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8/5/18 3:21 P



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TICIASPLAN,

Stop beating yourself up because you might have gained three pounds. If you know you're ready to make a change, that's what counts.

First off, you need to get the chips out of the house. Out of sight. Out of mind. Replace the chips with healthier snack options. if you were genuinely hungry and there are only chips in the house for snacks, you'll eat the chips. Instead, make sure you have plenty of fresh fruit for snacks.

I know it's been hot. I'm suffering too. What do I do ? I bought a pineapple at the market. it was on sale. I cut it up and put it into the frig. When I feel like a cold snack, I have some nice chilled pineapple.

Some times hunger isn't really hunger, but thirst. Do make sure you're drinking plenty of water or how about some nice iced tea ? There are lots of healthy chilled drinks you could have that are no calorie or low calorie and still refreshing.

Take some deep breathes, you'll be fine. Chilled pineapple sounds a lot yummier on a hot day than boring chips.


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8/5/18 10:04 A

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emoticon I gained 3 pounds in July. The heat, a lot of body ache and eating chips I normally don't eat - caused me not to exercise as I should. I hope to lose the added weight this month. emoticon emoticon

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I don't have much to offer in the way of advice, I'm just letting you know that I'm right here with you!

Hello stranger - you look GORGEOUS today!


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7/18/18 1:52 P

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I think one should use food as entertainment.

Eat only when truly hungry. That may be the hard part indeed.

If you are watching TV, there is no need to do that at eat chips at the same time, that is sort of double entertainment.

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7/18/18 8:42 A

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You can do it. I am having a hard time getting back on track going to the gym ever since my grandma passed in March.

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7/15/18 10:17 A

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6/19/18 12:31 P

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All anyone can do is to keep trying! We all struggle sometimes.

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6/5/18 9:41 P



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The fact you keep coming back is a positive.

Not being able to stay on track leads me to think that perhaps you are trying to change too much, too quickly. This action makes it very hard to stay on track, and is actually why most people fall off the wagon ..... that and deprivation.

Just take baby steps. Change only 1 or 2 things at a time, and allow your mind/body to get used to the changes before adding something else in the mix. It might be reducing soda/juice but increasing water, or it might be adding an extra piece of fruit/vege to your day but decreasing cake or fast food. It might also be mobilizing more in your day than you normally do, or if you are already relatively active, increasing the intensity and duration. Remember that the calorie reduction is best done in smaller increments rather than from high to a sudden drop to low calories.

In time you WILL get there, but you need to learn new habits, which these slow adjustments can lead you to.

Kris

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6/5/18 12:49 P



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PURRRPY,

Welcome back to Spark People !

I give all new members and anyone who will listen to me one piece of advice and it's this,"don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction.

Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. that's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. That's why SP encourages all its members to start with simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated.

Start with some simple goals. Example, if you're not eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. if you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. if you haven't been exercising, don't start with an hour a day, set a goal to take a 30 minute walk each day for one week. Once you've achieved these goals, you do them again or you set new ones.

Setting simple goals is how you slowly ease into a healthier set of habits.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither were you. Be kind to yourself as you would to others.


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6/5/18 12:42 P

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I know the feeling. that is my life story. Not giving up seems to be the only way forward when I get that way. it never is as dark as it seems when you are going bad and never as good when you are going well.

It is not the mistake that causes the serious damage. It is the mistake that you make of defending the first mistake that causes it, Einstein


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6/5/18 12:20 P

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Keep coming back,I know the right answer but can't seem to stay on track.

“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” ? Stephen Richards
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