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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results


  • LEMOW23
    Love this article! Thank you. I needed that. I am plateauing for a bit, but I see I am at least drinking the water almost everyday. :D - 9/11/2012 7:46:44 PM
    I started on 7/26. My first step was research how many calories I really need a day to lose weight. Once I decided what was best for me, I have been focusing on staying within my range of daily calories. Right now it is about how much I eat and not so much what I eat. Once my body accepts a lower calorie eating plan, I will go on to my next step. Getting overwhelmed only leads to failure and even weight gain. - 9/11/2012 6:30:44 PM
    Slowly is the only speed at which to augment real, lasting change. My accomplishment, 3 days into this weight loss journey, is to walk my daughter to and from school. A big steep hill is involved. Good for me -- good for both of us! This is where and how it begins. - 9/11/2012 5:18:29 PM
  • This is the way I started off 15 minutes of walking up to 45 now. I think that is good in 3+weeks. I now enjoy it and feel better about myself and know I'm going to stick with this. - 9/11/2012 5:06:00 PM
  • This is exactly how I started this time- a small commitment to exercise for at least 10 minutes every day. At the end of the first month, I had lost two inches from my waist! Since then, I've continued with the exercise and I now track my food. Thirteen pounds are gone and I'm still going strong! Starting small is the ONLY way to start! - 9/11/2012 12:17:17 PM
  • This was exactly what I needed today. I have always been the "all or nothing" type of person. I am going to work on a couple of small things at first and build up to more. - 8/22/2012 10:50:18 AM
  • BBR2778
    This article really struck a cord. I'm always in a hurry. 0 to 100 mph. great advice in this article and going to take it to heart. - 7/20/2012 9:10:12 PM
  • AMEN, This time around I'm not looking for quick fixes and quick results. This is a life change I'm doing and it's going to take time to reprogram. Thank you! - 7/20/2012 4:56:05 PM
  • That is so so true, that is exactly how I started, i started smll, took teeny steps, now a yr later I'm making gigantic stride, nearly sailing thru really, & I love it!! - 7/20/2012 3:35:17 PM
  • I felt like I was reading about myself when you described jumping in there with the running bulls. Great article, great analogy, and wonderful reminder! Thank you - 7/20/2012 12:48:09 PM
  • This is such a great article! - 7/20/2012 12:21:52 PM
  • Great reminder since I too am re-starting on Spark People! Logged into the site for the first time in months and it was the first article I read. Here's to a new beginning! - 7/20/2012 10:21:36 AM
    Wow! I just re committed to my goals yesterday and have been telling myself about patience and starting small - this is the first article I've read since coming back. Thank you for the reminder! - 7/20/2012 9:55:19 AM
  • I tell someone that I am training to run a 1/2 marathon in February- every day! - 7/20/2012 9:20:39 AM
  • I have exercised off and on all my life and know to start slow the problem for me is that I tend to be a creature of habit and forget to mix it up so repetition is what weighs me down. I lose a little and then stagnant. I work really hard and sweat my butt off and then stagnate on weight lost which discourages me and I end up quitting. - 7/20/2012 8:00:17 AM

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