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4/16/11 10:03 A

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Today I hit the 40lb weight loss mark. YEAH!!! Spark motivated me to get back on track after a very looong plateau. Thanks EE and spark for the motivation. Support does make a difference.

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4/15/11 8:25 A

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Re: "Why did I begin this journey in the first place?" From a negative motivation perspective I remind myself of how "sick & tired" I was of being "sick & tired."

From a positive motivation perspective I remind myself of all the wonderful things I can DO with my life that I couldn't do in the past.

I sorta need both: the dangling carrot in front of me and the crack of the whip from behind! :-)

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4/15/11 2:00 A

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4/14/11 8:30 A

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I practice mindful eating it helps keeps me on track. I ask myself: Why did I begin this journey in the first place? This stops me from compulsively eating and reminds of my goals.

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4/13/11 10:08 A

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Talk about MOTIVATION...! Go for it! :-)

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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4/12/11 6:34 P

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Yesterday I bought a cute skirt... size 12. I'm a 16!!!!. I don't know what my goal size will be, maybe an 8 or 10??? But I hung it on the wall in the kitchen.... that is how I roll.... I want to fit in it. Once I fit in it I'll know I'm getting closer to my goal. I can already see it in my minds eye on my body. It has worked already in stopping my snaking. I crack myself up!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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4/10/11 9:49 P

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Welcome to the Team and good for YOU to jump right into our message boards with your concerns! Keep coming back to get the MOST from your SparkTeam!

I made the decision early on that I would rather CHEW my calories than to drink 'em! :-)

Try ditching caloric beverages and switch to water, water and MORE water! Dining out? Water up first! Douse that appetite before it takes off!

Be patient and persistent. You WILL make mistakes. We all do. But each mistake presents an opportunity for important lessons that can serve you well!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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4/10/11 6:18 P

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if you can answer these questions (below) truthfully everyday...............there is no other option.............i just keep plodding along ..............i am treating this like a part-time job..................with pay of course(the pay is the weight loss).....................
The 5 D's of the Weight Loss Journey

Desire: What exactly do you want?
Defense: Are you prepared for the temptations that are bound to come your way?
Dedication: How hard are you willing to work?
Determination: How long are you willing to keep working?
Decision-Making: Are you willing to take total responsibility for the choices you make?

good luck to you.................blessings and hugs.............lita


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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4/10/11 3:55 P

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Thank you very much for the support I will definately take your advice on board, my mum says I tend to fail because I make it too strict for myself, so I will definately try to treat myself with something every now and again.

I really hope you enjoy your trip to Paris, and you didn't ramble on. I found your advice very interesting

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4/10/11 12:22 P

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Hey there!

Congrats on deciding to change your lifestyle for the better! I know people might say it, but it really is the first step. For ages people, such as my mother, always told me to loose weight, but until I was ready nothing happened.

It is very easy to get daunted with change it is human nature! But one thing I found to help is dont expect too much of yourself, no point starting out saying I will give up everything I enjoy, after all life is for living. Try by making small changes, i.e. first week say I will reduce my portions, (one tip for that try using a smaller plate), then the following week look at what you are eating and put in some healthier meals or bulk out veg more. Only suggestions but the idea is to make change at your own pace. Try saying to yourself just do one day at a time, and before you know it the week will be done! Finally reward yourself, you are taking on a lifestyle change and the way it will suceed will be making it pleasurable. Every time you reach a small target give yourself a little treat, not food, i.e. manicure or hair cut. When I get to my target my treat is going to Paris!

Anyway didnt mean to ramble on, but you will find alot of support here. If you ever want a chat or a pep talk give me a shout, always happy to talk!

All the very best, and good luck
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4/10/11 12:10 P

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Please can I have ideas on how to stay motivated, I am starting this lifestyle change tomorrow and am already starting to worry that I won't be able to do this. I start with good intentions and then I fancy chocolate and I just have to have it. It is like summer here at the moment and all I want is BBQ and beer or cider. Please can I have advice - I don't want to be like this forever. :(

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