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9/30/07 9:19 P

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Auntimayme- Don't forget: Slow and steady wins the race. Taking it off slowly gives your body and mind time to adjust. You'll get there!

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9/29/07 5:07 P

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Pat Yourself on the Back

When you do the right thing, enjoy it! When you take positive actions, enjoy them. After all, they are leading you toward positive results. Pat yourself on the back. Truly enjoy the fact that you're making positive progress, and the negative temptations will have no power over you.

ANTIMAYME~ I posted this on another thread, but I thought this would be encouraging to you, too. I think you took some positive steps, just posting your message!

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9/29/07 4:04 P

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way to go AuntieMayme!

We all get discouraged. I have had many of those bumps along the way. I'm down to the last 4 pounds of my initial goal (and really need to go an additional 5 more from there) and it's not moving.

Easy to get discouraged. But.. I guess I also figure I didn't put all my weight on in one day, so I can't expect it to come off in one day either - although that would sure be nice. emoticon

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9/29/07 2:10 P

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I was feeling down about my slooooooo weight loss today, but then I thought about all the people on Sparkpeople....literally thousands, that are coming back day after day and talking about it and sharing their feelings and helping each other. It makes me realize how not alone I am in this endeaver to have a better life and if you all can do it, then certainly I can keep going too. Thank you to all that share on this website. I do believe the Power of Positive Thinking can work wonders. So, I'm back to thinking positively.

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You are SO right. I had to learn that it was OK to make taking care of myself a high priority.

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9/27/07 9:38 P

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Absolutely.

I discovered for myself that when I quit setting my standards based on what others were achieving and what was working for them, I was able to see what I needed to be doing and what did and didn't work for me.

What freedom there has been in doing that - and... somehow, it also caused me to realize that I'm doing all this for me and not to please anyone else. Although admittedly it is nice to get the 'wow' from the dr's office. emoticon

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9/27/07 4:01 P

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Roberta~ You are SO right! When I first joined Sparks,I found myself trying to meet other people's standards. Like on my diabetic team,I would try to get my blood sugar levels as low as other people's. I found that it was a losing battle,and that's when I decided that I was going to compete with my own blood sugar levels or weight lost.

When I hear new people say,"I can't get my blood sugar down to __, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong." I have told more than one person that maybe that other person was setting their bar too low,or their Dr. had different expectations.

As long as you're doing the best you can,and walk a few more steps than the day before, I call that progress. Be proud of yourself! Let those other people do their own thing!

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9/27/07 2:43 P

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A couple of days ago, a friend joined me to walk in our local park (a wonderful place this time of year.) Her daughter of 22 or 23, I think, brought her English Bulldog. Of course, they took off at a dead run and I'm thinking, this is not motivating my friend, who really needs to walk and does not want to! I told her I 'hated' people like that!
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Seriously, motivation has to come from within and not from comparing ourselves to what other people can do. I try to stop and think about what I've accomplished in the past and therefore, know that I can do again.

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9/25/07 10:52 A

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I'm sure many of you have ways to help you stay motivated on your journey to "The new & improved You" Please share them with the team.That can be a challenge for all of us!

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9/22/07 9:33 A

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Kansas does get snow from time to time.

This past week was just the opposite of the last. The heater was going and the cat was hugging the stove.

This past week the air conditioner was back on.

Yep.... I'm in Kansas. LOL

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9/21/07 9:15 A

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And yet another one! Yesterday, I had to go upstairs for something and I ran up without being out of breath. Two months ago, just walking, I would have had to stop half way!

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9/20/07 1:47 P

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Tiffanyctd - Good for you! There was a discussion on another board about the merits of a day off... everything from every once in a while, to do those who are more stable in their diet doing it one day a week. I usually allow myself something on the weekend.

I think some days are just like that. I don't do the total deprivation because you want what you can't have. But, if you have it, even in small bits and pieces, then you've taken care of the craving. I just throw it in the tracker and keep going.

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9/20/07 10:12 A

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I found another form of motivation by accident yesterday. I was having a bad morning, so I gave myself permission to take the day off. Today, I feel more refreshed and ready to go than I have in weeks.

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9/18/07 11:26 A

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Yeah, we joke that we have 4 seasons:

Summer, Indian summer, Football season (late summer), and 2 days of winter.

HELLO, does it snow where you live? I've heard that cross country skiing and snowshowing are good exercise.

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I hate packing a gym bag, but since I started doing my strength training in one session, instead of splitting arms and legs, that's reduced the trips. I do yoga on days in between and do a really good cardio on the weekend, so no bag packing involved.

I'm in Texas... we're still warm. By the time it decides to cool a bit, we'll probably launch straight into winter. Spring is usually about 2 weeks, then bam, hello summer.

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ugh - glad you didn't mention the beach Friday or Saturday. Even the cat was obviously cold as she was hugging the stove while I had supper baking. LOL.

Walking the dog would be great. However... the dog in my photo is, as I refer to, 'my other nephew.' He belongs to one of my dearest friends and I wound up dog/housesitting with him when she & her husband went out of town. However, they have since moved to Illinois so I can't borrow him for a walk anymore. emoticon

I'm hoping to add a dog to the household at some point. I just can't do it where I'm at right now. My schedule can get so busy too though that I'm not sure if a dog would be a good thing right now anyway.

I may have to rejoin the gym that's just a block from work. That will at least get me to the gym before I come home from the office during the winter. Of course, that still leaves the weekends but they are a challenge year round.

Oh - I should also explain the cropped out kids in my photo. They are my nephews as well. I simply didn't want their photo's on the internet [being a protective auntie]. emoticon

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It's this time of year that I realize just different other parts of the country are. Ya'll are talking about fall and winter and turning on the heater, and I just got back from the beach!

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What's helped motivate me for the gym and for yoga is the Fitness Tracker. I've built in those days. For yoga, there's a challenge in the I love Yoga group (15 out of 30 days). I doubt I'll make the 15, but I want to get close. And, once I build a routine, I'm golden.

Thing is weather is tricky. I'd love to walk, but I'm guessing we'll get a couple of weeks of fall and then hit Winter. But, if I build that in on the weekend and just do it, then I should be able to make that a routine as well. It's just doing it for the first few times that is hard. emoticon

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9/16/07 8:45 P

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HELLO~
Could you walk your dog for a walk for exercise? Caesar, the Dog Whisperer says you should walk your dog every day,but then he doesn't live in the midwest. He has a treadmill for his dogs to walk on.Have you ever watched him? I don't have a dog...but maybe some day!

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9/16/07 8:19 P

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well... it was the first weekend with a strong hint of fall & the upcoming winter. Cool & rainy - I even turned the heater on Friday night - brrrr.

It has me realizing that my greatest challenge is before me as I didn't fare very well with the food and exercise (or lack of exercise).

Yikes - here I have been ready for the extreme heat to pass and not thinking about the winter challenges ahead. hmmmm emoticon

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“Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.”

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9/14/07 1:06 P

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The SparkPeople articles,health videos,A-Z,etc. motivate me.

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9/7/07 7:41 P

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I weigh in once a week. Although, I skipped this week. Partially because it has been such a blur with too many things going on all at once. However, the other part to that is I can tell by my clothes I didn't fare well on my trip to see family in Oklahoma.

I am getting back on track though and that is indeed the trick - don't let the steps backwards become stopping points, just get back on the right track and keep on going. emoticon

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9/7/07 9:47 A

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Sandy, that does seem to be a hot topic with some strong feelings on either side. Personally, I get on the scale every day because it gives me an idea of how what I ate the day before affected me. If my weight went up, I can really examine the day before to see what I did wrong (which usually boils down to not getting enough water!). But if it does go up, I don't stress about it. I do only log it once a week. But that's just me. I say, as long as you're not obsessing, weigh yourself as much or as little as you want. emoticon

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9/6/07 9:33 P

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When I started SparkPeople,I didn't own a scale,so I weighed about every 6 wks.when I went to the Dr. or dietitian.At first it made me nervous,and then I got used to it...it was a sense of freedom.

I wrote a blog one time about how the scales are not the only measure of your progress.One of the coaches asked if she could feature the blog,and I found out that people really feel strongly about how often they weigh.Let's just say that my blog was not one of those "you go girl/inspirational" highlights.I like to weigh once a week,but some people weigh several times a day.They like freak out if the scale goes the wrong way.I think that they are carrying it to an extreme.Each to his own!

I guess my motivation would be when I had a totally "clean" day.Didn't cheat,didn't skip,worked out...it makes me proud of myself! On the other hand,if I had a "not so good" day,if I didn't get all depressed and guilty,I would consider that motivation also...that I'm making progress,and changing the way I think.

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9/6/07 8:40 P

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I have a friend who weighs everyday and I know others do as well. I cannot, for the very reason you mentioned. I will become obsessed. I weigh on my "anniversary" SP day, which is Sunday.

I've lost weight twice now. The first time I used the scales at the gym, once a week and did fine. The second time, I didn't have scales nor did the gym, so I weighed when I went to visit my parents. I could tell I was losing by the way my clothes fit, which was kinda cool.

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I have my ups and downs too. Sometimes it doesn't bother me as much as other times. I've noticed that I sink into this thing where I'm watching my scale like a hawk and then I get really frustrated because it's not moving as fast as I think it should. Even though I am all ready feeling the benefits of changing my eating and exercise habits. So I've decided to try something new. I'm going to try and weigh myself once a month when I take my measurements and see if that helps with my motivation and with my sometimes weird compulsive weighing. haha!! Hope this makes sense. I'll have to let you all know how it goes. Oh and I'm going to make sure and weigh after TOM has left. Because even though I know that I'm retaining water because of TOM it still bothers me that the scale isn't lower. Sheesh!! -Shellie

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I had another one today. I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was lower than it's been in a long time. She asked me what I was doing to lower it, so I told her to compare my weight to what it was at my last visit. She said, oh, that's explains it!

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Compliments definitely do the trick. A few years ago, when I lost the weight the first time, I was at the gym and a lady I saw there frequently, but didn't really know, stopped one day, just kinda looked at me and said "you've lost a lot of weight." I said yes, and she said it looked great. Made my day.

Here, the Sparkpoints motivate me... seems kinda goofy, but I'd rather have that for a motivator than food. I also like the reports.

And, the people I've met keep me motivated as well.

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Compliments - people noticing the results is one of my biggest motivators.

My dearest friend mentioned a few weeks ago of having inspired her to start working on losing some excess pounds. That really was a boost to know I inspired somebody - esp somebody that has inspired me in so many ways too.

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Hearing compliments is a huge motivation for me, not to mention a really good mood enhancer! A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked if I had been dieting (I had been keeping it quiet) because my face was getting thinner. I think I floated for the rest of the day!

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The spark points are addicting. I like the motivation articles. You can find alot of good tips there. Reading health magazines helps me as well. I am terrible at logging my food, but I am trying to get to the point of doing that. Its nice to hear compliments from family and friends. That is definite motivation!!!

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I've found that my nutrition log is a huge help. At first, I was just using it to make sure I stay in my calorie range, but now, I'm starting to use it more to make sure that I get actual nutrition, not just calories.

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I keep a log too. I track the what I've eaten as well as the nutritional content (calories, fat grams, calories from fat, sodium, sugar, fiber, and carbs). It helps to see where I've done well and where I could have done better.

It's a lot of work to do, but when people stop me at work and ask how much weight exactly I've lost and how I'm doing it; plus the clothing being too BIG instead of too small now - it makes the work worth doing.

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I logged both what I ate and what I intend to eat. Helps keep the snacking under control.

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I've packed a healthy *tasty* lunch and a bowl of fruit salad and yogurt for snacks so I don't feel the urge to order in some high calorie sandwich or raid the office cookie stash.

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I've gotten to where I keep it around all the time. It's partly because I love lemon and lime flavors, but also because they come in little packets (about the same size as Splenda packets), so they're easy to carry. I have to say, the lemon is particularly tasty on broccoli.

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8/29/07 9:30 P

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The powdered lemon is good idea. I hadn't considered that.

I have replaced my salt shaker with sodium free all purpose seasoning.

However, the powdered lemon would be a good replacement to have around too just for some variety.

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I added powdered lemon juice to my lunch instead of salt.

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Drinking my water.

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A few teammates expressed needing help keeping the motivation today. Admittedly, I've been in need of a boost myself.

Sometimes it helps to see what we Did do right throughout the day.

So... what did you do right today??

I will start us off. And... I think my right thing I did was getting off to a good start as I chose Fiber One cereal with 1% milk today.






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Yeah, that's very true. I started out going straight to the points page and working my way down to get all the points I could, but as time goes by, I'm finding that I take longer and longer to get to the points page. I still try and get every point I can, but I'm checking in with my teams a lot more right off the bat. I was a little intimidated about posting at first, but I'm looking more and more forward to that part every day.

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Ditto on the points! For one thing, it gets me to the website and I always find some inspiration when I land here!

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yes - the points help me too. LOL. That competitiveness at work...

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It sounds silly, but spark points really keep me motivated. I guess it's just my competitive nature. emoticon

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Arindana -

Keep going - it takes awhile to get the momentum going at a steady pace. At least, it did for me. Even then, there are down times. I really found a lot of encouragement through spark friends that seemed to help me through some of those tough stretches where I wondered if it was worth it.

Now, I'm close to my goal weight - and am being forced to buy new clothes because my others are now falling off of me.

Even better, one of my dearest friends told me this past weekend that I have inspired her to start working on healthier eating. As this friend has inspired me in so many other ways, it was a huge encouragement to know I have inspired her.

It's great to see and know the difference in ourselves. It's great when others notice it. But, I can't express how wonderful it feels to have inspired someone around me who is very close to my heart.

That is the encouragement I needed to take me through this next 8 pounds - and then I get to work on maintaining it.

Anyway... it's worth it. Don't let the down times become permanent. There are set backs, but don't let the set backs become stopping stones. emoticon

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Wow - I like that Sandy.

Everyone has some great motivators.

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Your goals,minus your doubts,equal your reality.

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I'm still finding my motivation. It's an up and down thing for me.

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~I find that setting goals help keep me motivated.

~When those goals evolve into habits,that makes motivation stronger.

~My faith helps remind me that I can do all things...

~I want to get in better shape so I can see my daughter get married,and I can spoil and play with the grandkids that I will have.

~I need to lead a very healthy lifestyle so I can keep my own kidneys as long as possible.

~I want to FEEL GOOD

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Good subject! My motivation gets weak when I'm stressed (mainly financially).
Help with motivation is thinking about how much better I feel, how much less money I'm spending on blood pressure meds, and hey, I look better, too! Keeping in touch with you Spark Friends helps, and hearing someone say, "You've lost a lot of weight, haven't you?" emoticon

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Guess I should start, huh?

Things that help keep me motivated:

1. Knowing my health depends on it.
2. Faith - when it gets weak though, that's when I need an extra dose of motivation.
3. Anytime someone says "hey.... you've lost a lot of weight."
4. Spark friends.

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I find for myself that keeping the motivation going can be challenging to say the least. Some of the things that usually get me are work stressors. However, sometimes it's things like being 40, finally ready for a serious relationship and there are more nuts and fruits out there (or married men looking for a side dish - no thanx!).

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So... what do you do to stay motivated?


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