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Give it time!

The thing about time is that it's passing anyway. To sit on your butt and think "Ugh. I'll start next month. I'll go for a walk tomorrow.." It doesn't do anything for you. It doesn't begin the process like so many of us try to convince ourselves it does. Having an idea is meaningless if we never...

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Your personal SparkSummary Calendar

I use the SparkSummary Calendar found in My Trackers; Reports; Weights and Other Reports; My SparkSummary Calendar to notice trends in eating and exercise. If I don't lose as much as I think I should I look at my patterns to determine how I can adjust for even more success!

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Desk Sitting

Recently I set a Task on my computer using the Task Scheduler to pop up a reminder every 35 minutes to get up and take a break. Move around. Stretch. It helps me move around a little bit more in the office.

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Follow SparkPeople on Facebook and Twitter for

Since many people spend lots of hours on Facebook & Twitter, this can be a great way to get reminders about your goals and stay in touch with SparkPeople. We share tips, contests, updates, and generally just have lots of fun with members there too!

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Support your Team by Welcoming New Members

Visit new team members pages and leave a comment welcoming them to the team or give them a welcoming goodies. I like to give a pedometer or fruit salad and then wish them a healthy start to their journey.

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Flavor with Citrus Instead of Oil!

Instead of using oil when pan cooking your eggs or favorite vegetables, use lemon or lime. It helps give your food some delicious flavor without the extra calories!

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**TOP 5 TIPS FOR MAINTAINING WEIGHT**

1-Eat for purpose: With the exception of special occasions, the food I eat has 2 purposes. The first is to fuel my body so I can feel good throughout the day. The second is to sustain it throughout my life. I want to meet my grandbaby's one day.
2-Exercise! Consistently! Find ways to stay active....

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Including Nuts and Olive Oil in your diet

I've been on a plateau ever since I started this journey 3 months ago (I just didn't know it until now), I lost some weight but I struggled. I was on a strict 1200-1300 cal a day with very low sugar or fats and I was barley losing a pound a week and then I would gain it back again.

Well that ...

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Make one Smart Choice

Set a goal to make at least one smart choice concerning healthy eating a day. Try to make it early in the morning. When you make that choice, you immediately feel good about yourself. And you're committed to having a good day. So you'll find yourself making another smart choice later. Another feel g...

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Cheerios!

Don't forget about plain old "boring" Cheerios! They taste great with milk and a sprinkle of Splenda (obviously - it's cereal after all...), mixed into flavored yogurt or plain yogurt and a dash of cinnamon, or just eaten plain when you're craving a crunchy snack. At 100 calories for a cup (that's ...

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