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When you don't feel like working out, tell yourself to only do 10 minutes.
Start each and every day like it's the first day of your diet. You get a second chance to start all over each and every day. You start each day with a fresh slate. Don't worry about what you did yesterday. You can do it!!!
When I think about the weight I have lost, I think of it as the 3 pound cans of Crisco. I have lost over 60 pounds which would be like carrying 20 cans of Crisco. Can you imagine carrying 20 cans of Crisco everywhere you go. I have about 23 cans to go (69 pounds).
For every pound I lost, I put $5 in an envelope in a bureau drawer. If I gained a pound, out came the $5. I never "borrowed" from it. I only put in money when a whole pound was lost. When I reached goal I had enough to treat myself and my new body to a day at a spa!
Making the first healthy choice will lead to other healthy choice.
I do not like to continually deny or deprive myself of forbidden foods. I fool myself by saying that I can have that treat AFTER I eat my meal, if I am still hungry. After eating a healthy meal, I am full and satisfied and do not crave the sweets. I know I am deceiving myself, but it works for me.
I find, the more veggies/fruit I squeeze into my day (as part of my meals, and as yummy snacks with hummus ...), the easier the weight comes off. Mostly because they fill me up for VERY few calories, and then I am not as hungry by the time the next "mealtime" rolls around.
Standing in line is an excellent opportunity to get in added cardio or strength minutes. Marching in place, Standing abductions or adductions, calf raises, pelvic tilts... I don't let a minute pass me by. Those cans can be added weights for bicep curls while waiting at the checkout! Spark On!
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