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6/26/12 3:25 P

That's a great idea as well. Must repeat "Body, I'm filling you with fruits and veggies. Say YUMM"

Biracial. Caribbean. Art, Academia, Books, Caribbean, Culture, DIY-er, Foodie, Junkie, Museums, Women. Curatorial Assistant. Soon to be EX-Food Addict, Emotional Eater and Carb-Obsesser.
BAHAMADIP SparkPoints: (4,276)
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6/26/12 3:24 P

That's a great idea actually. I just bought myself a little notebook and every week I plan to write small little goals, mostly ones that I can build upon. Nothing feels better than ticking off a little To-Do box!

Biracial. Caribbean. Art, Academia, Books, Caribbean, Culture, DIY-er, Foodie, Junkie, Museums, Women. Curatorial Assistant. Soon to be EX-Food Addict, Emotional Eater and Carb-Obsesser.
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6/26/12 10:41 A

I know what you mean about the "panic mode". Maybe instead of telling yourself "i'll eat less" you can try "i'll eat more fruit and vegetables". Five to nine servings a day is recommended. Nine is the high end, and to me that is what you should shoot for if you are trying to lose weight. Because, it is a lot easier to keep from overeating when you are full from nine servings of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Also, make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Try drinking a glass of water before each meal, and one in between meals. And as far as exercise, start with something that is easy to do as a routine. Look at your schedule and decide when you will be able to fit in a walk (or a swim, or dancing, or whatever exercise you like). Then do it, even when you don't want to. If you keep doing it, it will get better.

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6/26/12 10:28 A

Welcome! The best advice I can give is to use the resources available here. The best, I think, are the nutrition and fitness trackers. Those two are what got me to where I am now and I am so very thankful for them.

Best of luck to you!

You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. YOU CHOOSE.

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DREAVG Posts: 3,215
6/26/12 10:16 A

Hi,

Welcome to Spark. I see that you are concerned about remember everything. One trick that worked for me is is choosing one or two goals (exercise for 20 minutes and eat a high fiber breakfast, for example) and doing just those until they are second nature and then adding another goal.

glad you are here,
andrea

Every day find a little time for yourself, even if it is only 15 minutes, as long as that time is just for you. Better yet is if that time is fun.
BAHAMADIP SparkPoints: (4,276)
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6/26/12 9:32 A

Just want to say Hello!

I'm new to Spark People. I'm 22, live in The Bahamas, young professional and a serial dieter, tried weight watchers, atkins, the whole 9 yards and NOTHING seems to work. The minute I say I'll eat less, my body hits panic mode and I get so damn hungry!

I'm not a sociable person but I'm going to try this social thing. Maybe it'll help with the weight loss. My biggest problem is remembering everything- how to exercise, what to eat, what to do, how to do it- whilst trying to come home before 10PM.

Biracial. Caribbean. Art, Academia, Books, Caribbean, Culture, DIY-er, Foodie, Junkie, Museums, Women. Curatorial Assistant. Soon to be EX-Food Addict, Emotional Eater and Carb-Obsesser.
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