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Bright and Early

I get up at 4:30 a.m. for work. Before I even leave the bed I do a few little stretches to help my back trouble. Then I take my shower and then eat a small breakfast to get me going. Then I login to SparkPeople to do my daily spin and log in my breakfast. I go back to my bedroom and do a few jumping jacks and some knee lifts, leg lifts and side kicks to boost my morning energy.

- Submitted by GLORIAMAJDI 4/3/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Treat Spark People Like a Video Game::Gamer Girl Method

I'm a big video game and table top gamer. To help keep me motivated I treat Spark People like a video game. Every calorie tracked, point wheel spun and exercise minute gained is leading me towards leveling up (by watching my waist go down).

This helps keep me positive and productive. We all need some good cardio to survive the zombie apocalypse

- Submitted by THEGUMBIECAT 1/4/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 3 Comments
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Daily Quote 25JAN2012

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~ Oscar Wilde

- Submitted by FITNESSRULES 1/25/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Emotional Eating Help

If you are an emotional eater stop before you hit the kitchen. Go sign on to SparkPeople instead. Read Motivator of the Day, Blog the emotional trigger or distract yourself with an article. This works! Replace that immediate impulse to put something in your mouth with getting on SparkPeople.
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- Submitted by GODDESS181 8/26/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 3 Comments
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Who's Your Buddy?

Engage others in your quest for a healthier lifestyle. One of the best motivators is encouragement from friends and family. Moral support and inspiration from those around you can be very uplifting, and is one of the best magical tools to achieving your health, fitness, and weight maintenance goals. This is the concept behind www.sparkpeople.com and it's a beautiful concept......a very successful concept.

- Submitted by WILLBOYWONDER 7/6/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Sparking is my secret!

I check in with the SP site many times during the day! I use my iPad. It's lightweight and very portable! Keeps me on track!

- Submitted by MYBABYBEARS 6/20/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Be Your Own Kind of Spark Person

Figure out what works for you here on SparkPeople. Establish your own presence. There are so many different ways to use Spark. Your way of using Spark might be different than someone else's. That is fine.

- Submitted by GBOOMER 12/11/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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A Good Long Look in the Mirror - Naked!

Do you like what you see? Is there any better way to change it than the SparkPeople way? Get back on track. Just do your best. You WILL see results. emoticon

- Submitted by NEVERORNOW 11/2/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Join a SparkPeople Team!

When you join a team, you join a whole community of people that can help keep you on track when you feel like you're falling behind. Teams also set fun goals and challenges to keep you exercising and eating healthy foods!

- Submitted by TURBO-GIRL 7/2/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Sparkpage - Private or Open

I believe that if you set your Sparkpage to private that you are limiting the benefit that you will receive from other members. If we get a chance to know you, we can offer you a pat on the back or a boost when it's needed or deserved. Friends..who may be perfect strangers..are the core of SP.

- Submitted by COUNTING_DOWN 5/19/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 12 Comments
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There Are No Strangers At Spark

Blog, make comments on other SparkMembers pages, Blog somemore, join all teams that have any interest that pertain to your life. And if you are feeling at home with Spark, become a teamleader!

- Submitted by SEASHELL71 5/18/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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No eating 5 hours before bed

Me not eating 5 hours before bed every night helped me to lose 40lbs in 4 months. When I started eating before bed I gained my weight back. It was hard for me to lose weight when I was eating 5 hours or less before going to sleep.

- Submitted by AJIOTAL 5/12/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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Lazy Trick!

When I don't want to do something, I spend some time reading the "Woohoo!" section on the message boards, or the success stories, or these secrets. I find that after 15 minutes or so I'm going "Well, they can do it, I can too." And then I get up and do it.

- Submitted by IAMSQUIGGLES 5/6/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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SP Fix

Each day, I start off the day right - with SparkPeople! I grab my usual cup of coffee & bowl of oatmeal and log right into SP. I log my cals, then connect w/ fellow Sparkies, do trivia, read daily emails, blogs, etc. to get my day started off with some motivating & inspiring info!

- Submitted by HOPE2BSKINNI 5/4/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Make it your Hobby

Are you having a hard time counting calories and exercising?
I decided to make my health and weight loss a hobby. Tracking my food intake and exercise on my iphone sparkpeople app is fun. looking up the exact food that I want to have helps me make the decision whether I will have it or not.

- Submitted by JMARIEMCC 4/14/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Workin' SparkPeople

This is not a hard site to navigate if you have a plan. Log in, spin the wheel, record the food and then the exercise. Then play with anything else (e. g. post, blog, read articles, etc.). But get those 3 basics done first.

- Submitted by JESPAH 4/8/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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(Re)Boot Camp!

Like a particular SP bootcamp so much that you're actually a little sad when it ends? Keep going! Most bootcam[ groups stay very active long after the original challenge ends, complete with day-to-day videos. I've been doing the jumpstart bootcamp cycle myself four times now!

- Submitted by RAINBOWSMITE 3/28/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Use the SP point system to your advantage

I aim to get all the points I can each day for one important reason (besides being competitive). The point system makes sure I am tracking, reading, learning, sharing, giving, goal-oriented, eating well and exercising. In other words, I keep myself "balanced" by doing all of the "sparkpoints".

- Submitted by JUST_TRI_IT 3/27/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 7 Comments
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track your food before you eat it

I input the food I *think* I am going to eat on sparkpeople before my day even begins. This way I can gauge where I might be liable to overdo it and can adjust my plans accordingly!

- Submitted by ROYABOYA 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 10 Comments
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Follow SparkPeople on Facebook and Twitter for

Since many people spend lots of hours on Facebook & Twitter, this can be a great way to get reminders about your goals and stay in touch with SparkPeople. We share tips, contests, updates, and generally just have lots of fun with members there too!

- Submitted by SP_TMETZNER 3/25/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Use the Sparkpeople App for iPhone, iPod, etc.

This is a perfect tool to keep track of your food, water, fitness, etc. I can add in what I'm eating, before I put one bite in my mouth, my workout after I'm finished, each ounce of H20 downed, etc. It keeps me from missing a beat :)

- Submitted by SUPERGIRLMU 3/25/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Stay On Track Calendar

I love the Stay On Track Calendar. It gives me a monthly view that not only shows me days I've forgotten to track, but also helps me identify problems - like, if I'm eating too much, or not exercising enough on the weekends!

- Submitted by JEREMYM 3/25/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 6 Comments
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