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7/24/12 1:05 A

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Find a way to express yourself on your weight-loss journey. I personally love to blog, but having a friend or loved one who you call/text/e-mail daily is good too. Just make sure that you have an outlet for your excitement and frustration. There will be days that you will just want to complain and others where you need someone to recognize all of your hard work.

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."


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CATLADYX8's Photo CATLADYX8 SparkPoints: (98,573)
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7/21/12 2:06 P

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Never quit!!!
Find what works for you and stick to it!!!!!

Susan

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"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." - Tom Robbins

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ..." 2 Corinthians 2:14



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7/18/12 3:01 P

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Take it slow...no matter what do not give up on yourself

No weapon formed against me shall prosper




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DONNALEE24's Photo DONNALEE24 SparkPoints: (100,002)
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7/18/12 5:15 A

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life is a journey ....... not a destination
NEVER give up!!!!!!!!

In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose
"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian


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LYNMEINDERS's Photo LYNMEINDERS SparkPoints: (175,607)
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7/18/12 2:36 A

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You can achieve anything you put your mind to

LYN
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keepYOUR FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THERE

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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,350
7/18/12 12:16 A

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Always do this no matter what even if you fall then go to it No such thing as failure

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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7/17/12 11:45 P

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Stick with it! Even if you stumble, or "cheat", get back on and start again. Read the articles, try the exercises, find some you can do and keep doing them. Modify your food choices bit by bit as you can, and involve your family - cooking separate diets for them and you is just too hard! Keep trying. Learn to forgive yourself.

"Mountains DO move...One stone at a time." ~Rick Beneteau
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach
With exercise, doing some is always better than doing none. - Spark article
MAKE THE BEST FOOD CHOICES YOU CAN TODAY - and then, try it again tomorrow!- Dr. John La Puma, M.D.


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FLEMIDG's Photo FLEMIDG Posts: 33,974
7/17/12 11:44 P

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Start small. Track nutrition and exercise. Drink your water. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Darlene

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence commeth my help? My help commeth from the Lord who made heaven and earth. flemidg


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JAMER123's Photo JAMER123 SparkPoints: (219,317)
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7/17/12 9:50 P

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1. using trackers
2. read the articles to learn
3. participate in the message boards
4. go for as many Spark Points that you can.......encourages learning
5. good luck & keep in touch!!
6. Remember that it is baby steps that get you walking

Edited by: JAMER123 at: 7/17/2012 (21:51)
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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

"Be not afraid of going slow; be afraid if standing still" (Chinese Proverb)

With God all things are possible.

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
~ David Viscott

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7/17/12 5:50 P

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Master one aspect of the site, eg trackers before getting too involved with other areas. Otherwise it can all be too much at once.

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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CHERYLSBUTT's Photo CHERYLSBUTT SparkPoints: (66,140)
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7/17/12 5:50 P

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Track your nutrition and fitness effort....
try a spark exercise each day as introduced
Change one thing...like getting your water intake on track
and read one article daily

Then explore the site as it interest you...
ENJOY LEARNING...! emoticon

Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!


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CHANGING-VICKI Posts: 1,940
7/17/12 5:09 P

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To set small goals, so they're more manageable.




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LARRI2010's Photo LARRI2010 SparkPoints: (59,806)
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7/17/12 4:59 P

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It depends on what they are looking for. If they are feeling overwhelmed by all the information on this site, I ask them to pick one thing they want to do first, so I (or someone) can better steer them in the right direction.

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7/17/12 3:35 P

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Don't try to go to fast. 1-2#'s a week is ok. If you get frustrated never, never, never give up. There is ALWAYS someone here that will listen and help!

Be the best that you can be!!!
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7/17/12 3:21 P

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My Advice is: Take Your Time, No need to feel rushed to learn all what SparkPeople has to offer.

I'm Not Where I Need to Be...BUT...Thank God I'm NOT Where I Used to Be!


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7/17/12 2:46 P

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Mine would be: Set up a page. It doesn't need to be fancy, you can change it later on. Find other members who inspire you and that you have something in common with who will support you. Blog about your feelings about your journey at least twice a week. You'd be amazed at what great suggestions for changes in your life that you can get from other members!

The big one too is: Don't get attached to perfection. I don't think anyone here has done this without setbacks, plateaus and giving in to a temptation now and then. Forgive yourself for them and move forward again!

Lynn

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
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7/17/12 2:43 P

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I think you've summed it up in a nutshell Carolyn... and make it a lifestyle. There are going to be bumps in the road and scary/frustrating dips on the rollercoaster, but if you fall of the wagon, run your tooshie off to get back on, because we're all here to support you, knowing you'll do the same for us!!!

"If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. -Albert Einstein



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7/17/12 2:25 P

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My advice:
Do not join many teams. Join only those that you are really interested in. Don't be afraid to leave teams that do not help you meet your goals.
Join in Official SparkPeople challenges and those presented by your teams but not too many at a time. Do not try to make too many changes in your lifestyle at once but try to take it slowly.
Never QUIT. Take it one day at a time. Just don't QUIT!

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

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7/17/12 2:24 P

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What is ADVICE that you would like to give to new SPARKMEMBERS when they join and feel a bit bewildered by the site. What is your best Weight Loss advice for everyone?

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