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3/26/12 7:04 A

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i look at the picture on my drivers licesen (when i was 75 pounds heaver) and remember that i do not want to go back there.

If you can, help others; if you can not do that, at least do not harm them. ~ his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.



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GINGERPAWZ's Photo GINGERPAWZ SparkPoints: (30,824)
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3/25/12 6:17 P

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I know if I don't do this then I will be back at 300 pounds and huffing and puffing just to walk.

Sharon

Sharon CST Clarksville Arkansas

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.

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3/24/12 2:55 P

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I stay motivated because each day I see new changes. I may not loss weight each day, but I know I am make progress.

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3/24/12 2:13 P

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I cooked for lunch today. When I counted my calories I found it was over a thousand . I guess I need to look at the calories before I plan my meals. How do I know the total calories of a recipe that has several ingredients?

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3/24/12 2:01 P

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The way that I deal with getting motivated is finding things that I love to do. On lazy days it can be a little as playing fetch with my dogs, and on great days we go hiking through the bush. I also go swimming, or I am known to do all my house cleaning while dancing and singing to the radio.

For staying on the healthy eating wagon, well I have it a little easier than most cause I live alone. But when I get the munchies I keep celery and cucumbers cut up and ready to eat. I also have a bowl of fruit on the counter. I find that when I am hungry and not in the mood to cook...you grab what is ready and easy so all my munchy food are sitting waiting for me. I also make healthy dips sometimes and them I feel like I am cheating with results.

I hope I helped a little, just remember its a life change and every second counts towards the best that you know you can be. Live life to the fullest and sometimes the smallest action mean the most.

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3/24/12 10:49 A

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I have the same problem sort of. I do get motivated and do well then something happens in my house either someone is sick, stuff breaks, dogs are sick, kid has too many things to get to ect then I am not on top of my routines.

I do my best when I have a daily routine. Like I have stuff I do before work like house cleaning, planning what to have for dinner. Putting it in the crock pot if its a crock pot dinner. I go to my job then come home and I have things I do after work until bed time. Right now I am working on scheduling time to get to the gym a few times a week. My schedule tends to change to and that will throw me off as well.

A big help I found out is to plan a menu for each week. When I do this it makes things so much easier. I only cook one meal a day so its not hard. We are all out of the house during lunch so I dont worry about that. Same goes for breakfast. So I make sure we have dinner planned.

When life get a little nuts I just deal with what ever it is I have to deal with then when things settle down again I focus on myself again when it comes to getting healthy.

I am still reverting back to old habits that are easier to do sometimes. Not always good for me. The hard part is to get good habits like working out or walking into habits that you must do daily. Or making sure you have healthy options to eat in the kitchen so you are not tempted to eat any bad stuff. Its a life style change and I have come to realize this like losing weight does not happen over night. It takes time.

Hang in there you can do it. Just have to work on things a little at a time. :)

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3/24/12 10:32 A

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I'm having trouble getting motivated and staying motivated.Any suggestions?

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