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3/14/12 11:42 A

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Welcome! Try not to put all your focus on the scale. Let this be a lifestyle change to get healthy, lose weight and keep it off...notice get healthy came first emoticon

Sometimes, we put too much emphasis on the scale's movement. That can lead to frustration and failure. Try to focus on all the ways you are getting healthy, like eating more fruits, exercising more, tracking what you eat. All these, and many more, are success and beneficial to getting healthy and loosing weight.

You CAN do it!

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3/13/12 9:23 P

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The site is great and absolutely works as long as you are committed to making it work. It is a support but the key is you.The nutrition tracker and the fitness trackers are great. You can use their recipes and meal plans or you can develop your own depending on your likes and your recipes. The latter is my choice but my greatest issue was portion size, over the years I had already made many sensible changes in what I fixed and fruits and veggies have always been a major part of my diet. The fast break is a teaching step and really important in getting started. The friends you make will be instrumental in keeping your determination to succeed.
Start interacting on the site and learning about this new way of living. Do not think diet think lifestyle change. You want to start eating in a sustainable way that you can keep for the rest of your life. Good Luck
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3/13/12 9:16 P

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I was hesitant to join this team because I know how much my weight fluctuates. But I figure everyone's does. I will try not to get discouraged if I gain a pound or two but try to stay consistent with weighing in. I did my first today. Let's see how this goes.

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