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GOING4MUSCLE
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So very true. My weight used to be a constant battle...up, down, up, down...but once I got my mind straight, then my body followed. I have been maintaining a 70+ weight loss for over 2 years, now, and it is without a bit of struggle. It can be done!emoticon

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One of my favorite articles is Mind Over Body. It's actually a collection of articles, but they all make sense...good sense.

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Thank you very much. I saved the article.

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i've been gaining weight lately so i'm going to track everything that i eat and drink to see where i can start losing weight.

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SHERYLP461
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thanks for sharing!

Sheryl Ft Pierce, FL
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"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to
look beyond the imperfections."
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TO: LYNDALOVES2HIKE

I Love the Lincoln quote and I believe he's right.

Edited by: COOKIEBEE54 at: 4/25/2011 (20:22)

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Agreed that the scale is just one factor.....I went two months losing only two pounds recently. However, my clothes have been getting baggier and baggier so I finally bought a few new clothes (two sizes down WHOOHOO). I keep hearing muscle weighs more than fat......so weight is not everything.

My friends call me Beegee. My best friend has the same first name as me (high school buddies) so they call me by my initials ha.


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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
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Thanks for sharing this!!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif

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God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden

"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."


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goog article, I don't trust the scale, but do trust when things fit or not.


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This is a great article. I am not a scale watcher. I know when I am doing the right things. My body tells me. However I will hop on the scale once a month maybe. It is always useful to know the numbers. However I am more interested in the numbers that indicate dress size!

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...


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A Great Reminder and just what I needed this week. While my scale is stuck, my stamina and energy levels have increased tremendously. And, my problem knee is giving me aches and pains less and less. Thanks for the article.

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SHERYLP461
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Good point. I will start measuring once a week as well.
sheryl

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look beyond the imperfections."
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I've never been much of a scale person.
Good article. ..... Thanks.

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It does me no injury - for my neighbor to say
there are 20 gods, or no God.
It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
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There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
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Great article.
It is hard to move the scale, but it moves and gives me the greatest satrisfaction.


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Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten this important piece of the puzzle.

Its not about the numbers its making healthy choices.

- Ralph

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Great article. Its in my favorites for periodic motivation when I accidentally focus on the wrong thing.

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Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once. -Anonymous

If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing here in the pits? -Erma Bombeck


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KRITTERKEEPERS
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I last posted on this subject on 11/21/09 a week after my husband took my measurements. He measured me again on 12/13/09. Between 11/14/09 and 12/13/09 I only lost 1.5 pounds.
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However, when he measured me, I had lost an additional 5.5 inches! The abdomen measurement itself was 1.5 inches smaller than the previous month!
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So, don't get discouraged when the needle on the scale is not moving. Just keep doing what you know is the right thing and keep tracking. You will succeed!
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This is such a great article and so very true. I was a bit discouraged because I only lost 2 pounds last month. However, when my husband measured me I had lost inches (1-3/8 inches off my abdomen.) Furthermore, I measured my body fat and, even though I only lost 2 pounds according to the scale, I lost 3 pounds of fat. We need to remember, when we are doing exercises to build strength, that muscle weighs more than fat. So don't let the scale get you discouraged!
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Thanks for the article recommendation. It's definitely worth reading and rereading! emoticon



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Great article....keep telling myself....if the pants are loose your losing inches....lol

Keep the emoticonin your heart

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great article ...saved to my favorites



Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.




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Great article, I saved it!emoticonemoticon


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It's so easy to get discouraged when checking the scale so this was a very helpful article.
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Excellent article, thank you! My scale goes up n down, but minimum 5# have stayed off in less than two weeks, and that is a record for me. I feel SO much better! Even 5# makes a difference in how my clothes fit and the loss really motivates me to stay focused on the SP program.


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Thank you for sharing this article. Sometimes I feel like the scale is glued to my feet!

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Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.
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GETTO140
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WAY TO GO!! emoticon I'm losing in inches these days...the scale hasn't moved in a few weeks, but I'm still happy!

I can do it!!


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This is one of my Go To Articles, when I need motivation or encouragement, it helps me focus on the Progress I am making, NOT JUST a number on a scale. I started a blog "Counting my Blessings" another measurement I use when the scale isn't moving in the right direction. I am so happy I measure. The measurements have gone down. I can walk the dog around the block without pain and without getting tired. I can cook an entire meal, standing the entire time. Etc. etc. I feel so much better than I did just 30 days ago.

Think about what I will feel like in 90 days. Wow.

I love Spark. I find the articles so encouraging and always right on the mark for me.

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This is an article to save because it is so true, the scale isn't the only indicator of weight loss. It is the one indicator that causes discouragement.

*** Marlene ***

IF IT'S MEANT TO BE, THEN IT'S UP TO ME!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not.
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This is an article to save because it is so true, the scale isn't the only indicator of weight loss. It is the one indicator that causes discouragement.

*** Marlene ***

IF IT'S MEANT TO BE, THEN IT'S UP TO ME!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not.
-Anonymous-

Just having fun with the First Steppers! Ask me how you can too!


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GLOW8211
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GETTO140 Thank You for sharing! emoticon I read it before, but I went back to it! emoticon

Edited by: GLOW8211 at: 11/23/2008 (20:49)


Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Glow :-)


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This article has been helpful to me as I keep recommitting along the way.



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Thanks for the great read - and worth 3 spark points too!

My Blood pressure has come down! Last Thursday when I gave blood it was 118/65 and cholesterol (not fasting) is 224

I think that is pretty good for just following Spark People.


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This one was important for me when I first started, too. I was very discouraged..it took me several months to see the scale really move, but someone on SP pointed these tips out to me. It keep me going and still does. emoticonemoticon

I can do it!!


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I have saved that article about other measurements to consider other than the scale and it is true. I saved it for encouragement when the scale will not move.!



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Thanks for the great article! I am a scale-a-holic; some days I am feeling really great and then I get on the scale and let that number totally derail me. So you have given me something to think about.



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Thank you for the article. We all need encouragement.

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Thank you for this article! It is one to save.



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GETTO140 Thank you for sharing! I see you are almost to the finish line! emoticon emoticon on your success this far! emoticon



Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Glow :-)


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LOVE the inspirational message. Keeps us on the path of success and motivates those in progress!


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I read that article too--good one!!!!!!

Barbara .....that's what my friends call me! Never cared for the name Barb.

Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

Remember how special you are and how you are soooooo worth it to be healthy and fit!!

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1

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Great article. Thank you bring it to my attention. Linda emoticon

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Thank you for this. Really good
Marty

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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Thanks

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good article thanks

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Many seem to be discouraged that the scale doesn't move sometimes. I thought this article might help. There are more ways to measure than just the scale!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=104


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I can do it!!


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