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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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Gardening to beat stress, burn calories and grow healthy food.

One of the best ways for me to get back on track after a Winter of too much sitting, is to garden! Great way to exercise and burn calories while growing your own healthy vegetables fruit and flowers. emoticon I also find that being outside surrounded by nature is very Zen and helps to reduce my stress. All good for lowering the numbers on the scale and my Blood Pressure! emoticon

- Submitted by CVRONEK 3/23/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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I use little sticky numbers to get back on and stay on track

When I started tracking my weight on SparkPeople last August, I bought a couple of packs of sticky numbers at the office supplies store. I stuck my weight in numbers that day on the tiles in my kitchen. Every time I weigh myself now, I stick the figures under the ones from the time before. 6 months on 1 have a long column of figures documenting my weight loss of nearly 9 kilos. When I feel indecisive about food choices, I look at those little sticky numbers and feel a surge of pride and joy! emoticon

- Submitted by WENDYANNE61 3/16/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments

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Forgiveness

We all make mistakes, fall off the wagon, gain back the weight we've lost (or some of it), but the best thing we can do is forgive ourselves. We need to look at what we've done wrong, and find what we can learn from our mistakes, but then we need to let it go and move on. Holding on to the guilt and shame will only hold us back. Each day is a new day, a fresh start, a new chance to get things right, to move on and work toward what (or who) we want to become.

- Submitted by ANGIE_MAC7 2/28/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments

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Motto to Go

Get a good motto to think about - "It's Not An Option" is a good one - You are going to do what you decided no matter what - It's not an option to not do it !

- Submitted by SUBLUE 2/27/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments

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Put out your skinny clothes

Get back on track by putting out your skinny clothes or something new you want to fit into again...

- Submitted by ABONDGIRL 2/25/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Snack Baggies

I find myself gorging on snacks before the day is out pecially IF I don't eat breakfast. I am making it a habit to pack 1 bad thing with my good things. So when I am stressed or crazy at work. I limit myself to one itty bitty sandwich snack bag. I have "pyche-co--loo looed" my fat mind. Jeti mind trick 1,228. emoticon

- Submitted by LONEY_S 2/23/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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When I don't want to workout? I put on my workout clothes

I can't remember where I learned this, but putting on my workout clothes when I don't feel like working out somehow gives me just the boost I need to get me out the door. It works 99% of the time. So keep those tanks, tees, sports bras and biking shorts ready to go. Once you're dressed the reasons not to workout suddenly disappear.

- Submitted by BUNNYGIRL53 2/17/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments

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Sugar Free Individually Wrapped Chocolate

Instead of telling myself that I CAN'T have chocolate or a piece of candy every now and then, I've started buying a package of the Sugar-Free Chocolates. They are individually wrapped, often times are dark chocolate, and there's not very many in the package. I know that they are there when I get a craving and they are so good. I have also had the Skinny Cow candies. It's just a sweet treat while maintaining portion control and I feel satisfied afterwards.

- Submitted by ARIZONASHELL 2/12/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Now is the time!

I try to pick myself up as soon as possible & take a small step toward restarting with a fresh attitude where I left off. I try to discard the notion that I have to wait until tomorrow or Monday.
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- Submitted by LVSHOPE 2/10/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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One step at the time IS real!

I was so down that I couldn't build up some kind of exercise streak and then I decided to just walk, just walk. At first it took me a month to do 250 minutes and this month, I did 250 minutes in just 9 days! So, "one step at the time" IS the real thing. It does work. emoticon

- Submitted by AWESOMECHELZ 2/10/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 4 Comments
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