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12/14/18 11:30 A

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Focus on what I can vs what I can't. I'm 40 lbs overweight, but I am flexible and strong and can do yoga.

"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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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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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: (41,366)
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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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