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12/4/08 12:41 A

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I feel that being active with SP is helping to take care of #1.

#4 is something I always had a problem with, I would always go in and change EVERYthing, which is too much to handle, which is how it's different this time

and I need to let myself fall short sometimes. I'm not perfect and I can get up and keep going.

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12/4/08 12:07 A

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This is fabulous!


Debbie

"... he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before..."
~anonymous

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~John Bingham, runner, speaker, writer

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12/3/08 9:44 P

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Thanks for sharing this with us. We all strive, hope and pray to be that 5%. I know for myself, I feel guilty that I don't delve into everything all at once. Food tracking, meal planning, exercising more and drinking, more water. When I try to do everything at once, I become obsessive and then I crash and burn more easily. I think for me, I have to remind myself to take one day at a time, one step at a time, allow for mistakes and not expect immediate results. Sometimes trying to hard can backfire.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
~Philo~

"When the Power of Love Overcomes the Love of Power, the World wil Know Peace"
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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey,We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
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If you are going through hell, keep going.
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12/3/08 8:43 P

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I'm printing this off right now!

Start each morning in such a way that, when your feet hit the floor, Satan says, "Oh sh*t! She's awake!"

263-26.3= 236.7 met:
236.7-23.6= 213.1 met:
195: overweight BMI met:
213.1-21.3= 191.8 met:
191.8-19.1= 172.7 met:
164: normal BMI met:
172.7-17.2= 155.5 met:
155.5-5.5=150 met:


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12/3/08 8:43 P

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That was a great article, thanks for sharing!

Stephanie (Proud to be Done)

What would the person you are trying to be, do in this situation?


"Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right" Henry Ford

"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance." Lee Iacocca



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12/3/08 8:38 P

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Crazy! I just read this article during my lunch today and was thinking how I AM going to be part of that 5%! Glad to know so many other people are going to be part of that 5% too... maybe we can make it 10%!

*Ellen*
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it. It's called perseverance."


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12/3/08 7:23 P

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Very good article Julia. Thank you.

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"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." Douglas Adams
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12/3/08 7:15 P

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12/3/08 5:23 P

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Thanks for sharing!!!

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12/3/08 4:47 P

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This was wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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12/3/08 4:35 P

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My two biggest are making it public: i have talked to my brothers, their girlfriends, my work friends, my old high school friends, my aunt, my in laws just trying to give myself something to live up to even though at times i feel like it TMI. and allowing myself to fail: i think that is major, you cant make it to success with a failure and its only a minor hiccup in the grand scheme.



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***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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12/3/08 4:32 P

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GREAT Post!! Thanks for sharing! Yes, I WILL be one of the DONE 5%!!

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12/3/08 4:24 P

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I agree 100% - especially about the FUN part and the idea that it is a LIFETIME thing!! Thanks for sharing this information!! I definitely want to be a part of the 5%.
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12/3/08 4:15 P

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Sounds a lot like me :) Doing a lot of those things!! I find it a necessity to talk to others about it, makes it easier on me! And I make everything including food public which makes me want to stay on track more. And I have had those kick myself in the butt days but live and learn.

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12/3/08 4:04 P

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Thanks for this. I find myself lying to myself about my weight and how I am doing. I think if I made it public and wrote it out I would force myself to actually look at what I am doing instead of having the mid set of, oh well I think I am doing it right. Thanks so much!

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12/3/08 3:55 P

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I found this article here and just had to share it!

The 5 secrets of 5% who lose the weight and keep off…

1. …Make It Public. The 5% generally don’t keep their weight loss efforts to themselves. They recruit supporters. They ask for help. They swap war stories with friends. They give and take encouragement. Often a goal buddy is involved, or at least a positive, supportive friend who holds the dieter accountable. Studies show that just by writing down or announcing your goals, you automatically increase your chances of success. Keeping a Community Journal or blog is a non-threatening, productive way to make your goals public.

2. …Pay Attention. A permanent, healthy lifestyle is created on purpose. Planning, tracking, reading menus, asking questions, following progress reports—they’re all part of the 5% strategy of knowing what’s going on and preventing setbacks. This crowd doesn’t believe in fooling themselves or relying on chance to make things happen. Usually (if not always) aware of the foods they eat, and on the lookout for opportunities to stay active, they know that good health is no accident. Nutrition Trackers and Fitness Planners play key roles in this strategy.

3. …Enjoy Themselves. There’s a reason that a healthy lifestyle sticks around for this small minority. They make weight loss a positive experience and have fun with it. Because they feel good about their goals and their new habits, they also feel good about themselves and what they’ve accomplished. Programs based on negative messages, dread, resignation, or criticism are doomed to disappear. Optimists are proven to reach more goals than pessimists. They also live healthier, longer lives.

4. …Make Gradual Changes. The 5% know that permanent change is a process, not a 21-day event. Able to see what waits on the horizon, they spend time building a few small habits at a time, rather than diving into a program that’s totally incompatible with their current lifestyle. Too much too soon is like moving to a new country and expecting to adopt the new culture and language in a week. It works much better if you simply stick around and pick up a few bits and pieces at a time.

5. …Allow Themselves To Fail. It’s a guaranteed certainty. Every one of the 5% has failed at some point along their weight loss journey. The difference is that they learned to forgive setbacks and refused to beat themselves up. Every failure is simply one step closer to ultimate success. With this outlook, and using lessons learned along the way, they kept these setbacks from turning into full-fledged disasters.

***julia***

"Get clear on this: being fat is not disgusting. Child abuse is disgusting. Tying up a dog outside all day and night in every kind of weather is disgusting. Homelessness and starvation and weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Overweight is a state. A situation. An inconvenience certainly. A threat to health in many cases. A sign, perhaps, of self-indulgence or indifference or emotional distress. But not disgusting." - Victoria Moran


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