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9/28/08 8:57 P

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Nee nee, good job on the weight lose you are doing great. I think sea salt is ok,just does not have the iodine, but enough of our food has table salt so you should be getting enough iodine. I think there was an article somewhere on SP about sea salt.
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9/27/08 9:07 P

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While using sea salt on my food is better than table salt.

Edited by: NEE-NEE11 at: 9/27/2008 (21:05)
Always remember there's nothing in life that you can't do you just have to TRY!!!


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9/22/08 10:14 P

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Thanks PAMALN I needed to hear that I am too affraid of gaining all the weight back I lost 31 pounds with SP I have 28 more pounds to go. But like you said you have to change you lifesyle for good. emoticon

Always remember there's nothing in life that you can't do you just have to TRY!!!


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9/22/08 9:31 P

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wolfpack, you can do it. You are going in the right direction. One day and pound at a time. SP will help you stay on track. There will be ups and downs, we are all afraid of gaining it back, that is why we have to change our life styles. Keep moving and eating healthy we are all here for you. emoticon

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9/22/08 12:45 P

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THAT I WON'T BE ABLE TO LOOSE ALL THE WEIGHT I NEED TO

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9/20/08 9:25 A

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I think I'm also concerned about putting the weight back on. Though I've never been in that yo-yo situation (more like a steady up-the-hill climb), it doesn't really bother me. But since this is about the most serious effort I've done to get my health in place, I worry that if I do stop it (it is taking a bit of a toll in me, but these are just the beginning weeks), that the weight will just come back, and I'll have to start from point 0.

Maybe I'm guilty that I haven't really used the community's support yet... but I do love the nutrition tracker. I check it every time to see if I can have that extra yogurt, or fit a small snack in the day. Definitely helps me open my eyes.

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9/20/08 8:12 A

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My fear is losing all of my weight then putting it back on. But thank GOD for sparkpeople I tell myself that will not happen.

Always remember there's nothing in life that you can't do you just have to TRY!!!


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9/16/08 9:34 P

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Many of us suffer from fear of failure...but I have to tell you even with some rough spots, I have no doubts that I will succeed this time...

Change is what�s hard, but it�s change that will reveal all the wonders that life has to offer

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9/16/08 3:10 P

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I'm scared to death that I am going to fail. I hate to get my hopes up just to realize that I have no will power.

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

Chocolate is my kryptonite.


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9/5/08 10:58 P

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The fitness and nutrition trackers are awesome! They keep me aware of what I am and am not doing to myself. If I gain or don't lose, I know if I've had a bad week or I just gained muscle. It helps keep me from getting discouraged. The fitness tracker also lets me know how much I'm getting out of the cardio and how much I'm doing each time with the strength training and whether I'm slipping or not.

I also really LOVE the support that I get from my Teams on SP. I love that because I need lots of support and I get it here!

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Who cares where we've been as long as we know where we're going!

My goals:

*To have a happy, healthy 2009
*To stick with Sparkpeople
*To lose 45 lbs in 2009 (to get off the rest of the weight)
*To be 180 or less at the end of my 8-wk battle challenge - GO BLUE TEAM!

Wish me luck and good luck to you all too!


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9/4/08 7:21 P

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I've tried to lose weight off and on my whole life. emoticon

I know that when my brain is ready, the weight comes off (and it's usually easy). emoticon

Then, I get stressed about something and my brain has other things to deal with and I quit watching what I eat and gain it back and then some. emoticon

I know life is full of stress. I am scared I will not be able to find a way to deal with it other than eating!! emoticon

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9/4/08 11:03 A

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I love the nutrition tracker! It allows me to make adjustments throughout the day and when I feel snackish, I double check where I am for the day before deciding.

The message boards, spark points, articles, water tracker, etc. I also love because they are great tools for keeping me engaged and for keeping my new healthy way of living top of mind!

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9/3/08 10:55 A

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Oh god! I'm so afraid of failing too. That this won't stick. That I'll lose weight only to gain weight. That I'll feel hungry and deprived.

And you know what my solution to all of this is?

"Just keep posting, just keep posting". And NO FIBBING! I'm really not a message board type person but I'm really forcing myself to just post, post, post. I find the more I post, the more I feel that people are rooting for me, and, AS A PEOPLE PLEASER (which I know most of us are) I really want to please all of you and not let you down. Eventually, I know to sustain this long term I'm going to have to do this for me but that is going to take awhile. So please join me in my crazy posting effort. Let's keep talking and sharing and encouraging one another. I'm enjoying all of your company and getting to know all of you.

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9/2/08 8:29 P

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I'm afraid that once I go back to work (I'm just finishing up maternity leave), I'll fall into bad habits again.
I'm not so much "afraid" of failing... but I will be very disappointed if I give up on myself. I'm also a little scared that it's going to take a LONG time to lose this weight. I really want to lose it before we try to conceive a 2nd baby... and I don't want to wait years before trying again.

~Katie~
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"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers


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9/2/08 2:52 P

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I'm scared of making promises to myself and then not following through.
I'm all talk and no walk, but I am really ready to change. I'm signed up for my first triathlon and I have no choice but to succeed! GO ME!!!

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9/2/08 7:59 A

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I have a tough time with portion size, so I'm loving the nutrition tracker. I use the menus SP generates and that has helped tremendously. My husband is even on board which is quite a feat in itself.

Edited by: KKMEYER at: 9/2/2008 (07:57)
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9/2/08 1:57 A

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Couldn't have put it better. Honest and aware :)

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First of all - You only fail if you stop trying!!! You won't fail - you may slip and have some 'off' days, but you WON'T fail!!!

This week - tell us the tools you are finding to be the best for you since joining SP...

I'll start - I LOVE the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers. It keeps me honest and aware - both very important on my journey!

Change is what�s hard, but it�s change that will reveal all the wonders that life has to offer

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9/1/08 2:56 P

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I'm afraid of failing also. I have a bunch of skinny friends, and I don't want to even admit to them that I'm trying to lose weight. I feel like it's a dirty little secret that I'm trying to hide when it shouldn't be.

I don't want to fail.

"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." ~Mark Twain~


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8/31/08 4:00 P

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I guess I'm afraid that this kind of lifestyle (regular exercise and limited food) is not maintainable long term :( Hopefully it will become second nature that if the motivation wears off, habit will kick in!

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8/31/08 3:37 A

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TARAGODFREY - I am with you on the effort one. I am afraid that it is going to take too much effort and I won't be able to get my butt moving and do what I KNOW I have to do. I am afraid I'm never going to get out of this RUT I have gotten myself into.

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SMILEY_CA1 Posts: 10
8/30/08 8:28 P

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I am afraid that I will fall to bad habits.

I am afraid that I will fail, get depressed, and gain more weight.

I am afraid that I will disappoint myself.

I am afraid that my kids won't have a mom who is fit enough to keep up with them.



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NOSHAME Posts: 35
8/30/08 3:12 P

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Scariest thing?

Hmmm, I agree the fear of failing. I am excited about this group because it offers support and motivation, and I am really looking forward to being held accountable with my nutrition.

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8/29/08 12:22 P

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I am with LELEBUCKYLUBBY. I am also afraind of people knowing I am trying again and that I have failed. But not this time. I am 110% committed to be a loser! And I am so thankful I found this website. I think it is so much easier with all the motivation that you find here and that you sometimes you can't find anywhere in your house!





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8/29/08 1:47 A

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This might sound totally crazy - but I think I'm afraid of 1 - how much effort it is going to take and I'll realize that I really am not that motivated and am truly a lazy bum. 2 - that I will become boring, my husband and I love to eat food together and we relish in our 'junk food days' with the kids. When I am counting my calories and watching what I eat - I put a big downer on the whole thing. I'm afraid I won't be fun anymore!

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8/28/08 12:50 A

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This question is why I joined this site in the first place. I'm so scared of everyone knowing that I tried once again, and once again, I failed. But the motivation of this site eases that worry. This is the first time in about a year that I have mentioned trying to seriously lose weight to anyone. This site is keeping me accountable so that I can stay on track. But that fear never goes completely away, does it? emoticon

Love Always,

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8/27/08 10:07 P

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I have to stick with everyone that failing is a bit scary...
Right now, after losing some weight the first time, my biggest motivator is the comments "so how much weight have you lost?" don't change to "oh, how much have you put back on?"

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8/27/08 6:54 P

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Scary...fear of failing.

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Changing is scary - and it means you are committing to a new lifestyle instead of dreaming or wishing for it...but you are here and unless you STOP trying, you haven't failed - Just remember that!!!!

Change is what�s hard, but it�s change that will reveal all the wonders that life has to offer

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8/26/08 11:39 P

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Changing the status quo is scary. Because while I wasn't trying to lose, I could tell myself, "But, if I were trying I could do it." But now I'm trying, and a little scared it won't work and I'll be stuck like this forever.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison


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8/25/08 10:37 P

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Hate to repeat everyone, but failing to lose the weight is a big fear factor for me.. then would come gaining it back.

Good to know I am not alone in my fears!

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8/25/08 9:44 P

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I am fearful of being unable to maintain a routine. i know that is key for me being a successful "LOSER".

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8/25/08 1:26 P

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The most frightening thing for me about losing weight is gaining it back! I know that what I am doing is all about lifestyle changes and PERMANENT changes, but it is scary to think how easy I have gained weight and how easy it would be to gain back everything I hope to lose!

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8/25/08 4:47 A

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I am afraid of gaining it again...

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8/24/08 9:47 P

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Definitely failing...since I've been 'trying' to do this for 11 years...or have I just wanted it for 11 years?

I am doing it in baby steps this time. Its not all or nothing this time.

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8/24/08 6:24 P

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I actually do still have things in moderation or find great alternatives sometimes but certain things just totally send me over...or things I might normally cook or bake I don't anymore (and that have been the only way I ever got it) because then I'll have to eat it to keep from wasting it and because I love it so much and it's sitting there in front of me.

Look forward and hold your head high; don't take the time to look behind.

Who cares where we've been as long as we know where we're going!

My goals:

*To have a happy, healthy 2009
*To stick with Sparkpeople
*To lose 45 lbs in 2009 (to get off the rest of the weight)
*To be 180 or less at the end of my 8-wk battle challenge - GO BLUE TEAM!

Wish me luck and good luck to you all too!


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8/24/08 2:40 P

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I think failing is the ultimate fear for us all -

What has worked for me in the last 5 months is to set 10% goals and to not focus on the total amount I have to lose...

I also don't limit ANY food - I just am making moderation a part of my healthier choices. The minute I say a food is off limits I want it so bad I will do ANYTHING to get it!

Hope this helps a bit...

CJ

Change is what�s hard, but it�s change that will reveal all the wonders that life has to offer

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8/24/08 12:45 A

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I am also afraid of failing. I am afraid of having to give up foods that I wish I could just forget what they taste like. If I could just forget the flavors I would be quite alright.

Look forward and hold your head high; don't take the time to look behind.

Who cares where we've been as long as we know where we're going!

My goals:

*To have a happy, healthy 2009
*To stick with Sparkpeople
*To lose 45 lbs in 2009 (to get off the rest of the weight)
*To be 180 or less at the end of my 8-wk battle challenge - GO BLUE TEAM!

Wish me luck and good luck to you all too!


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8/12/08 10:50 P

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I think what frightens me most is failing. I have this bad habit of sabotaging myself when I start doing well, so I think that I hide behind my weight and am a little afraid of not having anything to hide behind (not sure if that makes sense).

Jenn

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"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

"Nothing will work unless you do" Maya Angelou



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Here there will be one question each week to learn more about ourselves and the journey that we are on -

Week 1 - What is most frightening to you about trying to lose weight?

Change is what�s hard, but it�s change that will reveal all the wonders that life has to offer

CJ


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