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Step Four-Stick to It

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Number Four-the toughie! I have been thinking about what has thrown me off track before and the main reasons would be cravings,special events & stress.So I'm heading them off at the pass by using step 2-have a plan!

Cravings-We all get really strong cravings for very bad food from time to time- pizza, brownies or ice cream. Whatever it is that you crave, you can eat them in small quantities if you plan them & track them. There are also lo-cal versions of most things. It's essential to allow yourself the occasional treat.(Check out SparK Recipes)

Special Events- They do not have to be an excuse to go hog wild-you know the drill-plan what you are going to have & stick to it. Be proud of what you have done & enjoy the celebration-they are more than just food.

Stress-I know that if I start heading for Ben & Jerry to make me feel better I am walking on thin ice. If hunger isn't the problem-then food's not the answer.This is a toughie-but we can do it.

We've heard this all before-
Avoid known trouble spots. If you consistently overeat in certain situations, stay out of those situations.

Don't let a setback sabotage you. Everybody stumbles at some point. But the people that finally reach their goal weight are the people who pick themselves up, wipe the ice cream from their chin, and get back to their diet. Don't beat yourself up. Move on. Your goal isn't behind you -- it's right out there in front.

Whatever it takes -- no matter what. When you're serious about getting fit, let that be your motto. It'll be inconvenient to eat right at times, you'll want to just let go other times. But stay committed to the goal and visualize the results. Don't let anyone or anything stand in your way.

I know it's tough,but I Believe We Can Do it! Thanks for stopping by & remember to let your Spark Shine.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 5/27/2013 11:01PM

    Great blog, Sami! I think my Velcro is worn out! emoticon You are doing great, my friend! Am proud of you!!!!! emoticon

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    Love your blogs! Have a wonderful day.

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JANIEWWJD 5/19/2013 12:17AM

    That's right; we need to stick to the plan!!!!! Stay positive and prosper!!!!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/18/2013 10:13PM

    You must be spying on me. LOL. I am eating way too much ice cream. Not the healthy kind either. I'm a bad girl! Time to rein it in.

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GRNDMOM43 5/18/2013 12:30PM

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JUMPINJULIE 5/18/2013 12:52AM

    Great blog.

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GABIBEAR 5/17/2013 10:24PM

    Love it Sami.....Ahhhhh what was the message....... emoticon
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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MATSCHI 5/17/2013 4:37PM

    Love, love, love your blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DLDMIL 5/17/2013 1:03PM

    Great blog. Thanks for reminding us to plan and stick to it. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 5/17/2013 11:18AM

    Awesome blog we can do it!! stick to it!! we are worth it!!

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MADAMES 5/17/2013 4:15AM

    Wonderful blog...I will be revisiting this one often!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/16/2013 4:15PM

    Here's the thing for me -- if anything is off limits, it makes it that muc more appealing! Childish? Yup. Human nature?? You bet!

For me with type 2 sugar just is not my friend, processed foods are just not my friend, so I have had t ind substitutes. NOT NECESSARILY terribly healthy, but it fits the moment.

The weirdest thing . . . sugar cravings -- have some broccoli! Honest to goodness!

Anywho . . . thanks for the wise and sage advice, as always! HUGS!

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KELTIC-CARA 5/16/2013 4:03PM

    Fantastic blog, such wonderful quotes. I do find sticking to plans difficult


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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/16/2013 3:21PM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work, and you are sticking to it like GLUE. Proud of you.
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VERONICAVW_140 5/16/2013 2:58PM

    Great blog! Have a plan and stick to it! That is exactly what has been working for me lately. Thank you for sharing this. Great tips!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 5/16/2013 2:44PM

    I emoticon this! Thank you for your words of wisdom and inspiration! emoticon

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