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be kind to yourself

Put money back when you reach a goal: $1 per mile walked, a penny per sparkpoint earned, $10 per pound lost, ect. Use the money to reward yourself for all your hard work! It was suggested in a sparkpeople forum and has been the best thing ever for motivation for me!

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PEP

My secret to success is PEP
P-prayer
E-exercise
P-portion
I start my day off by putting God first giving Him all of my shortcomings and drawing all of my strength from Him. I turn to Him in times of struggle. He carries me through.
I am doing the c25k 3 days a week and exerci...

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Just start

If you don't want to exercise do what the SPARK says...just start with 10 minutes...chances are you will want to do more once you get started!!!!

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No processed foods

I decided to try to get rid of all the processed foods in my diet. In two days I lost two pounds. I thought it would be hard but it is not. You can eat all the meat you want, any vegetables and fruits. For snacks I have sunflower seeds, dried cherries or popcorn, or I made homemade energy bars with ...

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Every loss matters!!!

1/4 a pound loss after working hard all week does not sound like a lot. BUT take a stick of butter and put it under your chin. WOW! a quater of a pound makes a big difference. Celebrate every loss not matter how big OR small!

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