I seem to lose when I have a friend I admire doing well in losing . It helps me believe if she can do it, so can I. It makes me feel light, happy, encouraging. Things do not motivate me, people do. I eat smaller portions, that seems the only tool I can do for any length of time.
I can do anything, anything is possible, makes me positive. I need someone encouraging me verbally, visually, mentally all the time.
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I have found two friends who really push me to be in better health. One, my neighbor helps me with food, we exchange recipes, have grill outs, or we SPLIT a bowl of ice cream after taking a walk around the neighborhood. The other friend is a runner. I like to hit the trail with her, even though she is much more advanced, we stretch together, begin and end together, and knowing she's there makes me want to work harder.
You can both cultivate closer friendships while reinforcing a healthy lifestyle.
Finding and JOINING sparkteams that get you SPARKED is one way I stay interested longer and learn much more than I would other ways. Like my interest in organic gardening or NCIS! Its a whole group of us involved in the same thing,bonding together over a common interest using it to stay on track!!
You can make great friendships and not feel so alone while trying to change your lifestyle..Doing something this important has been easier for me because of my sparkteams and their friendships.220
Enjoy it, all of it...Life often passes us all by and we allow oursleves to become stuck and unhappy. The only person that can fix our problems is ourselves, it helps to talk a plan of action out, so keep tending to the growth and needs of friendships. And smile....it burns calories!!!220
Remember to eat breakfast and drink plently of water213
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