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Sparkteams

I have learned that joining a team for each obstacle that I face with healthy eating helps. When I am struggling with a particular obstacle I visit that sparkteams message boards until I begin to battle the next obstacle.

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Stopping food binges

I find that if I have the urge to eat when I'm not supposed to sucking on a sugar free hard candy helps the urge to pass.

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Breakthroughs

When I am faced with a breakthrough that means that I will face a challenge to reach it. I recognize that and work harder to reach it just to get over the obstacle before the breakthrough.

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Reward behavior

Make a poster with some kind of gauge like a road or thermometer. Fill in a blank everyday you exercise. When you reach the end reward yourself. That way you reward behavior and not the scale.

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Back on track after baby

As soon as I started feeling better aftet my daughter was born I jumped right back into sparkpeople. I have found that co-leading a team is very motivating for myself as well as others.

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Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk

We all talk negatively to ourselves. I have found that I need to catch my self, stop what I was saying and replace it with something positive about myself.

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stay in the present

Focus only on what you are doing today, forget about yesterday and tomorrow isn't here yet.

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