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12/7/18 2:27 P

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Move!
Sitting around feels basically the same, whether I'm at goal or 45 pounds over, whether I'm fit or sedentary.
But if I walk or jog or climb stairs or carry heavy objects, I can immediately feel the benefits of eating well and being active.

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58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/1/18 5:58 P

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Find a new activity to do



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SPARK_MRUDY's Photo SPARK_MRUDY SparkPoints: (18,224)
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12/1/18 5:54 P

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Thank you to everyone for the amazing responses!! Love these!

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12/1/18 11:15 A

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I've always loved my body for what it does for me. Even when I was heavy I didn't hate my body....saw some of the flaws and moved on.
Now that I've been at my goal weight for over 5 years there are a couple of ways I show my love of my body even more:
1. I wear clothes that fit and & show off my figure. Love seeing myself in the mirror.
2. I make sure I get in daily exercise - taking care of my body is my way of loving it.
3. I make sure I eat a healthy diet - nourishing my body shows the love.

Persistence is more important than perfection.

Don't assume your freedoms are assured.

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.


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CLMART3's Photo CLMART3 SparkPoints: (40,705)
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11/29/18 9:03 A

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Buying a new outfit that shows off your good work.



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11/25/18 11:24 A

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Strength training helps me love myself. It is amazing to look in the mirror at your flaws and think I don't care how you look you're a pretty amazing body. You can lift and carry your own body weight 100 paces.

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11/24/18 10:21 P

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I might not like how I look, but I know that everything I do today matters tomorrow. I like myself a whole lot better when I make self care a priority.

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11/24/18 5:21 P



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I'm with MLAN.

I try not to focus on what I might consider "cosmetic flaws", instead I concentrate on what my body can do instead of worrying about how I look.

I'll admit that I am more critical of my body now, then when I was obese. Like a lot of women, I nitpick my body parts. That's why I do try to focus on what my body can do. because there are things I can do now that I couldn't do when I was a teen such as running 5k or 10k races, running an obstacle course, lifting weights, etc.

There is a motivational quote/meme I really like and it's this.





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11/24/18 7:10 A

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I run/walk races, typically distances from 5k to half marathon. I think it's amazing that my legs can carry me with intention for 3.1 miles, never mind 13.1.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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11/24/18 1:10 A

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I enjoy the strength I get from getting stronger in training for a race or lifting weights. I can see my progress and muscles more defined.I definitely have more energy for my child and doing events with my family. emoticon

In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
Psalm 100:3
Betsy ~~~CST






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11/23/18 11:31 P

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Hi Sparkers! I'm working on an article about "How to Learn to Love Your Body a Little More Every Day." I would LOVE to include your tips for how you find ways to love/appreciate your body, despite your goals for change. Feel free to respond to this post, or send an email to melissa@sparkpeople.com.

Thanks in advance!
Melissa

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