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  • This really helps me out. I have a type A personality, so balance is always the key for me. I love the comment about how many loads of laundry, etc., you've done. It's a great reminder of everything we already do, and that what we're asking of ourselves is a small part in the big picture, and that we deserve it!!
  • 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
  • Im new here, but I am so thankful for all these tips. !! I love the help I am getting here!
  • Thanks so much, articles like this from people like you is one of the reasons I love SP. This will help so many people for a very long time on their own weight loss marathons!
  • 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!
    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!
  • CAT0805
    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!
  • this is a really great article and very useful :) love it x x x x
  • this is great advice ..I like the make an appointment idea ..thanks
  • 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.
    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.
  • This article is very helpful for me all the doctor's appointment I have I make sure I show up to these apointments so I need to make an apointment with exercise for me that I won't cancel.
  • 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 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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