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I have been on Sparkpeople since 2008 and I rarely miss a day coming on here and getting mysparkpoints and looking around. I will lose a little than gain it back, but if I didnt have them in my life I know I would be so much bigger than I am now. Maybe to some of you this isnt a success but it is to me. I never quit trying and this is because of Sparkpeople!
If I journal my intake everyday, it helps me stay on track. You need to honest about everything you eat for the day. I really like the SparkPeople guide, when you are not eating enough protein, carbs, etc. Very helpfull.
If you keep stuff you don't use because of a sentimental attachment, take pictures of it and put it in an album (online is OK) with a note explaining what it was, why you cherished it, and why it should find a new home. That way, you can keep the memory but recycle the item to a new home.
I know they talk about this all the time, but I've been doing this for 4 weeks and didn't start doing it until this week. I got into a little bit of a funk and so I decided to put my goals on my fridge. It was such a simple way to encourage myself and it took me out of the funk. I also printed out a picture of a dress I want to buy when I reach my goal weight. Seeing my goal in front of me reenergized me and put the focus back into my diet. Try it!
Keep a clear glass jar somewhere you see it all the time and put in it a penny for every 1lb of weight you lose. Seeing number of pennies in the jar growing is excellent motivation, just be sure to take them out if you gain - not wanting to remove any pennies is a great way to keep yourself on track!
Baby Steps work.....small steps, one at a time!!!! Pick one small goal & work on that till you achieve it & make it a habit!!!! THEN......baby step 2.....pick another small goal & work on that one until you achieve it & make it a habit!! Pretty soon you will be well on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!!!! REMEMBER.....sometimes it is one step back & 2 steps forward.......BABY STEPS!!!!!!!