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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
7/12/12 7:02 P

I've got a blackberry jungle, too! Good luck with yours.

I've found that the more you rely on yourself to track food consumption, set goals, get some activity it, etc. the better you will do long term.

If you rely on others to "help motivate" or keep you honest you'll never really believe that you can do this yourself. Ultimately, that means that once you've reached your goal it's way too easy to backslide - because you don't really, deep down believe that YOU are responsible for your accomplishment, nor will you really believe that you can maintain it.

There are some excellent articles on motivation in the Healthy Lifestyle drop down - start your day with one of those for some food for thought.

Yes, ask for support and suggestions from other Spark members, but never doubt that you can, must and WILL do this yourself. You really, truly can.

CAROL1LEE Posts: 9
7/12/12 5:14 P

Being weed eating the backyard jungle. Need to work on cutting the berry bushes back, picking berries as I go along. Feeling better about myself.

7/7/12 1:07 P

Starting over can be challenging, but the fact that you're here and expressing your intent is AWESOME.

I too, have recently started over on my fitness and health journey. Oh boy, is it ever work...its been years since I had exercised and made my health a priority. Being older and wayyy out of shape has brought me new challenges, but little by little I'm overcoming them. You can too.

I think its also important to consider what you've learned...what will you do differently this time to make this a success? How will you handle the new challenges that will arise and stay motivated so as not to get off track?

And above all else, what are your goals? Setting realistic goals that can be measured is key. You need to have a vision about what success for you will look and feel like.

What will you do first to start up again?

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
7/7/12 1:01 A

Explore all the articles and tools SP has to offer!

It has helped me a lot!

Also, track your food and exercise faithfully!

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
7/7/12 12:45 A

The best thing I found is to use all that sparks has to offer. Knowledge is power. The more you learn the more you can help yourself. getting involved with the teams you belong to helps as well. Good luck............YOU CAN DO THIS......!

CAROL1LEE Posts: 9
7/6/12 10:47 P

I have not been on here for a while, I need to restart everything, was hoping that I may be able to get some one to keep at me. I know that the more weight I lose the better my back will be, not to mention my depression. Thank you.


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