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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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Easy to track calories with "My Fitness Pal"

I never had the patience to track calories because it was so confusing and so much work. The smartphone ap which is free, "my fitness pal" is like having a personal trainer at your beck and call. So far, in 3 months, I have lost 20 pounds. It is a good motivational tool and has lots of foods l...

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Bullet proof coffee

I am on a Keto diet. My doctor told me about this coffee that keeps you feeling full, and allows the caffeine to be released slowly. It sounded gross but it's delicious !
There are tons of recipes but they were all to oily for me. I brew 2/3 of a pot of coffee.
I put it in my blender (you hav...

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The Nutritional Tracker

I believe that one of the most helpful things on Spark is the nutritional tracker. I really never realized how many calories I consumed each day. The amount was staggering to me. Now I make it a point to track everything I eat. After each meal I take a few minutes out of my day to input what I ate a...

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Just try it!

Lemon water made daily (freshly squeezed lemons) is my go to. If I get hungry and don't want to use calories up I drink a tall cup. So yummy!! I love the taste and it's super easy. This has helped me to reach my goals. I drink it not only for cravings but in the morning too, as good morning wake...

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Illness and Injury Challenges can be Blessings in Disguise

In the past five months I've dealt with some multiple sclerosis challenges and then shattered my right wrist and had subsequent surgery to repair the damage.

In the past when I was ill or injured I comforted myself with food I didn't need and probably didn't even really want. It was just h...

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See Yourself at Your Goal

I learned from the last time I lost 100 pounds, that I had to put a picture in my mind of how I would look and feel at my goal. All I saw was that goal, and that is all I strived to meet. Eventually, that picture became true.

The picture is me at the beginning of my journey the last time an...

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Plateau .... forget consistency!

Throughout my weight loss journey I try to remain consistent and establish a routine regarding my eating and exercise, however, when it comes to breaking a plateau I tend to throw just about everything that I know of as "routine", out the window.

When I experience a plateau I eat more calori...

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Finding My Personal Balance

In the past 60 days, I have finally begun to lose weight. In the past I would lose a pound or two and then gain them back.

My "secret" it turns out, consists of two things:

1} Moving more. I have always been pretty consistent in logging in 10K a day. I go to the gym every morning wi...

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Stay Consistent With It

Consistency in weight-loss is key, just like it was when the weight came on and we were consistently sitting on the couch snacking or finding a place to sit every moment of the day.

I realized that when I stopped going to the gym as much, I wasn't seeing any more results. I couldn't go to the...

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Track the calories and use a tracker

I too groan when I hear that, but for me to be successful, I must track every bite I take. I then must compare it with my caloric expenditures. There is no two ways about it, you must burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. No fancy diet pills or weight loss surgery will counter act t...

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