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I just keep going

I don't let the previous day's mistakes stop me from trying to do something healthy for myself each day.

- Submitted by NEED2DROP50 9/12/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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The S Diet

This is a diet rolled into calories and food intake. This is how it works...no seconds, no sweets, no snacks, emoticon on all days that don't start with an S....On the S days you can do what you want...within reason.

- Submitted by MGWARWICK 2/27/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Refuse it! Lose It! (RILI)

Counting the ww points/calories of food I refuse or resist (e.g. cravings), really helps me to avoid temptation especially at this seasonal time.

- Submitted by KENWANNE2013 12/9/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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My secrets for 30 lbs off!


Now: I can see that my calves have grown.
Now: Eat whole grains
Now: Drink at least 8-10 cups H20
Now: Eat about a 2300 cal diet high in protein (100g)
Now: 35-55 min of exercise 5-6 times/wk.
Now: 4+ veg/friut per day.
WHAT IS WORKING FOR ME:
Asking, when and how will I exercise, get my protein, water, veggies/fruit this week? Blogging: It keeps me thinking about it. 5 minute U-challenges with various spriends keeps me focused.
See Then &Now and U-challenge blogs for more info.

- Submitted by BIGBROTHER323 4/27/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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reading the book

reading the book definitely helped ease me in to the vast array of information on this site. I came across the book at my library by accident. The one time where an accident ended up being a great thing

- Submitted by DKINDESPLAINES 4/14/2012 in Using SparkPeople | 2 Comments
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Having a Positive Attitude & Mental Strength

I've lost 50 lbs once, gained it back plus more, and then lost 75 lbs from January 2011-May 2011 and have been slightly losing since then. I have had the struggles that everyone experiences and the only way to have success is to have a positive attitude in combination with the mental strength to make decisions that are beneficial to your goals. Once you have success, whether its 5 lbs or 50 lbs, the positive emotions you endure should drive you to keep working hard to achieve what you deserve!

- Submitted by BILLYHO2008 4/8/2012 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt can be subbed for many things: Mix 2 parts reg mayo w 1 part non-fat, plain Greek yogurt for tuna or chicken salad; yogurt w salsa & tortilla chips; yogurt instead of sour cream in any cold preparation. Cuts the fat & adds protein, calcium, & probiotics at the same time. ( emoticon

- Submitted by 1KELLIJ 3/31/2012 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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I've lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. I'm not hungry all the time & I'm more energetic

And why? because I've cut out ALL fast food, ALL sweets and bread, ALL Drinks other than water.

In the mornings I usually make a green monster smoothie (which tastes like vanilla milkshake) by adding 1 sliced, skinned apple, half a cup of honey-vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup of vanilla almondmilk, and 3 or 4 cups of baby spinach.

Snack - Orange, Apple, or Pineapple.

In the afternoons I usually eat a fist size portion of plain baked chicken with some seasoning on top and some fruit

- Submitted by FUZZYMCGEE 1/12/2012 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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Exercise Bike Endurance

I started my weight loss challenge weighing 333.6lb. I decided to buy a recumbent exercise bike to help me lose weight. At first I could barely complete 10 mins, but in just 2 weeks I can now ride 11 miles in 30 minutes.

Start slow and do what you can. You will be amazed at how quickly can quickly you can build endurance and lose weight by using an exercise bike!I have lost 30lbs now in 6 weeks

- Submitted by BRETT_DAY1981 11/29/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Too busy to think? Plan NOW for TOMORROW.

If I don't plan ahead I just seem to do whatever I "feel" like, which often doesn't equal ANYTHING on my goal list.

Attempting to plan for tomorrow, today, seems to help me out quite a bit. So when I don't have time to think- I don't HAVE to. Days don't always go according to "plan", but I stick a LOT closer to my goals than without a plan. At least I'll be thinking about my goals!

Sometimes without a plan, I waste so much time THINKING about what to do that I end up not having time to DO it.

- Submitted by COCOONED1 10/28/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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A.M. Dose of Inspiration

Start you day off by 1st giving Thanks, practicing gratitude and reading something inspirational. It's a sure fire way to get your day started on the right track!

It works for me!

- Submitted by KIMILEAN13 10/28/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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LOST 10 LBS WATCHING T.V.

I bought a stationary bike back in January and made a deal with myself. I got really into this t.v. series that had been out for long enough to be canceled and I bought the whole series. Each episode is 45 mins long ( no commercials) and I sit on that bike and watch my show every morning. Sometimes twice a day. Anyhow now I decided I will no longer watch t.v. at all without being on my bike even if its only 15 miles an hour I still have to be on it. emoticon

- Submitted by KANDIGREGORY 10/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 7 Comments
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my secret motivationolwo

My secret is many little changes, instead of focusing on a big overwhelming goal I have been slowing it down and making every decision very calculated. There's two things i'd love to accomplish; be able to confidently wear anything I want (pin-up clothes) and make it on a roller derby team. I just visualize every decision I make as a step back or forth towards my goal

- Submitted by BUILDABASH 7/26/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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10 walk during TV

Walked during TV shows to get my 10 walk in that turned in to 20 minutes. emoticon

- Submitted by ILOVEHER4 6/21/2011 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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No Food After 6:00 PM

My hypnotherapist shared this with me and it changed everything! Eat a SMALL dinner, no later than 6pm. Don't eat after 6pm.

We don't need food while we're sleeping, so why stock up for it? She described it as "go to sleep and just let the weight melt off". It works!

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- Submitted by YELLOWFISH 2/24/2011 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments
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My Busy Schedule Secret

I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:

- Submitted by COURTNEYPAIGE1 2/23/2011 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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MY choice

Everyone has that little voice inside you rebels when you tell yourself that "you can't" have that bag of chips, or that you "must" eat healthy.

However, it does respond favorably when you tell yourself that "I CHOOSE" to not eat those chips, or that "I CHOOSE" to eat an apple instead.

- Submitted by TRINDERSA 1/31/2011 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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The REAL Meaning of Success

The real secret of success is: Conquering Failure

- Submitted by HUMLADY1 10/14/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Think, "Make do"

When I'm trying to lose weight... I go for the smallest amount of food I can eat and be satisfied. For example, If I have a hamburger for lunch, could I "make do" with only one piece of bread instead of 2? If I have to have fast food, could I "make do" with only 1/2 of the fries? It's a fun game and you REALLY save calories! :-)

- Submitted by GONABFIT 10/1/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Nature's Candy

Whenever I get an irrestible graving for something decadently sweet, I reach for what I have dubbed as 'Nature's Candy'.... Grapes. Yes, Grapes!! I like them ice cold, straight out of the fridge. Or, if I'm really planning ahead, slightly frozen...
Low in calories, chocked full of nutritional pluses, and just as sweet as Godiva chocolate...minus the guilt.
Eat up!

- Submitted by ONETHIRTY5X50 10/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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MANTRA

When I feel the desire to overeat or underexercise I use a mantra to remind me why I want to stay on this journey to good health. Right now my mantra is Believe in the Dream.

- Submitted by JMARIES51 9/11/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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The Number 3 Secret to Weight Loss

I now have the honor of bringing you the number 3 secret to loosing weight. I have searched the globe high and low to glean this secret. Well, years of trial and error anyway. The number 3 secret to losing weight is; tada; drink your water. If you google water and check out all the things it will do for you it will surprise you. Everyone needs to drink at least 8 eight oz glasses of water each day. But beware of water intoxication. Don't drink to much without replacing your bodies electrolytes.

- Submitted by MARKAVIS 8/19/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Simple Sweets Moderation!

If you are ever tempted by a candy bar or other sweets and snacks just tell yourself over and over that you could eat right and lose the weight now, and eat the sweets later. Tell yourself that you could always buy a 60 cent candy bar or a 99 cent bag of chips, etc. on another day. It always helps!

- Submitted by NINA-AKANE 7/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Pray first

The secret to my success in anything is to pray first. I told God how helpless I was to change and His grace has been more than sufficient for even this.

- Submitted by HILDABRAND 6/3/2010 in Weight Loss | 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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