1. Read the information and warning sheet that comes with your prescription medicine. Pay special attention to what the sheet recommends. 2. Don't base your self worth on externals. 3. Don't confuse skinny with healthy.
when you decide to be active, it makes no sense to maintain a pack to not pay more than $30 for tennis shoes. I had to learn the hard way, that it does make a difference in what type of shoes you are wearing, especially when you are training for a half marathon.
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1,539 8/12/11 11:53 A
That I can't revert back to my old eating habits w/o gaining weight.
When you are running downhill, you are putting more pressure on your legs than usual—up to ten times your body weight with each step! Relax your legs when running downhill... I sprained my foot with improper technique.
- Listening to my body and taking it slowly but surely - accept that I am not perfect and that slip-ups do happen - indulgding in crap does not provide me with longlasting good feelings - thus, eating sweets and salty snacks in moderation is OK
"Waterproof" sunscreens aren't, and a tank top is the wrong thing to wear on an all-day whitewater rafting trip. I learned that many years ago and thought of it this weekend while looking for a lightweight long-sleeved shirt to wear fishing this summer.
Edited by: TISTYEN at: 3/28/2011 (10:19)
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142 3/23/11 9:48 A
I learned the hard way If I stop exercising I gain ALOT of weight. If I spend all my energy trying to fix an alcoholic I am not fixing my issues.
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5,085 3/23/11 9:28 A
Crappy foods make me feel slow and sluggish. I don't like feeling slow and sluggish!
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2,740 3/15/11 7:18 A
Learned this one yesterday...
Don't break in new sneaks with an 8 mile run. Hello Blister!
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6,559 3/12/11 5:13 P
Having just fled a wildfire, I've learned to keep the valuables stored in ONE place, preferably at the same level the car is! I just got the most exercise in my LIFE! It will be much easier to put up a mirror in the basement and put jewelry on there, than to try and gather the items from their various places... It will be easier to keep the important papers down there. It will be easier not to have to shlep up and down 2 flights of stairs in a panic with heavy loads...
You must keep moving on, as soon as you slow down you lose all you have accomplished and worked so hard for.
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10,514 3/11/11 9:55 A
Weight loss isn't some fuzzy goal. You have to know how much you want to lose, get a plan in place for eating and exercising and avoiding pitfalls (have a phrase ready to refuse treats that don't fit in your plan) and giving yourself a reasonable time frame in which to achieve that goal. If it isn't written down and posted where you can see it everyday (like on your computer or fridge) you might forget about it. Visuals help!
I've always been told that water is the key to my weight loss success. However, I sometimes have a hard time getting the right amount on a consistent basis. About 3 weeks ago, I probably had about 4 cups of water total during the entire week. The scale that week showed a 4 pound gain and I couldn't understand why. I got up the next morning and made a point of drinking more than enough water throughout the day. By that evening, I had shed the 4 pounds that I had gained. No kidding! I know it was the water, because I normally loose about 2-3 lbs per WEEK (which is the healthy way to do it). I was told that I hadn't been drinking enough water during the previous week to allow my body to naturally do what it needs to do. Now, not only do I eat healthy meals, but I also get my water in. For the last 3 weeks, I have had a healthy and consistent weight loss of 1-3 1bs per week. I'm a believer in WATER!!!
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1,309 3/10/11 9:54 P
Giving in when I've had a slip up. Need to just let step back and not give up on the whole day, it's one mistake, not an excuse to go wild with my food choices for the whole day!
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345 3/10/11 9:45 P
As a single living alone, I have learned that keeping multi-packs of things in the house is a terrible idea because I will always eat more than one. Keeping refined surgary foods in my house will cause me to eat them, whether I am hungry or not. Tracking everything and planning ahead and sticking to the plan is the only thing that works.
Sad thing is, I am still learning things the hard way.
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9 3/10/11 7:42 P
I learned that skipping meals doesn't help me lose weight faster. Starving myself to achieve a dress size was only a temporary fix. I usually ended up gaining back all the weight and then some!
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910 3/10/11 6:33 P
I can leave whatever I want off my tracker, and nobody will know. But in reality, I'm only lying to myself.
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1,740 3/10/11 3:44 P
Good point. Why do I always fall for that one? If I always do what I always did, I'll always get what I always got. Ugh.
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12 3/10/11 3:04 P
Don't wait until you are hungry to eat. Less food does not cause more weight to be lost. People pleasing is not happiness. Love, honor and be truthful to yourself. Me and only me (with God's help) is in control of my life.
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7,527 3/10/11 8:07 A
All that glitters is not gold.
1. I took on a new job because the salary almost doubled and suffered a mini stroke and 18 months of not working as I walked off the job after 8 weeks due to high stress and ill treatment towards staff by the owners.
2. I invested a good amount of money in a scheme which offered a very high interest rate and that crashed.
There is no "magic" fix. It just puts money into others wallets. Just old fashioned healthy eating, proper portions and exercise is the best and healthiest way. And not to give up because you had a cheat day that turned into dayssssssss
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