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1/12/13 8:49 P

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I second Cathy's suggestions, Megan. And, of course, use the Nutrition Tracker and Fitness Tracker *every* *day*. They're their own rewards when you have an on-track day and their own subtle consequence when you have an off-track day.
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1/12/13 2:47 P

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Joining teams and then being active on those teams has helped me. I don't have to be active on every team, but I have to find a group that I click with, that have common goals as me.

Maybe you look for a group with common fitness goals, a group that wants to get pregnant soon, a group your age. My favorite is a group of us who are dedicated to counting our calories ... I ended up being a leader of that group when the original leader had to bow out. My thought is that you look for a place where you already have an interest, then look at the team, see if there are current dates of posts so you'll know if the team is active or not, then join if it looks like it suits you. If it turns out it does not, leave. Nothing says you have to stay.

The support of a team really makes all the difference in the world to my journey. The other thing that makes a difference is logging my exercise and my food. That way I know where I stand. A way of being honest with myself about what I'm doing.

Hope you find your way!

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1/12/13 1:28 P

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Hi Megan, I've found joining some of the groups on here has helped with my motivation, making a few friends on here also helps,

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1/12/13 1:00 P

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Hi my name is Megan and I知 addicted to diet and health books. I tend to purchase a lot, spend time reading them, and then not apply the concepts to my life. Some have foods that I would not eat. Some do not have sound advice. Some have exercise plans. I have not exercised since November. I have high cholesterol and a history of family heart problems. I知 also 20lbs overweight. I want to feel better and have more energy. I want to get pregnant soon. My husband is approaching his 30th birthday and is also ready to start a family asap. You would think this would motivate me, right? For the life of me, I cannot get motivated to do the things I know I need to do. My husband does not need to lose much weight and he is very busy with his job, so he is not motivated to take this path with me. I understand this and don稚 want to force him to. I don稚 have many friends to ask to join me in this journey. My family does not live close by. I have tried to the email system on here, but not sure if it is really keeping me on track either.

Has anyone else been in this situation? How do you get and stay motivated?


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