GUTELAUNE's Secrets of Success | SparkPeople
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page
My SparkPage

Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

277

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

A Brand New Exercise - Highly Effective !!!

Focus on your cheek muscles - just above the jaw. Now contract them so that they pull back and upward toward the ears. Contract hard enough so that your lips part slightly and your teeth show. Outstanding. Keep that up.

emoticon

(Courtesy of J. Hussmann)

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 4/5/2011 in Exercise | 81 Comments
Leave a Comment

42

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Enjoy Compliments

Recently, a couple of friends whom I've not seen for while, commented in a positive way about my weight. I replay these comments in my mind once in a while and feel motivated to stay on course.

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 3/10/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

28

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Dressing on the side, please !

That's what I ask the waiter when ordering a salad. And then I just dip my fork into the little cup with the dressing before I pick up the salad from my plate. A very effective way of avoiding unwelcome calories. And, by the way, less dressing makes the salad taste better, anyway ! Enjoy
emoticon

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

33

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Still or Sparkling ?

When it comes to water consumption I now alternate between the two. In particular in the evenings when I have cravings for a snack I pour me a glass of sparkling water instead. The sensation of the bubbles is helping me overcome the craving for "bad calories". Try it out !

emoticon

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/26/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

46

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Clean the Mouse !

Ever considered cleaning the mouse of your computer ? This is were our hands spend a lot of time (and, yes, the keyboard is another place)

emoticon

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/24/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
Leave a Comment

27

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

I now understand

that having a snack is often not about eating, but rather about the sensations of tasting something truly delightful without the hassle of preparing it. That's why I have blueberries or blackberries for a snack. Delicious !!!

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/23/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
Leave a Comment

28

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

My New T-Shirt

I admit it: I bought it one size too small. And, man, it was way too expensive... (it's some designer stuff). Anyway, I really want to wear it. And I hope my sweetheart likes it too...

emoticon

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/22/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
Leave a Comment

30

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

The Mirror and The Camera

If you look at the mirror your eye might wander to the parts of your body you particularly like or dislike - if, instead, you take a picture of it you'll get a much more objective "status report". Looking at the picture I now see me through the eyes of others and this motivates me much more to further improve. Try it out !

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/21/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment

24

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Replacing Milk for My Cereals

... with unsweetened soy milk. It really works ! I add also a couple of fresh blueberries or blackberries. Delicious !

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/20/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
Leave a Comment

9

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

Visits to My Fridge

I keep a bottle of cola in my fridge. Whenever I open the fridge it stares at me and I stare back, thinking "No way". With this little initial success I usually feel motivated to make a healthy choice when having a snack

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 2/20/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
Leave a Comment
Page: (2 total)