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Points vs Minutes

It might be more fun to gain Sparkpoints, however I have decided that for me it is more important to gain Fitness Minutes. My new goal is to have more Fitness Minutes at the end of each month than I have Sparkpoints.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 7/18/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 8 Comments
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Reward your failure......ye
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really!

I have been one who falls hard. Blowing a meal turns into a whole day, then a week, an then even months. I have decided that if it happens again, I am going to reward myself with 'prize' as soon as I get back in the saddle. This will make me get back on track immediately instead of falling off the wagon for months.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 7/7/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments
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Spark Point Priorities

Ever wonder why the top two items on your SparkPoints page are tracking your nutrition and your exercise?? Just maybe it's because those are the two most important steps to success. The rest of the site is education and fun which is all good, but always remember it's what you eat and how much you move that will make the difference!

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 7/5/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Find a Buddy

I've been here a year, and fallen off the wagon each time. When I fall, I slip big....and go back almost to where I started. This time is different!! My husband is committed to eating healthy and exercising each day for at least 10 minutes. It is such a joy to be able to encourage someone and have someone keep me accountable. Find a buddy for yourself to share the journey!

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 6/26/2011 in Getting Started | 3 Comments
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Conquering Fear

You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 6/3/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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No Spark + No Email until Exercise is Done

That's it...From today forward, I will not sit at the computer to check email or catch up on Sparkpeople until my exercise is behind me. How many times have you gotten carried away at the computer only to find there is not time for exercise before work? Not anymore for me!!!

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 5/21/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Sparkpage - Private or Open

I believe that if you set your Sparkpage to private that you are limiting the benefit that you will receive from other members. If we get a chance to know you, we can offer you a pat on the back or a boost when it's needed or deserved. Friends..who may be perfect strangers..are the core of SP.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 5/19/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 12 Comments
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Counting Laps

If you work out at a track and lose track of your lap count, try wearing shorts or sweats with two pockets. Put a hand full of beans, dimes or pennies in your left pocket. Each time you complete a lap, take a marker out of one pocket and transfer it to the other.....4 beans, 4 laps, 1 mile, etc.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 5/10/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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I own it

I have to remember, that whatever the scale says...I own it. Whatever foods get recorded...I own it. The exercise done for the day...I own it. If good things take place, there is a reason for that...I own it. The same is true in reverse. Bad results? They are mine. I own them, too.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 5/7/2010 in Weight Loss | 6 Comments
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Healthy Cereal

You do not have to buy one of the gourmet cereals to bring home a healthy cereal...Post Shredded Wheat & Grape Nuts are your answer. Shredded Wheat has one ingredient..wheat. Period. Grape Nuts has Wheat, Barley flour, salt, yeast, soy lecithin. Add some fruit and have a great start to your day

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 4/30/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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