 A

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Thanks for sharing your lists, friends.
Roberta - I hope you dance!!
Monica - Smile for the camera even right now (You'll know what I mean when you get to Day 40).

**Kathleen
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11/12/16 4:18 A

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Great meaningful list, thank you for sharing, Monica!
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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11/11/16 9:40 P

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1. Have more confidence
2. Wear more fashionable clothes
3. Won't feel self-conscious about eating in front of others
4. Better health
5. More energy
6. Family will not comment on weight
7. Will not hide from camera
8. I will feel in control

Monica

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11/11/16 2:40 P

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Great Advantages list, Roberta,
this is really worth making healthy changes.
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Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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11/11/16 11:03 A

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Starting over--again! I am happy to be starting over again here. Thank you.

The advantages for me:
1. To look better
2. To feel better
3. To wear my beautiful, smaller clothes again that have been hanging in the back of the closet!
4. To have more energy
5. To be more active
6. To dance again
7. To be strong and balanced and walk without my cane.


For instant feel good, SMILE.

Profile Image is "Wisdom & Patience."

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11/11/16 10:10 A

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Welcome, Gandergirl! BDS is helpful even if you just have a little fine-tuning to do. I've found it helpful in many non-food areas of my life. Happy Sparking!

**Kathleen
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11/10/16 2:11 P

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It is never late, I'm glad you started and shared your advantages response card - great list!
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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11/10/16 11:31 A

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Really late to the party!
Day 1 of the BDS. Here are my advantages of losing weight:

-I will feel in control of cravings and overeating.
-My clothing will fit better and I won't have to buy clothing in the next size up.
-Food thoughts won't rule my life.
-I will feel more confident and have more energy.
-I will learn how to cook/bake healthier meals and snacks.
-I won't have the "well I ate that so I might as well binge then start tomorrow." conversation so often.
-I can buy some new less frumpy clothing.


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11/6/16 6:18 A

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I love that you have your advantages on your phone! That's a great tip.

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10/13/16 10:33 A

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I have my Advantages on a phone app with pictures of myself living healthy and I look at it almost every day.

1 I want to maintain my weight loss because I want to continue to reap the benefits of my hard work
2 I want to be able to walk/jog/hike/exercise and have energy for fun in my everyday life
3 I want to be able to enjoy eating and cooking in a healthful way
4 I want to be able to fit in all my clothes from year to year
5 I want to keep my blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight in a normal range
6 I want to feel "normal" , not depressed, and live longer, happily
7 I want to have less hunger, fewer cravings and "know" that I don't have to experience the aftermath of a binge ever again
8 I want to be at peace with food,


Nancy C (Daisy) - Colorado
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10/6/16 6:08 P

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It's never too late to start. Welcome!!

**Kathleen
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10/6/16 3:09 A

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emoticon to the Beck reboot, I'm glad you are here!
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/5/16 8:20 P

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I am late starting too. I have read Beck Pink book twice but haven't stuck to it. This time I am committing because, after visiting a dietician yesterday:
1) I have been eating badly--too much chocolate, too much Diet Coke, not enough veggies, etc., etc.
2) As a result I feel tired but can't sleep from all the caffeine
3) I haven't shifted any of the 30 pounds I have gained in three years

How will Beck help me?
My dietician says that I have to find alternate ways of "comforting" myself than chocolate and Diet Coke. Beck will help with that if I focus.

Daily affirmation:
* I am a good person, and I deserve respect.
* I choose to respect myself today by refusing to engage in verbal or emotional self-abuse.
* I have been successful at many things I have set out to do, and I can learn to do better at the things that give me problems.
--Dean Anderson

We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.
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10/3/16 9:46 A

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This is my first time reading Beck pink and am late starting the reboot of Oct 2016. Here is my Day 1 task. I致e been in maintenance for a year (or try to stay in it), so my advantages list is about why I want to follow the Beck Diet solution during maintenance:

It will be easier to stick to a healthy life style
I値l feel more in control.
I値l be free of cravings and overeating
I'll not squander the important accomplishment of losing weight.

Why I want to maintain weight loss:

I値l inspire DH and kids to be healthy
I値l stay healthy and strong, so I can play with and care for my kids
I'll live longer
I値l look as if I am in control of my body, feel confident, and be able to wear the clothes I like

PS: I'm putting all my ACRs in to an app called Quizlet on my phone. It allows me to access them from anywhere with internet. I will also have a hard copy in my bag though.

Edited by: SWIM4SLIM at: 10/3/2016 (10:07)
"If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements." - HH 14th Dalai Lama SW: 190 (12/2014) GW: 143 (06/2015) Height: 5'6"


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10/2/16 11:04 A

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In reviewing my monthly progress for September, I realized that some of my strategies from Day 1 of BDS were a bit flawed. I read and reflect on my ARC every day before breakfast, but I realize I also need to do this when I come home from work. That transitional time is fraught with temptations, and my resolve is low. I am now motivated to make this small but significant change and expect to have better success dealing with cravings and snacking decisions.

**Kathleen
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10/2/16 10:40 A

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To maintain my weight is my goal now. I want to feel better about myself (Appearance and health wise)and stay mobile and active.

Donna
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Focus....Eat right & keep moving!!
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10/2/16 9:13 A

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The reasons for maintaining my weight - to improve my quality of life. Less stress on joints and muscles and that will help with my arthritis challenge

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

Carol
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10/2/16 4:05 A

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Great Advantages Lists!

Jeanne, I loved your maintenance list, it shows you are in a state of balance and how you enjoy life.

IGNITEASPARK, congrats to your first SP post!
Highlighting the spiritual aspect of your healthy lifestyle journey is a very good source of motivation.

Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/2/16 12:29 A

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The reasons for maintaining my weight essentially boils down to these four ...

1. Love the feeling of being 殿t home in my body again!
2. Feel better in so many ways physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
3. Reduced risk of disease / improved health
4. Easier to move leading to increased physical activity and improved functional/recreational fitness


Jeanne
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SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
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10/1/16 11:26 P

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Blue paper - you have the best reason of all: Joy
"*For the pure joy ... "

**Kathleen
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10/1/16 6:25 P

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My Advantages to losing weight

To look better
Increase self-esteem, confidence
Stave off diabetes, heart disease (both in my family)
Move/exercise/hike easier and better and with less chance of injury
Wear fun clothes
Reduce BP, cholesterol.




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10/1/16 6:15 P

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This time Dawg is going to stick through to the end with Beck. You heard it here, Sparkers.

Advantage Response Card
I will carry less weight on my injured back and hip.
I'll be in better health.
I'll be able to exercise without pain or discomfort.
i'll be able to run again -- maybe.
I'll be able to compete in the NJ Triathlon.
I'll live a longer, happier, more active life with my husband.
I'll feel like I accomplished something important.
I'll look better in my clothes.

She believed she could so she did.
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10/1/16 4:30 P

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My first newbie post on Sparks, the Advantage Response Card:


1. Taking care of my body honours God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that you bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. You were bought at a price. Therefore, honour God with your bodies.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies a as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is our true and proper worship.

1 Corinthians 10:31: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Timothy 4:8: For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

1 Corinthians 3: 16-17: Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.


2. Losing weight and exercising will help me with some health conditions I have been dealing with: joint pain, bursitis


3. Losing weight will help me to feel more attractive and confident.






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I am restarting Beck also

ARC
1.HEALTH is my number one concern....Staying HEALTHY
2.I will feel proud to be seen with hubby in my body
3.I will have more energy
4.I will stay as I am in better health
5.I will be able to continue to shop at regular stores and dress in a more fun and feminine way
6.I will maintain the health I have had for 2+ years now and maintain a clear mind in my "old age"
7.I will not be as limited in my exercises
8.I will remain in a level mood - a happy mood
12.I will remain proud of myself
13. I will continue to wear the SAME size clothes from one year to the next.
14. I will never have to be afraid of being weighed at the doctor's office again.


Gaye / Michigan

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10/1/16 4:21 P

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Great insightful advantages lists!

Mine is a bit strange, as I'm in maintenance and I have been practicing Beck skills since early last year - so it is about why I want to continue.

Why do I want to maintain my weight by sticking to my plan?
-I'm free from cravings and overeating
-I'm not worried about hunger, I know it is fleeting and mild, as long as I eat my 3 planned meals a day
-dieting is quite easy and I'm in balance as long as I practice my skills
-I'm strong, healthy, confident and enjoy good mood
-I look good in simple clothes

Kriszta

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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/1/16 4:20 P

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Excited to give Beck another go! I've written my advantages list a ton, but here is my latest update:

*For my health and longevity...

*For feeling in control and at ease around food...

*For the sake of being pleased with my reflection...

*For the fun of being expressive and playful with my appearance...

*For the pure joy of feeling strong, light, and energized...

...it's seriously worth the effort!

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10/1/16 2:14 P

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My list is short.
1. Be in Control of binges
2. Be in control of home environment
3. Be in control of choices
4. Be able to start horseback riding again
5. Improve posture

I am a control freak in most every area of my life but overeating. I know the when and why but have never been able to overcome this lack of control.

Lynn - TX
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Day 1 The advantages of losing weight.
I want to reach goal weight, then I want to stay there plus or minus 5 pounds.
I am currently 10 pounds from goal weight, the last 10 are the hardest to lose.

1 Feeling more energetic and capable, have better balance, flexibility, strength and endurance, to be able to work harder and enjoy playing and exercising more.
2 Having a better strength-to-body ratio, to be able to do more chin-ups and be a better rock climber. Rock climbing is my passion.
3. Looking sleeker, having a better silhouette, losing the menopause belly.
4 The three above goals I achieved when I was at goal weight in 2011 for 6 months - I want to achieve them again and keep them for life. I want to achieve and maintain a balanced, healthy, fit, disciplined lifestyle. I don't want to yo-yo or rollercoast. I want to gain the mental side (thinking like a thin person) of weight loss and maintenance.


Edited by: JUNEPA at: 10/3/2016 (00:13)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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10/1/16 12:34 P

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Going through the book again:

WALKING
* Weight loss helps heal my feet and my hip (bursitis and arthritis) so less pain
* Being able to walk more
* Which means being able to have a dog!!! emoticon emoticon
* I'll be able (with healed feet) to dance and do zumba and aerobics.
* I can take long walks with my husband.
* I can take long walks period.
* I can stand on my feet longer; better for my job
* Cleaning the house, doing the chores will be so much easier.

FLEXIBILITY
* I will be and feel more flexible
* I will be more fit
* I will feel less heavy
* Turning and bending will be so much easier

HEALTH
* I won't have so much pain in my feet and hips and body overall.
* I will have more energy and more stamina
* I will have a better blood pressure and this is better for my kidneys, too.
* I will be healthier and have less risk of diseases such as heart complaints, diabetes, cancer and strokes.

PSYCHOLOGICAL
* I will feel like I am taking good care of myself.
* I will feel good doing what I really want to do with food and having conquered my weight problem.
* I will feel FREE!!!

APPEARANCE
* I will feel better about how I look
* I will look better
* My clothes will fit and I will look better in my clothes
* I won't dread seeing my reflection

PRACTICAL
* No worries about personal hygiene becoming a problem
* Fitting into chairs in restaurants

* * *

Advantages of not overeating / bingeing and sticking to a food plan:

* Avoid a roller coaster of bingeing / overeating and then being 'good' again.
* Having the time and focus to occupy myself with other areas of my life beside food.
* Better sleep pattern
* Better sleep means better moods
* Clarity about what to eat when and how much of it.


* * *

So, and what are my reasons to overeat / binge? Just feelings and thoughts like 'I can't stand it.... I need to have something... I need distraction.... I want this now... I have to have this... Just this once won't hurt... It s too hard.... I will have this now and be good later..."I don't care". Lies! Lies! Lies! emoticon


Edited by: WHITE-1602 at: 10/1/2016 (12:49)
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Over time, I've recorded 26 advantage responses, some rather trivial, some significant, some specific to certain personal situations, and some more broad. I boiled it down to a few that sum up the whole ball of wax. Basically, all my other responses expound on one of these reasons:
>1>I'll feel more in control.
>2>I will not be frumpy.
>3>I'll feel less bogged down.
>4>It's good for my brain.
>5>I'll be able to stay active.

Happy Day 1 to all the Rebooters and First Timers joining the conversation.
--Kathleen



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10/1/16 12:10 P

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Really excited about the re-boot. I tried to re-do Beck on my own in August, but I think I need the accountability to stay on track.

My Advantages:

1. I will have more energy
2. I will have less issues with my feet
3. My clothes will fit better and I will have more choices for clothing
4. I will look better in pictures
5. I will feel better about myself

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10/1/16 11:42 A

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So we are ready to start a new session with Beck Reboot of October 2016! I hauled out my old ARC cards and reviewed what I had written for Day 1 - Why I Want to Lose Weight. The reasons I posted back when seem to still apply, but I remember that they seemed to lose their power almost as quickly as I wrote them. They were the "same old story". This time I need to come up with only a couple of reasons that will give me that POW feeling for motivation when I read them every day. So this is what I have come up with:

1. I want to be a WINNER.
2. I want to look in the mirror and be able to say to myself "You look darn good, girl!".
3. I want to be proud of myself for accomplishing what I set out to achieve.
4. I want to be within my goal range so that occasionally I can eat certain foods without feeling guilty and/or the need to make excuses.

After reading Day 1 again, the most important thing that I took away with me was that I HAVE TO DO MORE THAN SIMPLY READ THE WORDS! I have to think "How important is this to me?" This is key to internalizing your reasons and committing them to memory.

Sue

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8/27/16 11:24 A

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I am restarting Beck
ARC
1.My knees will be pain free
2.I will feel good in my body
3.I will have more energy
4.I will be in better health
5.I will be able to shop at regular stores and dress in a more fun and feminine way
6.Maybe, just maybe,my feet will shrink (as sometimes happens when people lose weight)and then i will go back to a size 10 1/2-much easier to find than my current size 11 or 12-
7.I will not be as limited in my exercises
8.I will be in a better mood
9.I will enjoy life more (see previous points)
10.I will be more elegant
11.I will have better posture
12.I will be more proud of myself
13.
14.
15.


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8/12/16 3:08 A

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Welcome new members!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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8/11/16 2:02 P

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Advantages:
1 I will feel better
2 I will be healthier
3 I will be in alignment with my core values
4 I will increase my sense of self-mastery
5 I will live longer and the quality of my life will be better
6 I will be less self-critical
7 I will enjoy intimacy more
8 I will feel happier when I see myself in the mirror
9 I WILL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO ME!!!

"Think you can, or think you can't... either way, you're right." - Mark Twain
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb


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8/9/16 5:23 A

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Starting Beck again. Having a rough year and have gained weight. I need to get back on track.

Advantages:

1. Less pressure of feet/less injuries
2. More energy
3. Clothes look & fit better
4. Feel more comfortable in my own skin
5. Like pictures of myself

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Hello team mates. I just started. Here is my list.

1. To get healthy.

2. To be able to fit into and look good in smaller size clothes.

3. To "feel" light, not so thick.

4. To have a great self-image of myself.

5. To have more energy.

6. To sleep better.

7. To feel attractive again - alive again.

8. To feel like I have accomplished a major goal in my life.

9. To have more confidence.

10. To be happy when I look in the mirror.

11. So I will not look like I am going to give birth within the next day or two.



Iyanifa Ekundayo
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All that you wish to be you are.
All that you dream will be made.
All that you know is true.
All that you are...is love
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7/31/16 12:55 P

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Great meaningful Advantages Lists, thank you for sharing!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I just started last night and made out this list
1 I'll be more confident
2. My face will look thinner, less under chin fat. I'll have a neck!!
3. I will lower my risk of cancers and heart disease
4. I will live longer
5. I will feel better- more energy. Less pain
5. I will l like seeing myself in pictures
6 I'll enjoy trying on clothes because things will fit better and look better
7 I'll get a really cool haircut and my face will be thin enough that it doesn't look ridiculous.
8. Lower risk of diabetes
9. I can relax and stop worrying about losing control! I'll have the tools
10. I can try yoga again without fat rolls getting in the way.


Nancy


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7/26/16 11:30 A

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Hear, hear!

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Day 1, I have been putting off starting but I finally feel I am ready to begin because the longer I wait, the harder it will be to jump in. I am not sure I will be able to post on line for all days. We only have a hotspot for our internet and when I log on hubby complains about the data going down too fast. But it is OK for him to use the data.

My goal in not really to lose weight but to gain control over my eating the right foods.

One of the advantages is helping me deal with my frustration in life. I know that I have a better attitude and less mood swings when I eat healthy.

Advantages:
1. I only live once and I want to get the most out of my life.

2. I do not want to suffer from chronic diseases that can be prevented by the foods I put in my mouth.

3. I like being able to move without aches and pains.

4. I enjoy physical activities, like running races with my grand daughter (I have a secret motivation to beat her best time)

5. I want to nourish my body so that if something happens it will be able to repair itself quickly.

6. I will lose excess body fat. Although I am at my weight goal, I am carrying too much body fat.

7. I will feel good about how I look and confident .

8. I like the idea of being independent in old age.

9. I will be free of the SUGAR SALT AND FAT trap that the food industry has set.

Nancy

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7/17/16 3:46 A

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Advantages of weight loss:
* Physical complaints (foot problems, arthritis) may be less bothersome or who knows, heal...
* Better for my blood pressure and therefore for my kidneys (slight disfunction).
* If my feet should heal I can take long walks again, dance, do aerobics and other forms of exercise that require standing and walking! Also my job will be easier and I could maybe work more and earn more (my work requires standing on my feet).
* I will probably have more energy and stamina
* It will be easier to move and bend and twist!

Advantages of not overeating / bingeing and sticking to a food plan:
* Better sleep pattern
* Better sleep means better moods
* Clarity about what to eat when and how much of it.
* Avoid a roller coaster of bingeing / overeating and then being 'good' again.
* Having the time and focus to occupy myself with other areas of my life beside food.

Christina



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7/15/16 2:03 P

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Great list! I like that you have many mental benefits on your list, like worrying less and feeling better.
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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7/14/16 7:15 A

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advantages of losing weight:
1. It will help me stop obsessing about losing weight.
2. I can do a better forward fold in yoga.
3. My muscles will fell better.
4. I can put weight and eventually body image in a place where it belongs in my life and not be such a central focus of my thoughts.
5.I won't "worry" as much about how I look to myself and others.

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7/11/16 2:24 A

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Thanks for the support! I am starting to actually enjoy the preplanning of meals which is a miracle as I am quite spontaneous and not terribly structered or routine based.I had a good walk in a boreal forest admist birch trees and wildflowers today too ! Happy day to all!

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7/10/16 9:11 A

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Excellent points! Thank you for sharing your list.
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7/10/16 3:36 A

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Good points!
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Thank you for the reminder,
I'll pay more attention to my Advantages Response Card today!

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Here goes....insomnia relief for anyone reading!
1- Be stronger and more heaalthy ( decrease risk of diabetes and obesity related disorders)
2-Hike more comfortably and enjoy exercise
3-Wear clothes I enjoy
4-Feel more attractive and confident
5- Look in a mirror and feel positive
6- Feel more in control of emotional eating
7- Get on and off floor easier ( needed for work) and in/out of kayak easier
8- Sleep better
9-increase abdominal strength with decreased fat distribution in stomach and midsection
10- Improved energy and mood
11- Control my own negative thoughts and my own demoralizing judgements when heavier

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7/1/16 2:29 P

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Great Advantages list,
good motivation points!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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A very long list, but here goes the Reader's Digest version.
I'll do my job better.
I'll age slowly and gracefully.
I'll not have to worry about how to dress myself.
I'll have a peaceful relationship with food.
I'll have the energy to get the things I want done in the day.
I'll be a good example for my children and grandchildren.

The list is a whole lot longer, but I thought I'd share the top ones.

Sharon

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Where do I start?

1. I will be slim at my kids weddings (my oldest is 21)
2. I will be a cool grandma a few years down the line and run around in the playground with my future grandkids
3. I will look strong and slim
4 I want people to believe me when I say that I exercise 5 times a week and exercise with 4 kilos in my arms or leg weights (When you are overweight people don't believe you)
5. I will be at peace with food
6 I will save time by not spending it on eating out of control
7 I will fit into all my clothes and buy new ones to show off my succeess


If it doesn't challenge you it doesn't change you
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稗eing able to comfortably walk for miles each day on vacation, to feel confident in unknown surroundings not worrying if people are staring at me, to not feel out of breath walking, handle 10 days of walking 10+ miles without feeling miserable, so my thighs dont rub, less body acne, my clothes will fit better, to protect my knees and my old-growing body, less back pain, more stamina in all activities, enjoyment of outdoor activities more, not feel like i need to wear frumpy clothes until i reach my idea size (im tired of always waiting to buy clothes), feeling comfortable trying on clothes, not always feeling like the fat friend or the fat one at the office.

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I can see the backs of my legs when I shave them.

I can squeeze into small seats on Japanese commuter trains.

I can climb on to the window sill and dust the curtain rail.

I can buy normal sized clothes even in Japan.

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I so appreciate reading through everyone's reasons and advantages. The depth of humor in some is so inspiring and joyful :-)

I'm going to go work out, eat a healthy breakfast and put some thought into articulating my own reasons. I truly need to bring some grounded purpose and attainable goals back to my life窶ヲ

Til later, Becky

My ticker represents 12 years of learning and losing and regaining and regrouping - I'm NOT going back! I *AM* and *WILL BE* fit 4 life!!


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My reasons for losing weight fell into four categories and I made an Advantage Response Card for each one:

Health
Fitness
Appearance
Self Image

While thinking and writing these I had a revelation! There is one that matters a lot to me, even though it's a bit silly. No more Fat Knees! lol

The only time I don't have fat knees is when I am really, truly slim. I'm 67 and that hasn't happened since I was about 57. So there's a goal for me, hmmm? No More
Fat Knees!

The things you learn about yourself when you begin to write. Sometimes I don't know what I think until it comes out my pencil.

Karen


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My name is KAREN & I'm from Central TEXAS.
Adding calories to a bad day does NOT make it better!
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