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Be Involved

Losing weight and changing your life isn't an easy thing to do. Join a Spark Team and make Spark Friends that motivate and encourage you. I've learned to be more active with this and it helps me out more than anything else I am doing.

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Keep A Journal

I like to write about my weight loss journey. When I need motivation I like to look back at how far I have come and what I have learned about myself along the way. This keeps me from not giving up.

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Keep a Medical Journal

I have a small journal where I list all my medical appointments, procedures, prescriptions etc. I had a problem remembering things when asked by my doctor like when I had my last Mammogram, Now I just look it up! I also ask and keep track of my blood pressure readings, resting heart rate etc and a...

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Baby goals

I am trying baby goals. Each week is a little goal and every month it turns into a bigger goal, with a "prize"... I'm doing this for a short amount of time, to try and stay focused!

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Reward

Hanging Reminder. Buy a pair of pants that don't fit and hang them up in your closet so you see it everyday and then when you think you can fit in them reward yourself buy wearing those pants and telling the world why your wearing them.

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Salad Chef

I bought The Salad Chef at Meijer and it is Wonderful! It has all the pieces and cost less than buying it on TV. A perfect salad in minutes. lift the lever, put in the veggie, push down & Whomp! it falls into the bowl in perfect pieces. Put on the storage lid and you have beautiful salad for da...

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Fit bit

The FitBit is the best pedometer for the best price. It calculates activity and gives you a readout on the computer. It will even tell you how much you sleep or not sleep. The online stuff is free. I hope someday we can connect the results directly into sparkpeople. Does anyone out there enjo...

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KEEP IT UP

Even if you can't exercise a lot one day do some. Be consistant.
Don't let it slip
If you start missing it will be easy to miss more and more and you lose a lot of what you had gained in strength.

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Take Care of Yourself!

Be a little selfish! Take care of yourself. No one else can take care of you and you cannot take care of others if you don't put yourself first when you need to.

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An Oldie But Goodie. Another Great Book Full of Financial Wisdom

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason is full of financial wisdom! It's a fast read and you can find it free at your local library. I highly recommend this book!

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