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These guys nailed it. There's no secret. no magic pill. Come up with a plan and then work it ( and it's called work for a reason!). As Lance Armstrong said "Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever".

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12/28/09 10:57 P

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great idea gwbach!

the main thing is to come up with a plan. its hard to stay on track when you can't see the path.

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12/27/09 1:07 P

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I hear ya, I like to plan out my work outs weeks in advance, and then my goal is to meet every day with a mission, do my list. next I track my calories burned and add to my base caloric intake and divide by 4 and that is how many calories I can have for each meal that day. I am on my way to dropping weight and I feel better as I found out I was over eating some days and under eating others.

"The future ain't what it used to be"
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Life is full of obstacle illusions.
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12/26/09 11:20 P

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the one good thing is once you have been at it a while it becomes second nature. ill actually feel guilty if I don't go to the gym.

I know once you start seeing the results you will find new motivation and inspiration. so for now, you just have to tough it out. but you will get there if you want to.

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12/26/09 4:14 P

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Well put. Fight through the excuses (I had a bunch of them today, but still willed my way to the gym!), find a support person to help you through the good and bad days, and be accountable! It is not easy, but it is worth it in the long run!

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)

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12/26/09 3:26 P

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no secret really. you just have to want it. how bad do you want it?

I wish I could tell you there is a special method or support group to guarantee success, but it all comes down to you. once it stops mattering to you (your fitness and your health), its hard to get that back.

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12/26/09 3:05 P

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Just to introduce myself...
Andy , 46 year old guy from Surrey in BC (Canada)

Back onto Spark after a few months away. Seems like I am on this endless roller coaster of healthy eating and fitness, followed by too much junk food and no exercise. The roller coaster continues again and again. Right now I am back on the fitness ride.

So what is your secret to keeping motivated on track, and staying on track?

Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

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