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Sharing Is Achieving

To Succeed, Tell Others About Your Goals


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  • Such great reminders about who you let in to your "circle of trust". I have people close to me who are not positive, very needy, insecure, and emotionally draining where my own goals are concerned. Thanks for the reminder that I need to just tune them out and try to distance myself.
  • My 18-month-old granddaughter doesn't know it, but she's my exercise buddy. When she visits, we walk to the park, or to the library instead of driving. We get down on the floor and play with her puzzles. She "helps" get the garden ready for the garden. And while we're having fun, I'm getting healthier.
  • Whomever finds this post..I need your help..

    Please come find me..
  • I'm lucky to have a sister-in-law that also wants to change to living a healthier lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight. She is even more vertically challenged than I am and has had 3 lovely children who were no lightweights! She is a major help to me and helps to keep me on track. I don't think of her as an SIL but rather a sister who is strong enough to call me out when need be and it is reciprocal. Moving away from that is what made me join SP so that I have more support when I'm needing it.
  • Spark Friends and Teams are such an important part of success.

    One important factor, however, is to hook up with people who are winners . . .
    don't look for someone to commiserate with your failures or lack of motivation.

    Hitch your wagon to a Sparker and journey on to success!
    I feel it's best to work on losing weight and not bore everyone with the details, thank you. My husband just hopes I eat enough so I don't get that old "fishwife", cranky mood that he dislikes. Truth, people. Others don't want to know.
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    I am wondering where are the latest posts, I am looking at 2013. I was shown this website by a friend who should say hey you've gained too much weight over the past few years and its time to get back to normal or at least a better healthy weight. I had a physical 2 yrs ago and instead of me losing weight on the 1800 cal diet the doc suggested, I have gained 10 lbs. plus. I am starting out at 1500 calories a day, I went over this goal twice already in 1 week. But I'm not giving up I can do this. My spouse is not either encouraging or discouraging me, he is ignoring me. Just would like to hear some real stories not made up just be real. Please share Thank You in advance!
  • Thank you Cheryl, I love you too very much; you made me cry. I am glad I am helping others to discover a new healthier way of eatting and a healthier life style. I love telling who every wants to listen about my new journey to a new heathy life style, I love spakspeople. They have changed my whole outlook on life.

    I want others to feel how it makes me feel, losing the weight. I know how I felt inside, I might have smiled on the outside, but I was dying on the inside. I had thought I was going to die one of them people who had to be cut out of their home.That I was and would be an embarrassment to my children, my grand babies, and my family. I just kept getting bigger every year, no matter what I did. I spent so much money on diet pills, and different diet programs, nothing worked for me; until I found sparkpeople.

    I have lost 75 lbs since I joined sparkpeople in June, 2012. I have set my new goal for 35 more lbs by Mother's Day/my birthday. That will be the least I have weighted since I was 19 years old (37 yrs ago). When I acheive my new goal and I will. I will then set my final goal of 40 lbs for a total of 150 lbs.

    If I do not lose the 40 lbs, it is ok, if I do lose it that is ok too. I am not sure how I feel about losing 40 more. As I will not have been that weight since I was 17 years old. I may be happy staying where I am at my last goal. Whatever I decide to be my final goal weight I know that sparkpeople is always going to be in my life. Helping me maintain my weight loss and continue living a happier and healthier life style.

    Thank you sparkpeople and thank you Cheryl, I am glad you are coming on this journey with me. I love you sis..
  • My sister Deborah Rudas really has been over weight since a young age. Tried many diets, on her own and joining different groups. She started SparkPeople and has had more success then any other times she has tried to lose weight. I am so proud of her, yes for the weight she has lost, but also for her positive outlook on her journey to a new her. Debbie has inspired so many of her friends and family, including myself! When I say something about diet she reminds me this is not about dieting. This is about eating healthy! We alway's talk and she tells me if you follow this program correctly it t shows you how you can eat a good portion and still take the weight off. You do not feel hungry and deprived. I know she has gotten at least 6 to 10 people started on this program. My sister has shown us and talked with us and motivated us to get healthy with her. We are all excited about this new option brought to our attention and are also spreading the word as Debbie did. I just want her to reconized for her inspiration, motivation, and hard work to herself and to others. If you feel like your not sure about any of it she is right there to say why, what is it, talks you through it. Debbie helps you navigate around the site and gets you back on track. Thank You Sis for helping so many of us!! Love you!!
  • Not only sharing the positive, but the negative is what matters. I have a group of friends that watched me lose and then gain back the same 60 pounds. I think it would have helped if one person said "Hey Gretchen, you were doing so great, what's going on?"

    I gave them permission to ask me how I'm doing and permission to call me out if/when they see me slide.
    Thanx for the good job. I think sharing your success story will not be the best. The last time i achieve my goal even my hubby keep complaining and send me back to my formal weight bcos he keeps on monitaring from doing daily exercise and some diet which i av forgo for a long time.
  • If it is helpful to you, tell folks. If you get support solely here on SP, cool. Different strokes for different folks. I am not comfortable sharing my goals and such with others (maybe years ago, before my fiance passed away), but I find it helpful to participate n SP via message boards, comments, etc. I just don't appreciate the title implying that not sharing means not achieving. Let us decide when sharing is appropriate and don't blast us for not sharing, especially if not asked. I don't appreciate unsolicited advice and I don't give it to others. The best line in the article: "You‘re under no obligation to discuss your goals or action plan with anyone."
    I have a 115-125 pounds weight loss plan. I am in stage one of my plan. I will detox for 4 weeks, with the well researched Master Cleanser ( detox. During that time period, I will complete Spark People's 5 week 5K your way to "walking" program (
    ng-plans.asp) for cardio and Spring into Shape 4 week bootcamp program (
    _individual.asp?gid=50382) for strength. That's my plan and I am sticking to it.
    I think this is so true. I've been struggling this week - a number of things have knocked me off balance but what has really helped is having somewhere to write about these things - somewhere safe where I won't be misunderstood or mocked and second is the feedback I've had to the blogs I've posted and I have turned things round and I am doing better. Thanks spark people you are amazing.
  • Spark Friends are the best in providing support. Like many of you, there is a long trail of failed weight loss attempts behind me so I have ZERO credibility with my family and friends and especially with my husband who has seen every crazy diet I have ever followed. I will not share my goals with ANYONE I know. It is too embarrassing and it feels like setting myself up to fail. Negative naysayers are a fact of life, so why give them any fuel? I am quiet about my Spark program so I succeed and fail privately, but I do reach out to my virtual friends here...

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