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My Accident that changed my life

My secret to success is count and log all calories and stay positive. A positive mind set is the true secret to success.

August 7, 2014 I was hit by a car going at least 40mph. I am very lucky to be alive. When the car struck me I was opening the back door to my car to get my 2 year old ...

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So you've gained over Christmas!

I don't think many people stay the same weight over the holiday season but don't do your system the dishonour of a poor diet lacking in nutrients afterwards by eating too little in order to lose the gain quickly. Sudden weight loss is likely to yo-yo back up again!
Discard any treats...

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Substituting foods and drinks!

I usually drink about three to four cups of coffee/day. With each, I would add about a tbsp. of cream---which has about thirty calories/tbsp.---I eliminated these calories by using two% mild --After a few days, I have never noticed the difference! Of course I never put sugar into my cu...

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How to get started and maintain a stock of home-made freezer meals.

One way to get started on a stock of freezer meals is to simply cook extra of everyday meals that freeze ok, like chili, curry, stews, casseroles etc. It doesn't take much longer to chop some extra ingredients, takes no longer to cook it, but will save you a whole meals prep in the future.

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Less Calories at night

I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This doe...

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Don't Think About It, Just Do It

It helps me to get started walking if I just put on some tennis shoes, wear whatever I have on, open the door and start walking down the street. Walk just 10 minutes from my house and by the time I get back, I've walked 20 minutes.

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When you find yourself Sparking too long...

GET OFF YOUR DUFF and GO EXERCISE!

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Get the Things Ready the Night Before!

I get my food ready the night before and pack everything I can pack to be able to grab and go!

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Log in daily!

Make it a habit to log in to SparkPeople first thing every morning and collect as many SparkPoints as possible. It'll get you involved in every area of this amazing site and help keep you motivated!

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My SparkSummary Calendar

I was just told about this feature and it rocks. It tracks your daily calories, fitness minutes & SparkPoints. You can look back at a week or a month and see how you made out. You get gold stars on the days you made your calorie target. Now I want to count gold stars and maybe make them a goal!

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