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ExerciseTV

I use the ExerciseTV on Lifestyle on Demand. They have from Cardio Bootcamp to Yoga. ExerciseTV is divded into different sections and there are a lot of options to choose from.

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Play on the swings in the park!

I LOVE going walking in our local park. Hear the birds and children, singing & laughing. THEN, I go on the swings. I hold my core in while I am on them. Sometime a child will swing on the 1 next to me. We start to swing in unison, lot's of giggles!

I think of exercise as 'play'. No matter wh...

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Reducing Stress with Deep Breathing

Challenges can pop up when least expected. I have found when that happens if I just stop and take several slow deep breaths that I can approach the challenge with a positive attitude. That is so important because a positive attitude helps me find solutions and opportunities to meet the challenge. ...

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Drink Green Tea w/Stevia

Understand, whatever it took to lose the weight, is what you have to do for the rest of your life to keep it off.

When I started, I stuck to counting calories, because I knew I could do that the rest of my life.
I like to eat what I want. I don't like elimination diets. Counting calori...

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Wacky Weigh-ins is a way of seeing the scale as one of your tools, a source of data, and moving it away from shame.

I remember hating Wednesdays when I was 13, because that was the day that I had to go to the doctor's office to weigh in. As a young adult, that switched to whatever day of the week it was that I was going to a meeting with a weigh-in. Then there were the years when just seeing a scale triggered s...

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Never give up!

It is unbelievable we can think negative, and then , if weight doesn't move, or we gain water weight, we are ready to give up. This happened to me over the last few days, as well as a crazy scale. (my husband is getting me a new one)
If that doesn't help me, I will not weigh more than once weekl...

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Never give up!

It is unbelievable we can think negative, and then , if weight doesn't move, or we gain water weight, we are ready to give up. This happened to me over the last few days, as well as a crazy scale. (my husband is getting me a new one)
If that doesn't help me, I will not weigh more than once weekl...

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Never give up!

It is unbelievable we can think negative, and then , if weight doesn't move, or we gain water weight, we are ready to give up. This happened to me over the last few days, as well as a crazy scale. (my husband is getting me a new one)
If that doesn't help me, I will not weigh more than once weekl...

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Never give up!

It is unbelievable we can think negative, and then , if weight doesn't move, or we gain water weight, we are ready to give up. This happened to me over the last few days, as well as a crazy scale. (my husband is getting me a new one)
If that doesn't help me, I will not weigh more than once weekl...

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Never give up!

It is unbelievable we can think negative, and then , if weight doesn't move, or we gain water weight, we are ready to give up. This happened to me over the last few days, as well as a crazy scale. (my husband is getting me a new one)
If that doesn't help me, I will not weigh more than once weekl...

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Spiritual and Mental Wellness

A daily routine that helps me to take a step out of my head and gain a different perspective on life involves one of these three resources: 1) A daily devotional from the Upper Room; 2) A quote and reflection from Spark People (Spark Quotes); 3) Daily Calm meditation from the Calm app.

The U...

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