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be self disciplined.

cook small quantities of food just enough portions for what you are having be it breakfast,lunch or supper.do you know why?so you don,t go in for a second serve as sometimes the food could be so appealing that you,d want to keep having more.most of all say to yourself"i,ve had enough"all the time.

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Set mini distance goals while running

To be able to run greater distances, I pick a landmark ahead of me on the run, and I tell myself that I can make it to that point. Once I get there, I pick another landmark and so on. Before I know it, I've run the entire route and I feel great not having given up at any point before the finish. <...

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youtube

watching exercise videos on youtube helps because when your home alone you can do this and you don't have to pay for a class. It helped me and I ended up saving a lot of money and did work outs I ended up enjoying

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WHEN YOU FEEL FRUSTRATED OR LIKE GIVING UP

It took me 3 /4 years to finally loose weight. I found two people who lost a lot of weight and started reading their blog as well as made them a Spark friend. It helped me change my thinking and my attitude!

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How to beat the blues

When I am down I log onto sparks to get motivated. I read motivational tips and sparks friends blogs. After awhile I feel better and I find that I am ready to face the day and get active.

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Computer weights

Keep hand weights by the computer and play with them while updating your sparkpage!

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Request The Spark at your local library

Request your local library or your church library have a copy of The Spark on their shelves. Great way to spread the Spark to people who are in need

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My Favorite Motto

I do allow myself desserts now and then if they're within my caloric "budget", but when I am faced with temptation and I'm about to go overboard, I remind myself outloud: "NOTHING tastes as GOOD as being thin (and healthy!) feels!"

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Frozen Fruit

My kids loved this and it's a great snack or treat. Take fresh strawberries or grapes, wash them well, store in air-tight bags and freeze. I usually add a 1/4-1/2 cup per bag; the kids can grab and go! You can also use berries, bananas, kiwi, oranges or pineapple.

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Clearing Clutter and Seeing the Result is SO Relaxing!

I have been doing an ongoing de-cluttering of our house for two months now and the results have been AMAZING! First,I tackled the garage a month ago and have KEPT IT CLEAN for another month-{see my "incentives "secret of success for info!]Every time I have to go in the garage to get something or to...

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