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take it all at once might be overwelming 4 a sparker who has alot to lose. my moto when i started was something is better then nothing. i made little changes for the first few weeks. everyweek i add something to it . 1st week just tracked what i ate 4 few days in a week. i do it now w/out thinking.
1) have faith
Setting short term goals lets you celebrate your journey each step of the way. Each time you reach a goal....set another one. This will motivated you to push yourself a little more each time to ultimately reach your final goal successfully.
My entire life having people tell me that I was 'too fat', or I would be so pretty if I just lost a few pounds. I have realized that this has to be for ME, and not because everyone else wants me to, or because it would make THEM feel better! Now I am focusing on me, and am finally succeeding!
Have a Long term goal (ie; I want to lose 100 lbs. so I can dance at my sons wedding in two years).
If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
when i decided the time had come for some much needed lifestyle change, i knew it would be a difficult process. i call it the turtle approach. it has only 2 components: (1) eat more of the healthy stuff, less of the not so healthy AND (2) move more every day. it's not complex - it works for me.