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6/20/09 3:15 P

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Thanks for the article, after my binge last night, I needed a new start today. Thanks for providing some hope!

TJ

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6/20/09 9:30 A

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Your welcome everyone. No it is not from sparks, but I'm sure they have ones like it. Just from an article on the net. When I need some inspiration I go searching for things to help me. I love to share them because I know that many are just like me, and every now and then we all need a boost of motivation!!
TRAVELNISTA, great idea! I'm glad this helped to motivate you, it did me as well!
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6/20/09 9:03 A

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Great article thanks for sharing it

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6/20/09 8:53 A

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Oh my gosh, that has to be the best motivational article I have ever read. It has inspired me to start keep a folder in my computer of motivational articles to read when I am feeling the urge to back slide whether it is with my food plan or exercise plan.

Thank you so much for sharing.


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6/19/09 8:54 P

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Great article. Is it from Spark People?

Kay from Tennessee



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6/19/09 8:51 P

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Thanks for posting this. I really agree with most of it. I agree that support is really important. My husband passive "supports" me. He doesn't even realize it but I ask him at night if I can go to the gym, and he watches the kids ( most of the time they are sleeping anyway, but it allows me to go workout). It took me a while to realize that while not supportive in a traditional way it still is supportive.

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6/19/09 8:09 P

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emoticon emoticon I read an article that helped me focus and also made me want to take the time to come on here and thank all of you for your encouragement and support! Without the support and encouragement from everyone here who has went through or is now going through the same things, I would not be able to do this! So thank you everyone! It is nice to know I am never alone and support is only a click away.

This was a great read for me so I am sharing this with you all.......

The article reads:

*I'm convinced that there is no "correct" way to diet or achieve long term weight loss. It's a case of "different strokes for different folks". Many dieters know exactly what they need to eat in order to lose weight. They also know about the importance of regular exercise. Trouble is, after months or years of failing to achieve their weight loss goals, they feel their chances of losing weight are close to zero. This is why support and motivation are so important!!

First, I want you to forget everything that has happened so far. Forget about your dieting failures, forget about any recent weight gain you might have experienced, forget about your fat tummy or thighs and give yourself a clean sheet. I know this is easier said than done, but it's very important if you want to lose weight and take back control of your life.


Second, I want you to stop trying to be the "perfect dieter". No one is perfect when it comes to dieting and losing weight - not me, not you - no one! So you are going to make mistakes. You may crash in the first week. You may go on a huge eating binge in the second week. You may not do a single minute of physical exercise in week 3. It doesn't matter. Why not? Because when (not if) these things happen, you are gonna start over. And eventually you will get it right and achieve all your weight loss goals.

Third, don't "wait" to have a bad day or bad week on your diet. Instead, you are gonna plan for it. You are going to assume that your weight loss program goes up in smoke and you are going to have an "action-plan" to help you recover and start losing weight again. So sit down and plan what to do.

Maybe arrange to phone a close friend for support. Or decide to take a long walk. Or clean out your garden shed. It doesn't matter what you choose, as long as you have a program of action organised. Because when your diet plan flies out the window, you are gonna feel REAL guilty and start eating lots of calories. By having a specific plan to fall back on, you will overcome your temporary dieting problem and return to your weight loss plan.


Fourth, I want you to stop thinking that dieting is a pain in the butt. The truth is, a healthy weight loss diet is not boring, or painful or uncomfortable. It is your passport to a new life. It is going to open up wonderful opportunities for you. The only thing that is boring, painful and uncomfortable is staying overweight. But you are gonna change all this. You are going to follow a healthy diet and lose weight and enjoy every moment.

Above all, I want you to start believing that you can reduce weight. Don't forget - achieving starts with believing. So no matter how overweight you are, or how unfit you are, I want you to start believing in your ability to get rid of all your excess fat and start over on a brand new life!!


**Living a healthy life & losing weight is not just a goal but a discipline! Like anything in life, losing weight takes effort. No magic pill or secret formula**
**"Start by doing what's neccesary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing what you thought impossible!"**

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**"Start by doing what's neccesary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing what you thought impossible!"**


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