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The most effective tool

To get the very most out of SparkPeople.com, log in everyday. Try to rack up as many points as possible. It's like a scavenger hunt. Each pursuit will end in a new piece of information that will gentle nudge you, or if you prefer, shove you in the direction of a new or improved healthy lifestyle...

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Creating a positive atmosphere

The physical as well as mental place that we come from defines us. We often can't control who we work for, or with, but the rest of the time, we can strive for personal happiness

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NEVER, ever give up!

NO MATTER WHAT, NEVER GIVE UP. You will succeed if you just keep showing up! I've applied this recently to exercising. Without allowing myself to dwell on past negative experiences, I just put on my workout cloths and ' show up '. Sometimes, my experience is less and other times more, but I noti...

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One moment at a time'

Three things to consider when you find yourself slipping back.
1) Review the reasons you set your goals..
2) Ask yourself, "Am I spending plenty of time with people who support my goals?"
3) Ask yourself, "Am I willing to love myself enough to achieve my goals 'this moment'?"

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pick your poison

Three things to know when you are about to make a food choice; 1) what is the portion size, 2) what are the calories per serving, and 3) what other choices are there.

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10 minutes of anything

Move for 10 minutes. Sitting in a chair, standing up, whatever, just increase your movement level for 10 minutes. The goal her is to improve air and blood flow, so work at your on pace.
Have music playing either from an exercise video or the radio, Sandwich this in anywhere in your day.

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Make a game of curing "Excuses"

Make it a game to overcome the obstacles that get in the way of achieving a desired outcome. For me, one was getting the other cooks in the family to cook vegetables for dinner along with the starch and protein on the evenings that I work late.

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Counting habit chnges

I try to take note of when I've replaced a bad habit with a good one or removed a bad habit altogether. This way when the scale doesn't move I can remember that my goal is fundamentally overall health, and the weight loss will come.

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Listen up.

Pay attention to positive things you hear and repeat as needed for support.

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Listen up.

Pay attention to positive things you hear and repeat as needed for support.

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