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6/27/12 3:41 P

Thanks Kathy. c: I actually have a calendar that I do a checklist on some days, but I don't really have an issue with time management. I'm never really busy, I just don't keep a record of my food for long. I really just need to be more motivated to keep going, I think. Thanks for the tips, though. And the welcome. c:

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6/27/12 3:35 P

Hi, Kaitlyn. I know the feeling, but I think I've sort of gotten past thinking like that. Your way of thinking plays a big part in whether you achieve goals. I used to think 'I probably won't get there, so why try?' but now I try to tell myself, 'Well, why not try?' because honestly, life is boring without risks. lol.

When you get those negative thoughts, try to argue with them. You say you feel like you're not worth it sometimes. If we elaborate, you're saying that you feel like your happiness isn't worth your own effort. That doesn't really make sense, does it? Your happiness is completely worth your effort.

It's a little hard to get used to switching thoughts around like that, but it helps a lot. Thanks for the good luck wishes and good luck to you, too. c:

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6/27/12 3:10 P

Here are a few hints to help:

When your busy, (or when you get discouraged, every once in a while it happens) Try doing some small things to keep you on track.

Post-it notes with taped on pencils.... On the cupboard where your plates are.... put up a post-it note and a pencil...and put a mark for every serving of vegetables or fruits you have each day. Put a post-it on the fridge and mark off waters, juices or sodas, and other one for "moving your body".

Hash marks are a quick and easy way to keep some kind of track of what you're are doing and eating. and it's not as complicated or time consuming as logging all the foods and calories. Don't get me wrong...It's not as "good" as keeping a full account, but when time is scarce, or your just having a bad spell, it's better than nothing.

Also, here are some links to what is offered here:

1. Getting Started

2. Video on An Overview of SparksPeople Community

3. Earn SparkTrophies for Reaching Your Goals

4. Video: How to Use Sparks Fitness Tracker

5. How to use SparksPeople Nutrition Tracker

And, remember to have patience with yourself.

Once again..Welcome!

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6/27/12 2:36 P

Hi there. My name is Kaitlyn as well. I know the feeling of weighing that much as well. I have a hard time sticking to anything. I get discouraged and feel like I'm not worth it anyways so why bother? I'm hoping to find people who can help me to get over this and maybe success stories will help motivate me to keep on track this time. emoticon

Best of luck on your weight loss journey.

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6/27/12 1:23 P

Hi, my name is Katelyn, but everyone online calls me keti.

I'm 20 years old, weigh 289.2 lbs currently, and have weighed as much as 305.6 lbs. I have a nutritionist, which is why I'm here. I'm supposed to keep a record of what I eat, but I haven't been. Since I'm online a lot, she suggested I try out this site. I figure it's worth a try.

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