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7/8/11 4:33 P

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emoticon This is a GREAT place! Becoming more healthy is a great goal in itself, but you may have to make it more measurable. It doesn't have to be numbers on a scale, but maybe your measurements or how your close fit or even how you feel. What ever you decide, everyone is here to support you so check in often!


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7/8/11 11:53 A

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welcome...staying healthy is what this group is all about!

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7/8/11 12:02 A

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I think there are many people in this team who want to continue to be healthy even if our weight loss goals have been met. So you're among friends.

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7/7/11 7:38 P

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emoticon You don't have to measure your health and fitness with the scale. My current progress I had to keep telling my "counselor" that for me it was NOT about the numbers on the scale, it was about my health.

That said, I did lose weight, because my body needed to: but more importantly, I started feeling better and getting more fit. Eating better quality foods in appropriate quantities. Drinking my water every day. Tracking what I was doing. Blogging to encourage myself. And... ta-da! Joining this Spark team when I was ready to STOP losing and maintain instead.

You can do this, and this is a great team to do it with! emoticon

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Moved center weight for maintenance to 120 in 2015. Moved it back to 122 in 2018.

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7/7/11 7:18 P

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7/7/11 6:23 P

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Hi dear. Glad you found the team. Spark has some wonderful articles on nutrition and fitness. It is always go to start out with baby steps. We need to look at this journey as a lifetime project. Think about small numbers. Aim for only 1 or 2 lbs a week. More than that and you will be setting yourself up for failure. There were many weeks I might only lose a few ounces. I didn't let myself get discouraged. Those ounces added up. I have been fortunate in that I live with my sister and her husband so I had a built in diet and fitness buddy. I started my fitness program by walking a half block from the house. I didn't think I would make it back without collapsing. Gasp Gasp!! After three years on spark I can say those days are over. clap clap! If you need any help please give anyone of us a sparkmail and we just might be able to help you.

Susie South Central WI
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When you break down goals into smaller steps, it isn't even that hard. All you have to do is say "yes" to the right thing!

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7/7/11 5:29 P

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Hi I'm new here I could use some tips, help, and motivation. I'm a 26 year old female, I don't really have a weight loss goal I just want to be healthy.

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