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Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing burns over 500 calories per hour and the hours fly by. Fun, exciting, variety of styles and partners, what's not to like about ballroom dancing?

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Happy

My friend met me at the bowling alley and watched my team bowl. After we went to Sal's for pizza and a glass of wine. We had a nice talk and he is a very nice person. We will see each other about 2 weeks as he only gets in town every other week. Nice to have a friend to talk to and go out with.

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Give yourself a reward

One way to continue to have and increase motivation is rewarding yourself for getting Sparkpoints. I give myself 1 penny per point I get. At the end of a month, I usually have $15 by receiving 1500 points in the night. This reward gives me motivation to come to the site daily and earn points.

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Discovering bones that were hidden for years~ :o)

Collar bone surfacing, wrist bones prominant, ribs surfacing, oh my gosh I have jaw bones too! More and more bones just keep me going and going! Horray for these new discoveries~ :o)

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Empty Paper Towel Cylinder

Instead of throwing these away, you can stuff about six to seven grocery bags into each cylinder and keep one or two beneath each sink for easy access trash bags. Since most bathroom trash cans are small, these grocery bags are the perfect size and they are always handy!

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How You Can Know Your Exercise Session is Too Hard.

I cut down on exercise intensity when I realize that the rest of the day is spent recovering in the recliner chair. That meant that I was not active enough the rest of the day, and that stalled weight loss. Mayo Clinic research mentions the concept of NEAT. Google Mayo Clinic and neat to see this.

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Clothes Shopping

When you feel your motivation waning, go clothes shopping. You'll either be pleasantly surprised at what size you fit into, or you will see how far you still have to go to reach your goals. A little reality check, either positive or negative, can be a good thing and really keep you motivated.

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Cheer Yourself On

This might sound funny, but I actually have a cheer for myself that I often say in the shower. The power of positive thinking does seem to work. The cheer is:
Go, metabolism, go (go, go, go)
Go, metabolism, go!
You know what to do
You can work it out
Go, metabolism, go (go, go, go)

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Deprivation

Don't deprive yourself of something you really want or this will become a "diet" not a lifestyle change. If you want it, just eat a little bit of it to satisfy the craving.

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NO

A successful loser said to say NO to unhealthy, fattening foods at social events. I thought people would notice if I put a big N on 1 lens and an O on the other. So I decided to carry a worry stone, a smooth stone, with the word NO printed on in in my pocket or purse.

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