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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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go to bed on

don`t eat 3hrs before going to bed ,drink plenty of water

- Submitted by MOLLY3341 2/17/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Keep Moving Forward

I don't allow myself to dwell on the past, instead I remain positive by working out, eating right and moving forward. emoticon

- Submitted by LISASGONNADOIT 2/11/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Keep going never say I am starting over

“The key to succeeding at anything in life is to focus on the small victories.” ~ Mark Black ~ just pick your self up and go forward why waste time going back look how far you came before you slipped. when hiking a hiker doesn't turn around and go back to when he started the hike. emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by SPARKFRAN514 2/9/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Slowly move forward, never move backward

Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead for getting fit and healthy? The secret is to start with the tiniest improvement and then slowly, steadily add to it, never moving backwards. For example, the first day do just one sit up. Day two add another. Every day add one, never subtract! - and soon you'll be doing a full routine. Same with food: Day one: Eat half a bagel, instead of a full bagel. The next day, eat a quarter bagel, day three, no bagel. Slow and steady wins the race! emoticon

- Submitted by AUNTIEGRIZZELDA 1/22/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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THINK as working through the SparkDiet's Stages!

Many people join SP and dive into teams before digging into what makes this site so fantastic: it's many resources! WORKing through the SparkDiet's stages sets the pace for lasting change...IF we truly read everything. Give extra attention when you find yourself saying, "Oh I know THAT".

Read the articles, do the 'activities', ...
...and explore this huge site;
its substance will nourish you!

- Submitted by SAM60SUMTHINK 1/7/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Just do it!

Don't plan to start next Monday, or the first of the year. JUST DO IT!!! I planned to start my fitness/wellness journey so many times and experienced setbacks. Plan your meals for the next day and stay on track.
Made some bad choices on last night's meal? Don't discourage but encourage yourself! Recognize the behavior and change it.

- Submitted by LOVINTHESPARK 1/4/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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My 2014 Happy Plan

No more January focus on "I can't....." (fill in the deprivation).

Today I will focus on what I CAN do good for myself, hoping to make every day a success by adding something I can "have" not focus on what I can't (eat, or do).Today I plan to eat 2 Fruits instead of one or none and take two 5 minute walks in the house, it's icy and I don't have a treadmill. My plan, keep it simple and successful! Be kind to others...and to myself! If I journal my success, maybe I will smile myself to sleep!

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 1/1/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Take a fall, make a stand.

Learn to fall. So that you can get back up again.

- Submitted by SILVERCLAW95 12/21/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Doing something different

Bad habits were creeping back...Grazing, adding on, snacking at night etc. I needed a change and something simple to replace my complicated food tracking.
So I printed menus for a week on the food tracker, check off eaten food, and substitute as needed.. Now I have renewed energy because I made a change to give myself more time.. The plan makes me feel safe knowing that the food plan is there for the entire week. emoticon

- Submitted by CHERBOO1 11/18/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments

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Setbacks

When you have a setback, don't give up on yourself, pick yourself up and start over, again, again emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by COASTAL6 11/7/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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