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9/12/10 10:52 A

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Some of my keys are:

1.) Tracking my water and food intake
2.) Sharing what I'm doing - both on SP and with friends and family to keep me accountable.
3.) Not relying solely on the scale for the results. Changes in clothing sizes and energy level as well as blood sugar levels are definite indicators of success.
4.) Interacting with others on SP to encourage them and to seek encouragement when I need it.
5.) Seeking new and fun ways to get in Cardio and Strength Training.

"The principle is about competing against yourself. It's about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young


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9/11/10 10:47 A

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K Is for Keeping your cupboards and refrigerator clear of any temptations. If this is something you haven't done in awhile now is the time!! If not now when? emoticon

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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,464
9/11/10 10:19 A

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Drinking water is my first key. If I don't drink my water, I know that not tracking my food isn't far behind.

The second key for me is weighing daily. While losing weight, it is what taught me what worked and what didn't. When I saw the number going up, it also helped me to make adjustments immediately and not after a week or a month of bad choices. I know this doesn't work for everyone...you have to be able to cut the emotional ties to the number on the scale if it is to work well.

My third key has to do with exercise. My motto is "fake it 'til I make it". There are so many times when I don't want to exercise, but I make myself do it for at least 10-15 minutes. Most of the time, I end up going 20-30 minutes once I get going.

The final key for me has been calorie cycling. I explain this more on my SparkPage.

~ Tanya ~

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(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)


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9/11/10 7:37 A

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Being active on SparkPeople keeps me motivated even though I'm not making any progress -

Be gentle towards all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves --Rilke

It's never too late to be or do what you might have been or done!

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different---MEZZOANGEL

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9/11/10 7:09 A

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The most important thing that has helped me is to keep sharing on Spark. Support someone else and not only will you be helping someone else, it will keep your own motivation alive.

Goals - small, realistic, and time oriented.

Stick with positive people

Just do 10 minutes of some fitness activity daily

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ALLELUIA525's Photo ALLELUIA525 Posts: 18,464
9/11/10 1:21 A

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Share some of the “KEYS TO SUCCESS” that you have learned thus far in your healthy lifestyle journey.

~ Tanya ~

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward..."

"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

(quotes: Walter Elias Disney)


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