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3/5/14 9:36 A

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Welcome!
Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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3/5/14 7:59 A

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Wonderful to have you joining our SparkFamily!

And such terrific efforts! Way to SPARK!

Here's the deal on weight, food choices and exercise:

To lose weight we have to focus on our food choices. Nothing has more power to either pack on the pounds or shed them than our choice of foods.

Exercise has tremendous benefits! Our overall health is improved, our blood pressure goes down, we clean out our arteries AND we lose inches as we tone our bodies, shed fat and build muscle.

BUT: Exercise contributes very little toward weight loss. It you were to look at the amount of exercise it takes to burn off a Big Mac you would be shocked and dismayed. However: exercise is extraordinarily complimentary to making healthy food choices and can greatly add to our overall health and feelings of well-being so it is a crucial component to building a healthy lifestyle.

As an example of making healthier food choices I decided I had ENOUGH backsliding this past year and in January I made a decision to eliminate all sugar and grains from my food choices. I've dropped 30 pounds in two months and am still losing. I am bound and determined that I WILL reach my goal weight once again!

We each are our own experiment in what works and what doesn't. Take a close look at your food choices and see what you can do to tweak them for better results. Follow the Nutrition tracker religiously...that, I've learned the hard way, is absolutely essential!

Cheers to your journey to a healthier you! :-)

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

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3/4/14 7:33 P

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emoticon MY58MET and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

While 20 lbs is a lot to lose healthily in 4 weeks, you have made a commitment and taking action to reach a goal you want to achieve. Just as you modified the workouts to fit your circumstances, depending on your start weight, consider adjusting your expectations as well. Have you tried any of the non-scale measures, like using the measuring tape, how is your energy level, are your clothing fitting you any looser. You may find you've lost inches, something the scale can't measure.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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3/4/14 11:34 A

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Hi all,
I am a 63 year old female that is entering my third week of Super Shred. I have followed the diet carefully, but have only lost TWO pounds. I am very drepressed about this. I was so excited to start this new venture (my goal was to drop 20 lbs. in four weeks) as the diet promises to do. Is this normal? What could I be doing wrong? I was not able to exercize for a full 30-40 Minutes per day, so I started gradually at 10 minutes and added about 5 - 10 min. each day to my workouts. I do about 10 cardio, 10 stretch/yoga. Is there anyone out there that can help me? I am really thinking about quitting this diet - I am loosing hope in it. I must admit that I do feel better though and I can see my body changing in the mirror, but yet, the scale does not reflect any more than 2 lbs. loss. Sad, in upstate NY.

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