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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

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br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

http://www.s
parkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.
asp?blog_id=5336039
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br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Vision Board & GOALS

I "vision collaged" my back of the door mirror, this way I "SEE" it all the time!!! Everyday, sometimes several times a day! Foods, Exercises, Physically fit bodies, places I want to go and things I want to do!! Anything that is something to strive for or look forward to I put it on the edge of that mirror. SO when I do that one last check in the mirror before I sweep out the door I know what I want in LIFE!!! EVerything I want to live for is there: Prayer, Familiy, Friends.Healthy Lifestyle!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Goal Setting for motivation, planning, actions & SUCCESS!

Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to support each months goals. Micro & Mini goals tend to be the building blocks to medium/major goals. This way you don't get over whelmed or miss steps. You set up your training and prep. My monthly blogs are helping me!! Check them out!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/30/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Just walk or 10 minutes...

Seriously this works every time. If I just don't feel like hitting the GYM I tell myself, "I'm just going to walk or do 10 minutes". Toss on your work out clothes and shoes & go out the door. I hit the gym and I am always excited that I pull through and do an amazing workout/run. I am NEVER beating myself up for going only if I don't at all!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 6/1/2012 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Micro Goals and Battle your Fear!

Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!

You can do it!
;.•♥ Kelly ♥•¸ .

Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!
Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/25/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Blog Titles

When writing a blog, I wait to title it until after it is written. That allows me to make sure my title summarizes the blog appropriately. This way while writing the blog I can be more open rather than just writing about the topic I started with.

- Submitted by SHERYL_B 9/12/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Looking Back

When you need a reason to get back on track, stay motivated, whatever... Look back. Look back to when you first started your journey. How did you feel? What did you want? How does that compare to now? What have you learned since then? Too often we forget what we've accomplished and let negative thoughts into our lives.

It's easiest to look back if you keep a journal! Try writing in one at least once a week with your feelings, and both good AND bad things that have been happening.

- Submitted by SMARTLOSER 7/10/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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1/2 that portion...Break
fast,
Lunch, Dinner

Half that portion! I half the portion of whatever i'm about to eat. If it can't be halved without wasting part then I don't eat it Example: Sandwich you can half & save for later...cookie you would have to share if a person is available or throw the half away if you have no one to share it with. IF I would have to waste it then I don't eat it. Planning!
Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!
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people.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?
blog_id=4821690

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 7/1/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Counting for Accountability

What I found really helped me was to Blog EVERY DAY about the challenges that I overcame that day. It didn't matter if I wasn't perfect for the day. My focus was the one or two challenges that I was successful with! I did this for 130 days in a row! By being committed to blogging it made me come to Spark daily and then I'd "roam" around and all those things would help me keep going! I need to get back to that! Wanna join me? Today is Day #1 :)

- Submitted by DEETHEDIETITIAN 6/23/2011 in Getting Started | 1 Comment
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Fast breakfast that tastes like dessert!

Fast -- 1/2c chocolate soy milk (light, pre measured and frozen is best), blend with half a banana, 1tsp honey, couple drops of vanilla and a bit of flax seed. --- yummo!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 5/10/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Coupon Websites

HIP2SAVE.com Website on how to use coupons, where to save and FANTASTIC freebies! Great around fall and christmas, saved me a bundle.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/30/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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Document Your Journey

Document every step of your journey by taking pictures, writing in a journal, blogging, etc. As you work toward your goal, your journey will be a source of inspiration on the tougher days. And it will become a testament to your determination when you get to the finish line.

- Submitted by FITFABJENN 2/6/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Reach Out & Touch Someone Similar

Reach out & Touch Someone on their blog or Spark page. Find someone who is similar to you. As you give positive nutrition, fitness and life style comments to them; those thoughts will come back to you in good self advice.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 2/4/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Read My Blog..Nutrition Class Results. Sept 8th

Hi I went to the Giant Eagle Nutrition Class. Here's How To Eat and What to Eat to Keep Your BS #'s Level. Here's the link to my blog that explains it...
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g_id=3618858

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 9/9/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Blogging in Sparks helps with motivation.

Just by accident, I have learned that when I blog once a day, the process itself gives me encouragement; just the writing itself, no matter what it is. Plus, others read it, people I don't know, and they encourage me too! It has been great! So, I will keep it up.

- Submitted by CHELSEAANNE8 9/6/2010 in Motivation | 5 Comments
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Blog anyway

Sometimes I really don't feel like writing my blog, but I do it anyway. It helps me bring clarify to my thoughts. If I've had a good day I can write it and know that others will celebrate with me. If I messed up just saying so helps me move forward.

- Submitted by CHINAGAL 8/20/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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Logging WHEN you eat!!

If you have the chance to log your meal or snack right away while you are eating or or directly after, you won't have to try to remember what you ate throughout the day and this way, you are less likely going to forget what you ate when its time to log it in.

- Submitted by MOM2PACO 5/24/2010 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments
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Savor the Journey

Create, save and share momentos of the journey: pictures, blog entries, charts, etc... From time to time, look back on them and savor your successes and progress. Look forward to being able to record, save and share future successes.

- Submitted by GBOOMER 3/30/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Send yourself a postcard

I use HAZELMAIL.COM to send myself a motivational postcard. It's cheap and easy. Receiving a postcard days after I sent it to myself is uplifting. More information on the postcards is on my blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
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- Submitted by JUST_TRI_IT 3/28/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Shout Out!

Every time I've hit a low, this magic trick has worked for me: send a shout out on Spark-- a blog, a help line on a team conversation, a huddle...the reassurance that others who have been there are there for you now makes it impossible to stay negative for very long. emoticon

- Submitted by ZELDAPLIFF 3/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Brag about your accomplishments

Tell the world how awesome you are, even if it's for something small. Post it in your status, shout it out in your blog. Give yourself the praise you deserve! Toot your own horn! This will help you focus on the positives rather than focusing on the work remaining to be done.

- Submitted by JUST_SIMONE 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Communication

It's really no secret; the best feature on SparkPeople.com is the ability to share with other real people. Blogs, message boards, team posts are all good ways to stay motivated and keep coming back. Join a team and stay in touch with your goals.

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