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learning to get back on after a relapse.

I have learned that "practice" getting back on track after a bad choice makes it easier and faster each time...until eventually it is the normal thing...thus a lifestyle!

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throw out clothes that are too large!

Once you don't fit into your bigger clothes, get rid of them. That way you are reminded if the pounds start creeping back...you won't have 'fat' clothes to go to. Maybe someone else can use them in transition during their weight loss.

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stopping yourself from overeating in a resaurant.

When I realize I have had enough at a restaurant, in order to stop myself from nibbling mindlessly, I cover my food with salt (more than I can stand) and a napkin. Then I don't want it anymore. And it signals the wait staff to take my plate away.

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car snacking

Keeping snacks in the car so you don't over do at the fast food and at the counter is a great idea, but for me I would eat all my low calorie foods at once. I know how I am...therefore....I will keep my snacks out of reach in the car. I can get out to get them out of the back seat or out of the tr...

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to avoid a sweets binge-but still indulge sometimes.

I have an addiction to sugar and find it hard to go to friends' homes where they have sweets around and want to share so I have made a deal with myself. I will have a sweet, as I am leaving. That way I have a great. They have shared. But I can't binge since I am leaving the site. And I NEVER ke...

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waste it. don't waist it.

Now that I am on maintenance I indulge on occasional sweets. My new philosophy? Always share or throw 1/2 away...since I know I can't resist it if it is within reach.

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Daily Snacks

Measure out your snack of the day. If you want raisins, then measure out your 1/2 cup or whatever, for the day and nibble all day. When they are gone, you know how many calories you have consumed without measureing/counting every little bite.

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Early breakfast

The earlier you eat breakfast, the earlier your rev up your metabolism and the longer you are burning calories.

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motivating family

We can't make anyone 'want' to be healthy, but I try to sneak in encouragment by inviting them to play 'trivia' on SP with me. I might also read a secret of success. Short and sweet so it doesn't get boring for them.

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walking/interva
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I had an inspired moment today. I walk for fitness and decided today to add intervals of pumping my arms like a race walker. So I can still walk while protecting my knees and toes, but increase in intervals for a fuller work out.

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