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CJYOUCANDOIT
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4/24/13 10:45 A

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WOW! It was so good to revisit those articles.

From re-reading all of the articles I realized I must work on Toxic Guilt. I made myself a note of how to combat this bad habit. So often what I do is on automatic pilot. I will be listening for that voice.

Another thing I will do is work on a vision statement so when I get there I am not disappointed.

Thank you for the renewed inspiration!

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates


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4KWALK
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4/22/13 8:36 P

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One thing I must change in my mind is that this is temporary. This change in eating and exercising is not just for a little while until I lose weight, it is a permanent change - therefore it must be something I can live with from now on.

Second, I must be persistant and consistent to keep on doing the positive changes I have made. Exercise is important to do every day, not on a hit and miss schedule but on a consistent regular schedule.





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CHICKEE7
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4/21/13 5:04 A

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I had read this a while ago but rereading it is probably a good idea.


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BUTTERFLYNORWAY
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4/20/13 8:02 A

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I've started it. I will leave it open on my desktop and finish it later. I have not made a vision statement, but I spent a day or two this week trying to figure out what it would be. :)

Update: I've read the article. It is impressive. The step after the Vision statement, setting goals, is very important, too.

Edited by: BUTTERFLYNORWAY at: 4/21/2013 (12:20)

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KRISSYDUNN
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4/19/13 9:01 P

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I read half of the article, will finish it tomorrow. Good information!

Life begins outside your comfort zone


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RISAMEANSLAUGH
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4/19/13 6:56 P

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I've read the article!! emoticon


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4/19/13 6:32 P

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Developed vision statement: I really want to eat healthy (food is medicine) because I feel better, I want regular exercise most mornings for energy and I will resist the temptations that I have run into.


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4/19/13 5:25 P

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Great article. emoticon

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RGLUCE
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4/19/13 4:50 P

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I have read all 10 steps of this article at least twice. I have a vision statement and re-read it every couple of weeks. I know this is a life style change but I still fight with myself about how much I want to eat. I have strategy plans but there are some days I throw in the towel and do two steps back and one step forward instead of the other way around. But I always track the big three - food, water and exercise so I figure I'm still ahead.



SUSANELAINE1956
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4/19/13 12:55 P

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Great article. I'm going on vacation next week and will be away from the site for a month. I have a plan to do well for the month, and I am committed to coming back and even stepping up my efforts when I do. I plan to start by reading this article again at that time. For now, the points that stood out to me:

1. I don't have a written vision statement, though I have put a lot of thought into my vision. I will take some time to put it in written form.
2. I want to eat in a healthy way and live a healthy lifestyle, but I often have a hard time resisting temptation. I do control it, but I could do better. The article suggests I need to put "I" in my vocabulary, meaning I have choices. I need to look at my internal motivations, not just external pressures.
3. While I am making progress, I still have problems with harsh self-criticism. It's definitely improving as I take more control, but I can be pretty harsh when I give into temptation. I probably need to build some temptation into my lifestyle and accept that it's a part of life. That way I can enjoy what I choose to do instead of beat myself up over it.


Edited by: SUSANELAINE1956 at: 4/19/2013 (13:07)
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4/19/13 12:25 P

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Attitide adjustment: realize that there are no diets since diets imply an end. Diet is really what you eat on a day to day basis. Using the Nutrition Tracker really helps this.

As long as you take 2 or more steps froward for 1 step back you are still moving forward. One slive of pizza is not the end of the world and is better than 2 slices of pizza



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4/19/13 11:05 A

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I had already read several of the articles, so I had a head start. As to what else I could do to turn diet into lifestyle, that's difficult. The article covered a lot of strategies. Right now I'm still working on dealing with cravings. I know if I deny them they get worse. I'm having some luck with postponing them out of existence (that is until I forget them), but it doesn't always work. Also, I'm trying to make myself stop and think through the consequences of action/inaction, asking "Is this necessary?", "In the long run will this make me unhappy ?", "Is there something I want more than this?" instead of just mindlessly doing/not doing a thing. I was raised on the meat and potatoes dinner with dessert to follow, better eat today because tomorrow you might go hungry, and lived a life of physical labor where it was necessary to rest if the chance presented itself. But things are different for me now and I have to realize that and adjust my thinking to fit me now, not live in the past.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses. -- Alphonse Karr


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MUNDEMUMS
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4/19/13 6:53 A

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I will read the article in the weekend. Demands a little extra time.

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BEULAH45
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4/18/13 9:16 P

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I read this article back in February and it really reinforced my resolve to make lifestyle changes instead of diet and exercise. Writing a vision statement was key, though now I can't remember it or what I did with it. This is what is known as an "experienced memory." Plotting my strategy was easy, as I am a nursing instructor and the strategy tools are basically the same critical thinking tools we use as nurses and teach our nursing students. This is a great article for anyone who is serious about making lifestyle changes.



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SANDYBREIT
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4/18/13 8:59 P

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First, my apologies for the difficulties with yesterday's challenge -- I've sent a message to the technical support staff to see what I can find out about why the team map will not work right!

Now for today's challenge:

Read the article "Mind over Body"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_over_bod
y_fat.asp


Share 2 (or more) ways you can move from Diet to Lifestyle.

NOTE: This one is a little long... you may want to take a couple of days to complete it!


Edited by: SANDYBREIT at: 4/18/2013 (21:02)
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?


 
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