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I've been very cautious about making big changes once I reached my goal weight. Staying with SparkPeople is at the top of my list. I'm still drinking lots of water, eating 5-6 freggies a day, and exercising 250-300 minutes a week, as well as tracking food and staying in calorie range. No foods are off limits, but healthy eating and regular exercise got me here; I'm not regaining that 57 lbs!
Just read in Yoga Journal where the author mentioned she got back on track by hearing a teacher talk about how to "place the body" in a certain posture vs. "your body"...she thought about this when dealing with food cravings and emotional eating. Does "the body" need the extra serving, or do "I need" it? If it's "I" then consider taking another look what's behind the craving and deal with the underlying issue first...if it's "the body" truly then nourish it and move on...this really helped me !
Many live with the fear of going back to our old habits and ways losing all that we have done. Know that you have and will continue to do it. You will adapt what you do and find a balance to your healthy ways and life in general. Never live in fear but in confidence in what you have and will do!
Use the 'old' boxes of baking soda from your fridge and freezer for cleaning your pots and pans, washing up after greasy or yard work, final rinse on your dogs bath, cleaning jewelry stones.
To combat mineral deposits, pour vinegar into a plastic grocery bag and knot the handles over the neck of the showerhead, securing with rubber bands. Let soak overnight. Rinse with water in the morning.
When you're smiling and laughing you can feel your whole body light up. Whether your a size 2 or a size 22 you can ALWAYS smile and laugh. Bust out into random laughter you'll feel better instantly!
One sure way to lose control is to completely deny yourself. Choose what you really want and allow yourself a small amount. That way you don't feel like you're never allowed anything good anymore. It's all portion control!
I've always struggled with stress (even counseling didn't help), so learning how to manage it was hard: The best stress reducer? Turn off your cell phone, lock the bedroom door, and crank up the iTunes and dance around like an idiot.