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Room-temp water

Of all of the tips I learned while losing weight, drinking my water at room temp was the most life-changing for me! I had been sipping my cold water all day until I discovered (learned from a seasoned dieter) that if I drink my water at room temp I could gulp it down in seconds. 2 litres of water ...

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Vary Your Caloric Intake

Jillian Michaels said on the Biggest Loser to vary your caloric intake: eat on the low end for two days, eat in the middle range for three days, eat on the high end (even going a little over) on two days. This keeps your body guessing. I did this all last week and lost 3.5 lbs!

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Guilty As Charged!

You know when you really want something sweet, and you really can't stop it, even when you've been doing so well?!
Instead of reaching for a sugary glazed donut, or a milk chocolate candy bar .... go for a small cup of low fat hot chocolate!

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Early Protein

Eat a high protein breakfast to fill you up at the start of the day.

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Food Photo Journal

I've started taking a photo of everything I eat. I review at the end of the day. If you have to have a picture of it, you might think twice before eating it! This is a great way to see what I'm actually eating over the course of a day. I can also snap a quick photo if it's something I don't have...

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Morning Spark

I like using Sparkpeople with my morning coffee. When I'm still waking up, I do a quick run through of anything that gets me Sparkpoints. It gets me thinking about what I need to do today from the very start.

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IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

NOW IS THE TIME TO JUST DO IT!!
I did, I became Determined & Consistent every day, every day and am almost back at goal weight after regaining 15lbs!
I'm back to tracking daily, exercise, drinking water & eating right, no cheats, just wholesome food every day.
I did it so can YOU!

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Now is the time!

I try to pick myself up as soon as possible & take a small step toward restarting with a fresh attitude where I left off. I try to discard the notion that I have to wait until tomorrow or Monday.

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Increase your protein!

When I slip up, it's because I've been gradually adding more carbs back into my diet, which lead to more (bad) carb cravings. I start feeling out of control. When I increase my protein again, suddenly it doesn't take nearly as much effort to stay on track.

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I use little sticky numbers to get back on and stay on track

When I started tracking my weight on SparkPeople last August, I bought a couple of packs of sticky numbers at the office supplies store. I stuck my weight in numbers that day on the tiles in my kitchen. Every time I weigh myself now, I stick the figures under the ones from the time before. 6 months ...

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