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Every "diet" that I have ever been on has failed me in maintaining the weight loss, long-term. Therefore, when I began here on SparkPeople I committed to changing my entire lifestyle to bring about weight loss, as a result of making the choice everyday to eat healthy and exercise for life!
My secret is meeting and greeting new friends !
One of my secrets has been to join team challenges and to make challenges for myself. Once I have committed to something, I am likely to stick to it. My favorite is the virtual trip I am on. I ride my stationary bike and log the miles. I'm visiting all of the NASCAR tracks. It makes my ride fun.
In order to motivate myself to workout regularly I have to have something specific and challenging to shoot for. This year it's a 200-mile, one-day bike ride in MN. The goal has to be attainable but only with hard work. This helps me so much every year.
talking to myself...does anyone remember the character stuart smiley, from saturday night live? well if yer as old as i am you do, it was al franken and he was so funny, but, i think of him, and i say, im a good person, and doggonit, ppl like me!!!