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By setting smaller goals within that goal you can actually make it happen. If you want to lose 50 pounds this year, figure out what action you need to take each month, week, day to make it happen. One it makes the goal less daunting and it helps you to stay on track and not lose sight of your goal.
When I find myself down or missing my goals I go to the one ultimate resource that has all of the answers. This one resource has the ability to set things right and get me back on track. In the end this resource is ultimately responsible for my destiny. I look in the mirror.
My grandmother who i grew up with used to tell me eat your food 1st then drink. I'm sure this makes a lot of sense and can be scientifically proven. However, I've found that sipping water between bites of food made me full faster and as a result i consumed less calories.
A few days ago I bought precut veggies, (only because they were on sale). I made a light dip last night, and this morning was able to put some into a smaller container portion out veggies and go. I also grabbed a V8 low sodium to help get the veggies my body is craving!
Now that it is getting time to run the air conditioner I install a clean filter and lay a favorite smelling dryer sheet on top. It will take a day or two but you will start noticing the smell every time you run the ac. When you don't smell it it's time to put in a new one.
Not only will abdominal exercises strengthen your bones and the muscles of the back, but they'll also strengthen your entire midsection - which takes weight and pressure off your back. So add crunches to your routine as well as leg lifts and bent-over back rows. (You: The Owner's Manual)
We're all different, but for me, the hardest time to control my eating -- both what I eat as well as portion control -- is after work if I skimped on breakfast and/or lunch. By tracking, I have learned that I need to evenly spread my calories throughout the day.