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Stay Positive about Your Plan

When first envisioning a goal, most of us are positive. We make our plan, and then we start implementing it with enthusiasm and vigor. We look into the future with our mindís eye, and we see ourselves striding toward that goal in leaps and bounds. However, even if we stick to our plan like determ...

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20 Pounds in 2 Weeks

In my first two weeks I've stuck to my prior success in losing weight. What I've done that has been successful:

(1) Eat about 1500 cal/day
Going below 1200 calories can slow down my metabolism and too many calories (depending on your BMR) can cause me to plateau or gain weight. My secret w...

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Keep Moving the Bar!

Challenge Me!

One of the first things I did when I got on Spark People was to join the ď21 Day New MemberĒ Challenge. There I learned a little about how to navigate the site, a little about nutrition, a little about exercise, and I was introduced to Spark Points. Each little nugget of informa...

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Plan and Prep

The way I stick to my diet is to plan ahead. I purchase all of my food for the week on the weekend. And then I prep and cook everything I need for the week on Sundays. Then I just grab and go! I follow a Ketogenic diet and SparkPeople helps ensure that I hit all of my macros.

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Love yourself 1st

Love yourself first and everything else falls in line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
By Lucille Ball
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Don't give up!! even when that scale doesn't move!!

I started about 4 weeks ago and weighed at 196.. but I think I really weighed 198/199. I got up to that the 2nd week in, that is why I think I really weighed that. I was getting discouraged and wasn't sure what I was eating to make me sit at idol. The 3rd week I was down to 194 but I sat at this wei...

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Building a Healthy Lifestyle on a Budget: Tricks from Twenty years in Retail.

Building a Healthy Lifestyle on a Budget: Tricks from Twenty years in Retail.

OK, my hubby and I are both retired, and itís hard to make sweeping changes on a fixed income. Some of you are in single-income families, or large families, or for other reasons have a harsh financial reality. Ití...

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Determination and Consistency



I've lost a little over 100 pounds, and still have around 50/70 to go. This is what has worked for me...

If someone tells you that diet, or exercise are the biggest/most important aspe...

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Morning workouts lead to fewer excuses!

I know that if I want to get fit and stay fit, I need a regular workout routine. I have tried to set it up this time that I am doing a good workout every day. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I do high intensity cardio and some weights, and on Tuesday and Thursday I do some medium intensity cardio ...

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Have A Good Partner

My biggest secret to success is my loving husband. He is my hero and my biggest motivation, as well as my superhero 3 year old daughter. We work out together, we eat healthy together, and got each others backs all the time.
In the 20 years we have known each other we have gained a lot of wei...

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