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1/27/19 10:25 A

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One of the hardest things about weight loss is that it takes time. Every pound, though, makes a difference and it's important to dust off our patience and go for
'slow and steady' goes the race. You can do this!

Good for you for tackling it. Your new hip and the rehab after will thank you for it!!

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1/26/19 11:44 P

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emoticon & emoticon to Sparking, PATVIAN1!

A healthy lifestyle is a process - more of a journey than a destination. SP with all its features and tools can help you along the way and with the support of its members, well, it's a recipe for success!

Don't expect to change everything overnight. It takes small steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. Just think about The Tortoise and The Hare. You can win the race if you stay focused and take slow, steady steps to get there.

"Moving More & Eating Less" works so try getting in some exercise everyday even if it's only in 10 min. increments - it all adds up in the end. Try making healthier food choices and watch your portions. And tracking your food does make you so much more accountable for everything you put in your mouth.

Surveys have shown that participants in Message Boards lost more weight and stayed with their program longer than non-participants so come by as often as you can. Here at SP you'll find all kinds of motivation and support from people who have similar goals as you do. We are all taking this journey together and we truly want to see each other succeed!!

Wishing you the very best as you work towards your goals!!!
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1/26/19 2:28 A

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First off, "dieting" implies something you're just going to do till you lose weight. Instead, think about "changing". Start reading the articles and participating in the activities suggested by the SparkPeople program. Change your habits and change your life permanently for the better. Weighing will tell you where you are so you'll know where you need to go. The site will tell you what you need to do to get there. Relax and continue, it's not a short term thing, it's the rest of your life. Change for the better at a comfortable pace, but change and keep changing. Never look back. You can do it. Good luck and welcome (back) to SparkPeople!

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1/25/19 8:09 P

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I am trying to lose weight for a total hip surgery and am bound to get it done as soon as possible.

I haven't weighed since the 20th of December at the Drs. office. Have been dieting since the 3rd of January and have really only fallen off 2 times since then. I need help for sure and hoping the people on this site will help. I know I need to weigh but am afraid I will be disappointed if I haven't lost very much. I do know that parts of my body are shrinking. Please help me everybody.

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