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PUNKYSMOMMY SparkPoints: (34,681)
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11/14/12 9:11 A

I really needed this post and thread.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/14/12 8:54 A

depends on what kind of results you are talking about. Physical-- probably not for several weeks, mental-- almost day one, spiritual-- day one.
The first week on any kind of diet shift, i lose weight. its the rest of the weeks that it slows down or becomes non-existent. But i gain in other areas such as my mental faculties are more pronounced. Common sense kind of kicks in and i go through the DUH moment as to why did i ever choose this bad lifestyle. Spiritual kicks in because I know that every day that I get out of bed is a precious gift from God. The sun may not be shining, it may be overcast, or there may be a large snowstorm to contend with, but i am alive to contend with it.

Guilt from the get go too. Not guilt that I ate something or didn't exercise, but guilt that I took this precious gift from God-- this body and mind that can heal themselves and I threw it back in His face. i didn't appreciate all my body could do. I didn't feed it right. I didn't nourish it with God's word. i put McDonald's into it. I ate sugar and things that my body didn't know how to digest so it just stored it. I sat on a couch and became lazy and lax.
I didn't thank him for a precious gift and it got messed up.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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11/14/12 8:04 A

I lost weight after my first week of diet changes but I already kinda knew what I should be doing to eat healthier; I started eating clean and balanced. The eating clean and lowering my sodium intake was probably a big one that caused me to lose water retention right away. I also weigh myself first thing in the morning before I eat or drink anything and that way I don't experience any weight fluctations other than when it's due to hormones.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/14/2012 (08:10)
HSHOEMAKER SparkPoints: (0)
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11/14/12 6:55 A

I meant on the scale.

I don't expect to see much fitness changes. I am already very fit :). And am doing less now than my norm

SPIRALDOWN SparkPoints: (0)
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11/13/12 1:57 P

Physical changes 3-4 months... Cardio changes bout 1 month. Mind changes took alot longer 6-8 months before my mind clicked to what i truly needed to do.

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
11/13/12 1:51 P

About three to four weeks for me before I really noticed change... For others to notice, it probably took 8 weeks or so.. I've lost 77 pounds now since January.. and people are STILL commenting favorably.. but there's another 40 or so to go... bit by bit by bit.

P_WRIGHT2009 SparkPoints: (7,269)
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11/13/12 12:04 P

I have been using Spark since April of this year and started seeing results within the first 4 months. I followed the program and used it consistently, even on the weekend. I found myself not being able to get away from it. I kind of slowed down in August and September; however, have picked it back up since then. I am down 25lbs since April 2nd and love every bit of it. The more you use it, the more you won't have to use it. If that makes sense. I have it in the back of my mind how many calories I can eat and cannot eat, when to splurge and when not to. Trust me, if your mind is set on getting healthy and you use Spark consistently, you will see results very soon. Good luck!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
11/13/12 11:39 A

I want to say it was a year before I started seeing results that "stuck". I just had a LOT of bad habits to unravel that I kept allowing to get in my way. That isn't unusual, but it would have been quicker if I had been consistently following a healthy eating and fitness habits!

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11/13/12 11:11 A

I have an 8 lb swing I can go from one day to the next. I just know and expect that.

When did you start seeing at least the occasional swing below that to know progress was being made? I have been tracking for 6 weeks (on spark for 2). I know it takes longer. I have 30 lb to lose... Though that's for my ideal weight where i run the best not just a healthy weight that looks nice.

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