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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
11/16/12 8:30 A

simply put-- Life is worth living. Life is a gift that I received from God and who am I to destroy it by making excuses and poor choices.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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11/16/12 7:57 A

I just knew this is something I wanted for myself and I was sick of being overweight; I was miserable, I felt unattractive to my husband, it was beginning to affect my health and energy negatively; I had had enough.

Sure, there were slip ups in the beginning. We all have them but I treated them as a learning experience and made changes to rectify the problems that led to them. For example: I'm a choco-addict. So instead of depriving myself of this food and treating it like a forbidden fruit I found guilt-free chocolate substitutes and ways to sneak in dark or semi-sweet chocolate into my foods. I learned to savour it rather than inhale it and how to fit in small amounts into my diet so when I do get around it, I'm not salivating and desperate to get my hands on it.

Diet and exercise shouldn't be torture. They should be changes you can maintain for the rest of your life. Of course, the adjustment period is still hard but after a couple months it will became second nature for you. It gets easier and it just becomes the "new you".

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (84,727)
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11/15/12 4:10 P

If your kids took piano lessons, would you let them quit if they messed up a few notes? No way!

You have to get your mind straight for this journal. No one eats perfectly 100% of the time. We all overindulge sometimes. That will not stop you from successfully losing weight. Progress is more important than perfection.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,578
11/15/12 3:53 P

"How did you decide to keep going?"

By knowing that quitting is not an option.

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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11/15/12 3:52 P

I'm a young mom of 2 young ones and just started with a personal trainer 11 days ago. We meet 3x a week and I send him daily cardio and food journals. I'm having super bad cravings (gave in twice so far in an acceptable way) but I feel like giving in so soon is giving up. I'm definitely eating better and less, but not perfectly. That alone makes me want to quit. I know I wont but I can't stand to keep feeling this way!! I hate caving in because then my trainer comments about it and I know better than to eat anything not on my suggested chart and I'm like "Hmm. maybe I wont tell him about every bite". I'm out of fight already! Get this fatty out of me lol. I'm looking to lose 100+ pounds so i've got a WAYS to go. Came here because I need more support than solely from my PT

Focusing on the why and letting the who what when and where fall into place accordingly.
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