Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
KICK-SS's Photo KICK-SS Posts: 9,581
5/13/12 7:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh Yeah!! I need patience and I need it NOW!!!!! emoticon

Betty

EWEFLUFFY IS NOW KICK-SS

TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY. GET ON WITH IT!!

BEFORE YOU CAN START A NEW CHAPTER - YOU HAVE TO FIRST TURN THE PAGE!




 current weight: 181.4 
 
229
209.25
189.5
169.75
150
VICKI-B--56 SparkPoints: (6,879)
Fitness Minutes: (6,840)
Posts: 2,157
5/13/12 5:34 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Happy Mother's Day to you too.

 current weight: 248.8 
 
250
233.75
217.5
201.25
185
JERSYGRL's Photo JERSYGRL Posts: 844
5/13/12 4:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great post! Thank you for sharing. Especially love the idea of focusing on how far we've come. Happy Mothers day!

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday."
John Wayne
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi

Carol


 current weight: 1.5  over
 
5
2.5
0
-2.5
-5
VICKI-B--56 SparkPoints: (6,879)
Fitness Minutes: (6,840)
Posts: 2,157
5/13/12 1:39 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Glad you liked it.

 current weight: 248.8 
 
250
233.75
217.5
201.25
185
MAILHANDLER's Photo MAILHANDLER Posts: 426
5/13/12 11:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Nice article, good advice... Thanks for sharing... emoticon

Don't be so hard on yourself as you take steps toward living a healthier life. Focus on the positive changes you've made in your life, from new, healthier foods to a new way of thinking about exercise. You've committed yourself to living a longer, better life.Don't set unreasonable goals. Before long you’ll be enjoying an incredible new way of life and continuing forward with more confidence, more energy and a whole new outlook for the future.


 current weight: 155.8 
 
160
153.75
147.5
141.25
135
MIMO11's Photo MIMO11 Posts: 413
5/13/12 9:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you, Vicki-B.
Patience is one of the hardest virtues for me to cultivate.

Personal Goal, walk 10,000 Steps a day


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
4.75
9.5
14.25
19
BEARGODDESS's Photo BEARGODDESS Posts: 2,286
5/13/12 9:19 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Very interesting! That's a keeper. emoticon

Lynn

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher


 current weight: 197.0 
 
233
211
189
167
145
HELEN_BRU's Photo HELEN_BRU Posts: 10,773
5/13/12 9:19 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Such good advice! Thanks!!


MountaiTime - on SUDS team of 5% Challenge

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson




 Pounds lost: 0.2 
 
0
3
6
9
12
VICKI-B--56 SparkPoints: (6,879)
Fitness Minutes: (6,840)
Posts: 2,157
5/13/12 9:13 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Patience, Patience!

You've heard it before, patience is a virtue - but did you know that it can also help you lose weight? It works on both physical and energetic levels.

Here's how:

- Less Stress, Better Well-Being

Have you ever noticed that when you feel stressed, your body doesn't seem to function well? Not only does a stressed, impatient state of mind put you at greater risk for illness, you also hinder your body's fat burning processes. The more stressed out and impatient you get, the slower your weight loss progress is going to be.

- Stress and Impatience Trigger Cravings

When you're stressed out and impatient and making slow progress on your goals, you're going to experience more cravings for fattening foods. It's an emotional thing - almost all overweight people eat in response to emotional cues. By trying to rush your weight loss, you immediately start triggering unpleasant feelings that will in turn trigger cravings for the very foods you know you should be avoiding.

- Patience, Fun and Progress

On the other hand, have you ever noticed how fast time goes by when you're feeling good? If you stop trying to race to the finish line and instead just take your time and focus on having fun with your weight loss, it's going to go by much more quickly and easily.

Will you ACTUALLY be losing weight faster, or will it just seem like you are? Who cares! (Okay, yes, it's very possible that you will lose weight more quickly, just because you're more relaxed and focused, rather than stressed out and irritable.)

If you are typically an impatient person, you may be rolling your eyes and shaking your head right now - but developing patience is easier than you probably think.

Start by focusing more on the positive. Think about how wonderful it will be when you reach your weight loss goal - but don't focus on the fact that you're not there yet. Just immerse yourself in pleasant thoughts about the end result, and if you do it often enough it will feel as if you ARE there.

You can also focus on how proud you are of yourself for doing this well so far. Pat yourself on the back for every small victory, and don't worry about the little slip ups if they happen. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.

Finally, keep looking back to see how far you've come. Every time you do, you take your attention off of the distance you still have left to travel, and it shrinks a little bit more each time.




 current weight: 248.8 
 
250
233.75
217.5
201.25
185
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Smart Carbing General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
~ Book Recommen dation.. FREE ONLINE BOOK ~ 5/12/2014 8:58:46 AM
:-/ 1/23/2014 10:37:21 PM
Low Carb Breakfast Ideas Please : ) 8/20/2014 10:09:42 AM
Fat over protein or protein over fat?? 12/16/2013 3:00:55 PM
Day 5 Induction, Caffeine Confusion!! 8/18/2014 2:24:51 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x13373x48045825

Review our Community Guidelines