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1/24/19 11:28 A

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healthy food

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1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??


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1/24/19 11:16 A

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That's a great idea! Thanks, I'll put it on my reward list!



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1/23/19 2:15 P

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While I can't dance as hard as I used to, I like to get a little more active when teaching ballet at times. I do what I can handle.

I also like to indulge in totally extra eye makeup. The gaudier the better.


"Get rid of the damn beast. Let it be done, once and for all."~Paulie Pennino


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SANNESM Posts: 53
1/12/19 8:53 A

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Seeing my body as a gift is hard cuz of my past, so I have to force myself to do sth good for my body. I started enjoying exercise for its own sake and not doing it to punish the body or myself. Treating my feet to a hot foot bath is a step I can take.

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1/8/19 10:36 A

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I always hated my body for letting me down, being sick, being in a wheelchair, etc. I refused to look in the mirror or do affirmations and couldn't find much nice to say about my body. Then I heard a song about being perfectly imperfect and I realized that in spite of all the physical and emotional challenges I've had, my body has sustained me through it all, and still is. I have a whole new level of respect for myself now. My body has never given up on me, and it's past time I realized it and started giving credit where it's due!



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1/3/19 12:07 P

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I think a little bit of pampering goes a long way. Little things like keeping your nails manicured (filed and clean) doing hair treatments, using a nice body moisturiser. A good foot cream, a hand cream that smells good and face packs are all ways of showing yourself you love you.
I find they help because you start to focus on the good points - you have glowing skin (all over) your hair looks good.

I also find strength training has helped me love myself just how I am. When I look in the mirror at my body I see something amazing. A body that let's me carry 80kg 30 metres (or 64kg 100m)

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1/3/19 12:15 A

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My yoga practice is all about finding acceptance and building love for my body and all aspects of myself. As I get stronger, all the harshness with which I've treated myself softens. It's a process of curiosity and uncovering what's really me and what are attitudes and behaviors I can release. Yoga is tremendously healing, in my experience.

IMMEDIATEFIG ~ Fig ~
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You are enough, just as you are. - Megan Markle

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1/1/19 1:06 P

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When I want to say something negative or critical.

I have to stop myself and say something positive.

In the end. I am the only one who can love me. Others loving me and my body mean nothing if I don't do it myself, first



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12/24/18 11:01 A

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My husband helps. I have lost 148 pounds. I have a lot of extra skin. He loves me just the way I am so I figure if he can love me, so can I. I look at the clothes I use to wear, I wear the shirts for night shirts now and I am thankful that I don't have to wear them anymore. I see the good things like I fit in one mirror. I don't need an extender to right in a car or a plane. Look for the good and love you.



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12/21/18 9:02 A

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The best of everything I can afford: nice bath gels, lotions, perfumes and cute clothes.



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12/21/18 2:56 A

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Thank you body for all the positive things it does for you every day

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 23,522
12/20/18 9:59 P

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Getting plenty of sleep



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12/20/18 6:11 P

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Provide the rest it needs to work its recovery and rejuvenation magic.

Jeanne
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Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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12/19/18 10:28 A

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Keep it clean, healthy, and well dressed.



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HAPPYCPA1965's Photo HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (402,094)
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12/18/18 8:40 A

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I like to read articles on weight training and find new ways to challenge my muscles. I like to be a little sore the day after my workouts. The little bit of soreness is my body's way of letting me know it appreciates what we did the day before in the gym.



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MARYJOANNA's Photo MARYJOANNA Posts: 10,336
12/18/18 5:27 A

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I try to get many steps in and can calculate these on Fitbet.



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12/14/18 11:30 A

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Focus on what I can vs what I can't. I'm 40 lbs overweight, but I am flexible and strong and can do yoga.

"If you wanna be somebody else, if you're tired of fightin' battles with yourself, if you wanna be somebody else, Change Your Mind." Sister Hazel, from "The Fortress" CD.

I am stronger than the food.

I am not that person any more.


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12/7/18 2:27 P

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Move!
Sitting around feels basically the same, whether I'm at goal or 45 pounds over, whether I'm fit or sedentary.
But if I walk or jog or climb stairs or carry heavy objects, I can immediately feel the benefits of eating well and being active.

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58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
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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12/1/18 5:58 P

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Find a new activity to do



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12/1/18 5:54 P

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Thank you to everyone for the amazing responses!! Love these!

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12/1/18 11:15 A

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I've always loved my body for what it does for me. Even when I was heavy I didn't hate my body....saw some of the flaws and moved on.
Now that I've been at my goal weight for over 5 years there are a couple of ways I show my love of my body even more:
1. I wear clothes that fit and & show off my figure. Love seeing myself in the mirror.
2. I make sure I get in daily exercise - taking care of my body is my way of loving it.
3. I make sure I eat a healthy diet - nourishing my body shows the love.

Persistence is more important than perfection.

Don't assume your freedoms are assured.

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.


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11/29/18 9:03 A

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Buying a new outfit that shows off your good work.



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11/25/18 11:24 A

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Strength training helps me love myself. It is amazing to look in the mirror at your flaws and think I don't care how you look you're a pretty amazing body. You can lift and carry your own body weight 100 paces.

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11/24/18 10:21 P

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I might not like how I look, but I know that everything I do today matters tomorrow. I like myself a whole lot better when I make self care a priority.

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11/24/18 5:21 P



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I'm with MLAN.

I try not to focus on what I might consider "cosmetic flaws", instead I concentrate on what my body can do instead of worrying about how I look.

I'll admit that I am more critical of my body now, then when I was obese. Like a lot of women, I nitpick my body parts. That's why I do try to focus on what my body can do. because there are things I can do now that I couldn't do when I was a teen such as running 5k or 10k races, running an obstacle course, lifting weights, etc.

There is a motivational quote/meme I really like and it's this.





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11/24/18 7:10 A

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I run/walk races, typically distances from 5k to half marathon. I think it's amazing that my legs can carry me with intention for 3.1 miles, never mind 13.1.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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11/24/18 1:10 A

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I enjoy the strength I get from getting stronger in training for a race or lifting weights. I can see my progress and muscles more defined.I definitely have more energy for my child and doing events with my family. emoticon

In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

KNOW that the LORD is GOD.It is HE who made us,And we are HIS;
We are HIS people,
The sheep of HIS pasture.
Psalm 100:3
Betsy ~~~CST






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11/23/18 11:31 P

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Hi Sparkers! I'm working on an article about "How to Learn to Love Your Body a Little More Every Day." I would LOVE to include your tips for how you find ways to love/appreciate your body, despite your goals for change. Feel free to respond to this post, or send an email to melissa@sparkpeople.com.

Thanks in advance!
Melissa

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