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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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You must be present to win

I have been a Sparkpeople member since 2012. I have not been active all that time however. I've been a stalker more or less, lurking in the shadows, reading content from time to time, logging my food intake on occasion. Since the first of the year, I've made a commitment to be more involved. I'v...

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Every day is a new day

Treat everyday as a new day. Don't let a bad meal or not exercising discourage you and get you off track. Be proud of your accomplishments but do not lean on them and allow your self to slack off because of what you did the day before.

One day of over eating didn't cause you to be unhealthy....

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Planning for Ash Wednesday

This weekend begins a HUGE planned fall, with Superbowl Sunday, Chinese New Year (Monday), and Mardi Gras on Tuesday.

Sunday - Superbowl Sunday. We don't celebrate Superbowl, but we go out to eat because the restaurants are empty! (makes us feel clever.) We have been planning to visit a tac...

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WILL BE BACK ON TRACK ASH WEDNESDAY

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fas...

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Trust The Process

What I learned about everyday life is that everything starts with a thought and if you can change the way you process your thoughts you can change many areas of your life. If you want to lose weight, stop a bad habit, need motivation, or whatever you set out to do first think about what your thinkin...

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Plan and track your meals

This is my umpteenth time trying to lose weight. What is working this time that I did before, but got lazy about later? Planning and tracking!

We keep hearing that journaling everything will work. We keep hearing that planning and tracking what you eat before you eat it, or immediately afte...

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Allow Yourself Mistakes

I don't know if this can count as a secret to success since I don't know if I would consider myself "successful" at this point. But I'm definitely feeling hopeful, rather than guilty or upset. But ultimately, the best way to get back on track is to allow yourself to make mistakes and then promptly...

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It's All About Me AND Support - Be Open

My secret to success is realizing and accepting that it is all about me right now. That is not a selfish thing, it is positive, My weight is causing health issues. As a result I need to concentrate on me for a while. I can still help everyone else, as usual, but need to change my priorities and ...

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Getting back on track with your diet

Many people have started the New Year with goals which may include getting fit, eating healthy and losing weight but unfortunately it can be easy to fall away from your best intentions particularly when these new habits have only recently been formed.

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Thi...

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It's no secret!

All you need to do is take time to evaluate where you are, how you got there and the steps you took to get yourself into this place in your life. Now set down, decide how you feel about where you are. If you are happy with things as they are, GREAT you have accomplished more than most. If you are...

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