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Thursday, May 05, 2011

So this is my first attempt at a public blog. I've been keeping a personal blog--on and off--for a couple years. I've been ashamed to post anything publicly. I think shame is a common feeling for those trying to lose weight. But here I am! I joined this site because of all the support it offers, and I want to take advantage of as much as I can.

One thing I struggle with is getting down on myself. I figured I can continue ruminating or really try to change my mindset. In order to do so, I just bought a whole bunch of books from Amazon on the following topics: happiness, mindfulness, meditation, motivation, affirmations, visualization, etc. I started the book on mindfulness today. If you aren't aware of it, mindfulness is in short being aware of your feelings. Observing them and letting them go, but not stewing in them. I recommend people look into it if interested.

This is like my third day on this site. My goal tomorrow is to start using the nutrition tracker, as I have been putting it off.
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    SparkPeople is an amazing tool! The nutrition tracker, I feel, is the reason for my success the first time around. It really helps show you what you are eating and where you can make changes.
    3462 days ago
    yeah you figure out what's happenening when you use both the nutrition tracker and the fitness tracker. i didn't realize that was eating so much crap til i started tracking it. this site is fantastic for support, mainly because everyone is working toward the same goal, healthy weight loss. good luck in your journey. i'm new to this site too and have found this site to really helpful.. welcome to Spark! emoticon emoticon
    3463 days ago
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    emoticon Reading books like those is always a good way to go. I personally LOVE reading Thich Nhat Hanh. Another sparker shared this with me too, it's worth checking out (especially if you enjoy mindfulness/philosophy and whatnot): http://being.publicradio.org/progra

    Good luck!
    3464 days ago
    Good luck! I'm new here too, and everyone says nutrition is the most important thing!!
    3464 days ago
    Good for you to be setting goals! I just hit level 2 and am in the beginning process myself. The nutrition tracker is great and an eye opener! Stick with it!
    3464 days ago
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