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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Is your lifestyle healthier? Have you lost the pounds you wanted to or at least you are on the right path? Do you have more energy? Is exercise becoming something you look forward to? Are your goals being reached?
If you answered Yes to any of the above questions, why is this time different? What is contributing to your success? Please be specific.
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    I've lost just over 25 lbs & gone down a full clothing size.

    What is different is the way I look at my life--I am making ME & my health a priority;
    I track my food (not just calories, but protein, calcium, & fiber too to make sure I get enough of those building blocks); I do a 10 minute SP strength video every morning 6 days a week (I love Coach Nicole's workouts!);
    I stay hydrated (8 glasses of water works well for me);
    and I'm working on getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

    I have made & am still making slow, doable changes in my life.
    3546 days ago
    I actually wrote a blog asking myself this same question. Here is a link to it if you are interested in reading it. :)
    3546 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2010 5:01:59 PM
    I am down 19lbs sense i join spark:)I am on portion control and low fat and cut out sweets:) Also I am on a doctors diet plan of 1500 calories a day:) I am doing it slowly and healthy and I am happy with the results:)
    3546 days ago
    This time it's about learning to eat correctly for the rest of my life.
    -I've become aware of portions (a first for me)
    -learned to love veggies
    -learned to plan food for the day
    -learned 'clean eating' (get more nutrition, save money)
    -learned to smart carb
    -learned how sweet fruits are when do without sugar
    Learned to make time for exercise.
    -a walk in AM.
    -Zumba in the afternoon.
    -strength training watching TV.
    3546 days ago
    The power of Spark and my determination are the difference this time. I know I have made a lifestyle change this time. PJ
    3546 days ago
    Hi Patricia, I've almost lost 15 pounds. This time is different because it feels different. Instead of feeling bad for myself or deprived of what I can't eat, I focus on all the wonderful things I can eat. I look at people in the grocery store and feel bad for them because they don't seem to know what I know (based on what they have in their shopping cart). This site has also made all the difference...I track my calories (which I've done before) but run the reports to make sure I'm eating a balanced menu. I try REALLY hard to get my 30 minutes of exercise in each day. It's my time and no one better get in the way. That's something else that's different...I'm putting me first. I've never done that before but if I don't take care of me, who is going to take care of everyone else?
    Hopefully my input has helped in some way. Feel free to keep in touch and we can continue to spark each other with our successes.
    Have a wonderful day,
    3546 days ago
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