I am new here. I have gained 20 pounds in one year and have many telling me I have to lose INCLUDING the woman who runs the bridal shop I just purchased my dress in. Getting married in June and want those 20 pounds gone. HELP
Excellent article!! Thanks! This is one I'll come back to again and again for a moviational push. I really like the way it's written as if a good friend (positive and living large -- I love that !!!) is speaking to me! :)
Super article...the SparkPeople site is the best at motivation with a positive twist...I am so thankful to have become part of your community!
8/24/2008 8:07:42 AM
Thanks for the helpful and encouraging tips!! I'm fairly new to the "fitness" scene, I have MEGA weight to lose. These are good tips to cut and clip and post around the house as encouragement to keep on going. VERY INFORMATIVE to us Newbies!!
Thank you so much for this article. I am in the process of "Starting" over yet again, and this gave me so much strength. It is wonderful Thank you, thank you, thank you!
7/25/2008 9:53:57 AM
I have had a really bad day, aka eating lots of choclate, and articles such as this put me in a better state of mind, just do start with something small everyday and it will lead to something big, love it!
Wow. That first advice, to get rid of the old bathing suit, is great. I have been holding on to a swimsuit I looked fabulous in at 29, and I'm 42 now. I need to have goals for today, not old goals.
6/1/2008 9:57:31 PM
This is a great article because it reassured me that I am on the right track with what I am already doing. I started going to the gym and taking Yoga or Pilates classes every few days. The more I go, the more it becomes part of my lifestyle, and the more time I seem to have for it. Now I am up to 2 hours of Yoga/Pilates every day. I sure do feel good.
I think this article hit home more for me than any I have read before...if there's one thing I know how to do- it's start and stop... sticking with it has really been very hard for me in the past. I don't really know what is different this time, only that something must have clicked when I wasn't paying attention lol...now I can proudly say that I have been sticking to it since January- and it is paying off! I've been a lot more active, even dusted off the ol' bike and put air in the tires- well, my husband did that- and I know he was thinking "she'll probably ride once or twice and I'll be hanging this thing back up" but I've surprised us both- and I love it! I even have the children that I take care of biking with me- and bought a bike trailer so I could bring the baby biking! This article is going right into my favorites incase the stickiness starts to get unstuck!
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