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Will Power is Stronger than Your Mind

If you're craving a chocolate overdose or you want to phone it in half way through your workout just think of why it is you're working so hard to lose weight. And if that's not enough to fuel the will power fire than remember all the people who doubted your ability to lose that large (or even stubbo...

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Starbucks Proof Your Life

I know we all enjoy a nice Starbucks coffee every now and then but they do so much damage. So my little trick to enjoying Starbucks but not giving in to the urge to "make it a Venti" is find yourself a travel mug that you love and is as small as you can find. Keep it with you so that whenever you fe...

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Dress for Success

The only time of day I have to exercise is bright and early first thing in the morning and I am by no means a morning person. I found that I'd wake up when my alarm went off but then lounge around in my comfy PJ's. So instead I've invested in some comfy work out clothes, I wear them to bed and then ...

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Make SparkPeople the first thing you do in your day

First thing in the morning I pour myself a giant glass of water and sit down to my laptop. I use SparkPeople to plan out my meals for the day, find the motivation I might've been lacking when I first woke and connect with other people who're also on their weight loss journey's.

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FInd a Motivator and Stick to It!

Find something that you want be it physical, emotional and even intellectual and let it help you to reach your goals.

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Don't Let Others De-rail You

We know they're not trying to do it on purpose ( or maybe they are?) but we all know atleast one person (friend or family) that tries to undermine our weight loss.

For me, it's my best friend who can't accept I've given up on drinking, because it's too many empty calories.

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Measuring Food

Portion size is the biggest thing and I found that measuring my food and paying attention to the suggested serving sizes on packaging helped me learn what a healthy meal should look like!

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