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Old 08-06-2014, 07:10 AM
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Hi I'm Angie,

I find that being committed to the journey is the number one way to stay motivated. What about you?
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:25 AM
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After having three children in 4 years by body is not looking the same for sure.. My youngest is 5 and I am wanting to loose 25-35 pounds!! by this time next year!
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:32 AM
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After having three children in 4 years by body is not looking the same for sure.. My youngest is 5 and I am wanting to loose 25-35 pounds!! by this time next year!
It seems next to impossible sometimes -- but it is not too hard. The key for me is staying focused and not giving up after set backs.

Your goal to lose 25-35 pounds by next year is realistic and very healthy thinking. You are not trying to crash diet or lose weight fast and then gain it all back. Very smart!

You can check out my Facebook page on how I did it, if you like. The link is below.

I will be happy to share with you what I did. Ask away!

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Old 08-07-2014, 06:58 AM
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My motivation is improved holiday pictures. My last ones to Disney World two years ago look awful and I have them as my header for my weight loss facebook page to give me a boost.

Two years on I am in my 24th week with my second child and can't wait to finish losing weight when she is born. I have already lost nearly 5 stone with another 2 stone still to go!
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:15 PM
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My husband is my weight loss motivation. he's the one who keeps encouraging me to go to the gym.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:16 AM
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Hi I'm Angie,

I find that being committed to the journey is the number one way to stay motivated. What about you?

Hi. My greatest motivation is my little boy - he's only five so mommy needs to really stay healthy and also those fashionistas on Instagram and Pinterest. It keeps me going with work and the way to being fit and healthy.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:41 AM
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I write about this topic a lot in my blog. Make small changes to your diet and lifestyle to lose weight. Extreme diets and extreme workouts aren't sustainable. Instead, try to incorporate one new lifestyle habit that will help you achieve your goal each week.

Strap on a pedometer and challenge yourself to take more steps each day.

Give up soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. In my patient population, I've seen numerous success stories of people losing 5 or 10 pounds just by doing this. Sip unsweetened green tea instead. You'll get a little boost to your metabolism too.

Clean out your refrigerator and cabinets. Remove sugary foods, chips and other processed carbohydrates. When you don't have access to them, you can't eat them. If you cut back on sugar, after several weeks to months you'll lose your taste for sugar. Taper back the sugar you add to your tea and coffee slowly so your taste buds adjust.

Replace one starchy food each meal with a vegetable. Gradually increase the number of vegetables you're eating each day.

Increase the amount of protein in your diet. Protein fills you up and reduces your desire to snack.

Take a walk before eating, even if it's only a 10-minute one.

Get 7 to 8 hours a night. Lack of sleep increases hormones that ramp up your appetite. It also increases levels of a stress hormone called cortisol that contributes to belly fat.

This isn't a complete list. Start by tackling one of these every week. Do it consistently until it's a part of your lifestyle. Then add another one.

It's so much easier and more sustainable if you take small steps. :-)
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:07 PM
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You have to establish the reason why you are doing it (losing weight) and stick with it. Focus on what you can achieve than what you have to go through. Do one at a time. Do not think about what you have to do tomorrow, but what you have to do today. One day, you'll realize you've come along way. Just keep on pushing and pressing on.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:18 AM
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In my opinion, group support provides the best chance of success. Over the course of my 30 years in the fitness industry, I have found a high percentage of those attempting to lose weight tell no one....not even their spouse! Going it alone raises the chances of failure. Accountability is HUGE and dramatically increases ones chance to succeed. I have a support group on FB that has grown to 11,700 members. I post daily motivation, recipes, and fitness ideas and we all wrk together to help one another. It's a beautiful thing!
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:58 PM
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coach4life83, I agree with you 100%. I lost 14 pounds by being a part of an online accountability group that focused on nutrition, portion control, water intake and exercise. It was awesome! Love it and totally recommend it!
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