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KCIR1959
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5/19/08 1:37 P

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Nice job JM!

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
- Robert E. Lee


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5/19/08 11:35 A

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Well we had a few positive and a few negative steps these past few days.

To the good:
- Jess joined SP and has started to gain some enthusiasm for the resources here
- we had a long talk about numerous issues, and we were able to find some new motivational approaches
- she's decided to join me in walking on non-gym days
- I've planned gym times for the next two weeks

To the bad:
- we stocked up on chocolate at a store-closing sale on Friday night(!)
- we ate out Sunday for lunch

Food choices at home are generally good, although we still have a bit too high a reliance on processed food. We have salad most nights, and I insist on having fruit around all the time.

We'll be okay. :)

Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
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KCIR1959
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5/17/08 10:34 A

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JAYMATTER - Half the battle (or more) is in taking the proper food. You can't exercise for her (but maybe you can get her out for a 30 minute walk each day), but if you have the time, you can ensure that she is eating properly. Simple breakfast (bananas/other fruit, cereal, other good stuff quick to eat), pack her a healthy lunch each day, and have a healthy dinner prepared each night. Both of you need to stay away from restaurants (particularly fast food), processed food, etc. If you have the time to take control of both of your diets, that will make a big difference. Good luck, your a good guy. Rick

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
- Robert E. Lee


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JAYMATTER
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5/17/08 12:01 A

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So I find myself stuck in a sticky motivational rut.

My fiancée and I are nominally working on our diet and fitness together... but she works two jobs and rarely has time to think about what she eats, nevermind get to the gym. She told me the other day she only goes for me; her own motivation is gone. I, on the other hand, have TOO much time on my hands, and I am using a lot of it to research diet/fitness questions, plan workouts, workout at home, cook better food for us, and take advantage of SP.

I showed her SP, and her response was something to the effect, "Great, but I don't have time for that sort of thing." Which is, of course, totally true.

Beyond that, she is discouraged by a relative lack of progress -- she's only lost 2-3 pounds in a few weeks with no apparent visual difference, whereas my 20-pound loss is quite noticable on my face and neck.

My biggest challenge now is to find ways to get and keep her motivated.

Any suggestions?

Edited by: JAYMATTER at: 5/17/2008 (00:09)
Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar


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