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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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Step count goals


Today I celebrate my 8-month bilateral knee replacement! The doctor said it would take at least a year to fully heal - he wasn't kidding!

After busting through my step goal on Friday and Saturday while at the Tacoma Dome for a three - day convention, those tendons were sore yesterday. So...

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Feeling Scared to get out there?

Do not overthink it!
Put on your shoes and run. As soon as you hit the pavement you will not be scared anymore.
I use the word scared because sometimes we are afraid to become a success. We are meant to do impossible things, overcome tribulations and challenges.
Friday night, I wanted to t...

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Tracking for Reaching Your Goals

Track, Track, Track.
Everytime I don't track my food, I go off my food plan. Everytime I neglect to add to my fitness tracking or I just don't do it, I fall out of my routine.
Everytime I do not spend time reviewing coach's motivation or trends, just review whats on the Spark Pages, I l...

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Never Give Up

Have you thought about throwing it all away? Have you told yourself that you will never complete your goal? Have you seen your goals slip away faster than a rabbit down the hole?

So you might slip here and there. So your inner voice says "it's too late" or "you've messed up yet again." So you...

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30 Day No Cheats/No Sweets

Whenever I find I need a reset, I always commit to tracking for thirty days. I don't allow myself ANY sugar additives or sweets or desserts during this time. I also make sure I'm drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day.

I've found that if I stick with this plan for thirty day...

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Don't Give Up

In 2011 I started walking everyday, strength training for a half hour three times a week, changed my diet, only drank water, I lost around 105 lbs and almost reversed my diabetes, I even got over my anxiety enough to go to college. In 2013 I was sexually assaulted and the police refused to do an inv...

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Fighting and winning over food cravings

I can lose weight and control my food cravings when I eat whole minimally processed foods. After a few days the cravings go away and I feel great.
Packaged chips, cookies, cakes and the usual restaurant fare cause me to want to eat more and more of the same.
Real food: whole grains, minimally...

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Track absolutely everything

I've found the best way to get back on track (or to bust through a plateau) is to write down EVERYTHING. It gives me a great idea of where to start (or what areas to refocus on), and helps me see what I need to work on. It works every single time.

Tracking everything you eat helps you honestl...

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What helps me so far

I tend to find that if I don't snack after dinner then I lose weight or at least not snacking or binge at night does help.

Also if you really must have junk food, limit it to something small or once a week. So that changing a lifestyle doesn't become a chore.

Reward yourself with a tr...

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Binge me NOT

You know, I did not realize until recently that I was a binge eater. Yep, somehow over the years, I have been letting emotions, boredom, stress, and other factors get in the way of healthy eating.

How did that happen? I know what I was working full time shift work, the shifts we worked were ...

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