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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
9/4/13 7:19 P

I would have to say exercise, but it's awful darn close

9/4/13 7:17 P

Exercise. My food is very limited as I am on optifast. Later as I transition, food will be more important. At this point, it is more about making exercise a part of my life and turning it into a habit.

SWIMMERGIRL0222 Posts: 785
9/4/13 6:58 P

My focus is on food. I believe weight loss starts in the kitchen. I would hate to eat like crap and then have to workout hours on end to burn it off. I do love fitness as well though!

JLNIELSEN SparkPoints: (17,106)
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9/4/13 5:21 P

I'm more focused on exercise. It is much easier for me to work out than it is to eat healthy. Explains why I am in this boat in the first place. I will eat decent for a day or two, and then back to bad habits! I had more better days than bad ones for a while, and now the bad definitely outweigh the good! I've lost 30 pounds, but I have a long way to go, so at some point I'm going to have to figure it out!

QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,490
9/4/13 2:37 P


DLBROWN93 Posts: 889
9/4/13 1:00 P

Exercise. Now if I could focus on both.........

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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9/4/13 12:54 P

It varies. Dependent on mood. High energy day & I'm exercising more.

VICTORY2XS SparkPoints: (43,402)
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9/4/13 12:44 P

Food, although I need to put just as much focus on exercise

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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9/4/13 11:52 A


SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,040)
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9/4/13 11:49 A

Definitely food. I find that if I keep my food on track, the exercise just follows naturally, but not necessarily vice versa.

BEEBEA SparkPoints: (47,152)
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9/4/13 11:48 A

Food is more important for weight loss, but exercise is more important for life improvement (more energy, better mood, feeling strong and accomplished, motivation). I can't make myself eat like I'm supposed to if I don't exercise!

FIRYMIST35 Posts: 1,154
9/4/13 10:39 A

Both at different times. I'll work out more if I feel like I need to eat more.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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9/4/13 10:02 A

I focus more on food because I've been really bad about getting my exercise in. Started eating vegan to counter some of the lacks.

MAXINOVA SparkPoints: (29,900)
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9/4/13 9:25 A

A little of both. I've been addicted to my daily walk. I just don't feel right if I don't do it.

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (13,070)
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9/4/13 9:11 A

Food, but it's starting to get cooler so I need to start back walking

STARMONICA SparkPoints: (231,000)
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9/4/13 9:06 A

food more

LINDSEYINAZ Posts: 1,598
9/4/13 9:05 A

RIght now, more food than exercise. My food habits were horrible.

ERICREH Posts: 4,160
9/4/13 9:00 A


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
9/4/13 8:59 A

Exercise, and it has nothing to do with my weight maintenance journey. Maintaining a healthy weight does take a focus on food but exercise is about much more than weight.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/4/13 8:46 A

I focus more on food. Exercise has become a habit that I don't want to break. I can still break my healthy eating habits if I don't pay close attention.

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (555,359)
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9/4/13 8:26 A

Exercise as I've had to add food to up my calorie intake; which is too easy! emoticon

SBUSH7 SparkPoints: (4,630)
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9/4/13 8:25 A

Food. In the exercise department, I can only do what I can do. I do my best. My food choices on the other hand... Keeping track of calories. Finding out what foods make me feel full longer. This is where I am at for right now.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,300
9/4/13 8:13 A

Food. While exercise has benefits.... you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Period. Even if you stay within your range, if you're making crappy choices you can still end up with health issues.

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
9/4/13 7:54 A

Exercise is my focus, but I use food to achieve my fitness goals and expend a lot of effort on the food side of things. I need to be light to perform well, and food is the way to lose weight. Exercise (at least the kind I do) doesn't cause weight loss, though it has many amazing benefits.

HOLLYM48 Posts: 19,242
9/3/13 7:32 P

I think I would have to say it is pretty equal between the two. Maybe just a touch more on exercise.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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9/3/13 7:01 P

I flip back and forth every few months it seems. When my food choices get dull, I focus more on fitness and get a little less uptight in my eating habits. When my exercise routine gets dull, I focus more on perfecting my nutrition habits.

I've only been with Spark a little over a year now but I've found so far that in the winter I'm more food oriented (I cook, bake and experiment a lot more) and in the nicer weather I'm more active and into my exercise program so cooking and such takes a back seat.

PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,810)
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9/3/13 6:53 P


MYTRIOGA Posts: 180
9/3/13 6:46 P


ZANDASMOM1 SparkPoints: (31,863)
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9/3/13 6:45 P

food right now...really needed to get back to my tracking!!!

STARMIZER2000 SparkPoints: (142,622)
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9/3/13 6:41 P

Both the same

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
9/3/13 6:28 P

It changes depending on a lot of different factors but right now I'm focusing on exercise.

JUHISAXENA SparkPoints: (99,996)
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9/3/13 6:19 P

Food because if the diet is not under control exercise won't really help.

MMK113 SparkPoints: (17,921)
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9/3/13 6:14 P


NANAS4GIRLS SparkPoints: (77,198)
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9/3/13 5:54 P

My Weight Loss M.D. ( specialist ), told me Exercise is great, but that is not the way to lose weight. I was concerned, because I have Mobility Issues and cannot exercise. I am able to walk only a short distance with a Walker.
I am not excising, and am losing weight .

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (311,516)
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9/3/13 4:58 P

Food. In my younger years it was all about the exercise though.

STAGPIPE SparkPoints: (6,356)
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9/3/13 4:27 P

Well, I'm definitely fixated on food. I spend a good amount of time every Sunday evening determine the following weeks health meals, then creating a shopping list for them. But I am also exercising 90-120 minutes a day 6 days a week, so I guess that is fairly focused also.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
9/3/13 4:27 P

I have to work harder to make myself be active. I have never been a person who enjoys a lot of physical activity. I feel like it is the key to me being stronger and healthier though.

I feel like I have food pretty much figured out at this point.

SUNFLOWERGAMMY SparkPoints: (27,692)
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9/3/13 4:23 P


TACDGB Posts: 6,136
9/3/13 4:06 P

exercise of course........but working on the food part.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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9/3/13 12:24 P

food. exercise is limited until I finish the chemo crap

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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9/3/13 12:21 P


SONICB Posts: 4,381
9/3/13 12:18 P

Recently, exercise... because it makes me feel strong and healthy. I eat a little more and try to choose healthier foods to fuel my workouts as a result. If I were trying to lose weight (instead I have gained a little--some of it muscle, thankfully), I would focus more on food because exercise has never really helped me to drop the pounds.

9/3/13 11:38 A

food- just visited my nutritionist today need to think differently about what I eat and how I eat

NWFL59 Posts: 6,141
9/3/13 11:30 A

my focus is usually on getting exercise done as I've feel fairly good about my food choices

SHAUNAN5 SparkPoints: (786)
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9/3/13 11:21 A

My focus is usually on the exercise.

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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9/3/13 9:03 A

Which I focus on depends on my mood. Some days I am more excited about working out than other days.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
9/3/13 8:42 A

I think I eat way too much junk. And I just plain eat too much! I really have to cut back if I want to get rid of my belly fat!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
9/3/13 8:37 A

My focus is more on food. I really need to focus more on exercise, though!

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (424,311)
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9/3/13 8:34 A

My focus is more exercise and fitness.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,487
9/3/13 8:32 A

Most of us accept that watching what we eat and being active is the magic behind losing weight. But we usually have a preference to one or the other.


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