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
current weight: 192.6
Fitness Minutes: (130,002) Posts: 16,006 9/24/12 1:52 P
Hi and 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 , 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 ; 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 ; 3) stay active with your Spark Team(s) because this is where you will get support and encouragement along the way ; and 4) try to actually have some fun with this - 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
Remember, this is one area where the old cliche "slow and steady wins the race" really does apply Spark is all about re-educating yourself and learning how to eat in a way that is healthy, delicious, satisfying, and slimming 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
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." Psalm 139:14
I do the same thing. I've lost 6lbs in a year (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.
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current weight: 179.0
Fitness Minutes: (67,981) Posts: 8,449 9/23/12 9:42 A
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.
"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
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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