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Keep a jar with a certain amount of money (i.e. 10 bucks for every pound you want to lose this month), when you lose a pound, put $10 (or the amount you chose) into a glass money jar. If you don't meet your goal by the end of the month, donate the money left over to charity/give it to your spouse!
It sucks in the beginning because you may lose money, but it really does motivate you to stay on track. I have two jars, one for my ultimate goal weight, and one for my short terms... it helps!
I found that the pounds are starting to melt away when I started to drink more water. In order to meet my water intake goal, I have kept out a 32 oz. cup all day that I refill with water. If I'm craving a certain food, I just refill it with water. This has helped me lose weight, meet my water goal, and stay on track!
I also keep an empty gallon jug in the refrigerator that is always full of ice cold water. This helps me refill my water so I can refuel as I go along through the day. I find that I'm now drinking about 12 glasses of water per day.
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