great article,even tho my son just turned 18 last week or so,teenagers are harder than we think,because we constantly stay on their backs just to make sure they are still living up to all the advice we have giving them over their years....
I'm a long way from my goal, but feel sure I am on the right track. Changing my lifestyle and becoming a healthier me, is really taking time, effort and commitment, but the feeling of success is soooo worth it. I feel like it has become an enjoyable and satisfying part of my life. Just yesterday, as I was reflecting while on one of my long walks, I said to myself "maybe once I meet my weight goal, (and I know I will), I can commit the same time and energy to learning to play that piano that sits in the corner," and you know what... I bet I can. Spark people has given me a much more positive attitude.
Really helpful article! I love the idea of looking beyond this goal, into a healthy and exciting future!! And I will find a way to use the two week fast break with daily action plans idea on some other personal goals.
I'm not near my goal weight, but reading some of these inspired me to get there. Like the one about being a hero to your kids. My kids mean the world to me and I want to set a healthy example for them.
Some of the advice is appreciated...but most of it didn't apply to me. I'm not married and I don't have kids. I don't have kids to play with or a spouse to "wow". lol. I'm a college aged gal who still lives at home. But, still, some of the advice was useful.
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