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Guilt yourself into working out!

If I don't feel the "urge to burn", meaning I look at my gym and walk by really fast and pretend I didn't see it, I know I need extra motivation. Most nights, before I go to bed, I track what fitness I need to do the next day (I have mine listed in groupings by day.) So the workout is there and wa...

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Positive Affirmation Reminders!

I have actually found a new trick that works for me on motivation and positive reinforcement. I go into my Yahoo or SparkPeople calendar and add 1 positive statement that repeats for an entire week that I will read as an e-mail when I check my e-mail every day.

For instance, for the next 7...

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Fruit all over the place while I am watching TV

When I sit down to watch evening TV, because I cannot give it up, I keep fruit on a plate and eat the fruit instead of chips or anything else. If I don't eat them, it's okay. If I do, it's still okay because I have already added them to my tracker. So there are no chips or snacks to reach for tha...

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Go for yogurt when you need calories or are in doubt

If you find that you just ate under calories for the day, eat a cup or two of Fat Free Light yogurt. Most store brands carry a wonderful selection that will be around 100 cals, and less than 20 carbs (like Publix brand).

And the flavors are great! Instead of eating a piece of cake, I eat Bl...

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