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Starting Small is No Bull

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  • Great article! I started with swimming, to the eliptical, to walking on the treadmill, to running on the treadmill, to running outside. I ALWAYS tell people this so that they know that it's normal to start out slower :)
  • An amazing article and one I will refrence again.
    It's taken me quite awhile to realize that the little things really do add up!
  • This story is great, it has somehow giving me perspective. There is so much advice on what to do and how to do it, I often feel overwhelmed, although I am grateful for everything that is shared with me. I just need to remind myself, it takes time to get healthy just like it took time for my heath to get out of control. I am concentrating on watching what I eat and moving a little more each day. Thank you !

  • "Just concentrate on not getting run over by the bulls." This is now my new motto for this stage in my journey to a new lifestyle! Thanks for such a simple and encouraging article.
  • Trampled by the bulls - too funny! but good point!
  • What a wonderfully & subtle motivational article! Thank you - it was exactly what I needed this morning.
  • Hannah-Riley, he's referring to people who won't go to a dentist because they are afraid of needles but will go to a beauty specialist to get botox (or other types) injections in their face to remove wrinkles, etc.
  • I'm definitely choosing the "Get up without the snooze button" - This is definitely a flaw of mine. I can hit that button at least 20 times, and that's usually when it turns off anyway and I have been late to work several times because it didn't go off again to wake me up (MY FAULT TOTALLY)..........So I'm going to try it at least for tomorrow - I know it's a Saturday but we'll see..........Then I'll try it for a full week!!! Thanks for the this list of small steps
  • This makes me feel good. I've been doing this before I read this article. I'm so happy to learn about ways to increase my health. Very encouraging article.
  • You have to take Baby steps and then increase slowly !I go for walks but have gone fromwalking on flat groundto going up hills to bigger ones! i didnt think i could do it but i did YAY and you can too,BONNIE
  • This is great for those who are afraid to take that first step. Everything great has to start somewhere. Five minutes of walking is better than five minutes on the sofa.
  • Loved this article; good motivation at a good time for me! Thanks!
  • This is exactly what I tell people when they ask how I lost so much weight! I tell them about SparkPeople and then say just start with ONE thing. Just ONE thing. It works! One thing builds on another and pretty soon you've met a goal.
    Hannah-Riley, the author is referring to people who get Botox treatments -- in other words, they'll avoid the dentist because of a fear of needles but won't hesitate to go the quick-fix route for so-called beauty despite the pain.

    As for my reaction to the article... ho, hum... I'd be a bit more excited if I weren't already doing a lot more than those very small steps and were still managing to lose weight, but it takes a heck of a lot more from me to achieve success in this. One has to find the balance between the effort needed and being able to set goals that are reachable.
    It's funny that I read this article tonight because i just recently posted a blog about the small things that I have been doing adding up to a 5 pound loss. After reading this it puts it even more into perspective for me and also allows me to smile as I realize that "I've got this" :)

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