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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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Patience is a Virtue

I had always thought I was a patient person, but now I am realizing I didn't have patience when it came to my weight loss. If I would go a few weeks without seeing the scale go down, I would get fed up. That would usually result in giving up. But this time around I have decided to approach losing...

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Planning and Protein

Planning what I eat by:

- Developing a two-week menu that fits within my daily calorie range

- Include a "Try something new for dinner" slot in my two week menu so I don't get bored

- Each night, plan what I"m eating the next day by putting it in my Sparkpeople tracker

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Daily, Weekly, Yearly Consistency

1. Log-in to Spark daily - my current streak is around 690 days. I have been a member of the Spark community since 2011. Connecting with Spark friends inspires me. Plus, if I post that I am going to achieve a certain goal, I feel obligated to follow through.
2. Move EVERY day - I take a yoga clas...

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Live in the Moment



The Key to successful Motivation is to:

FOCUS ON THE CURRENT MOMENT.

Not the past.
Not the future.

If you've fallen off track, RIGHT NOW is always available to start again. ...

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Secrets to Success

I'm like most of you, we know what to do... eat less, mostly plants and lean meats and exercise... but it's hard to stay focused. This is what I'm working on re: tips to help me along.
- Do this for me, for my health, to have a better life
- Learn to love myself, throughout the journey, not j...

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Never be afraid to...

Never be afraid to start over. It is hard to lose and gain then lose and gain. It is a vicious self deprecating cycle that many of us suffer through. Starting over can feel like it's to hard to bother with but it is worth it. I am starting over again and hope again to prevail and maintain. This...

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Celebrate Non-Scale Victories

Here's the thing... to SEE pounds drop off takes awhile. To get to that goal weight takes even longer. So before you get to drop a size or look better, Celebrate EVERY little success. Boast, Brag, Do a little dance, post a note of praise, or whatever encourages you. Keep yourself motivated and posit...

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

Actually I have 4 secrets to success to share:

The first secret is to Never give up! You are worth the effort & time!! I can not tell you how many times I have started over from ground zero. We all have & that is OK!!
The second secret is to do what feels good to you. You may find ...

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Just get moving!

Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Most importantly just get moving. Even if it is for 10 minutes, that is 10 minutes closer to healthy than you we're! I find if I tell myself just do 10 minutes, I usually keep going. I often will grab 10 minutes here, 15 there an...

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