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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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When the going gets tough...

The tough get going! I know, I know...you feel like you've been wading through the water forever but you know what? You've made some progress so you can't give up now. Re-evaluate your goals and ambitions and lay out a plan to get there.

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Planning

Planning ahead helps me get back on track. Knowing what I will eat for the week and buying foods that are preplanned.

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Prayer

I pray to GOD for strength to overcome overeating.

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Use the TOOLS!~~Read and USE THE STATS!!!!

When I was having difficulty with my last few lbs.{I'm at goal }and wasn''t making the best food choices, I went BACK to my FIRST FEW MONTHS on SP when I was MORE motivated and actually MADE BETTER FOOD CHOICES to SEE WHAT I had eaten!!! I had LOST SIGHT of the good things to eat~~ I had my own menu

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Acknowledge the slip-up and move on by focusing on what you're doing right

I cannot dwell on my slip-ups, I have too many. Instead, when I eat what I know I shouldn't, I acknowledge it and instead of feeling guilty and beating myself up, I focus on what I am doing right and then make the decision that the next thing I eat will be a healthy choice.

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ask for help!!

and support from your spark teammates. You will find them very encouraging!

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Go ahead, enjoy!

I have found if I allow myself to eat some sweets (in moderation), I am much less likely to gorge on them. There is no food that is totally off limits. I just have to find a way to enjoy these and still complete my water and fruit needs as well.

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Back to better snacking

Snack on fruits and vegetables. After losing 20 pounds I went back to unhealthy eating. To get back on track I only had fruits and vegetables for snacks. This made me focus on if I was really hungry, and after a few weeks, I lost the extra weight I gained during my unhealthy weeks.

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Save your skinny clothes!

Any time I gain a bunch of weight (I seriously am a 20 lb difference every summer to winter) I grab my old summer dresses and vow to fit back into them. Why buy new clothes when healthy eating and exercise will get you back into your old ones... for free?!

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It's you vs. you!

In this battle of losing weight, the fight is you vs. you. You determine how much effort you are going to put in it. You determine if you are going to eat healthy. So kick your butt in gear and go after your goal! Don't let you get in the way of you.

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