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Consistency - Key to Sucess

We all have up days and down days. The scale will be kind and then not so kind. Our moods will go up and down. To be successful in the long run I think the most important thing is to be consistent. If you slip up, so what, get up dust yourself off and just keep going. Everyone slips, it is not ...

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Stir Fry - Yummy and Low Calorie

One of my greatest weight loss secrets is cooking stir fry. Stir fry is simple to prepare, you can use almost any foods, and is generally very low calorie.

Spray a Wok with cooking spray (about 15 calories to coat a medium pan), toss in all the veggies you want (onions, peppers, zuccini, bro...

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Reflection is Critical to Continued Success

Take some time to reflect on how far you have come, what you have learned along the way, and what has and has not worked for you in your program.

Only by examining the past will you not fall back into old habits and relieve the same mistakes time and again.

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Sparking with a Cold

Having a cold will definitly slow you down but it doesn't have to make your progress stall. Track the things you eat while feeling blah, most of the things good for a cold are also good for a healthly lifestyle. Get plenty of fluids, have a bowl of chicken soup. Get plenty of rest. The cold will...

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Feeling Discouraged - Spark to the Rescue!!

I find that if I get busy for a few days and miss my SparkTime I begin to feel discouraged. It would be so easy to just forget about it and fall back into my old habits. But then I login to Spark, read afew success stories, catch up on my friends, and before you know it I am ready to dig in and ge...

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Eating New Foods Keeps it Interesting

Any fitness and healthy eating program can get stale. To add some excitement and the unexpected into my routine I am trying a new healthy food each week. The challenge is fun, I look forward to my weekly "treat" and maybe I will even find some new foods to add on a regular basis!!

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Using the A to Z Health Topic Feature

I visit the A to Z health topic site on SparkPeople almost everyday. You can earn 3 sparkpoints for reading through one of the articles. I have decided that this is a very easy way to get those extra 3 points so I have started with the "A" group and plan to just work my way through the alphabet on...

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Reaching out to others = Finding Success!!

This journey has made me realize that if I spend my time stressing over me I usually end up being unsuccessful. If instead, I turn my attentions to others I not only help someone else but often contribute to my own success!!

Reaching out and helping others makes me determined to be a succes...

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Making time for "ME!!"

We are all busy, I have been a busy wife, mother, referee, chauffeur, adviser, helper, chef, etc for more than 35 years. Taking care of other people takes a lot of energy. It is easy to give and give and leave nothing for yourself. When we do this we get tired and it becomes really hard to stay p...

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Good Health - Pass it on!!

A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

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