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Lose your water weight

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.

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SP Live! meetings - Online support & motivation

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.

To join in, type the following into your web browser:

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Find a song that makes you want to move

Get a song that has a great beat, and that makes you automatically want to get up and go. Then, when you are feeling like blowing off a workout, play that song, and see what happens.

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Visualize Your Goals

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.

Since I have started doing this every morning, I find that I have really "stepp...

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Join an eMeeting

http://livemind.com/sparkpeople-live-meetings-and-group-support.aspx?rc=spark817

This weeks meeting is on Dealing With Stress.

Now who couldn't use a little support in this area of their life. Sign up for one of these SparkPeople classes today, using the web address above.

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*I* will succeed...*I* am in control

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.

Well, one simple change can stop that ride, and that change is to change your thinking to using *I* in all your sentences. ...

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Make a list

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 tha...

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Stretch it out!

Set yourself a goal to start adding stretching into your day. Yoga feels really good, and is good for you too. But you can start even with some deep breaths and reaching as high as you can.

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Hang out with positive friends

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...

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When the forecast shows rain.....



Don't let a little rain foil your plans to work out. Adjust and do a DVD or some indoor gym equipment. Use a set of resistance bands to row your make believe boat! Put on some upbeat music, and dance away. There's still lots you can do when it'...

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