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6/26/17 4:44 P

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I have to agree with the others. Pick one small, doable step to work on creating a habit with. Whether it's increasing your water, learning to measure and track your food, or just moving a little more. Work on that habit for a whole week before you decide if you're going to add another into the mix.Welcome to the group!



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6/20/17 3:14 P

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6/20/17 7:47 A

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Baby steps is what my nutritionist advised me. I started working out in the mornings in March. I hadn't exercised on a consistent basis in many years so I started out just doing an easy walking DVD at home before I go to work. When I wait until after work I can think of a thousand excuses not to in that short drive. Find out what works for you. Start out slow and don't push yourself too fast. I too believe anything is better than nothing at all. Be realistic with your goals, it never seems to happen the way you have planned. It's hard to see other people losing faster than me but we're all different.
Measure yourself before you start so when you hit that plateau we all seem to get to you can recheck and see how many inches you've lost.
The biggest thing for me is not weighing myself during the week, I had to pick a day and a time to weigh in every week and not keep checking. My weight fluctuates so much and that just left me beating myself up and wondering why do I even bother?
Stick with it, this team is the best!!! Full of support and advice.

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6/19/17 9:16 P

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Best advice from me: start small and build on that. So many try to go all in and get overwhelmed and burnt out.

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6/19/17 5:25 P

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Get yourself a set of measuring cups and a kitchen food scale. I have had lots of success weighing and measuring my nutrition. Now that you have the tools you need for the gym get to the gym and start moving. Everything in moderation that is my montra. I wish you success.

Edited by: THOMS1 at: 6/19/2017 (17:26)
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6/19/17 10:14 A

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Lots of goal ideas, could I make a suggestion, set goals, but very reasonable goals,
and not too many goals.

I am not tearing up the ground with all the weight loss, but I also have a lot of major issues,
and I have noticed if people become "too" goal oriented they quit quickly. Because, you
are going to fail, everything is not going to go perfect, your body is not going to lose the
correct poundage, yes, even if you do "everything" right.

But, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and say, Hey, my body needs something different
here, so what can I do? You realize it is okay if you didn't lose that 4 lb. goal, but you lost
1 lb. and thats better than where you were last year or week.

Spend a week walking and see what is comfortable, or whatever form of exercise you are
going to be doing, then up it. I have read several articles, for example if you are walking
for exercise, when ready for an increase "either" up the amount of time or the intensity but
not both, doing both increases a chance of injury.

Maybe you are walking a mile in 30 minutes, after this is comfortable, walk the mile in
25 minutes, now that you are handling that pace for a while, maybe walk that mile at the
same pace but add 1-5 more minutes to your time, etc.

I hope this helps, if not hopefully someone else will give you some thoughts.

I wish you the best. Remember, this is for life, not for a time.

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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6/19/17 9:58 A

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I've tired of putting off this journey because I didn't have everything in place that I thought I needed... I'm using a Withings body scale, Samsung Health for my tracking app, Samsung Gear Fit for activity monitoring....

With that said, I need to get more active, anything is more than what I am now...

I also need to start eating better.

I just don't know what to set as realistic, achievable and sustainable goals...

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