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11/8/11 8:49 A

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One day at a time is all you can live and the sooner we remember that and start living that, the better off we'll be.

Dedication weighs ounces, regret weighs tons!





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11/3/11 1:44 P

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very nice message. I have the same issue and I like the idea of taking one day at a time.

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10/31/11 6:19 P

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I am stuck too, although not as long as the years previously mentioned by the other member. I started seriously working out and watching my food intake in the first week of September. I started seeing results within the first two weeks and I was excited. My goal was to lose the 15 pounds I had gained over the last year. We get to week five and my weight in fluctuating up and down with no steady number in sight. Now I'm at week 8 of consistant exercise and good eating habits and I've only been able to keep off three pounds. What gives?!

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BLUEROSE73's Photo BLUEROSE73 SparkPoints: (121,997)
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10/19/11 9:21 A

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Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!

* SparkPeople's User Guide:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/user_gu
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* New Member Tutorial Videos:
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* For Additional Motivation:
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Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.

This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.

Katrina
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You can not change yesterday - it's done.
You can only dream of tomorrow.
The only day you can change is today.
What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT

Go little Turtle Go!


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10/18/11 6:53 P

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I am QUEEN of yo-yo dieting and have done it my whole entire life. Spark is the only thing that has gotten me through the times I binge,eat crappy, fried foods or drink too much on the weekends ;) . The support is great. The best thing I did for myself when I decided to try to lose weight AGAIN is to take it in phases. I didn't focus on exercising at all until I went 3-4 weeks tracking ALL my food (even when I didn't want to) and eating better. Once I got that down, I started looking into what exercises I could add. I still am trying to get into a consistent routine with that, but this time around I'm trying cut myself a break sometimes and go easier on myself. My motto this time...One day at a time. For the first time, I'm not focused on a month or two or six from now. I just focus on today. Always. The rest takes care of itself. I'm not sure if that helps or not, but I thought I'd share what finally worked for me. We're here to support you all the way. YOU CAN DO THIS! All you have to do is eat well for today. Don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow, you can worry about tomorrow. ;)
emoticon Believe in yourself! If you're only focused on one day, every morning is a fresh start!

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10/18/11 5:31 P

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Hi, Im new to this team... Im in a rut. I have been trying to lose the same 13 lbs for the last 2 years. HELP me. to make it worse, I work 2 jobs so some nights I dont get to eat supper til after 10! I need advise emoticon

 
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