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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/16/12 8:30 A

simply put-- Life is worth living. Life is a gift that I received from God and who am I to destroy it by making excuses and poor choices.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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11/16/12 7:57 A

I just knew this is something I wanted for myself and I was sick of being overweight; I was miserable, I felt unattractive to my husband, it was beginning to affect my health and energy negatively; I had had enough.

Sure, there were slip ups in the beginning. We all have them but I treated them as a learning experience and made changes to rectify the problems that led to them. For example: I'm a choco-addict. So instead of depriving myself of this food and treating it like a forbidden fruit I found guilt-free chocolate substitutes and ways to sneak in dark or semi-sweet chocolate into my foods. I learned to savour it rather than inhale it and how to fit in small amounts into my diet so when I do get around it, I'm not salivating and desperate to get my hands on it.

Diet and exercise shouldn't be torture. They should be changes you can maintain for the rest of your life. Of course, the adjustment period is still hard but after a couple months it will became second nature for you. It gets easier and it just becomes the "new you".

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,943
11/15/12 4:10 P

If your kids took piano lessons, would you let them quit if they messed up a few notes? No way!

You have to get your mind straight for this journal. No one eats perfectly 100% of the time. We all overindulge sometimes. That will not stop you from successfully losing weight. Progress is more important than perfection.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,682
11/15/12 3:53 P

"How did you decide to keep going?"

By knowing that quitting is not an option.

THETHOMPSONMOM SparkPoints: (144)
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11/15/12 3:52 P

I'm a young mom of 2 young ones and just started with a personal trainer 11 days ago. We meet 3x a week and I send him daily cardio and food journals. I'm having super bad cravings (gave in twice so far in an acceptable way) but I feel like giving in so soon is giving up. I'm definitely eating better and less, but not perfectly. That alone makes me want to quit. I know I wont but I can't stand to keep feeling this way!! I hate caving in because then my trainer comments about it and I know better than to eat anything not on my suggested chart and I'm like "Hmm. maybe I wont tell him about every bite". I'm out of fight already! Get this fatty out of me lol. I'm looking to lose 100+ pounds so i've got a WAYS to go. Came here because I need more support than solely from my PT

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