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Top 10 Strategies for Success

Use These Ideas to Meet Your Goals

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  • HANAKIM24
    i have the same issue that even though i was controlling my scale was not buging so i started workout for 1.5 to 2 hours.. 10 days over still nothing on scale :( .... consistency plus motivation when scale gives nothing its really frustating :( - 9/2/2014 9:34:46 AM
  • Thank you for this! I definitely agree with the consistency one. Sometimes the scale doesn't budge and it can be really frustrating. I'm sticking with it and hoping to reach my goals. - 5/7/2013 8:50:38 AM
  • STEPHENE51
    These '10 strategies for success' have given me inspiration when I was starting to berate myself and load on the guilt for over-indulging on Easter Sunday. I realize I can have success by overcoming failure. Writing things down will help me - my wife is always telling me to write things down, I usually don't follow good advice, but am committed to submit myself to the wisdom of others. - 3/31/2013 4:54:08 PM
  • I have my own exercises I do not on the spark list, and I have added some from the list so I can track some of my fitness and know how many calories I may be burning... i love hula hoopin without a hula hoop it really works on that mid section. I have lower back pain and find things that actually strengthen it. - 3/31/2013 12:51:41 AM
  • This has so much helpful advice! I want to be able to read this often to remind me, and when I hit the stumbling blocks to encourage me to press on! - 1/8/2013 6:57:35 PM
  • KAYYAK1
    This makes so much sense. - 1/8/2013 10:12:06 AM
  • Wonderful article to start the year with. - 12/30/2012 7:35:20 PM
  • Wonderful advice. COME ON EVERYONE!!!!!
    Just the fact that i am reading your very intresting
    and helpful posts says it all. Today is my very first day.....
    ......and my very first post ever. Because of you and your
    thoughtfulness.....taking the time
    to post your feelings for
    EVERYONE to draw strength from
    is so kind. Together we can do
    anything. Thank you all for
    being you.......for me.
    :))......yes....my smiley face
    does have a double chin.
    EGGNOG. - 12/30/2012 6:14:59 PM
  • Wonderful advice. COME ON EVERYONE!!!!!
    Just the fact that i am reading your very intresting
    and helpful posts says it all. Today is my very first day.....
    ......and my very first post ever. Because of you and your
    thoughtfulness.....taking the time
    to post your feelings for
    EVERYONE to draw strength from
    is so kind. Together we can do
    anything. Thank you all for
    being you.......for me.
    :))......yes....my smiley face
    does have a double chin.
    EGGNOG. - 12/30/2012 6:13:51 PM
  • MSHINOJOSA
    It helps when I have a support team. One that I see often, like my lunch buddies. Exercising makes me feel great, but something always gets me off track, like getting hurt, or not being able to exercise because you get out late and just want to spend time with the ones you love. Sometimes I feel guilty if I ignore everyone. - 12/30/2012 2:04:23 PM
  • This article is very timely for me today! I have lost 54 pounds since January, but I'm really struggling with social eating at my family's house this week. I had a plan for dinner last night, but everyone stayed around the table to talk, and I kept eating! I'm really beating myself up this morning, but I need to be my own #1 and keep working! Thanks, Spark People, for coming through again on a positive spin on weight loss instead of a punitive "diet" mentality! I love this community! - 12/30/2012 9:34:56 AM
  • What a great article! I especially loved the last two points. - 12/30/2012 9:29:55 AM
  • My problem is I will do all these things for 3 weeks, see success, and think I can do it without all those things. Agh! Now that I recognize that, my goal is to see it through to the finish and beyond. - 12/30/2012 8:12:54 AM
  • CANDO20K
    The analogy with a plane taking off, is inspiring me to change in 2013.
    Thanks!
    Happy New Year! - 12/30/2012 12:14:00 AM
  • One thing I don't see on this list or many others that are trying to help folks be successful is to be HONEST. We may be able to fudge the truth on our exercises or intake, but in the end, the truth will show on the scales or other areas that "just don't seem to be working". Even the word "CHEAT" has been accepted as a norm and a part of the plan. Sorry, CHEATING is CHEATING. If one truly wants success, they need to be HONEST with themselves and others. - 10/15/2012 2:23:08 PM

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