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Day one-- starting again

Monday, January 25, 2016

I've been trying to lose weight, but instead it keeps going up instead of down. :-( I hate myself every day when I check my weight. Today I'm going to start paying attention to everything I eat. And exercise as much as I can. Today is a new day, and I'm going to forget about past failures and just have a new starting point. Ready, set, go!
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    Figure out why all your previous attempts to lose wait failed. Find some resolutions. Learn tools, cognitive thinking when times get tough. Educate yourself by reading lots of articles on this site. Make mini goals. If you have emotional eating habits, address those issues. Otherwise, history repeats itself and the success of losing weight rarely happens. It just isn't counting calories and exercising. Losing weight is a whole another story. Best wishes.
    1936 days ago
    Aw, thanks guys. This is my first time using this app, but I have logged calories in MyFitnessPal before. I think I need a community of people so I don't feel so isolated and frustrated.
    1936 days ago
    I am starting over again too. I have tried so many times to count. I loose some but than I go off track and gain it back but I am determine to do it right this time and I know you will achieve your goals we are behind you
    1936 days ago
    I am starting again, too. Just take each decision one at a time, and try to make a healthier choice. I am trying to avoid fast food as much as I can. And move more... that's about all I can handle to start with... I will add another goal soon...
    1936 days ago
    Hey...Spark People has become my support groups, for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Seriously moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the "SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team" at: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/SPOHHC There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    We have one of the best leadership team there is and we are here to help. YOU can DO this!

    Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    John "Stay The Course"
    1936 days ago
    Tracking calories is such a useful tool - even if you find yourself going over for the first week or so, if you can establish a baseline, you'll be able to see what your trouble spots are (mine are sneaking bites in while I'm cooking and night snacking). One you know what you need to watch out for, you can start figuring out ways to work with or around it (I now leave some calories at the end of the day so the nighttime munchies don't derail me)

    Remember, it's not going to happen all at once, and the small changes you make will build to something more! You can do it!
    1936 days ago
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