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How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Label, label, label that snack!

I have begun to label all the snacks that may be in my house with the equivalent exercise. I don't deny myself any, I just make a decision by the amount of miles I will have to walk to counter the calories. For example, I put a "half mile" sticker on the bag of mini donuts, oreo's are labeled, ice c...

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Consistency, Persistence, and Grace

For me it's the will to live longer, healthier, and happier. Little by little every day in every way. I do what I love and I love what I do. I feel so blessed to be here in this world at this point in time.

It really doesn't matter to me who is president, because Jesus is King!

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Never Give Up

Baby steps are better than no steps. If you take a step back don't give up, it doesn't mean you failed it means you are human. We all have "off" days and days where we want all the Girl Scout Cookies and that is okay. Just don't give up on your dream once you realize what that dream is because tomor...

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The secret of success is commitment.

The secret of success is commitment.
and persistence.
not necessarily daily, but you have to want to change your health, and then limit intake of empty calories, eat healthy foods, and increase burning calories by exercise. Training in mindfulness, balance, and stamina help.

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Fit Bit Flex

I finally purchases a Fit Bit and we are inseparable. I love it! I have managed to get over 10,000 steps per day on multiple days now.

I also typically exceed my step goal of 8,000 per day which I thought was going to be difficult. I am whittling my middle and can see it slimming dow...

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Find Your Truth With Sparkpeople

You are not alone. Whatever you are going through someone has gone through it. Look to see how they dealt with the situation. You can learn from them even if, they made mistakes along the way. You might even avoid those pitfalls because they were brave enough to be vulnerable and share their struggl...

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Set yourself up for a win!

When I started, I had about 140 pounds to lose. That was WAY too big a goal for me to focus on so I set a whole gaggle of mini goals for myself along the way.

-Ten pounds at a time I update my virtual weight loss picture on my spark page.
-I set Daily fitbit goals and increase them sl...

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It's Okay to Eat a Donut

I freak out when I feel like I do not have control over my weight loss experience, but logging how I eat and how I exercises is a form of control. I lose my ability to make informed decisions when I don't track what I eat or how I exercise.

It feels utterly shameful to admit that I've eaten ...

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Brain Chemistry Motivation for Type II Diabetic

I only recently "grasped" how much exercise helps my anxiety and diabetes by releasing calming neurotransmitters, and balancing the blood chemistry that builds up in the pre-dawn hours and contributes to high glucose in the AM.

However, due to poor sleep quality, I seem always too tired to ...

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ATTITUDE!! BELIEVE!! DREAM!!

One Day at a time, One step at a time, One pound at a time!! They all lead us on the path to were we want to be!! Where we need to be... where we were meant to be!

Find your reason, Your future pleasure, and keep your eyes on that. Believe in yourself and resist temptations on the way, especi...

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