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Never Give Up

Never give up on losing weight just because of the time it'll take to accomplish it.

The time will pass anyway.

- Submitted by BEAUTIFLYHEALTH 9/24/2014 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Focus

Losing weight when I am very busy, stressed, or in the middle of a crisis does not work for me. I pick a time when I have the time and energy to focus every day without distractions - this is not easy for me or anyone else. This time I hope to keep it off - just retired a couple years ago so have more time now - more time to sit around and eat and gain weight, or time to focus on getting the weight off and improving my health. I chose the latter. Writing the food down every day is critical.

- Submitted by RETJUD 5/25/2013 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Dance Party with Baby

Taking care of a baby can take up literally ALL your time if you let it- leaving no time to exercise. To fit in bits of exercise here or there, Ill dance, do squats etc. while holding baby. Its comforting for him, exercise for me, and fun for both of us! Ill also use his body weight lifting him to work different muscle groups.

- Submitted by C-MERRIE11 1/5/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Stress Management: 4 A's - REMINDER! 4 A's

I am keeping the follwing four A's in mind: Avoid, Alter, Accept and Adapt. Whenever I feel my head is ready to pop from stress i'm going to look at the root cause and determine which one of the 4 A's can be applied.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/10/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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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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Freeze Herbs and Other Fresh Seasonings

Do you like using fresh herbs in your cooking, but never use a whole pack? Waste money on those jars of ready chopped seasoning?

Save money and time by:

1) Preparing
Fresh Herbs - Finely chop
Fresh Garlic - Finely chop/press/grate/shred
Fresh Ginger - Finely chop/grate/shred
Citrus Rind - Finely chop/grate/shred
Stock & Sauces - Remove any surface flotsam/fat

2) Press/pour into an ice cube tray and freeze

3) Transfer to baggies and label before storing in the freezer

- Submitted by INSANEVANE 5/29/2012 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Don't let the time that it takes to do something keep you from doing it!

So often things and goals are put off because of the fact of how long it will take to accomplish it... "That's going to take forever!" Well... that may be, or it might feel like it, but don't let time deter you. That time will be passing anyway, so get busy and let it be spent getting you closer to your goals! - inspired by a quote by Earl Nightingale....

- Submitted by OHANAMAMA 5/24/2012 in Motivation | 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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Training dog

Train your dog to get you going each day at a certain time. If you can train them to sit,lay or heal you can also do this. I have and it works. emoticon

- Submitted by EDOODLE1 3/8/2012 in Weight Maintenance | 2 Comments
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Save Time Shopping for Healthy Foods

Save grocery shopping receipt and your list is ready made. emoticon

- Submitted by FIRSTLADYJ1 10/10/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Shop after exercise

Shop for groceries after a good workout, you're less likely to buy junk and more likely to buy healthy items.

- Submitted by LOVEAZ 9/12/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Making time

With school starting the main excuse I have is that I don't have time to exercise. So, instead of spending sixty minutes in the gym, I break it up by doing twenty minute sessions throughout the day. Ex: take a 20min walk, do a 20min video, and dance for 20min. Any exercise is better than no exercise.

- Submitted by AIYLA1130 8/23/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Devote time to yourself!

There are 1440 minutes in a day. Start devoting 10 minutes a day to physical activity. When you find out where your downtime spots are in your day, add another 10 minutes. This can be an easy 1st step into getting into the habit.

- Submitted by RHEAVON 7/21/2011 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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Straight to the gym!

I have discovered that I am much more likely to go to the gym after work if I take my workout stuff with me to work, change their, and go straight to the gym. If I go home first, then I just want to get comfy and not go anywhere....

- Submitted by BETSEY_T 7/18/2011 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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Nuts in the car!

I wish I could say that I always eat when I should, but there are times when I don't. I'm working or just busy. The problem I kept running into was this panicky hunger. If I'm in the car it's the worst because. I've often gone through the drive-thru. I've started keeping a can of mixed nuts in the car so when the panic sets in... I pop the top eat some nuts and the urgency goes away. I'm able to calm down and figure out a healthy alternative to the drive thru.

- Submitted by ABBYKNITS 7/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Excuses.... How to deal with them

Don't let Yourself use an excuse. Would you accept an excuse from a spouse or child? Well, in most circumstances, No! You must push forward without excuses. Excuses have cost you months, Years.....and hopefully not your life eventually.

There is no place for an excuse where Determination should be. Get honest with yourself and stop doing to yourself what you would never let others do to you.

Keep it simple and let's get this done. Health is your reward

- Submitted by SPARERIBAZ2 6/26/2011 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Reward yourself with time!

So many people struggle with having any TIME. Myself included. Working long hours, cooking/cleaning, actually getting sleep, struggling with fitting in exercise... So, my reward and my motivation is... TIME!

If you can do it, take TIME off of work for every 5 lbs you lose! - hopefully you have a supportive environment and can afford to do so. So take a half day or full day the next time you hit a milestone! Reward & regroup - even the company benefits from a healthier, happier, refreshed you!

- Submitted by OLDDKUBICA 6/15/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Fitting in Workouts!

I was having a very hard time finding time to workout with working full time and school 30 hours a week. .. I am getting up at 5am and getting to the gym by 5:30am...I have plenty of time to take a shower, curl my hair and make a healthy lunch!!

- Submitted by HAPPYHEALER 4/25/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Adjust or adapt

Who said Life was easy or there is an end to struggle? Just as you have to make a lifestyle healthy eating change & adjust to it till it becomes part of everyday life & no longer a "diet" struggle. You also can deal w/ what negative life brings to you by accepting, adjusting to it, riding it out, gaining strength, knowledge & adapting to it's changes till life gets easier again. With time & experience, you get better at emotionally & physically handling things. The struggle doesn't ever end. But

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 4/10/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Are you Crazy or Lazy?

People exclaim "that's impossible" (until it isn't). People whine "that'll never happen" (until it does). People sneer "You're wasting your time" (until it it pays off). History books are filled with people who were called Crazy by those who were Lazy. - Don Snyder

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 4/8/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Make an appointment for activity

I'm always on time for appointments and scheduled events, but for a while, I would allow myself to skip exercise. So, now I make an appointment, and schedule myself a time to do what I need to do! A planned activity and time can be much more effective than a "I'll do some exercise today" vision.

- Submitted by SHESSASSY 3/12/2011 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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When you don't feel like going to the gym

There are some days when you just don't feel like going, no matter what you tell yourself. I've found that a good way to counteract this is by telling myself that I will go to the gym and do something easy for just 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes I still don't want to be there then I'll allow myself to go home, however, usually once I'm there I figure "Why not 10 more?" and then it keeps going until I've completed my full workout. emoticon

- Submitted by CHESHEH 1/10/2011 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Create your "destination map" and plan your virtual trip

Set a goal, then plan the action steps to reach it.
Pretend the goal is a destination and determine the time or distance to reach it. Then pull out your calendar and break down the "journey" into small, manageable steps.
Even plan for "rest stops" which can be days off or plateaus. This will give you a daily plan and help keep you motivated to stay on track. Whether it's weight, a race, or quitting a bad habit - YOU CAN DO IT WITH SOME PLANNING AND SUPPORT!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/15/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Morning Prep

On mornings when I know I'm going to be rushed, the night before I will put EVERYTHING out. For example, if I want to have a fried egg on an english muffin with laughing cow cheese (a favorite breakfast of mine), I'll put out the small fry pan and in it I will put the PAM spray and a spatula. Then I will get a small plastic container and place one egg, one wedge of cheese, and my english muffin (after I slice it).

- Submitted by AMANDA_AGAIN 12/11/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Take a class

Signing up for a class will bring results. Everyone has to start somewhere! You will commit to yourself by putting the time on your schedule. You will learn how to do something you never tried OR improve to do it better. You'll be with others with like interests and have a built in support system. You may even find a new pursuit or become good enough to teach it yourself.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 10/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments
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