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You CAN do it! If you didn't think you could, why did you join SP in the first place? Find someone(s) who can help you stay motivated when you are losing hope...whenever I start to get down on myself I remember there are people on this site who lost 100+ pounds...surely I can lose 50!
I drink my 8 glasses of water everyday-also too having small Granfchildren-always makes me keep my eyes on the prize! Good health! and around to be able to watch them grow up!--Also to keep active on Spark is the best "stay motivated" tool
To help me get my at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day I try to keep my refrigerator stocked. When I buy fruits or veggies that need to be prepared (clean, cut, peeled) I do it before I put them in the fridge so when I open the fridge they are ready to go.
Cut out all whites from my diet. Example replaced white flour with almond or coconut flour. No white rice , bread. Organic cheese, milk, fruits and meats. No cold cereal only steel cut oats. No can soup,vegetables or fruit. I feel great and have lost 45 pounds in 5 months. I'm never hungry.
keep a 20 oz bottle of water around you wherever you go at all times and refill it throughout the day; you will get in all your water for the day and you will lose weight faster by not being hungry all day long too.
SP has gotten me through a lot. It has taught me to be healthy. I went through Breast Cancer and the support of all my SP team helped. When I went in I was 135. Due to my treatment I ended up gaining lb back. Now I have Thyroid problems. This is why I have to stay healthy to recover again & lose lb.
I put my shoes right beside the bed before I go to sleep so in the morning I either have to trip over them or put them on. Putting them on naturally gets me to the exercise. Goal met before the rest of the day even gets started