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4/9/14 8:01 P

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Hello and welcome to the team, I agree it is sometimes hard to find support when people don't always understand what you are going through but here there is usally someone that dose understand and is able to help :) you can do it just remember to do things one day at a time and let us know if you need anything.

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4/9/14 4:26 P

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Thank you! I am excited to be here and I will take all of the advice and support I can get! :-)

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4/9/14 4:13 P

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I agree with MizzFit - start small, pick something you feel really positive about changing and do that for awhile to make it a habit. For me, I spent my first month not focusing on anything but making the better choice in any given situation at least 80% of the time, and tracking what I ate (even if it was over my goal) again, at least 80% of the time. The second month I got my Spark Activity Tracker and just focused on meeting or exceeding my step goal daily, mostly just through getting off the train early and walking to work, and walking instead of taking the bus when possible. After 2 months those both have become habits that I am comfortable with and now I am starting to move into some intentional exercise by running 3 days a week, that's all. You figure, if this is about shaping your habits for the rest of your life there is simply no rush...we didn't get to this point overnight, we aren't going to get out of it overnight! I am the queen of the turtle losers, but I feel good the whole way so I am not complaining and not rushing, just doin' my thing at the speed my body wants to go emoticon

My biggest suggestion is to practice radical self acceptance daily. Find the love for yourself, your body, your personality, your life exactly as it is RIGHT NOW. When you love yourself exactly as you are, it becomes an act of love to take care of yourself and be healthier for your own sake...not for anyone else and not for society. If you never lost a pound of weight the rest of your life, you are still an amazing, worthwhile, beautiful, wonderful human being deserving of all the love and respect in the world...our size is just one facet of our lives, not the focus.

And check in here! It's a great community and the support makes all the difference emoticon

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4/9/14 3:57 P

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Thanks! Good luck to you too!! emoticon

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4/9/14 3:48 P

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Hi Jen!
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Being here you will get lots of support, advice, challenges, tracking, fitness, ect.
I tell everyone that joins the first thing is to start small. Start drinking water, swap out an unhealthy snack for a healthy snack, everything you do is something you can live with. Food, exercise, lifestyle, it is a change and it is something you should do in small steps to adjust to it.
Good luck to you!

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4/9/14 3:34 P

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Hey everyone, my name is Jennifer and I just joined today. I have a very supportive family but none are overweight so itsreally hard for them to relate sometimes! Just looking for friends who might be going through the same things I am and hoping we can motivate each other! I love to read, like to do anything outdoors. Love to cook so any recipies would be great! I have 3 kids and a loving husband. Hope everyone has a great day!

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