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I record All My Children every day. Then I use it for my distraction while I'm working out on my treadmill. As the drama unfolds and keeps my attention, I walk and/or jog. Using my remote to Fast Forward thru commercials means my workout lasts about 37-39 mins. I look forward to the workout.
When I get off track I come here to read all of your "secrets" to getting back on track and it reminds me that I'm not alone in my struggles and failures. It helps me to pick up at that moment and "Get Back On Track" ! Thanks Everyone! I'm going to go for a walk now...
When watching your favorite shows, instead of using the commercial time to grab a snack, use it to burn a few calories instead. Get down and do some crunches, push-up or raise your heart rate with some jumping jacks or butt kicks. Then, you won't feel guilty about watching a little TV.
Every time I feel like I want to eat a snack I drink a cup of green tea, no sweetener. It gives me something positive to do, no calories and is healthy. It's a choice I can feel really good about. Then if I still feel like I want a snack I eat a piece of fruit.
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.