Figure out what works for you here on SparkPeople. Establish your own presence. There are so many different ways to use Spark. Your way of using Spark might be different than someone else's. That is fine.
I sometimes feel bad that I don't use Spark the way other people do. I am not as social as others. I am not a good "Spark Friend". However, I keep coming back and using the tools that I use and reaping the benefits. This is MY way of being a Spark Person.
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All our weight loss efforts - exercise, planning, tracking, figuring ranges - are all temporary unless we are kind to the person in the mirror. That person is the one we have to learn to love FIRST. Search out the positives........talk to the person in the mirror about those rather than all the hateful things you are used to saying. Learn to be your own best friend! It leads to a whole world of possibilities - not just in weight loss ...........
Read a book about being fabulous and realized I was the person in the book but would not let me own it because of my size189
This may sound funny but we are so quick to put ourselves down because of our weight. Take that away and I am sure you will find that fab person. Good friend, parent, spouse. I am easy going true friend devoted parent, devoted spouse, daughter, but all I saw was fat, lazy, not worthy.
Instead of giving yourself the messages that provide excuses (I'm not an athlete, I'm not the kind of person who loves tofu, I'm not...) give yourself permission to become the person you think you aren't. You are not truly limited by who you are, but by who you think you are not.
I am an athlete. I am successful, consistent, and motivated. I am the kind of person who falls down (a lot), and gets back up every single time.
Then ask yourself - does what I'm doing match who I am?
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