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CARLILIZ
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1/25/14 1:52 P

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I don't know yet how well this works, but I'm focusing on cutting my proportions before working on overhauling my diet. It is a lot easier to not have to change the amounts and types of food I'm eating all at once. My hope is that once I'm tracking and staying within my calorie range everyday, I can try adding in different types of food a little at a time. That way, I'm still doing things to lose weight, but not getting overwhelmed with too many changes all at once.



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EJARMAN
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1/25/14 12:28 P

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When I'm busy around the house, I keep a glass of water on the kitchen counter and take a drink every time I pass through, even with a load of laundry in my arms.



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GRACILU
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1/25/14 10:24 A

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FitBit One - making sure my steps are no less than 10,000 per day and calories burned are at least 3,500. This has been working for me over the last year. the most success I've ever had in my weight-loss efforts.



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MCCRAEE1
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1/25/13 3:19 P

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I am logging EVERYTHING that I eat. Even if it puts me over. Write it down. Makes me accountable.

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~ Hippocrates


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RIET69
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1/25/13 11:38 A

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Drinking water, changing to brown rice, eat less processed food, bring a healthy lunch for the week. All these have helped.



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BERKANA_T
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1/25/13 11:24 A

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At first, choosing the healthIER option rather than the healthIEST (compared to what I previously would have had), especially when eating out. Replacing refills on soda at a restaurant with water. Getting that 10 min of exercise in every day, no matter what.

I made a LOT of small changes, one change at a time, and am continuing to do so as much as possible.



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1/25/13 10:35 A

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Water, cutting out the junk food (although indulge occasionally for a treat), eating at least three fruits/day, portion sizes.

"My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I have been bought at a price, therefore I will glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God's."
(paraphrase of I Cor. 6:19-20


LANZAM
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1/25/13 10:12 A

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I started Weight Watchers a week ago and tracking calories on Sparkpeople.
I try to eat at least one fruit or vegetable with each meal.




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IS1GAR
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1/25/13 10:11 A

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Cut down sodium from our meals.

Make a choice to talk more about your blessing than your problems...more good things will come your way when you do!
"Face it, if it came in a bottle everyone would have a good body"
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STEPHEN_NANNY
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1/25/13 9:40 A

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For the first 6 week, replaced Diet Coke with V8.

Walked my wife to work each morning.

(before using Spark nutrition tracker) Wrote down everything I ate, no matter how bad.



Edited by: STEPHEN_NANNY at: 1/25/2013 (09:41)
If you bring forth that which is within you, that which is within you will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, that which you do not bring forth will destroy you.


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CYND59
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1/25/13 9:26 A

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A month ago I cut out caffeine and processed foods.

"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you."
---Heidi Johnson

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ROKIAS
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1/25/13 9:10 A

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Thinking WHAT it is I am eating before putting it in my mouth. Consciously considering my food choices before I eat them. Small thought, but makes such a HUGE difference.





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1/25/13 8:31 A

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Drinking waaaay more water!



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DMORGAN1009
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1/24/13 11:11 P

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We no longer eat canned or frozen veggies, we now have fresh veggies instead. We are also minimizing our pop intake, and sugary snacks.



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CHERFER2
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1/24/13 10:41 P

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yep i've been doing wheat bread for quite a while, it tastes better! :) Portion size are a great point too!



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AZALEE
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1/24/13 10:16 P

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I've switched all my white bread for wheat bread!

Baby steps will get you there. Giant steps will break your leg.
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DRAGONCHILDE
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1/24/13 10:15 P



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The two biggest were actually measuring out real portions (hello, 2 oz of spaghetti) and eating less of the things I always eat. Instead of going back for thirds, I'd stop at one reasonably sized portion. :)

Heather
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.

fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/


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SLASALLE
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1/24/13 10:10 P

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A really great one for me was 10 minutes minimum of daily exercise. If I still didn't feel like it after 10 minutes, I could quit. Normally I kept going.

Consistency is key!



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CHERFER2
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1/24/13 9:37 P

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what small changes did you make when you started dieting that made a difference for you?



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