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The secret of successful workouts is to have a variety of DVD's to choose from and rotate through to keep the muscles confused and your brain motivated. Treat yourself to lots of DVD's not only for variety, also as a reward.
Do an experiment. I just read that, after the first three bites of food, our taste buds lose their sensitivity to the food. If that's so, why not just savor those three bites instead of devouring that dessert? Try it, you may save yourself some calories.
Tonight I was hungry for a "treat"--something sweet and chocolate covered. And I believe having a treat like this a couple times a week is healthy. As long as you do it sensibly. So for less than 300 calories I had THIS healthy treat!
You burn many more calories walking/running in inclement weather then on nice sunny days because it takes more energy to keep your core warm so don't let rain, snow or cold mornings deter you. Think of all the more calories you will be burning!
A couple of times when my weight has stalled, getting religious about my water intake and pushing it to 10 cups a day got things moving again. Also, adding brewed green tea helps give you something to sip on and boosts metabolism with many antioxidants as well.
Even if you've eaten garbage all day, and you're feeling down on yourself, just log in. Collect your points, read articles, and remember why you're doing this. I always log in and it always helps me get back on track, even if I gorged on cookies at lunch!