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I love the first of the month

I view the first of every month as a time to let go of the negative of the last month, focus on the positives of last month, and evaluate how I can make this month better.

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Live Life

My secret is to NEVER go a full week of DIETING. I always allow myself a day to indulge (NOT TOTALLY PIG OUT) and keep on track the rest of the week. It has given me much success!

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Plan to be successful

I have been told a lot that I don't eat enough throughout the day, then I eat a huge meal at the end of the day because I'm finally hungry. I had to plan to eat during the day. Plan a breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, and I don't find myself getting hungry during the day, and I'm not starvin...

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Have Soup Packets & Dried-Food Bags Falling From Every Shel

Put them in transparent containers. Use see-through, stackable plastic containers to hold loose packets of soup mix, hot cocoa, tea, & condiments. They’ll be much easier to find than tucked away in piles of plastic bags. Kitchen supply stores carry nice-looking sturdy glass or plastic containers, or...

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exercising

When I make my self exercise it makes me eat better. Because I hate it so much that I don't want to waste it by eating like a pig.

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Shopping for Motivation!!

Recently my motivation to maintain was sagging. But one shopping trip and a new outfit got me remotivated!!

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Bermuda Triangle of Holidays ... We're there!

We're in the Bermuda Triangle of Holidays where even a seasoned Maintainer can lose footing. Let's make a choice not to! We made the choice to lose weight, let's make a choice to maintain during the next months. Plan. Track. Exercise. Talk it out with those who understand. Let the holidays be one me...

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The Weekend

It's the weekend! That does not mean that we get a free pass from our plan for the next few days. Saturday-Sunday ... or Friday-Saturday-Sunday are not free days. They may be different schedule days, but they are still on plan days. They are unless we want to fight to maintain during the...

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Fat and Your Heart

I had a severe heart attack & subsequent open heart surgery with four bypasses (all of the main arteries that provide blood for your heart).
After I was released from the hospital & started rehab, one of the things my insurance company insisted on was that I take a two part class in Nutrition.

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Cheat

For staying motivated, I pick one day usually on the weekend where I forget all the rules and just have fun, so if I am out and about I don't feel guilty for having that hamburger or ice cream. I also won't be haunted by husband eating delicious Sonic in front of me! It's like a reward for a week we...

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