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7/12/13 11:25 A

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Welcome. I have to agree with the others. If you're talking September, you may be letting yourself in for a disappointment, which isn't a good thing when it comes to weight loss. We tend to give up if we don't mean our goals so it's important to make the goals realistic. But 30 lbs. is certainly doable. You just have to stick to it and adjust you're goals to fit what's happening. We're always adjusting things here til we find out what works for us. Glad you decided to join us.

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7/12/13 11:17 A

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This may not be what you want to hear, but what Pat wrote is so right. When do you consider Fall? September? October? You may be able to lose the weight that quickly but chances are you will not be able to sustain that lifestyle and maintain the loss. Why not choose to make this the LAST time you will ever have to lose weight? Do it by making lifestyle changes you can live with forever. You won't lose the weight as quickly, but you wont get as frustrated and give up before you reach your goal. Also, when you do get to goal you will be able to maintain it because you are already living that healthy lifestyle.

Good luck, and whether you choose to follow our advice or not, keep posting so we can cheer you on!

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7/11/13 9:42 P

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7/11/13 9:36 P

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30 pounds by Fall is a very tall order. You should track your food and weigh and measure everything if you want to reach that goal.
Losing weight slower usually helps you to maintain once you are there. Look at the Spark Solution book that might help. There have been a lot of people using it.
I have been here since 2010 and lost 50 pounds. I no longer take any medication for type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Portion control is the key and if you suddenly limit too much food it can get stressful. I hope you can take it slowly and your body and appetite will adjust slowly. You are lucky to have a Spark coach to motivate you to exercise but the food is totally up to you.

Self motivation is the only way to limit your food choices. Pat in Maine.

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7/11/13 8:10 P

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I am seeking to loose about 30 pounds by the fall. Not only will I feel better about myself-but for health reasons. I have a great spark coach which by the way is my son. My weakest area is motivation and staying on plan-MOTIVATION is a must. So lets the workout begin.

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