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9/30/12 8:41 P

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THIS WORKS. WENT ON WEEKS CRUISE DID NOT GAIN A POUND.

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

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9/26/12 8:04 A

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Great mnemonic!

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey

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9/25/12 9:14 P

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MOTIVATION
M ake short term goals
O ut with negative thoughts
T hink of why you want it
I magine how you will feel
V isualize the future you
A cknowledge your successes
T reat yourself with respect
I nvestigate new ideas and foods
O bserve your healthy lifestyle
N ever give up and never give in
MOTIVATION
One Day At A Time

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9/24/12 1:52 P

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9/24/12 12:09 P

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Hi and emoticon I understand what you mean about hovering at the same weight for weeks. I do that a lot. I also lose 1/2-1 lb. at a time - never 2 or 3 lbs. like others do. Here's the thing: you can let it frustrate you until you give up and quit - which is what I've always done in the past. Or, you can emoticon , hang in there and eventually reach your goals.

Spark is not a diet - it is learning how to have a new relationship with food so that once you lose your weight you can maintain the lose for a lifetime. Here is my best advice - it's not complicated and it works: 1) use your your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day because it will keep you honest and accountable for your choices emoticon ; 2) find a few exercises/activities you actually enjoy doing and then do them 3-4X a week - if you enjoy what you are doing you will stick with it emoticon emoticon ; 3) stay active with your Spark Team(s) because this is where you will get support and encouragement along the way emoticon ; and 4) try to actually have some fun with this emoticon - don't look at it as a "diet" even though we've all got that "diet" mentality. Try to look at this for what it really is - you doing something wonderful for yourself emoticon

Remember, this is one area where the old cliche "slow and steady wins the race" really does apply emoticon Spark is all about re-educating yourself and learning how to eat in a way that is healthy, delicious, satisfying, and slimming emoticon If you take your time and let your body adjust to this new way of eating, you will not only be successful in losing the weight, but you will keep it off for your entire life emoticon

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9/23/12 8:35 P

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9/23/12 5:06 P

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Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person

FAVORITE HYMNS

Jesus loves me
Amazing Grace
Rock of Ages
No, not one
Some things never change
You are God alone/how great is our God
Move mountain, move
When the rocks cry out
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9/23/12 3:44 P

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I do the same thing. I've lost 6lbs in a year emoticon (off and on, off and on, etc.). But now I have found SP I will find motivation to kick start myself and solve over the next 3 years how to loose 50-60 lbs. emoticon


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9/23/12 9:42 A

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emoticon Start using the nutrition tracker and the activity tracker to keep your self accountable. Make sure you measure your food using either a food scale or cup measures. Portion creep will derail your program. emoticon

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of." anonymous

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey

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9/23/12 2:32 A

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Welcome

Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
BLC21 start weight 146 lb BLC21 goal weight 134 lb
Blc 22 SW 143.5 lb Goal weight 131.5lb
BLC 23 SW 138.75lb goal 126lb
blc 24 sw 143lb goal 130lb


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SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,362)
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9/22/12 10:24 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. Try using the nutrition tracker to analyze where changes are needed. It proved to be a real eye opener for me!

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9/22/12 10:11 P

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I am 51 and for the past year (or more) I have been struggling to keep the weight moving down. After an initial gain last year I have managed to squeek down 3 or 4 lbs...I want to see a steady decline. 1 lb a week or so is great! I hover at the same 2 lbs for months!!

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