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HARRIETT14 Posts: 10,534
1/20/17 7:16 A

Tracking has been great seeing what I have been eating and what I am enjoying ditching the rest.

PRAIRIECROCUS SparkPoints: (686,052)
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1/19/17 10:53 P

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1/19/17 8:14 P

I really like the Spark People website. I really enjoy being able to post the count of the calories I eat, and I especially like to count the calories I lose with my daily exercise. Looking forward to losing this extra weight very quickly!!

HARRIETT14 Posts: 10,534
1/19/17 7:30 P

I'm proud of the fact that I can take care of my needs as well as being a caregiver.

CHRISTINEBWD Posts: 30,789
1/19/17 7:03 P

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1/19/17 6:56 P

I am learning more about why I need to eat more vegetables and fruit. I am better at getting my fiber and water in and can see a difference.

SUSIEMT Posts: 10,524
1/19/17 5:50 P

I am proud to say since July 2008 I have been following the spark coaches advice regarding nutrition and exercise. With great success I might add. I track my food and beverages, drink at least 8 cups of water a day, I usually exercise at least 5 days a week. Due to an injury I haven't been able to do any strength training but will be resuming it in the next couple months. I have lost 166 + lbs. with the help of Sparkpeople.

CHRISTINEBWD Posts: 30,789
1/19/17 5:35 P


PERSEVERING72 SparkPoints: (36,847)
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1/19/17 5:34 P

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CHRISTINEBWD Posts: 30,789
1/19/17 5:28 P

I m proud that I am working at making daily fitness a habit. 38 days in a row today!

BLUEFOO Posts: 22
1/19/17 5:07 P

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CHAYOR73 SparkPoints: (3,827)
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1/19/17 4:00 P

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CAT-IN-CJ Posts: 5,948
1/19/17 3:37 P

I am happy to have kept off 10 pounds since Dec 2015.

And I am creating/developing a do-able lifestyle that I can maintain for the rest of my life.

PATRICIAANN46 Posts: 31,787
1/19/17 3:09 P

I am proud to say that I am drinking more water, doing a variety of exercises, and eating more healthy choices.

CHAYOR73 SparkPoints: (3,827)
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1/19/17 2:27 P

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PERSEVERING72 SparkPoints: (36,847)
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1/19/17 1:22 P

I have not done a cheat day yet. However I do not do my Qi Gong routine on Sunday. That is my day of rest emoticon

KITTYHAWK1949 Posts: 11,225
1/19/17 1:16 P

well said and congrats on being close to goal weight. I also do the cheat day but maybe I go a little more than you do. it also can be the 20/80 plan where you allow yourself to eat what you want 20% of the time and eat according to plan the other 80%. so far it is working.

JUNETTA2002 SparkPoints: (511,332)
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1/19/17 1:11 P

I am going to try to get back on track. Only have one cheat day instead of one day on plan.

CATLADY1955 SparkPoints: (13,078)
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1/19/17 12:45 P

I had a doctor tell me that I should allow myself a "cheat day" once a week, too. I tried that early one but I had something that was off my anti-inflammation diet as well ( an ice cream) and boy did it make me miserable. Since then I found an unsweetened coconut "ice cream" that I can have without cheating.

LLCARTY Posts: 48
1/19/17 12:31 P

For me a "cheat day" means that I intentionally eat more calories than usual (usually about 200 over my usual). Sometimes that means eating food I usually do not include (a hamburger, something fried, etc.) Usually, it is just an extra snack. I have heard that eating extra calories one day every 4-7 days helps keep calorie restrictions from slowing metabolism (going into starvation mode).

MARYCK1 SparkPoints: (32,866)
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1/19/17 11:58 A

Thanks for sharing! I'm most proud of sticking to my wellness plan the past year and as a result losing 60 lbs! This year's goal is another 40 lbs and as I lose weight the exercise component is getting easier. Now that I'm retired I want to be as healthy and fit as I can be in order to enjoy my life! I'm also not going crazy with exercise but adding elements that I can maintain long-term. Thank you SP!
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RUNNER11G SparkPoints: (44,176)
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1/19/17 11:52 A

Keep up the good work! You notice a whole lot more from life when your healthy.

DEKATE99 Posts: 3,129
1/19/17 11:24 A


CATLADY1955 SparkPoints: (13,078)
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1/19/17 11:08 A

Great Job!

I am most proud that I am following all the advice of my doctors, losing weight, exercising regularly, following an anti-inflammatory diet and practicing stress reduction. This is all being helped by Sparkpeople.

ISLAYY Posts: 216
1/19/17 11:03 A

Congratulations. Sounds as if you have the right attitude which is so important.

KEEPITSIMPLE_ Posts: 4,860
1/19/17 11:02 A

Great job! Keep it up. Congrats on all of your successes so far.
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I'm most proud of enjoying moving it as much as possible. I got of the couch and after all these years on Spark, I still look for ways to squeeze in more movement, even it's just a little bit more. It sure makes a difference, and it feels so good.

CAROLAGREGG SparkPoints: (473)
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1/19/17 11:01 A

Loved your message. I need to get back to tracking. It really does make a difference.

STEVIEBEE569 Posts: 11,279
1/19/17 10:26 A

Keep up the good work. You can do this!

FITTEREVERYDAY SparkPoints: (33,780)
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1/19/17 10:24 A

Tracking faithfully most days. Working out when I don't feel like it (especially getting out of bed early to go to the gym on my days off).

MALOUI Posts: 8
1/19/17 10:03 A

I try not to have a cheat day. If I do I regret it and find it harder to get back on track. That's the problem I am having now. My A1C number is now up to 6.8. and I can't seem to my daily count back down.

PEARLJAYNE3 SparkPoints: (2,380)
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1/19/17 9:57 A

What do you mean by a cheat day....Does it mean you still watch what you eat by have one day you eat something you want in one meal?

NELLIEH1 SparkPoints: (217,095)
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1/19/17 9:51 A

Super work!! Keep on Keeping on and have fun!!

1/19/17 9:28 A

Way to go! You have set your priorities!

CD17462428 Posts: 597
1/19/17 9:13 A

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

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SAMARALOVE1 SparkPoints: (843)
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1/19/17 8:42 A

Everyone needs to youtube Dr. Eric Berg he is the best hands down!! Best info i ever got and if you are trying to lose weight or make better choices or whatever this man knows what he is talking about i am not trying to sale his products or anything i just take his advice and info and apply it to my life but just check him out! I think he has a website but it's all their on youtube!! Much love hope this helps!!! emoticon

Edited by: SAMARALOVE1 at: 1/19/2017 (08:48)
LEEBROWN7 Posts: 18
1/19/17 8:35 A

New habits are not easy to establish, but they are well worth it when they are done through SP!! I, too, am slowly getting to my goal--100# and better mobility. Everybody keep up the good work!

1/19/17 8:34 A

This has been a life-long battle for me so I've always had the ups and downs. What I've learned over all the years is that honesty is the best weapon.

When you track even those Cheat Days you're being honest with yourself. I do the same. After I see how it all adds up then I adjust all the following days accordingly.

My best healthy choice of all time was to give up on those low-sugar, sugar-free, or fat-free processed foods. They contain way too many unpronounceable ingredients.

I don't need them.

WHITEANGEL4 SparkPoints: (677,309)
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1/19/17 8:24 A

Congratulations. You have developed a lot of good habits on Sparks. This is a lifestyle change with good changes for your body

ELONKA1 Posts: 390
1/19/17 8:20 A

I'm proud of being able to control my eating and alcoholic beverages when going out to dinner and at a HsppyvHour Ruth tons of appetizers

MEANDERBLUE SparkPoints: (10,731)
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1/19/17 8:01 A

Thank you for sharing. Although I am still far from my eventual goal, your posting encouraged me to go to greater lengths today to advance my health. I jumped right back into a difficult gym routine after being sick for three weeks and got into trouble because I have a-fib which normally is controlled by careful attention to taking meds and living a healthier lifestyle. Your post reminded me that easy-does-it is a wiser way to go, building endurance as I go. Congratulations on your progress toward goal.

CD17471341 SparkPoints: (8,564)
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1/19/17 7:27 A

As for being proud of my new habits, I've only been here for just a few weeks and I feel so much better. I am learning daily how to eat, sleep and exercise.I know it's going to be a long journey to get to the weight I am hoping for but knowing I have SP guiding me along the way is just what I need. So thankful I decided this was going to be my new years resolution and while looking on the net for some low calorie meal plans, I found SparkPeople.
With SP, I look forward to getting up now!

No diet here, this is MY new lifestyle!

JEANNE229 Posts: 14,101
1/19/17 6:21 A

Right now I am thrilled to have my a-fib controlled (for a couple weeks now). I have rejoined the gym and have high hopes it will continue after my ablation.

BOREDA SparkPoints: (518,252)
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1/19/17 5:48 A

When I started on SP in 2012, it was a struggle to walk for 10 minutes and I huffed and puffed and groaned. Nowadays I regularly walk 8-10 miles a day, and if I only do a 3-mile walk it seems like a rest day!

MSJENNIFERVT48 Posts: 6,027
1/19/17 5:40 A

Congratulations! Keep moving forward!!

SPARKLED146 Posts: 12,231
1/19/17 5:19 A


MSMAKEOVER SparkPoints: (231,080)
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1/2/17 5:37 P

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-JAMES- Posts: 14,923
1/1/17 3:06 P

Good stuff. You are so right to track the off plan days, not just the on plan days. It really is a measure of how much off track you were, and what to do to get back on track, rather than just ignore it, and ignore it for who knows how long.

Well done.

EMMACORY Posts: 36,688
1/1/17 12:50 P

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SUEARNOLD1 Posts: 3,554
1/1/17 12:33 P


LLCARTY Posts: 48
1/1/17 12:07 P

While I am thrilled to be within a few pounds of my goal weight, what I am really proud of is the healthy habits I have developed over the last year. I was disciplined about taking it easy with my exercise when I began, and adding challenge as I got stronger. I faithfully tracked my food intake - even on "cheat days." Now I am able to do challenging workouts most days of the week and feel as energetic as I did 30 years ago. I am so grateful to Sparkpeople for creating such a great tracking tool and providing so much quality information to help me reach my goals.

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