If you don't have time to track, keep a penny in your left pocket (the side by your heart) for every 50 calories you can eat (1200=24 pennies), then everytime you eat something, take the pennies out and put them in the right pocket (the right..because you are doing what's right and you are...cont...
leaving your heart healthy...hopefully by choosing healthy foods!). When they are gone, you are done. If you are still hungry later, only allow your self to have a small snack after that of around 100 calories or less. It will keep you honest and you should see the results at the scale.
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If you work out at a track and lose track of your lap count, try wearing shorts or sweats with two pockets. Put a hand full of beans, dimes or pennies in your left pocket. Each time you complete a lap, take a marker out of one pocket and transfer it to the other.....4 beans, 4 laps, 1 mile, etc.
Every SparkPoint I earn is equal to a penny. I keep track of how many points/pennies I have. When I want to get myself something, new shoes, workout DVD, game for Wii, etc. it comes from the points/pennies I have earned. A great incentive to check in everyday on SP, track food and fitness, etc.
You can keep a total of how many points you earn each month to keep up with it. Or, you can have a penny jar where you actually put in the money daily, weekly or monthly.
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