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10/18/08 11:08 P

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LadyIrish, I think U have a great idea. Maybe set that goal to lose 50 pounds and volunteer. Anna

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10/18/08 9:09 P

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I agree with Moonlit. Do something that you enjoy. It will make movement part of your day. Start small and in short shifts where you won't wear out and give up. Being happy makes weightloss so much easier. I have never set my goal past 10 lbs at a time. It just seems like more than I can take. Even my ticker doesn't reflect my overall goal. Babysteps in everything, my friend.


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10/18/08 2:46 P

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If it's something you get a lot of enjoyment out of, I wouldn't wait. Maybe do something small, like serving one meal a week and build up to doing more as you get in better shape. If you are going to use it as a reward don't make it so far away. Maybe for 50 pounds, and be sure to have smaller goals. I started out making mine 10% goals and even that was too much so I lowered it to every 10 pounds. It gives you so much more motivation if you know you are meeting goals.

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10/18/08 1:36 P

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When I lived in Los Angeles several years ago, I did a lot of different volunteer work and enjoyed it very much. But now I weigh almost 400 lbs. and have a lot of difficulty walking (particularly any kind of distance). I want to call the Sonoma County Volunteer Center and sign up, but I'm afraid that my lack of mobility will bar me. I'm also ashamed of how I look and the tacky clothes I have to wear because they're all I can get. I've thought of adding this to my "reward list," i.e., lose 100 lbs. and I can start doing volunteer work.

What would you advise?

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