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2/26/10 4:38 P

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There is so much power in positive thinking. And if you do not believe then try proving it wrong. Love yourself it is the best thing you can do for you.

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2/24/10 7:27 A

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Hi CRESENTMOONS I agree, Please start treating yourself like your best friend. Do and say the things that you would do for her.

Are you trying to take on too much and feeling overwhelmed? Try to break down your goals into small ones that you know you can achieve. How many times do you feel you need ot work out a week. If it is 6 try starting with only 3 a week and when you are consistent with that add one more on and so on. Same with food don't be so restrictive that you are depriving yourself all the time. Take time to look at what you are doing and see where you can let the reigns out a little until you feel comfortable with that goal. Hope some of this makes sense.

Wishing you a successful day!

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"There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." Morpheus in The Matrix

"Failure is only postponed success...The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." -Herbert Kaufman

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
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2/23/10 12:26 P

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i know i have done that too.. but thinking positive and saying you can do this and you will feel better about yourself.. hang in there.. hugs Geri

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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2/22/10 8:59 P

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Talk to yourself the same way you would talk to a child--be kind...you deserve some sweet treatment...you'll get there.

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2/22/10 3:05 P

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Monday Reflections; I think a lot of us wake up a little hung over after the week-end not from drink but from endulging in; who knows what.

We all put negative feeling upon ourselves when dealing with our weight issues:we're always exspecting more of ourselves.

We just have to keep on plugging away at it "one day at a time".






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2/22/10 3:01 P

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Sorry, I have no reflections, just a feeling of overwhelm again. I could spend my whole day on SP, but when would I do any exercise? I had to quit this group and then re-up, just because I didn't know how to re-set the frequency with which I received messages from the group. LOL I feel stunned that the morning is gone. I need to detach from the computer, but it is just another obsession.


Anne

"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the heck she is."
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2/22/10 2:17 P

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You need to treat yourself the way you treat others. You wouldn't beat up(verbally) a friend you had messed up what she was trying to do. You would encourage her to keep going anf not give up. Apply that same type of thinking to yourself.

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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2/22/10 1:24 P

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Hope you're having a great Monday so far! You should always encourage YOU...you're worth it!! Promise yourself that next weekend you will get through, without beating yourself up, and following your plan the best way you can. Once you get that one weekend under your belt... you will be so proud of yourself and have the tools to handle the next weekend, and the next and next... emoticon

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2/22/10 12:29 P

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Monday's always seem to be my start over days. I keep telling myself one of these days I'm going to make it through a weekend staying on track and really feel great for Monday morning to come! After another rough one this weekend and a total lack of exercise I think my goal for the week days is to stay on track calorie wise and on the weekends add in as much exercise as possible to make up for the bad eating habits. Maybe if I'm moving all weekend I won't have time to be shoveling in those bad foods KWIM? :-)

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2/22/10 12:24 P

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I can relate to Monday mornings, especially today. We attended my younger son's birthday celebration at Zio's last night... I ordered grilled steak and potatoes... but ate ALLLL the potatoes and then had dessert... GRRRR... but.. Today... back on the bandwagon.

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2/22/10 12:10 P

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Well, Mondays are great days for new beginnings. Put the weekend behind you and take it from there.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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2/22/10 12:00 P

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I'm cheering you on. You will do this. Happy Monday.

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Don't get discouraged. Look at today only. We can't change yesterday.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. SP quote


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2/22/10 11:57 A

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Hi Everyone
Had a rough weekend but am trying to stay positive. I am trying to balance the desire to loose weight with the tendency to beat myself up. I really say mean things to myself when I do not feel good about my body and I want to stop that whatever size I am. Sometimes When I eat poorly and am able to say to myself "its ok tomorrow will be better or one step at a time" it is the only time that I really say kind things to myself. Does that make sense?? And maybe that is why I "cheat" or miss a work out cause I want that encouragement from myslef. I do not know we will see how this week goes but I am getting there. Sorry for the ramble Have a great Monday!! emoticon

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