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

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Just one , sounds silly but it works for me!

About 7 years ago, I was at a point in my life where I was able to focus on my health and eating habits. After spending most of my life berating myself over every morsel of food that I put in my mouth and bad habits I had grown accustom too, I had a moment of clarity and a 'click' went off in my mi...

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Make a Healthy Lifestyle a Habit

It is not enough to want to live healthy or even try to live healthy you have to put systems (habits) in place to be able to live healthy without thinking about it. If you have to choose your lifestyle everyday you will sometimes choose wrong, but if you have already chosen how to live and made it ...

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Life Lessons From 100-Plus-Year-Olds

Age is just a number, and this is clearly evident in the lives of the three centenarians interviewed in the LifeHunters video above.

Each has his or her own story Clifford Crozier, born in 1915; Emilia Tereza Harper, born in 1913; and John Milling...

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you didn't get here overnight

We didn't get this way overnight so it will take time to put things right. Never give up, that's like saying your not worth it, and you are. To hell with what others think about you; it's what you think that matters. If you believe in yourself.
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Just Say 'No' and keep on keepin on!

Has anyone other than me noticed at night when watching television, the majority of the commercials are focused on food, and the later the evening goes the more food commercials there are? It is hard enough to 'just say no' during normal daytime on our journey to our weight loss attempt, but eveni...

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The Best Secret

The wish for all of us is to have a long and happy life. Yes, challenges will come along and whether they be health issues, life stresses, or other problems there is one thing we can always count on and that is the help of our Father in Heaven. Partner with him through prayer and he will help you. Y...

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Determination and Consistency



I've lost a little over 100 pounds, and still have around 50/70 to go. This is what has worked for me...

If someone tells you that diet, or exercise are the biggest/most important aspe...

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Motivation to go to the gym/work out

One of the hardest things for me was to wake up early to go to the gym. For years I have struggled to get motivated and out of my bed, but even when I planned to go later in the day after work I would usually skip or give up all together.

In 2016 I promised myself I would give ...

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Be patient it will happen......

That is a hard word to swallow when you want something now. It doesn't help that people tell you give it time especially when they have no idea what your struggling with. But patience is the bitter pill we have to swallow when we start this journey, this path we have set forth on. One thing is for c...

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Challenges: Challenging Myself!


When I retired I knew I would have to jump into getting healthy with both feet. I could so easily become a 500 lb. couch potato.

I had wandered across SP a few years ago, and thought it would be a good place to start.

After registering, I found the 21 Day...

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