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Top 10 Strategies for Success

Use These Ideas to Meet Your Goals

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HANAKIM24

9/2/2014 9:34:46 AM

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 :(

INSPIRISTA

5/7/2013 8:50:38 AM

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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.

STEPHENE51

3/31/2013 4:54:08 PM

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.

IAMERRICA

3/31/2013 12:51:41 AM

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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.

LILYBELLE12

1/8/2013 6:57:35 PM

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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!

KAYYAK1

1/8/2013 10:12:06 AM

This makes so much sense.

BMCOLLEY

12/30/2012 7:35:20 PM

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Wonderful article to start the year with.

ALLMINE9

12/30/2012 6:14:59 PM

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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.

ALLMINE9

12/30/2012 6:13:51 PM

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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.

MSHINOJOSA

12/30/2012 2:04:23 PM

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.

ASCHU2

12/30/2012 9:34:56 AM

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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!

MARIAJESTRADA

12/30/2012 9:29:55 AM

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What a great article! I especially loved the last two points.

NEWLEAF2013

12/30/2012 8:12:54 AM

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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.

CANDO20K

12/30/2012 12:14:00 AM

The analogy with a plane taking off, is inspiring me to change in 2013.
Thanks!
Happy New Year!

JADOMB

10/15/2012 2:23:08 PM

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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.

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