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11/4/13 4:25 P

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What motivates me is remembering what it feels like to be healthier and how I feel now. I liked myself a whole lot better when I was 121 pounds lighter!!! Cheers to everyone who is with me on this "getting healthy" journey!

"Everything you put in your mouth today, will show on your hips tomorrow!"

Small things done on a consistent basis, produce great results!


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I struggle a lot with motivation. I should be able to say what motivates me is being healthy for me and my family. But, I find it so easy to get off track. I also am trying to not beat myself up for getting off track and just getting right back into the plan. Maybe I need to read the posts of fellow Sparkers more often!!!

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11/4/13 7:47 A

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What motivates me is my two awesome kids, my wonderful hubby and wanting to get out in the world more again! I love to travel and see all I can, if my weight aggravates my back problem (and it does) that stops me from moving. That is not allowed! So I get off track and then back on track and keep pushing forward.

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11/1/13 12:33 A

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welcome back,, I also am back since about a week ago myself,, making more of an effort to participate which does make a big difference


I invite anyone to come on over to my FB spot. It is another place to give and receive motivation, get recipes and more.

www.facebook.com/Dawnsnewlight


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10/31/13 5:05 P

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Welcome back! I had a hiatus and the best thing I did was start again!

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10/31/13 2:48 P

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Im here again after signing up last year, motivated by my health concerns. I've had excuses for years, nursing a child, then busy with kids, then busy with kids and work, always something. My youngest just left for college last month and he made me promise I would take care of myself better while he was gone. I told him its hard to lose weight and he asked me who ever told me life would be easy? Touche my son, touche. So it's time to get going and get real.

Keep On Keeping On.


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10/27/13 6:56 P

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What has motivated me up until now and what continues to motivate me is being healthier. It's been a long time coming. I have needed to step up and take responsibiity for my health for years. Arthitis has also motivated me. I had a left knee replacement in July and am having the right one done in November. I am only 43 years old. The pain from the arthritis and the fact that my doctor wouldn't operate on me until I lost 140 pounds motivated me big time as well(needless to say he's no longer my doctor). I have had success thus far, having lost 69 pounds since October 2012. This is the best success I have ever had. That keeps me motivated as well. I joined sparkspeople to continue to be motivated and maybe to help someone else in the process.

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10/21/13 10:28 A

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My mom. I made a promise to myself the day she died that I would get in better health so I could avoid Diabetes. for the past 13 years I have failed at losing weight and getting healthier. The time has come to make good on my promise. I also have started a journey page and trying to allow others to see my success and struggles (which is very hard for me to open up). I now decided to come back to sparkspeople for the extra motivation.

I invite anyone to come on over to my FB spot. It is another place to give and receive motivation, get recipes and more.

www.facebook.com/Dawnsnewlight


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10/12/13 11:04 P

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To stay motivated well i take it one day at a time.I have a long way to go so i break my weight loss into mini goals after a while they add up!:) i dont look at the big picture so to speak & let it overwhelm me with how far i have to go but rather how far I have came .I close my eyes & visulize a beautiful road Iam on & in the far distance i see a healthy beautful woman who is strong who walks with God as her guide a woman who has come along way.A woman that is happy, no not just happy but joyful, thankful with lots of energy who has a great desire to help others along there road to finding a healthy new life. I close my eyes & visulize this picture in my mind I do this everyday & also I have lots of babies in our family that love there mamaw & i want to stick around as long as i can to watch them grow:) each time i lose a little more weight I take a few more steps down my beautiful road one day I will cross over that finish line & with God's help I will find my way back to a healthy new ME!! So this is what motivates me how about you ?

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10/8/13 1:17 P

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How do I stay motivated? A couple ways: 1) My mom had stints put in her heart and she was just diagnosed with diabetes (I don't want to go that route) 2) Having people around me that "remind" me (in a good way) that I am trying to make a difference in my life. and 3) Picturing myself fit and healthy and all of the things I'll be able to do that I can't do now.

Positive thoughts lead to positive actions which yield positive results.


Remember, persistence not perfection.


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10/4/13 6:27 P

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How do you stay motivated? Was the question. I may be in the minority but I have a Big Picture goal of my trip to Hawaii which makes it easier for me to stay within my daily calorie range on the nutrition tracker. I do use smaller goals to treat myself to manicures, pedicures, hair cuts, and makeovers.

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10/4/13 4:16 P

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What was the question?

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10/3/13 10:22 P

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The motivation to be healthy got the ball rolling, but the thing that keeps me in check everyday is a long term reward. I am planning a 20th anniversary trip to Hawaii. I want to be able to enjoy the warm weather and be fit enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches. emoticon

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10/3/13 7:29 P

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Hi Trish!
Every single decision in the right direction will take you closer to where you want to be.
I am here to get healthy again, tired of being cranky and miserable. I too have a long way to go, and am finding SP an excellent tool.

Always here to chat if you need a boost!

Cheers,
Heather

"When going through Hell, just keep going" - Sir Winston Churchill


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9/24/13 3:57 P

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Just starting (again) today, motivated by health. I have a long, long way to go, but I know I need to remember that even small changes can make big improvements in my health.

Finally decided that "This Has To Stop"--
Trish


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9/3/13 4:28 P

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HOMERWISCONSIN - what you see there is a maintenance ticker

This is not the place to start fights or cuss people. This is not high school.

have a nice day

Kathy from southern West Virginia

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9/3/13 1:25 P

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I love that, KT! I did the same - got happy first, then melted 100+ pounds off. And I believe feeling better has kept me motivated as well - not only how good I feel now, but knowing if I feel THIS good after the first 100, how amazing will I feel after the second 100?? :)


Breaking the sugar cycle!
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www.breakawayfromsugar.com/


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9/3/13 1:18 P

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Edited by: HOMERWISCONSIN at: 9/4/2013 (00:38)
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hmmm a bit petty the whole thing....

If you won't take time for your health, who will?


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9/2/13 10:01 A

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Edited by: HOMERWISCONSIN at: 9/4/2013 (00:38)
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9/1/13 8:53 P

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just reading the boards is motivating, but hearing my fiancÚ tell me he is proud of me makes me want to keep going. I am tired of not having clothes that fit or having a hard time tyng my shoes. But I think the biggest thing that motivates me is my Dad, 3 1/2 yrs ago he had a quadruple bypass and has lost about 100 lbs and weighs less then me, I am so proud of him and I want him to be proud of me for losing the weight without having to have open heart surgery

homer: if I understand KT's page KT has lost 184 so KUDOS to you KT so yes KT belongs on the 100+ boards in my opinion.

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9/1/13 11:31 A

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Edited by: HOMERWISCONSIN at: 9/4/2013 (00:32)
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8/29/13 2:30 P

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Well hopefully if you have been sitting at your weight loss plateau for a year, then at least maybe your body set a new set-point there instead of 100 pounds above your current weight! I know you want to make more progress downwaard on the scale, but maintaining a 100 lbweight loss for a year is awesome! SOooo much better than what people usually do, which is gain some, all or even MORE weight back during that year! So pat yourself on the back and march on with your bad self!! whoohoo

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8/23/13 10:10 P

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Question... if you were at goal weight, what would you be doing right now? Are you doing it now, that's great, if not why aren't you off doing it?

There will be an answer, let it be.


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8/6/13 9:55 A

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I like that thought too. Funny how things circle around.

Feel bad, gain weight, feel bad about gaining weight, gain more weight.

Get happy, lose weight, feel happy about losing weight, lose more weight.

I hope to be on the happy circle soon!

Jackie

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8/5/13 8:07 A

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I just read something that says You don't lose weight to get happy, you get happy then naturally lose weight. I like this. We can count calories/we can work out lots, but until our minds are ready, we struggle. I really think mindset and positive self-talk is huge in this!!!!
We are all just one step away from a newer healthier life!!
Isn't that a great thought?????
What motivates me every day to continue healthy living? How amazing it feels to feel GOOD

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What's motivating me right now is a wake up call from my doctor last week. He said if I continue on the way I was, I would be 300 lbs by 2014. I do not want to be any heavier than I am now (259 lbs). I also bought new clothes a size up from the size i have been for 5 years. I do not want to be the same size for a long time unless it is a healthy one.

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7/29/13 2:11 P

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I enjoyed your inspiring motivational message we are all in this together!

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7/25/13 11:25 P

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What keeps me motivated is fun. I'm trying to find things that I would do even if they were bad for me. If it's not fun, chances are I won't do it for long. I like challenging myself. Can I walk for 30 minutes starting at 2.0 mph and increasing the speed by 1/10th every .1 miles. Can I make it up to 3mph without stopping? Can I add one more 1/10th of a mile after I've hit my stopping point? Can I use an exercise ball as a chair at my desk (where I spend most of my day). Can I sprint through the great room when I need to head to the rest room? Can I find music to make my own personal soundtrack for when I'm on the treadmill (think Rocky running through the streets of Philadelphia).

There is too much drudgery in my daily life. This is new and different.

So, I plan to have as much fun as I possibly can in this new life. When the old habits try to chain me down to this body that my laziness and neglect have created, I remember my brother and how he's proud of me for getting off my butt and having fun.

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7/14/13 1:23 P

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Hey Loriann!

I get those days very often. I still have the habit of going from my bed to my sofa and turning on the TV every morning. I give myself a 'pass' for maybe an hour and then say, out loud, "Ok, what are you doing?" That's usually when my hands hit my knees and I get up to do something I've walked passed for a day or two. A few months of reprogramming should make this habit less and less, at least that's the plan.

Feel free to reach out anytime. We're in it together!

Keep movin!

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7/14/13 12:50 P

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Good job on attitude! I would find myself motivated to sit and watch tv. That was it! Then as I started to SLOWLY change my lifestyle I was motivated to do so many other things. Now I still have some struggles to sit for long periods of time, but if I keep moving forward I know I will be happier and feel better about myself. It is also important to reach out to people when you are not feeling so well. Have a great day!

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7/9/13 1:21 P

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With so much work ahead, personally, I need results I can see. For decades I expected to see them on my body with little effort and let the lack of results define me as a failure. This time around I'm determined to look at all the things effort accomplishes: a cleaner house, less aches and pains, more endurance, and being less and less of a sweaty mess just by doing everyday things.

Little things mean a lot, especially when there's a big job to get done.

Keep moving forward!

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7/7/13 10:07 A

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My motivation to do anything positive in the self care department has been distinctly absent the past few days. I logged on today with all these great plans to get back on track and realized that this attitude is just as bad as not doing anything at all because of the despair that sets in when I fail to accomplish goals I set for myself, no matter how grandiose they might be. I have scaled back my goals to smaller, more realistic, and doable things today and have already gotten started on the road to doing better, and hopefully, feeling better. Thanks for the encouragement Spark People!!
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7/5/13 8:25 A

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So here is honesty. Lately, very little has kept me motivated. I haven't really applied myself to much, have been avoiding looking at the big picture or even in the big picture mirror because I haven't been dealing with some intense issues in my home and my life. I woke up feeling awful today and thought:

Remembering how awful I feel perhaps I can avoid the choices that made me feel awful, Each time I am presented with a choice to make, I make a better choice. Likewise, sometimes I have to remind myself how good I feel every time I make a good choice. Confused yet?

My friend Karen simply says, "Every time you want a cookie think about how hard that next workout would be. Every time you want to quit the workout think about the how good the cookie tastes."

Cookies are not my craving but it is metaphor.

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7/1/13 9:10 P

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that is also something I have come to realize, dont wait until I have lost the weight but start enjoying life while I am losing it , kudos to to all of us!

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Did okay at lunch today. I took the taco insides out of the tortillas and left the rice and beans on the plate! Still having trouble when I am having an emotional day like today. But, I thought about having to log in all those calories and it stopped me from getting the enchiladas or tamales.

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain


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6/29/13 11:53 P

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My motivation is better health and an overall better me in the process

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me! Phil 4:13


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My motivation comes from a desire to be healthy and to stick around to see the blessings that God has in store for my son! I love me and want to be the best me I can be! emoticon

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6/28/13 5:23 P

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What motivates me?
To be able to have energy to keep up with my 6 year old daughter and see her grow up and become healthy and successful. Also for me to just feel good about myself when I start each day.

I am on my way.....


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6/24/13 4:21 P

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WHAT MOTIVATES ME TO GET HEALTHY...

IT IS TIME FOR ME TO LOVE MYSELF, AND PUT MYSELF FIRST IN MY LIFE.. I AM TIRED OF SITTING ON THE SIDELINES BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT. PEOPLE THINK THAT I AM SO CONFIDENT FOR BEING A "BIG GIRL" BUT I AM JUST FAKING IT UNTIL I MAKE IT.. WENT ON VACATION WITH THE FAMILY ON A CRUISE, AND I ACTUALLY PURCHASED A SWIMSUIT..I AM FINALLY LEARNING TO "EMBRACE" ME. NOT WAITING UNTIL I LOSE THE WEIGHT, BUT I AM GOING TO ENJOY LIFE WHILE I AM LOSING WEIGHT..THAT IS WHAT MOTIVATES ME....

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6/24/13 12:37 A

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What motivates me?
Feeling better each and every day. I can walk farther and my shins don't bother me as bad, I don't get winded as easy going up the stairs. I can run the bases without having to stop and catch my breath in Softball. emoticon The new clothes I'm having to buy. emoticon The biggest motivator is that my blood tests are showing better results each time I go. But most of all my dog Yume smiles at me when I take her out for a walk/run.

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6/23/13 2:52 P

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Incidentally, I am not waiting to reach my goal to start my travels, so I will be picking away at this while on the road. That's going to be a big challenge! I am not leaving until September, so I have a bit of time to get a head start, and make my wanderings easier on my knees and my heart!

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I am about to embark on a round-the-world trip, and I don't want my weight or fitness level keeping me from getting the absolute most out of that experience. If I can't scuba dive in Koror, I will miss the most fabulous part of that location! If I can't hike to the top of the mountain in Myanmar to see the Golden Temple, I will have missed something extraordinary! I can't let that happen.

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The desire to stop feeling so terrible physically, emotionally and mentally. The desire to function normally in every day tasks without so much struggle and pain. The desire to feel more alive in all aspects of life.

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RE: What motivates you to keep pushing forward?

I'm going to post from a different perspective: Trying to find motivation to push forward. I have signed up (again) for Sparkpeople in hopes that I will find inspiration and motivation to start and continue working toward my goal of health.

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I think what keeps me motivated is that I want my legs to stop hurting and my health to improve. Not just for me but for my husband and my two sons.

Flood your mind with happy thoughts. It will change your life and your waistline!


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Aww thanks very much! That is a great idea about getting up every 20 minutes. I do computer work pretty much all day so I can use it as an excuse to go and drink some water and make sure I get my 8 glasses in too.
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This time I am determined to succeed; but I would appreciate any help on the way.

Don't forget to breathe!!


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You are so very brave! I encourage you to keep trying and believe in yourself. Live in the moment if you can. Ask yourself questions like " am I really hungry?" You may actually be thirsty or bored. Use the 20 minute rule. Get up every 20 minutes and do some sort of movement, even if it is just for a minute. This helps reset your brain. Good luck! I believe in you!

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emoticon I have finally realised that only I can motivate myself. Either I will or I won't lose weight, and so far I haven't because I have not been committed enough. I kept think it would magically disappear - it hasn't and stern letters wil be written!!! I gave up smoking many years ago with the help of a website similar to this one and I am hoping that with support and encouragement from Spark People I will lose the 100lbs I desperately need to go before I get any health issues. I have started a video blog on my Spark page as I am a bit of a geek with my laptop. That way I have another excuse to log on everyday to track my food etc. I do wish everyone luck on our journey.

I am in Oxford UK if you fancy a chat!!

This time I am determined to succeed; but I would appreciate any help on the way.

Don't forget to breathe!!


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6/13/13 7:34 P

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At the moment my motivation is to improve my blood sugars. I'm Type 2 diabetic, with no health insurance, and I'm about to run out of medication. I've managed without medication before, but I need to work much harder at eating 5-6 meals a day and walking after 3 of them to keep my blood glucose levels within a safe range. So, I guess you can say that fear is my biggest motivation!

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My health and happiness! I have been overweight all of my life. After turning 40 in April and currently going through a separation and other major life challenges, I have decided to focus on me and my health and happiness.

Always Strive to Make it YOUR best day ever!!!


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I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Want a better quality of life.
Normal functioning and enjoyment of regular things.

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6/7/13 12:22 P

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3 things are keeping me motivated. 1) My husband and my kids. 2) my beautiful grand baby girl. and 3) My oldest son is getting married next June and I want to look good in the dress I am going to pick out.

As ever and always,
Robbin

Keep believing in yourself. Be your own #1 fan. Make one good choice each day for You. You deserve it. Be kind to yourself.

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Welcome back. I am returning myself. You can do this. emoticon

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I think what is keeping me motivated is the fact that this time around I have so much support. Not only do I know that when I feel like quitting I can come on here and find someone to keep pushing me. But this time I also have my niece who is encouraging me to keep going. She texts me when she finds something in the store that she knows I can have on my diet but she also is going to start walking with me. I have her one weekend a month and I have a feeling she is going to make sure I do not stop moving on those weekends lol.

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What keeps me motivated. Good question. I am 42 yrs old and unfortunately until now have not been very motivated. I have recently been thinking about my health a lot. I want to be healthy. What I keep thinking about is my kids. I want to be there for them when they get married and have kids. I don't want to be the fat mother at the wedding and be so tired I can't enjoy myself. I want to be energetic and be around for them in the best of ways. That is what motivates me. I know I CAN DO THIS!


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I've heard that we should only weigh ourselves once a week but I have this new scale that gives me my BMI and wirelessly connects and logs my weight so ... I like to play with it but now that I have had it for a bit I am trying to only weigh myself once a day.

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

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what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de St Exupery

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4/16/13 5:25 P

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How often should I weigh myself?

Food is my fuel, not my crutch


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I like shopping in my closet.

I like feeling better.

I am enjoying my life more and I am happier in general.

These are very motivating things.

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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3/21/13 10:44 P

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I'm amazed at all the people here who have lost 100 pounds and more! Way to go... and welcome back. Go for it!

Shana in NC

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:28-29


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Today is my first day back to SparkPeople too! I joined several years ago and did great while I was active on the site. I have lost over 100 pounds, but have been "stuck" for over a year. Stuck is really all about ME. I've been stuck in the same habits and routines that help me pretty much maintain, but not reach my goals. I have another 100 pounds to go, and it starts Right Here and NOW!

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Ideal Protein is pricey. It is about $90 a week. For anyone willing to invest, I think it is a great diet to get you into the low carb and learn and train how to eat low carb. I am now doing a hybrid Ideal Protein/Atkins.

I also just learned about a free kit and coupons you can sign up for on the Atkins sight.

For anyone really struggling with a lower calorie diet, I urge you to check out a low-carb plan.

I never ever ever ever ( yes 3 evers) though I could go more than a week without a piece of bread, any sugar or a Mocha Light Frappacino from Starbucks.

Apparently it can be done and I am proof. I just want to share because I know so many of us are in the same boat and frustrated with diets that don't work long term.

I'll post every now and then on how its going.

1/10/2013 Starting weight 282
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3/10/2013 255.7 Month 2
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This time I've had a lot of positive results and that is very motivating. I feel better, have more energy, and the benefits are constant reminders of why I should continue.

I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THE MACHINERY - Solsbury Park

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de St Exupery

A Sparkteam I started called Purposeful Positivity - PLEASE JOIN!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=60064

My Website:
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Thanks for the info. I am concerned about the price. I did find a clinic in my area and will check into but I have a funny feeling its going to be too costly for me.

I'm glad you found something that works for you. Keep up the good work! And thanks for the info.

Lesley
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3/2/13 8:35 P

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Ideal Protein is a protocol similar to Medifast, Atkins or other low carb diets. You eat 3 prepackaged meals a day and mix in some of your own protein and veggies.

The diet eliminates carbs and sugar. For anyone going, "no way... can't do it...too restrictive", I was exactly the same way. I am/was addicted to carbs and sugars which made trying to lose weight on any program that allowed it unsustainable and I would be back to my old ways within a month or even a couple weeks .

I consider myself someone with zero will power but after the first few days you stop intensely craving carbs and sugar and you feel great. They include some snack type items in your daily intake so I get a treat everyday. I love their double chocolate crispy bar and southwest cheese puffs.

They have a website, www.idealprotein.com, and have centers all around the country. They are based in Canada and are much stronger there. There are some sites where you can order food over the internet.

Anyway, everyone has their own weight loss journey and I really think I have finally found mine. I think this is something I can stick to for several months and lose this weight.

Yea me!

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I never heard of Ideal Protein. Can u tell me more?

Lesley
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that's awesome!! Way to go... keep up the good work!

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I have been on Ideal Protein since Jan 10th and have lost nearly 25 pounds. I am really happy with this diet. It has eliminated carbs and sugars and has freed me from that addiction.

Checking in with some other forums, I've limited myself to just a couple that just focus on Ideal Protein or low-carb dieters but I could also benefit from chatting and reading with people my age with similar weight lose goals.



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This is my first day back to Spark. I was a member a few years ago, but, as always, I started off strong a fell off a few months down the road. I haven't given up and I am still trying. I lost 30 lbs last year using a modified juicing diet. It was hard to stick to because I like meat and like to chew...lol. Anyway, what motivates me is vanity and health. My mirror is my biggest cheerleader right now because I don't like what I see and I make myself look each morning...head to toe. My daughter is supportive of my goals, but doesn't really stick to our plans, so I have to get support where I can and the mirror doesn't lie to me. I can do this and my ultimate goal is 132 lbs shed and a 5k before my 50th birthday.

For the one that is trying to quit smoking, I smoked for 32 years. I had a really hard time quitting, so almost 4 years ago, when I ran out of cigarettes, I challenged myself to see how long I could go without smoking. I haven't since June 17, 2009. It helped with the mind games and cravings to look at it from a positive instead of what I was not allowed to have.

You can't change your past, but you can change your future.


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Dawn, have you tried e-cigarettes? Hubby is a total convert to them. The main problem with smoking is that people actually LIKE to smoke, they just don't like the idea of dying early, the smell, not having something in their hands to fiddle with, etc. But a decent e-cig allows all that, gives you your nicotine (which isn't carcinogenic or harmful in ordinary quantities, in fact its in Aubergines and tomatoes) which you are addicted to in a pleasant flavour. Hubbies favourite flavours at the moment are raspberry, gummy bear, choc mint and Grants custard.


doing the right thing isnt always popular,
doing the popular thing isnt always right.

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