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Weight Loss Secrets

The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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First Goal Done

I have decided to have a weight loss surgery and also learning to eat more healthy and stop drinking pop. That task of not drinking pop was not an easy one. I was an all day and night drinker of pop. But somehow I have learned that my body didn't need it and it wasn't healthy for me.I have learned t...

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No more sugar!

Well finally I have found the key to my weight loss! I have tried for years to find a way of eating that would promote good health and a healthy weight. I knew it would have to become a way of life. I decided to become mostly vegetarian. I still eat some fish, yogurt and eggs. I use beans, seeds and...

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Info for Weight Loss

If you're on a roll with diet and exercise and the numbers on the scale are dip, dip, dipping, it's tempting to think, "This isn't so painful. What did I have to worry about?" "It's relatively easy to lose the first five to ten percent of your body weight—so if you're 180 pounds, for example, you'll...

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Secret to My Success

The secret to my success is to start every morning checking in with my Spark Coach. Using Spark Coach keeps me grounded and focused on my weight loss. It sets the tone for my day. By starting my day this way, I feel focused and ready for any obstacle that might get in my way. It also give me an oppo...

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Don't Give up!

Don't Quit
---Author Unknown

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit, <...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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My Permanent Success!

For about three months I have been Sparking consecutive days and learning all I can. Even when I had emotional crisis, avoided exercise for days with no motivation, I kept logging in and thinking about all I had started to accomplish and how good that felt. I had lost several inches in the middle. I...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK

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 fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Can I Stop the YoYo?

Yes, I am a rollercoaster dieter. I have been such since about the age of 16. By the age of 18, I was a pro at both gaining and losing weight. When I am "not dieting" and I eat whatever I want, whenever I want I have overindulged myself right up to 160 lbs (age 45). However, generally I catch myself...

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