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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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Positive Goal Choices

I have a tremendous amount of weight to loose. I have lost 87 pounds so far and need to loose. I need to loose 47 more. When I started, I decided not to look at my long term goal, too overwhelming. I decided to concentrate on 5 lbs at a time. When that 5 is done, work on the next 5. It has been very...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables

Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables
Low in calories, high in fiber, and with almost all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, vegetables are a nutritional cornerstone. While many think vegetables equate to a few leaves of lettuce and some tomatoes, there's a wide variety of veggies availabl...

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Health Benefits of Strawberries

Health Benefits of Strawberries


Strawberries
Sweet, juicy strawberries, with their vibrant red color, can brighten up the flavor and look of any meal. They are not only delicious, they are low in fat and calories, a good source of fiber and contain antioxidants, which protect the human...

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Accentuate the Positive


"I had the blues
Because I had no shoes
Until upon the street
I met a man who had no feet."
~ Denis Waitley
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Portion Control Hints

If I buy a bag of crunchy snacks, the first thing I do is separate them into individual zip lock baggies. Even if I overeat, at least I know how many I ate. Never eat directly from the bag!
Weighing and measuring is also a key. Depending on your eyes to give an accurate estimate of what yo...

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Get to exercise

First, it took me a while to even find an exercise program that didn't feel like bad medicine tastes. When I finally discovered vinyasa style yoga, I thought I had found the secret. It is important to find and DO an exercise you love. I also have to admit, even though I don't want to that morning...

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My Ten years journey

Tomorrow will be my 10 years anniversary with spark people...yep ten years...I have learned so much over the 10 years and think I still lean something new everyday.......
I'd like to say it was easy, I'd like to say things just seemed to click for me but that would not be true...
Loosing weigh...

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Vitamin D foods

Herring, catfish, tuna fish, cod liver oil,mackeral, sockeye salmon, eggs, sunshine, vitamin D3 supplements.
Your Vitamin D Level can be Checked by blood tests in order to get your levels up to the 'optimal' Vitamin D Level. Make sure your diabetic doctor or endocrinologist check your vitamin D...

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