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12/10/12 1:59 P

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I'm faced with a similar issue. We live with my grandfather, and while my husband does work, and my grandfather doesn't mind us shopping for food with his money, he just doesn't eat half of what I would usually be making for our family. The compromise we seem to have come to is cooking lunch by our standards, dinner by his. Sometimes they overlap. Sometimes he end up liking what I make, sometimes he hates it. Usually I only mind the nutritional content of the foods he eats (I grew up on them, too), and sometimes it's KFC (that always leaves me feeling gross). Ask your parents if you could have some sorry of day in the shopping list. Ask of you could do the actual shopping and find healthy ways to prepare their favorites. You might not have too much say on junk foods if they're on the list since it's their money, butt you can also choose not to eat it. (that's another big problem we have here)

Good luck!

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12/10/12 1:24 P

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It's been a couple of years since I've been on here. I guess I've only gained 5 pounds since I was last on here, so I guess that's good lol. I've still got a lot of weight to lose, though. I need to start eating healthier and feeding my daughter healthier foods so she doesn't end up in the same boat. I am currently unemployed and at the mercy of what foods my parents buy, as we live with them. They don't eat healthy by any means, so I'll have to work around it. Any suggestions?

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12/10/12 12:39 P

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emoticon to the team! emoticon on beginning your journey to a new and healthy lifestyle!

Tips to help get you started: emoticon

Remember this is NOT a DIET. It's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. That's why it works. Why you'll shed the pounds and keep them off and become healthier overall.

Trackers! Use them!

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MEASURE your food portions (at least at first) and TRACK ALL FOODS! Try your best to stay within your calorie range. Also, keep tabs on your macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. Make sure your diet is balanced and nutritious!

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EXERCISE! This means cardio and strength training! Cardio means getting your heart rate up about 70% above it's normal resting rate. Use a heart rate monitor if you have one (and/or if it's financially an option for you) or use the Perceived Rate of Exertion… this means you should be working hard enough that you are not so out of breath as you are unable to answer a question, but you should not be able to carry on a conversation. Cardio is what burns most of your calories. Strength training is also important to build muscle. I'm not talking to bulk up, I'm talking straight up just be able to perform daily functions better, have better balance, and keep your body in it's best shape and ability to burn more calories. The more muscle strength you have, the more calories you'll burn during your daily activities, be it your workouts, your household chores, or even just resting!

emoticon WATER!! Water is so important when it comes to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle! This may sound counterintuitive, but the more water you drink, the less water weight you hold on to. You should drink at least 8-10 glasses each day, more when you're heavily exerting yourself or the weather is hot and humid. Even if you have a day when you cant stay within your calorie range or you miss a workout, be sure that you're keeping yourself well hydrated! emoticon emoticon

emoticon Don't rely on just the scale to track your progress. Use body measurements, how your clothes fit, how much energy you have, and how you're feeling overall. Weights fluctuate day to day, and even hour to hour, but these other gauges of progress are more accurate. emoticon


emoticon Persevere! There's going to be days when you feel down on yourself or you're lacking in motivation. Don't let that deter you from creating this better life for yourself! Surround yourself with positive images and quotes that remind you exactly why you're doing this! emoticon

emoticon Take advantage of the community! That's why we're here! To keep you motivated, to answer questions, to help you along in whatever way you can. Join challenges, post on the message boards, send/receive spark goodies, find yourself an accountability buddy, join as many teams as you want that share similar interests in goals. It's all up to you exactly how much you want to participate, but community participation is certainly encouraged! emoticon emoticon

Having trouble finding your way around the site? Wanting to learn something new, but just don't know where to start. The Spark E-mails are super helpful for that, as is the SparkPoints tracker. Have fun trying to earn as many spark points as you can! It's fun, educational, motivational… what more could you ask for? It'll help you find your way around the site fast as a flash!

The most important thing is have FUN! Enjoy your life! You aren't going to adopt a healthy lifestyle if it makes you miserable or feel deprived.


Also a note on so called "diets"… if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Take care of yourself and don't fall for the gimmicks.

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Audrey
NEPA - EST


Weight Warrior Fall 2020
My 5% goal

Current Weight
Target Weight
By When:


Winter 5% Challenge Plan
MINIMUM 10 active minutes daily
Full Body strength training 3x a week
Only eat when hungry.
Drink that water!!!


Co-Leader of Living with Bipolar Disorder
Join Us!
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ndividual.asp?gid=1831


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12/10/12 9:43 A

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Hi All! My name is Christina! I am not new to Spark People, but just returned after taking years off to be lazy. Woke up today and realized after tomorrow I have exactly one year left of my twenty's and I am in the worst shape and the heaviest I have ever been! I don't want to find myself in my 30's dealing with the same issues and same medical conditions so I am ready to get started and get this weight off once and for all! I would like to lose 75-80 pounds! If I stay on track I can accomplish that by August 2013! Good luck to everyone here!

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