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Ok, so I was a loyal member since February. I was doing the gym thing, eating lean cuisines, and posting everyday. Then, the end of school came (I'm a teacher) and I got caught up in the end of school and the beginning of summer. Four weeks later, I have eaten out nine million times, not gone to the gym at ALL, and been kicked out of my groups for lack of activity. I feel like I totally fell off the wagon. Please, give motivational messages to get me (and everyone else that needs it) back into working out! And, please SOMEONE tell me I'm not alone in dreading the re-start. Why is STOPPING SOOOOO much easier than STARTING??? :)


Fri. Jul 14, 10:05am

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i recommend perusing through the "motivation for today" thread. very much pertains to this exact situation. good luck!

Friday, July 14, 2006, 10:17 AM

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I hear you and it's so true The post above was awesome. Also check out "why are we doing this anyway?". You're back, and you're here, start logging again! In a month, you'll be amazed at how far you've come since this post.

Friday, July 14, 2006, 10:23 AM

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Welcome back- we started a team for you called "Get Back" -- it will be all about the motivation you need to get back on track. Can we have a few other kind souls join this team today and help her out?



Friday, July 14, 2006, 10:28 AM

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OP Here...Thanks! JOIN THE GROUP! :)

Friday, July 14, 2006, 10:42 AM

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OP again, I started a group called "Back on the Wagon." Please come join me! :)

(And to my old group-mates, if they see this, I'm sorry I deserted you! Especially was just the two of us there for a long time!)

Friday, July 14, 2006, 10:59 AM

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I recently heard a report about people who have successfully lost and kept off the weight. Most of them had to try and try again as well, so we are not alone. Almost no one looses all their weight and keeps it off the first time, and sounds like not the second or third either. But keep trying! The key is having the courage to try again, to keep at it. For most of us it will require life-long persisitence, which is why I'm opposed to "diets." Lifestyle and habit change are the keys. So take heart, we've all been there. Every day is a new chance to make changes, start something new. Best wishes!

Friday, July 14, 2006, 3:21 PM

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pick up this book...

You could start over and give INTUITIVE EATING a try.

I have also heard is also a good one with a free visual of a hunger/fullness guide.

Friday, July 14, 2006, 5:17 PM

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It's trying EVERY Day ... and RE - COMMITTING EVERY Day

Living the life we should -- to get the life we all want, is a conscious CHOICE EVERY DAY!

Yeah, it's easier to let others make decisions for us -- allow them to cook for us by eating out ... etc.

In the US we have many decisions -- and strangely enough in some cases too many are bad such as fast food.

I just read an article in US News, while the content of the article was about media -- the final comment was interesting by a Russian -- "It is easier when the government makes choices for us ... it takes too much time to evaluate them and make the choices for ourselves."

This has some truth -- we allow marketing people to tell us "Eat fast food -- its' easier, etc. Yes, its easier but it also is not nutritional and makes us fat and makes your company profitable.

Remember every lb of fat we have -- is making a corporation like Enron wealthy.


Friday, July 14, 2006, 6:54 PM

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Lyss, welcome back! There are three of us now in "DC women getting fit," so definitely room for you. Please come back! I've missed chatting with you online.

The motivation is really everything. I'm glad you're back and hope you're excited to get back into eating well and exercising and all that good stuff.

-- Lulu

Saturday, July 15, 2006, 5:34 PM

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re-committing and re-starting

Just wanted to say, its taken me 4.5 yrs to lose 70 lbs (sorry if that scares you guys! it can be done faster). I look and feel pretty good now, I just want to lose 15 lbs more to be "perfect"... Anyway, if you look at a graph of my weight loss, it looks like the side of a mountain range -- sometimes going steeply down, sometimes a steady plateau, sometimes a bit of a rise that is eventually reversed. The important thing was that overall it trended down, and I maintained my good habits and never gave up! or at least never gave up for long :) I think there are naturally times in your life when you can put all your energy (physical and mental) and time into healthy habits, and other times when you just have to try to maintain and push through. It's a marathon not a sprint -- maybe learning how to start over is THE best habit to learn for the long run :)

Saturday, July 15, 2006, 7:12 PM

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I like the marathon analogy...its easy to forget that this isnt a sprint. Thanks.

Sunday, July 16, 2006, 11:00 AM

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