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When your body can't trust you to keep the water coming, it stores extra in the hips and ankle areas. Once you start drinking water regularly, the extra stores will flush out of the body, with the extra weight of it along.
SparkPeople now offers online meetings, with live real-time leaders supporting and motivating, as well as educating our members. You can join by webcam, microphone, or text chat -- however you are comfortable in participating.
Spend a couple of moments each day before you get out of bed, just visualizing having a successful day. What do you want to accomplish today? What do you need to do, or to take with you today to be successful.
Sometimes in life, we tend to start reacting to things around us, and play the victim. We react, and feel like we have no control on making a better life for ourselves.
It's an amazing feeling of empowerment to check things off of a list. It gives me incentive to get things done when I can do a job and cross it out. Bonus points if you do the worst job first, and then not have to think about it for the rest of the day. Having a list will see me get more done than not having one. And yes, I put exercise and strength training on it!
When you need to get yourself back on track, find a Spark team that is upbeat and full of motivation and inspiring stories. Read what they are doing on a daily basis, while visiting their pages to see what challenges they are facing or have overcome. Seeing what others are able to push past, helps to get you moving in the right direction as well. There are so many heros on this site.