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Seeing actual work done. I use a M2 from Curves that calculates my calories everyday If I'm low at the end of my day I jump on the eliptical to finish. I use a odometer on my bike and heart rate monitor for my runs. At Curves I am on the Curves Smart and it tells me calories. This all pushes me.
I find that am not nearly as tempted by the chips and ice cream at the grocery store if I make detailed menus in my Nutrition Tracker while I am creating my grocery list.
I plan the next 7 days down to the last calorie. When I go to the store, I know that if I add a treat, something on my list must go to keep within my calorie limit. I remind myself that trading junk food for a healthy item does not help me reach my goal.
Occasionally I do decide on the junk food trade, but now it is a very conscious decision.
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