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Understand why you eat when you're not hungry

Check out Geneen Roth's book, "Women, Food, and God." Very insightful, easy reading about what compels us to eat
when we're not hungry and how to change your behavior.

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Group fitness classes

Sign up for a group fitness class. It's so much easier to workout when an instructor designs the workout / takes the guess work out for you. I'm addicted to my 7am spinning classes!

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No negative nillies

I didn't beat myself up for eating too much yesterday or not exercising today. Instead, I'm concentrating on what I can do tomorrow. One step back, two steps forward!

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Tips from Jillian Michaels

Just read some great tips here: http://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-specialist/dealing-with-weight-loss-plateaus.aspx

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Educate yourself

Here are some books I recommend. Even if they aren't specific to your goals, they contain excellent information about what it takes to lose weight.

1. Weight Watchers' Coach Approach
2. Weight Watcher's "Weight Stages: Successfully Manage your Weight through Life's Ups and Downs"
3. Jil...

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Always feel better after a workout

When I don't feel like working out, but know I should, I tell myself this: "If you don't feel better after you workout, you never have to do it again." I always feel better after I workout. :)

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Treating workouts like appointments

I treat workouts like an appointment, and I schedule them early in the morning. I take spinning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am, and I swim on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7am. Working out at the same time every day makes it easier to stay on track. Scheduling my "appointments" so early in the...

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