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8/18/12 12:57 P

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Welcome Bri!
You have come to the right place! Tracking every bite you eat is the best thing you can do! If you have a smart phone you can download the app from here that lets you track what you eat wherever you are. I find that super helpful so I don't forget what I ate. Also don't forget to be proud of yourself. Proud of what your body has accomplished in creating a new life! Make small goals and celebrate every success! We are here for you! emoticon


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8/14/12 9:38 A

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Hello and welcome!!

Start with small steps that you can sustain. Set a small goal and when you meet it, you'll have a boost to get to the next small goal. I agree with Don about tracking, using the site and being involved. Every little bit helps.

Good Luck!


If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.

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8/9/12 8:56 A

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Sounds like you are in a tough spot!

Here are a few shifts in your thinking which you might find helpful:

---Combine the crack from behind (negative consequences of not taking care of yourself) with the dangling of the carrot ahead (positive consequences for making healthy choices).

---Serenity Prayer: Change the things you can, accept the things you can't and tap into your wisdom to know the difference! You fiance & mother...? How much control can ANYONE have over them...? Try to accept this and move on to those things you KNOW you can control.

---For losing weight NOTHING beats tracking the snacking! The Nutrition Tracker and limiting calories to a healthy range is the BEST way to drop pounds. Contrary to popular thinking, working out, in and of itself, is not the best way to drop pounds. Working out has BOATLOADS of tones our body, promotes losing INCHES and improves our inner health: better blood pressure, cholesterol, revving up metabolism (which DOES promote weight loss in a more gradual, longer term way) etc. But unless one is working out to an EXTREME degree the calorie loss through workouts isn't the best way to lose weight.

---when it comes to working out be sure to choose activities that you can truly ENJOY! Workouts are doomed to failure if one hates what one is doing during a workout.

---to make workouts more enjoyable pair your workouts with other things you enjoy, such as listening to music that pumps you up or finding a workout buddy who can join you in your walk or DVD workout.

---check out other members' blogs and see what's cookin' for them, how are they keeping on, keeping on...?

---Ask specific questions on the message boards (kudos to YOUR POST here!) or in response to some blogs that you read!

Wonderful post, Bri! Looking forward to having you share your SPARK with our Team! :-)


ps...I highly recommend starting up your own SparkPage and sharing your trials, tribs and SUCCESSES in some blogs!

Edited by: DDOORN at: 8/9/2012 (08:58)
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"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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8/8/12 11:18 P

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Hi, I am Bri, I am 19 years old & a mother of 1.
Before i got pregnant i weighed 127lbs, my weight when i found out i was pregnant was 134lbs & my weight when i was 9 months pregnant was, 168 at the highest. After i gave birth to my daughter Ryleigh, i was able to breast feed for 3 weeks till my milk supply decreased. i lost about 40lbs and weighed about 145lbs...
I know this is a lot to take in, but i now weigh 160.. and i am super depressed about my body, my weight and this one of the hardest times i have to go through.. i have tried workout DVDs, i have asked my fiance and my mother to help support me and to motivate me to keep going, and that didn't last.. they're just too busy.. I try to eat healthy, but living in a home where nobody else eats healthy really affects me as well.. so i decided to try this website, i never heard about it, i hope it stays free so i can really try my hardest, so far not so good, but i figured the beginning was going to be the hardest! i am in need of a lot of motivation to keep me on my feet, its a lot harder to keep motivated when someone is there in your ear telling you that you can do it, but i REALLY want to try my hardest, so i will take anything from other people who want to lose weight just as bad as i do!
Thanks for listening, hoping and praying tat this becomes successful!

love always, Mommy!

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