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9/26/19 10:12 P

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To keep myself motivated. Accountability for everything I eat. To support everyone on their way. Seeing other struggle lets me know I'm not the only one! One foot in front of the other! Keep sparking!😄



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I want to stay motivated every day and try to motivate others!



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Feeling and giving support to others helps a lot

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!


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9/18/19 3:33 P

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I love how positive being here is. SparkPeople has always been here for me and no matter how much I stray I always come back. Getting rid of the ads made the experience even better. I need to take better care of myself again and coming here is the foundation. I love it!

I'm 5'8" and determined to make a change now. Ten minutes of fitness daily. Too many times I've fallen off the wagon, time to make long lasting positive habits stick. Can I do it?!



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9/18/19 10:16 A

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All the support from people traveling this same healthy journey. Also like that I can track my nutrition, exercise and water and set goals for myself

Marge
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Only I can make it happen


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The support I get from Spark friends and the useful information on nutrition, exercise and healthy living

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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9/14/19 2:30 P

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I recently got my motivation back and I feel like I'm more likely to stay motivated if I come to see how all the Sparkpeople are doing. It keeps me from slipping up and keeps me out of the refrigerator when it would be easy to sit and eat all day.

"Success is holding on when you feel like letting go."



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9/12/19 10:13 A

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For me I think it's mostly stubbornness that's turned into a habit, that falls back on stubbornness when I don't feel like it. :-P I'm doing better now that I have it on my phone as well as coming here at my desktop computer. Sometimes I log my dinner right after eating because I want to see if I have any wiggle room for my sweet tooth and I can't remember.

~Elise~


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Accountability and spark friends



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9/10/19 8:27 A

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I want to stay on track so I return each day in search of motivation if I need it or to breathe in the glow of a small victory for a bit longer before I go about my day.

"Success is holding on when you feel like letting go."



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9/9/19 4:41 P

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accountability



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HEALTHYANDFIT27's Photo HEALTHYANDFIT27 Posts: 16,693
9/7/19 9:47 A

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I know what will happen if I don't: weight gain, unhealthy habits return like being sedentary. My daily checks keep me focused.

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9/6/19 7:36 A

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I want to feel better and see results that I am healthier when I have a physical.
But better yet...knowing I have support and a plan that will help me reach my goals.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

- John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach


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9/5/19 9:53 A

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The accountability of checking everyday keeps me focused on my weight. I weigh myself everyday. I also have years of food preferences entered in the Nutrition tracker so I would not change "weightloss" websites because I track my food daily.

I will lose 95 pounds in 2019 (goal of 160 lbs).
Restart Sept 1, 2018, 300 lbs, New Goal Weight 160 lbs
I want to reach 200 lbs by Sept 1, 2019

Original Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Goal Weight of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
Lowest weight was 154 lbs on 22 May 2015



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9/1/19 10:49 A

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I've been an active Sparker since 2005!! My motivations have changed over the years, but I check in every day for several reasons:

-logging my food
-logging my exercise
-my daily gratitude practice
-points, which also help motivate me



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9/1/19 9:29 A

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Read about all what my Spark friends are doing & to follow them

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9/1/19 4:32 A

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I like the accountability. Love reading all the posts in the community feed. See some of the triumphs make me know I can achieve my goals as well.

Also I have quite a log in streak going and I just don’t want to break it. :)

Being positive is a choice. My Mantra: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." Each morning seek the positive and you will have a good day. Always remember, “Your only competition is YOU.”

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9/1/19 1:59 A

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Hi! emoticon

I check-in with SparkPeople every day.

When I joined SP I just explored.

I realized coming here every day would motivate me. It worked! emoticon

The first few years were really tough. I was in denial and needed to learn a lot. Reading the articles, blogs, and posts on the message boards got me closer. I joined a couple of teams.

There was tons of support.

I kept on coming back to spin that silly wheel. emoticon

It became a lifestyle for me. I feel like there's something missing if I don't check-in.

Love this site! emoticon

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My name is Elona. I live in the Philippines.
Love life! Never, never give up! Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never give in nothing, great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense-Winston Churchill. When you have a lemon, make lemonade!


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8/22/19 2:23 P

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Just to meet you my very dear friends. You are a source of commitment, inspiration & motivation.

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8/22/19 11:16 A

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Commitment to ME!!! Even if I'm Struggling --- I check in!!! It helps my Self-Esteem!!! YYYiiippppeee!!!

Hugs to Surround Us All as a Group! Connie, in WI
The pleasant thought for me today is LUCKY.
Show Up Today. Set my shoulders. Put On a Smile
And DO IT


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8/21/19 10:49 A

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It takes little motivation for me because I set my google chrome settings to open Spark when I open my browser. That I open every day no matter what.

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8/19/19 10:41 A

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I'm a leader for one of the 5% Challenge teams. I must lead by example. It's fun and keeps me accountable to myself and the team.

Peggy




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8/18/19 12:39 P

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It is good to see people who care about eating well, staying active and being at a healthy weight. This attitude is quite rare in Real Life, so it is good to see like minded people.
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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8/18/19 9:32 A

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I started Spark at age 69 and I am 72 years old. I love my healthy and fit lifestyle! Spark helped me lose the weight I gained in my 50's and taught me new habits that I use daily. I am still on Spark every day to keep me on track.



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8/15/19 9:12 A

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It helps me stay on track.

~*Cely* (UK)" Be mindful and stay in the present. The past can't be changed but the future depends on what you do today.."

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8/14/19 7:56 P

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I check in for the Joy. It starts my day, every day, with a smile and a chuckle. :)

Right now is a great time to get started.

Mountains are climbed, one step at a time.


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8/13/19 11:50 A

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Checking in makes me feel I am starting my day on the right foot and helps motivate me ... there is so much good information!

Life holds many happy and sad experiences.
Remember the life we have had and those who have gone home to Our Father.
Never stop living, loving, or looking to the future!
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8/13/19 6:39 A

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Checking in with SP is now just part of my morning routine. It keeps me focused and on track. Also, it keeps me in touch with others who are going through the same
experiences. I feel as if I have friends here who understand what the weight loss experience is like.



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It keeps me on track.



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8/11/19 11:38 P

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It reminds me I'm not in this alone.

Olivia
"I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart." Vincent Van Gogh


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TOMORROW-C's Photo TOMORROW-C SparkPoints: (185,225)
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It keeps me accountable.



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Tracking whether it is my calories or my exercise and checking I am maintaining a defecit

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I absolutely LOVE the points! And there's nearly always something inspirational---a post, a special story, an encouraging article, a Spark friend---to get me to do more than I would have without it.
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I am in a challenge right now so that is very motivating.

Julie - Central Time Zone

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13


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Daily accountability

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Please pray for and support our troops.....They are the very reason we live in the land of the free......let us give thanks to our BRAVE.
GOD is AWESOME.....PRAISE HIM.



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The desire to be as healthy as I can be, always learn something.

Phyllis ~~
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Motivation for daily EXERCISE is my CHOICE!
Focus on accepting and believing this!


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8/8/19 8:44 A

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Love New tips and advice

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The SparkPeople Community they give you so much support and make you feel as though you can accomplish anything!



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Great info and interesting reads!





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getting started back.
something has to change and this is a good place to start the journey.

keeps me focused and accountable.

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I decided I would do the thing, so I'm doing it. Realistically though, I know myself well enough that I added Spark to my home page tabs on both my work and home computer. So everyday, I will get here automatically, and once here, the rest follows more easily. Good to take the 'getting started' step OUT of my hands each day. :)

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For the longest time I didn't check in at sparkpeople and I gained alot of weight. So I started checking in again and started tracking my diet and exercise. I have lost weight. I am not at my goal weight yet but checking in helps in holding me accountable for my weight loss.



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I check in every day to affirm my resolve to living my healthiest life. It is an affirmation of my committment. emoticon

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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emoticon keeps me focused and in control. I track my eating and exercise and learn so much from the experiences of others as well as all the articles. If I didn't check in with SPARK my healthy eating habits and exercise would disappear!

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Yes, it keeps me accountable, I can track my nutrition and I learn so much from these forums

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"Do you check in with SP every day? What motivates you?"
Yes; healthy habit

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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Yes, as a reminder.



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I log in every day too! My current streak is 523 days. My previous streak was broken in February 2018 when I went on a cruise with my parents and I didn't want to spend $$$ for internet. We got to stop in Havana, Cuba so you better believe breaking the streak was worth it. The streak I was on then was broken by another cruise with my entire family to Alaska to celebrate my dad's retirement.

I have been using SP since March of 2009. I started as a way to maintain my then 80 pound weightloss. I regained 40 of that due to a mocking ex husband but I keep coming back to keep an eye on my nutrition and for some of the friends I have made, of whom I count Kris as one.

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Yep - I log in EVERY day :-)
Copy/Paste from :my SparkPoints Page
"Current login SparkStreak: 1189 Days"

I was active daily prior to my streak breaking, too. It only got broken because I went on holiday to Canada to visit my son.

What motivates me doesn't boil down to one thing.

I joined SP for the Nutrition Tracker, so I log everything in there daily. (That allows me to stay on track nutritionally.) I also enjoyed reading the various articles on Nutrition and Motivation, and would spend a very long time reading them, going from one to another (and forgetting about food - LOL!)

Then after about a year, I also came for the message boards. Now I come to SP for the friendship. I have formed some really good friends over the years.

A lot of people log in daily for the support.

Kris


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Do you check in with SP every day? What motivates you?

I'll start: I check in with SP every day because I'm HUNGRY :) :)

(The meal plan is here; if I want to eat, I need to know what's on the plan for that meal.)

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