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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Never Ever Give Up -- Keep Plugging Away

It's so easy to give up or say "the heck with it" but you'll never reach your goals with that attitude. I know because that was me with every diet I ever tried. While I still have about 70+ more pounds to reach Onederland, I know I'm closer than I was when I weighed between 340-360 pounds. I know ...

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Finding Myself Again

I lost focus, just did not care... I was still happy about other things. I just let myself go because I was just plain tired of trying.
I guess that I finally came out of the fog and realized that only I can change the path that I am walking on. We have all heard the saying "you can lead a horse ...

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movement is change

After letting myself get very sedentary after retirement, I was in quite a bit of pain from arthritis and varying my diet didn't seem to result in much weight loss. I set myself a goal of just getting moving three days a week first. Went swimming two days a week to start and didn't expect too much...

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Track What You Eat

My secret to success (one of them) is to pre-track everything I eat. If I have it planned I stay on plan. It's when I'm not suitably prepared for the day that things tend to fall apart. Every Sunday morning I take out my bullet journal and I plan all of my breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the ...

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Not Getting Bored of Tracking

I quit for awhile since I was tired of writing everything down every time I ate something. I felt like I was doing it all day!

Finally I decided to track a different way. I now measure food out in 100 calorie portions at the end of each day. Toss in a variety to my "Eat Tomorrow" shelves (...

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Stick to it even when you are stressed out!

This week has been a stressful one and I realized that the first thing that fell off my to do list was my one hour of dedicated exercise of speed walking. When I got home I felt horrible and really down all I wanted to do is get to bed but then I had a crappy night's "Sleep"! The next day I did it...

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My Success story

I resigned up for SparkPeople! That in it's self is a success!!
I joined in 2007 to lose weight. I was doing great until my company folded. Then my Dad (who I adored) had open heart surgery. Because he was in good health (He got Beryllium Poisoning in his 30's causing his heart prob...

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Have an accountability partner or group

Accountability: When you know you have to account for your behaviors, whether it is what you eat, if you exercise, weight in, just knowing that someone other than yourself is watching, keeps me motivated to do the right thing to attain my goals.

Weight Watchers taught me this secret. Those ...

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One day at a time will do it, don't overwhelm yourself. Focus on today.

I know how to lose weight, I have done it before. I was thinking about how I did it. Slowly I started to remember I remember many things that really helped me.

Tracking is very important, if i don't write it down I don't count accurately, measuring is important so I don't fool myself about ho...

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my plank challenge

Ive said forever I was going to try the plank challenge. But never started. Then I mentioned it to a friend. She suggested we start together. We spent the next 2 weeks texting when we were done. Then she stopped, it was bothering her neck. Since I had gotten used to doing it I continued. Now...

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