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7/3/08 6:56 P

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I truly believe there are no accidents. Each one of us is here to help the others reach their goals.
This how life is suppose to unfold.







Edited by: CROTTY at: 7/3/2008 (18:54)
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7/2/08 10:05 P

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Keep coming back into the supportive relationships on this site...with a few exceptions, most people here are really good about reaching out with help and encouragement because they know how hard the battle is and that we each, while sharing common problems, have unique body chemistries and circumstances that mean that not every thing that works for one individual will unfailingly work for every other person. The tips about starting with small goals, learning consistency, and building from tiny successes is one of the great lessons here at Sparkpeople. I'm on a couple of small streaks right now where I'm going to bed one hour earlier each night and getting up one hour earlier each day (still sleeping the same number of hours...just moving things to an earlier time frame)and drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day...(I hate water)but these are becoming familiar routines, and I am convinced that they will eventually pay off in helping me build other healthy habits like portion control and exercise. Don't give up!!! There is always something new to try! emoticon

Edited by: OUTOFIDEAS at: 7/2/2008 (22:04)
"Truth, and therefore, success, is generally found at the balance point between two opposing tensions." (D. L Veach, writer and artist)


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7/2/08 4:06 P

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hi, i actually get one of those motivational with nutriton info newsletter from Ellie Krieger sent to me daily, it comes from www.newsletter@healthylivingwithelle.com



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MONTANAHIPPY's Photo MONTANAHIPPY Posts: 100
7/2/08 11:01 A

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Hi!
I totally hear you on the willpower thing. I lost a bunch of weight, over 20 lbs, after my Nissan surgery. It was great because I had gained the Freshman 15 plus like 30 in college and this helped get rid of it fairly easy, I couldn't eat solid food for 6 weeks, so I lived on Slim Fast and ice tea (it was summer) Anyway, I found out I was the big C and found foods I could eat and gained it all back! Now that I'm married and we're settled into a routine and I have a desk job, it makes it all that more difficult to get the weight off. HOWEVER! I have found a wonderful plan that works no matter what your allergic or sensitive to. Ellie Krieger from the Food Network has two books that you should take a look at. One is The Food You Crave and the other is Small Changes, Big Results. There is no special food to buy, no equipment, etc. It's small changes and a 12 week plan to becoming more healthy. I use the food log from Spark along with it. It's wonderful and very easy to follow. It's a great read and very motivating. It's worth a shot. There's no gimmicks and you can substitute foods that are safe. I've had great luck so far. No real weight loss to speak of, but I am up and moving more and feeling better. Even my hubby is trying it. He's getting way more exercise in than I am (its irrigating season and we've got 900 acres of corn and hay to get water to each day), but I get our puppy out and we play and I walk with the girls in my office every day on our lunch hour. Good luck friend, we can all do it! (PS- my other motivation is we'd like to start a family and my doc told me that a 15 lbs loss would help things along!)

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7/2/08 7:23 A

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Don't try to change overnight. Pick one small thing each week and work on that, like "this week I'll drink more water". Make one healthy change each week and pretty soon you'll be on your way to a healthy you! Don't pay too much attention to the scale at first, pay attention to how you feel and then how your clothes fit. We didn't become overweight overnight and there's no magic way to go back.
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CROTTY's Photo CROTTY Posts: 122,361
7/2/08 2:48 A

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MELISSA:
You, yourself and what you have accomplished are a great motivation in itself. You have done wonderfully in your time at SPARKPEOPLE. emoticon

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7/1/08 10:54 P

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Thanks!! I have been with SP almost 2 years. I lost the first 70 the first year, 30 this last year. I have also toned up a lot this last year too. As you can imagine, I have some lose skin. I have gone from a size 26 (3-4XL) to a size 18 (XL-1X) and even occasionally a size 16. It is about one day at a time.

~melissa

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. --Isak Dinesen
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7/1/08 8:40 P

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emoticon Hi Melissa, Wow! 100 pounds weight loss - now that is inspiring. I aspire to be more like you! How long did it take to lose?

Yvonne
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At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. A. Schwietzer.

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7/1/08 8:23 P

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emoticon Hi MOHONE6032, My heart goes out to you. I know how frustrating and disappointing it can be when our reality is different from our dream. On the other hand, remember you are much more than your body size and I am sure the bride and groom were delighted to have you there on their special day.

Melissa had some great ideas on eating 'clean' and going easy on the grains. I would add focus on fruits and vegetables and build your menus around them. The Sparks 'Bikini Diet Plan' is helpful. You divide your plate into four. Then on half you fill it with fruits/vegetables, on 1/4 with a starch, and on 1/4 with protein. Until you actually find a food plan that works for you, this approach may help.

One idea to increase motivation is to start a streak. Select something that will work towards building the habits that will support your weight loss and maintenance goals and go for it. Sparks recommends small steps that build over time until you are developing lifestyle changes. Remember you have lots of time to master this so the real secret is NEVER GIVE UP. When you succeed in maintaining a streak, this gives you the confidence and motivation to progress further. Then you branch out into the next habit that supports your goals and start another streak while maintaining the first one. I found that by developing first the habits that were easy for me, it became easier later on to master those that were a challenge. I had immediate satisfaction and didn't feel like such a failure. While I didn't lose much weight at first (in fact about a year!), I did develop a greater understanding of myself and what I needed to do in order to succeed.

Another way to increase motivation is to be kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up when you slip ... just see this as part of a natural learning curve. When my little grand daughter was learning to walk she had lots of slips and falls but never once did she tell herself she was a failure or would never be able to master walking. Amazing as it seemed at the time - she learned to walk! Now, that is the mindset of courage and self support that we are developing. When you stumble and fall, pick yourself up, review what you were doing, and try to see why. Look at specific strategies that may help and try to implement them. Feel free to post, asking for specifics, just like you did here. You will soon be on your way.

The final tip I have for motivation is to join a motivation team. There are several on Sparks, just go to the Community board and type in Motivation and see what comes up. Join a few until you see which one is a fit for you. Then leave the ones that don't help. (You can also go to my (Yvonne's) Sparks Page, go down to teams, and click on Motivations. That will get you to the one I found helpful for me.) The focus of motivational teams are different and folks from a variety of different diet approaches are involved. The focus is on motivation which is why anyone can benefit.

One day you will be at your goal weight and you will look back and respect yourself for making this journey. Your friends on this and other teams will be rooting for you and when you arrive will celebrate with you!






Yvonne
British Columbia

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. A. Schwietzer.

BLC 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
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7/1/08 6:10 P

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If I can give you any hope, let me. I also have a thyroid problem. I have lost 100 pounds. I may not have celiac, but I am gluten sensitive. The one thing that has really helped me is cutting back on the grains I eat. I eat a lot of meat and veggies. Not only grains, but processed foods. I also avoid meats with hormones in it...same with milk. Basically, I eat as close to nature as I can. It can take me 3 months to go through a loaf of GF bread. Here is a lovely article about eating with hypothyroidism. This article is a really good sum up of what to eat and what not to eat. I had figured a lot of this on my own, but then recently someone saw this and sent it to me. It gave me a few more ideas.

((((hugs))))

Good luck!

~melissa


www.thyroid-info.com/articles/ed-bau
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Edited by: SUN_CLAY at: 7/1/2008 (18:10)
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

"Even on the days you just don't feel like going to work, you still go, right? It's the same with exercise." -Professional Volleyball Player Gabrielle Reece

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. --Isak Dinesen
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7/1/08 5:34 P

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I don't think you want to hear from me, I am from the school of HARD KNOCKS. If you don't want to hear it, don't ask me.


There Are No Accidents!
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Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul.
-- From an old English prayer.


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7/1/08 5:06 P

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Don't beat yourself up! I've read that we all can't say we have no willpower--if we really didn't, we wouldn't keep losing all the time. Of course, the regain is what kills all of us. Linda C ;)

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7/1/08 4:14 P

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I went to my sister wedding in Jamaica last week and last year when I bought my bridesmaid dress I swear I would be as cute as can bee for the wedding....well guess what....that didnt happen. I had to have the dress taken out two inches because I gain weight. After looking at the wedding photos today I am disappointed with myself. I have no Willpower and dont know what more it is going to take to get motivated. I have celiac disease and a thyroid problem on top of being a fatty. I dont know what to do and if anyone has any suggestion at all please send them my way. I want to be at my goal weight by Jan 1 2009 because I refuse to go another year looking and feeling how I do today.

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