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5/29/12 8:40 A

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Make healthy changes every day, and just take it one day at a time, soon you will begin to see changes. I think we all agree living healthy is a lifestyle.

ďSometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.Ē

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5/21/12 10:14 P

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You need to get healthy for yourself. Think positive, and stay focused. Just small changes can make a big difference. Good luck on your journey.

A huge part of losing weight is believing you can do it and realizing it's not going to happen overnight.



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5/21/12 8:34 P

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so true!

Winston Churchill commanded his troops to "SINK the Bismarck", and they did, so for Christmas we will sink the bismarck by not over-indulging. Yes I will indulge but with Gods help, "I WILL NOT OVER-INDULGE"! SETASIDE1@YAHOO.COM

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5/21/12 6:15 P

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OK Sister-friend. want it straight? No chasers?

There is nothing wrong with you except you are a wonderfully made albeit flawed human being like the rest of us.

Iím not going to tell you that you need to punish yourself with harsh boot camp no pain no gain you gotta feel the burn & suffer mind approach. It doesn't work for most folks.

Your family doesn't have anything to do or for
your health or well being. Contrary to pop culture, doing it for someone else works perhaps short term not for long.

Doing it for yourself works only when one believes & act on a cellular level that it is worth it all. That takes time & effort. It does not mean one waits until that moment because there are very fine Laura not unlike onion skins to get to that point.

What float your boat? Group activities? Solo workouts? Inside? Outside? Early morning or after work?

As an example, I like dancing. Iím also very people oriented. I also like solitary walks. IíM a early riser, so I go for walks armed with my camera. Because of joint issues, I have to do short walks, but generally every hour or 2 I will do some movement for at least 5 minutes. It adds up.

Next month Iím going to take a dance class twice a week. As I said I have joint issues so things will be modified to accomadate. As an ex-dancer, I know how to adjust.
Let me give you a secret: in my locale, we get tons of Soul Train reruns. Some of my 5 minutes increments,I boogie in the privacy of my home & donít have to ísplains to anybody.

It is plain fun.
Look for what will make you laugh out loud, giggle or just even smile.

You donít
Need martyrdom . Be mindful of the words you use. Be kind to yourself.

Give a gift:look at caring for yourself as a privilege

"Never tell your dreams to small minded people"~Steve Harvey

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5/15/12 11:06 A

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RERE617 ,

Focus on the positive one day at a time and stop looking back. Change your mindset and change your life. Today, you made an effort for a fresh start by posting on BBQ. Awesome! In regards to foods, incorporate healthy choices fruits, vegetables and lean meats most days of the week. Set a weekly goal and do it for 30 days to possibly make it a habit. For example: Drinking eight glasses of 8 oz. water daily. Getting healthy is a lifestyle change.

Part of that equation is being physically active. So, get moving. Can you do 10 minutes of exercise daily? If so, set a goal for your fitness plan and do it for 30 days. Then, gradually increase the time after you are comfortable. A good fitness plans should have a balance of cardio and strength. Be sure to track your nutrition and fitness goals on SparkPage and try to stay within the calorie range they provide you.

If you wish to have your family involved in your fitness goal take walks together a few times a week after dinner. Cook a healthy family meal together on the weekend. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Clear your mind of canít. Believe in yourself and Just do it!!!



Edited by: LMCUSA at: 5/21/2012 (20:39)
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5/15/12 9:19 A

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Listen here Queen you have started already, by telling us all your downfalls. You said you have three kids and a Amazing Husband. I would love for you to see your Kids Graduate from High School then College and then marry and Give you Grandbabies to spoil. EAT FRUIT!!!! at night. Keep up with your water intake. Make that Mile into a mile and a half and longer and longer. Have your Kids and Husband walk with you, if they see you eat and act Healthy they will pick up those Positive habits. You have to do it for your LIFE first and then everyone else.
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5/15/12 12:05 A

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I haven't been on spark people in so long it's pathetic but i'm at my breaking know how they say the truth hurts, why is it people don't want to give it to you straight? Ok so here is the deal I gained weight and I continue to make excuses, maybe i'm depressed it's that time of the month excuse after excuse. I'm walking again doing a mile at least three times a week but I'm so unmotivated when this should be one of the most vital things in my life change, I've been having heart spasm and have developed a sleep disorder I find myself over indulging on food at night. And yet people still say your beautiful no one will be straight with me I'm damaging myself and feel as if I'm going to an early grave. Please somewhere on spark people i know it may be cruel but I need an honest opinion. I'm terrified that I'm slowly killing myself but I'm lacking motivation I have three children and an amazing husband. I just need that one voice of reason someone to read this and give it to me straight. I'm 5"2 and 273 pounds I cried a river when the doctor took my weight. I just don't know what to do or which way to go I cannot continue down this spiral and I need help just give it to me straight!

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