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Don't Just Use It

I've been with Sparkpeople for 49 days. I know because I have a Spark Streak of 49 days. I make sure I come to the site everyday to track my food and my fitness. I paid for the premium membership and I LOVE it. It is so nice to use the Spark Coach feature. And I realized that coming to the site...

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Weekly meal planning

One of the things that has helped me the most on my weight loss journey so far is meal planning. Every Sunday I do an simple inventory of all the prepared food available in our fridge, freezer and cupboards, and I plan the week. During this process I also make a shopping list.

I set a goa...

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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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Don't Give Up

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Everyone is an individual

I think the biggest thing I have learned in this journey to health, which includes weight loss, is that everyone is an individual. That means we are all different and there is not one program, one plan, or one diet, that works for everyone. We have to search until we find the one that works for our ...

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Toddlers are Cool

My darlings are 7 and 12 but for some reason we still had the toddler sized bowls in with the dishes. They were good for when we needed a bowl of blue cheese dressing with hot wings. They've been microwaved to the point where you had a worn ring around the inside where things would get too hot. W...

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SparkCoach is a Great Tool!

I absolutely love using SparkCoach. It is informative and helps me stay accountable and makes sure I'm being active in the Spark community. All of it together motivates me to keep on track with my healthy living journey.

Each day, I click on my SparkCoach button and then there is a visualiza...

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How to Get Happy or Turning that Frown Upside Down

William James said, "Things are not as they are, but as we are." We really do see through the eyes of our own experience and each of our experiences is different, so in every moment, we see everything from the perspective of the mood we're in. It’s almost like we put on different glasses from moment...

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Change - Reinventing Yourself!

We all have phases in our lives which require change, a reinvention of ourselves. . . (you know . . . major life changes that happen . . . diagnosis w/a chronic illness, marriage, divorce, loss of a loved one, job loss or change . . . the list goes on).

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Stress, Cortisol and How to Handle It!

Cortisol – that hormone that the adrenal glands produce in response to situations that allow us to flee the situation or stay and “do battle” – dubbed the “flight or fight” syndrome. This can happen in response to either perceived physical or emotional challenges. So, it does serve us well, EXCEP...

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