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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I saw this over and over again as I was updating my Spark Page yesterday.

Edit. "Save Your Changes". *click*.

Then I'd re-read my notes, want to fine tune it further, go in to edit again- then "Save Your Changes".

That's really what it's all about in order to *not * gain the weight back (even 1 or 2 lbs.) First off, change is imperative in order to have successful and permanent weight loss. I see that all around me in those who have kept it off. They SAVED THEIR CHANGES. I figured out I hadn't. That's when I realized I've been stuck in my ways, and therefore stuck in obesity. (ouch that was painful) emoticon

But enlightenment is knowledge and knowledge is power- so on I trudge with a new awareness. And as I make better food choices, add more exercise in, get more sleep by going to bed earlier (night owl) and on and on- gradually- I will be mindful to SAVE THAT CHANGE.

I truly believe that backsliding takes place when the changes go out the window. We can say this happened or that occurred, but in reality the changes weren't saved and therefore we've gone back to our old ways- in part or full blown. I kept going back to my old ways after getting rid of both small amounts and larger amounts of weight- for years. Therefore I've been stuck in obesity for years. I'm "unsticking" myself through small changes- and SAVING THEM.

Thank you friends who have stuck with me through our lengthy 2,0000 mile+ move last year, getting situated this year, and not getting on to chat with friends, read blogs, or give goodies very often. I used to be a stickler about giving my friends goodies regularly- something I just enjoy doing- and stopping by your pages to chat and encourage, read your blogs. I just didn't get to it for a long time- but I'm feeling the passion again and feeling the hope.

Bless you all and thank you for your examples of changes and sticking with them. emoticon

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    I found this so insightful.
    Saving my changes! *click*
    2115 days ago
    Wonderful analysis. You are absolutely right.
    2119 days ago
    What you describe is how so many of us have lived our lives struggling with weight loss. Breaking down "save your changes" into its separate parts, for me, includes, making healthy food choices, then repeat, instead of "dieting." Your words are insightful and helpful!

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    2120 days ago
    congrats on all your accomplishments ... isn't life just wonderful? enjoy the days ahead ....rocie
    2121 days ago
    What a great insight! Changes only work if you "save them" and make them habits!
    2121 days ago
    Hello...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".

    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. There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    On our team page BOBCATGIRL76 one of our team leaders has a great article to check out. Let me know what you think.

    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

    2122 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Great blog!! Save those changes!!
    2122 days ago
    You had your hands full (probably still do!)
    2122 days ago
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    Sandi - you are more committed than you have ever been. You can do this!
    2122 days ago
    I love this. I will remember that phrase "Save your changes"!
    2122 days ago
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