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New tool = new motivation

So I began slacking in my water consumption area. So I bought and new water bottle. So the past four days I have drank 12 + cups of water a day! This same trick works everywhere. Getting tired of your workout? Find a new one. Tired of the way you have been eating? Try a new way of eating. Switching ...

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KEEP IT OUT

I know my food weaknesses, and since I KNOW I can't resist them, I simply don't buy them. Pizza, cookies, pretty much anything processed and sweet. I don't buy them because I know I'll eat them if they're in the house.

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MY MEDS

SINCE I STARTED WITH THE SPARK AND WITH MY DOCTORS PERMISSION I STOPPED TAKING TWO ANTI DEPESSANTS AND FEEL SO MUCH HAPPIER. I STILL HAVE ONE LEFT TO STOP TAKING. NOT READY FOR THAT THOUGH. I WILL THOUGH IN THE NEAR FUTURE

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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.

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CHECK THE MENU ONLINE BEFORE GOING OUT TO EAT

If you are going out to eat, check the menu online and plan what you can eat that's healthy. It saves time and you can make the best choice.

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Using Food to Motivate

When I don't feel like I want to eat the same old stuff just because it's healthy, I go on to sparkrecipes.com and type in something that I am craving and try to find a healthy recipe to use it in, this way I can eat something that I really want while not breaking the diet.

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Love Yourself Freely

As a cancer survivor, I learned the real meaning of enjoying my life. I count the small moments as true blessings. Many of us don't love ourselves. We give love freely to family and friends only to criticize ourselves. None of us are perfect but we all are important and significant.

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15 Minutes a Day

This may gave already been posted--15 minutes per day keeps the clutter away, one way to beat the clutter is set the timer for 15 minutes and start putting away items in one room, when the timer rings, you're done for today. Do this each day and you will be caught up before you know it. Know this yo...

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The Gift to yourself

The one best thing about exercising is that it keeps giving back heathy benefits. Even after you're done exercising, you can still burn calories when you replace that fat with healthy lean muscle.

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Put the scale away

Put the scale away in a closet or drawer. Don't get it out except for once a week! This way you can measure your progress by how you feel, not by what a machine tells you.

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