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A positive attitude keeps me going despite life's curveballs.

Since I started down this road, I have been dealt quite a few blows. I have been laid off twice in the last 2 years, and in the past these have been times that have really set me back on my weight loss journey. I have since learned that no matter how bad things seem for you, there is always someon...

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You don't HAVE to work out in the morning

When I first started I was forcing myself to get up early so that I could work out, because "everyone" told me that working out in the evening would keep me awake. I was totally miserable. I finally decided to try switching to the evening, before bed to see if it really did keep me up and guess wh...

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Walking on the Water!

Well, I hope I have your attention now! My favorite activity is walking in the water as if I was trying to run or ride a bicycle. I have bought a couple of water noodles and I sit on one just like on a bike and peddle around in circles or back and forth. It really works your legs and arms as you ...

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Cookies Will Kill Me

I don't smoke because it causes cancer and that will kill me. I don't drink because it causes liver problems and car accidents and those will kill me. I don't drive without my seatbelt because that might kill me. When I crave a cookie or a shake, I tell myself that I "can't eat that because it will ...

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Our Body - the machine

Good quote I learned "our body is the only machine that breaks down when not in use"

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Leave the Car at home.

When going a reasonable distance with not a lot to bring to and from, I like to leave the car at home - walk, jog, or bike - it adds peace, joy (vitamin D), fresh air, scenic views otherwise missed, and a sense of accomplishment.

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Put together a walk pack

Since I am now walking on a fairly regular basis, I decided to put a walk pack together. Just used a small, sport sling backpack. I hate keeping a lot of stuff in my pockets, and sometimes don't even have pockets. It's ready to go on a moments notice by the door.

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swimsuit for motivation

Every time you don't feel like working out, go swimsuit window shopping online. When I finally see the swimsuit I'd like to buy, I'm always pumped to get my workout done and stick to clean eating.

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Flaxseed

I try to put ground flaxseed in at least one food item each day; yogurt, meatloaf, casseroles, soups.

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10 Min Videos Through the Wii

We have wireless internet at our house and a Wii system. I found out you can get into YOU Tube through the Wii internet channel and I did a few of Coach Nicole's 10 min videos on the big screen TV last night. FUN!

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