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8/22/19 2:23 P

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Just to meet you my very dear friends. You are a source of commitment, inspiration & motivation.

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8/22/19 11:16 A

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Commitment to ME!!! Even if I'm Struggling --- I check in!!! It helps my Self-Esteem!!! YYYiiippppeee!!!

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
The pleasant thought for me today is LUCKY.
Show Up Today. Set my shoulders. Put On a Smile
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8/21/19 10:49 A

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It takes little motivation for me because I set my google chrome settings to open Spark when I open my browser. That I open every day no matter what.

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8/19/19 10:41 A

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I'm a leader for one of the 5% Challenge teams. I must lead by example. It's fun and keeps me accountable to myself and the team.

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8/18/19 12:39 P

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It is good to see people who care about eating well, staying active and being at a healthy weight. This attitude is quite rare in Real Life, so it is good to see like minded people.
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Kriszta

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57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-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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KAREN_EDMONDS's Photo KAREN_EDMONDS Posts: 10,114
8/18/19 9:32 A

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I started Spark at age 69 and I am 72 years old. I love my healthy and fit lifestyle! Spark helped me lose the weight I gained in my 50's and taught me new habits that I use daily. I am still on Spark every day to keep me on track.



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8/15/19 9:12 A

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It helps me stay on track.

~*Cely* (UK)" Be mindful and stay in the present. The past can't be changed but the future depends on what you do today.."

SW: 396lbs Dec 2006
Gastric Bypass Jan 2009
Restart: 302lbs 25 Aug 2017
Short Term Goal: 230lbs
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8/14/19 7:56 P

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I check in for the Joy. It starts my day, every day, with a smile and a chuckle. :)

Right now is a great time to get started.

Mountains are climbed, one step at a time.


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8/13/19 11:50 A

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Checking in makes me feel I am starting my day on the right foot and helps motivate me ... there is so much good information!

Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
Linda


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8/13/19 6:39 A

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Checking in with SP is now just part of my morning routine. It keeps me focused and on track. Also, it keeps me in touch with others who are going through the same
experiences. I feel as if I have friends here who understand what the weight loss experience is like.



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MELYROD18's Photo MELYROD18 SparkPoints: (94,827)
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8/12/19 11:03 P

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It keeps me on track.



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8/11/19 11:38 P

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It reminds me I'm not in this alone.

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8/10/19 9:16 P

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It keeps me accountable.



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STATSCAT's Photo STATSCAT SparkPoints: (108,755)
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8/10/19 5:02 P

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Tracking whether it is my calories or my exercise and checking I am maintaining a defecit

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8/10/19 2:17 P

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I absolutely LOVE the points! And there's nearly always something inspirational---a post, a special story, an encouraging article, a Spark friend---to get me to do more than I would have without it.
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8/10/19 10:52 A

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I am in a challenge right now so that is very motivating.

Julie - Central Time Zone

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13


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8/9/19 2:08 P

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Daily accountability

Cindy
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Please pray for and support our troops.....They are the very reason we live in the land of the free......let us give thanks to our BRAVE.
GOD is AWESOME.....PRAISE HIM.



Run 1/2 marathon..goal met!


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8/8/19 3:43 P

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The desire to be as healthy as I can be, always learn something.

Phyllis ~~
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8/8/19 8:44 A

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Love New tips and advice

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8/7/19 5:10 P

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The SparkPeople Community they give you so much support and make you feel as though you can accomplish anything!



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8/6/19 5:36 A

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Great info and interesting reads!





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8/5/19 3:36 P

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getting started back.
something has to change and this is a good place to start the journey.

keeps me focused and accountable.

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8/5/19 3:07 P

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I decided I would do the thing, so I'm doing it. Realistically though, I know myself well enough that I added Spark to my home page tabs on both my work and home computer. So everyday, I will get here automatically, and once here, the rest follows more easily. Good to take the 'getting started' step OUT of my hands each day. :)

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8/5/19 2:53 P

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For the longest time I didn't check in at sparkpeople and I gained alot of weight. So I started checking in again and started tracking my diet and exercise. I have lost weight. I am not at my goal weight yet but checking in helps in holding me accountable for my weight loss.



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8/4/19 10:34 P



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I check in every day to affirm my resolve to living my healthiest life. It is an affirmation of my committment. emoticon

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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8/4/19 3:36 P

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emoticon keeps me focused and in control. I track my eating and exercise and learn so much from the experiences of others as well as all the articles. If I didn't check in with SPARK my healthy eating habits and exercise would disappear!

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8/4/19 1:57 P

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Yes, it keeps me accountable, I can track my nutrition and I learn so much from these forums

Chickadeegrammy-Marge or Grammy


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8/4/19 1:33 P

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"Do you check in with SP every day? What motivates you?"
Yes; healthy habit

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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8/4/19 11:13 A

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Yes, as a reminder.



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8/4/19 9:26 A

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I log in every day too! My current streak is 523 days. My previous streak was broken in February 2018 when I went on a cruise with my parents and I didn't want to spend $$$ for internet. We got to stop in Havana, Cuba so you better believe breaking the streak was worth it. The streak I was on then was broken by another cruise with my entire family to Alaska to celebrate my dad's retirement.

I have been using SP since March of 2009. I started as a way to maintain my then 80 pound weightloss. I regained 40 of that due to a mocking ex husband but I keep coming back to keep an eye on my nutrition and for some of the friends I have made, of whom I count Kris as one.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (304,596)
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8/3/19 6:46 A



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Yep - I log in EVERY day :-)
Copy/Paste from :my SparkPoints Page
"Current login SparkStreak: 1189 Days"

I was active daily prior to my streak breaking, too. It only got broken because I went on holiday to Canada to visit my son.

What motivates me doesn't boil down to one thing.

I joined SP for the Nutrition Tracker, so I log everything in there daily. (That allows me to stay on track nutritionally.) I also enjoyed reading the various articles on Nutrition and Motivation, and would spend a very long time reading them, going from one to another (and forgetting about food - LOL!)

Then after about a year, I also came for the message boards. Now I come to SP for the friendship. I have formed some really good friends over the years.

A lot of people log in daily for the support.

Kris


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8/3/19 6:24 A

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Do you check in with SP every day? What motivates you?

I'll start: I check in with SP every day because I'm HUNGRY :) :)

(The meal plan is here; if I want to eat, I need to know what's on the plan for that meal.)

Twenty days so far! Woot!



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