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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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Quit Waiting for the "Feeling"

I recently went through a funk, and didn't have the spark I'd started with 5 mos. ago. I thought this was a feeling that would return on it's own. THEN, I realized that determination is not a FEELING that comes over me, it's a DECISION! Once I consciously decided to just DO IT, well, here I am!

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Get back on Track and Moving..

All of a sudden I was a single Parent that I knew I had no skills I needed to go back to College and had three active girls in School and worked a part time job went to College daytime and a part time job that paid almost nothing.. One good thing I didn't sit in a chair.. but many do... I did my Hom...

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Starting again AGAIN

In my entire journey here on Sparks, I've only had to start over (36 lb gain after a 136 lb loss).
I allowed life to get in the way, or maybe I should say I allowed death to get in the way with the deaths of my parents, 15 months apart.
I believe starting again after a gain is harder then just...

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Write it down

I found that one way to be successful is to write everything down. That means everything: food, drinks (yes water too), exercise, feelings.

It feels good to get it down and out of your head. I had a hard time with this at first, but after getting off track so many times and not...

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Don't Give Up

Just because you went off the plan for a meal or even a day doesn't mean you've blown it. Analyze what led to you getting off (tired, stress, just need a break) and tell yourself that you have had your break and get back to the program

Sometimes you just need to take an easy day. If that's h...

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Days Before Christmas

As we all know that you can get side tracked at this time of Year.. Christmas is friends and visiting the family and going for the goal.. Keep in mind that make sure you get a full glass of water before your meal and refill as you sip away on one as your cooking... This way you do not have to taste ...

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Always Come Back

SparkPeople is such a welcoming community and it can be a very positive and uplifting place when you need it the most. Having started my journey on December 3, 2011 at 275 pounds, I was able to lose over 90 pounds in my first year. Throughout the past three years, I've mostly maintained that lost.

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What You Do FIRST Thing When You Wake Up

What you do FIRST thing when you get up in the morning can impact your day, positive or negative. Say aloud" I WILL make this a positive day today. Then make a plan and stick with it no matter what. Make each day count as if it is the only day that matters!

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Each day is a blank slate

Stop beating yourself up over that dessert you ate yesterday. First of all it's a good thing that you ARE beating yourself up - it means you want to eat healthy. Second of all, you can't change the past. It happened. Let it go. Today is a brand new day full of decisions you ARE in control of. Pick t...

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Falling doesn't make you a failure, Stopping does.

Try and try again. Dont give up. So what if this is your 3rd, 5th, or 10th time trying to be healthy, exercising, trying to lose weight. Whatever you are trying to do, keep doing it till you reach your goal. Good luck, WE CAN ALL BE WINNERS!

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