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6/30/13 1:51 P

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Welcome to the team. I'm here if you ever need anything.
Good luck with all of your goals!

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6/13/13 11:30 A

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Thank you Sara, I also like to set goals and be able to see them once I do accomplish them. I have a printed out calendar for the month on my frig and once I do an exercise I write it down and put gold stars on it and love to see how many stars I have earned for the month. You can imagine how many times I have had to answer questions about that when my friends come over, lol emoticon

Thank you for your ideas, I will definitely try them, thanks again!!

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6/13/13 11:07 A

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I've been on sparks for about 2 months now. My advice is to easy into it. Pick one thing, master it, make a habit of it, and go to the next.

My aha was nutrition tracking. I wasn't eating horrible, just much more than I realized.

Accountability is also important for me. I'm participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge 22. 23 will start in the fall. There are a variety of teams with various goals. My places a high importance on accountability.

I've also started a spreadsheet (I'm a little geeky) that has a list of goals & targets. I just started it, but I will be posting the results weekly in my blog for all to see. Plus I like being able to check things off the list :)

Anyway, there are lots of options here. But don't let it over whelm you.

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6/13/13 10:54 A

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I struggle with self sabotage at the end of the day. My only suggestion is to try and keep healthier foods to snack on. I feel less guilty going over my calorie intake if I eat a ton of fruit rather than chips or whatever. I don't buy junk food (drives my daughter nuts but better for both of us). If you figure any other tips let me know. Good Luck emoticon emoticon

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6/13/13 10:43 A

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I'm on vacation and having the same problem. The first week was crazy - no schedule to speak of, more goodies being eaten throughout the day and pop available.

3 parties later, wham. I'm trying to get back on track, but with 2 more parties coming it will be a test of who is really in control. Night habits are going to have to be exchanged for the healthy habit of a planned evening snack with a cuppa.

I like this discussion topic. I found it comforting not to feel alone.

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6/13/13 10:22 A

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Good Morning and Welcome to SparkPeople! This is a great place to be. I am a long-time member. emoticon emoticon

Congratulations on taking the first steps toward a healthier You! emoticon

I think it's important to acknowledge these first, baby steps and all the next steps to come. The point is that you have started to take charge of your health. You are doing small, daily things to improve.

Great that you are exercising. Keep that going. When I first started on SP, I could hardly walk. So I had to focus on putting one foot in front of the other.

Now, it's time for you to address some of your food concerns. You are right in that accountability is key. Find a way or make a way, but take the time to learn how to use the nutrition tracker. I fought this for over a year. After logging and not logging food, what works is logging! Any person who has lost weight AND KEPT IT OFF, has come to terms with the need to log their daily food intake.

For now, just concentrate on learning to track and having a backup tracking system if you don't have computer access. Later, and quite easily, adjusting what you eat, and hence what foods you log into the tracker, will come.

Good luck to you!

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6/13/13 9:33 A

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I am new to this and really unsure how to start, but here it goes. I am tired of doing good for the majority of the day with exercise only to have it sabotaged by my eating behavior as the day progresses. I start the day out positive and then the next thing I know I am ruining all the hard work I had put in with my exercising. I guess I am looking for accountability emoticon

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