I get so many comments from SparkFriends about how I get so many points! So, I figure after being here for over 6 years now and Maintaining for 5 and a half, I would pay it forward and tell you about this Secret of My Success!
When I started, I was clueless. I self-educated right here on Spar...
I've been using SparkPoints as my every day check list. It reminds me what to do daily, I educate myself in the process, and stay focused. As a team leader, it helps me in so many different ways and keeps me in touch with those I'm helping!
I think of my body as a running machine. It's natural to want to burn clean fuel. That translates into good energy food! I use that when I create my grocery list and stay with it!
I hear people complain about being tempted by their snack food. Here's a flash! No matter where you are in your journey, take a look at your stash of snacks. Purge that stash with healthy goodies. Focus on snack time at twice a day, three times max! Put fruit and veggies into the mix! Get rid of the...
2 weeks on the road during 2011 Christmas, and I split meals with my wife, always using portion control!
2 weeks on the road during 2011 Christmas, and I never missed tracking my nutrition and doing my SparkPoints daily!
I watch Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and Man vs Food. These shows are crazy and feature rich foods and ridiculous challenges. What I do is get the recipes then substitute healthier ingredients.