I agree that keeping active and varying the activity is key. I schedule my workouts on my calendar. I monitor my diet and still log my food. I find that I stay pretty consistent with my breakfasts and lunches each day. I also continue to drink a lot of water.
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I think for me it will be keeping a consistant exercise routine. Knowing that I have to do X amount of cardio and weight sessions a week on a certain day, and so on, will really help to keep the focus. Never before did I maintain an exercise routine. I always went right back into a couch potato and over eating life style.
Not keeping goodies in the house for me. I have to get items I know I CAN'T eat for my husband. My hardest thing is having chocolate in the house for Bob, but remembering if I eat it I will get really sick.
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Because I am walking every day now I do allow myself to have that ice cream once in a while..but it is still only half a cup! I am too afraid of gaining again.
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It has been my own experience that keeping up at least 30 minutes of cardio helps me the most. Also, continuing with the cardio motivates me to continue tracking what I eat. Can't explain why, but it does!
Challenges work for me, too...
Edited by: CONNIECOOLCHICK at: 8/4/2008 (12:57)
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