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you didn't get here overnight

We didn't get this way overnight so it will take time to put things right. Never give up, that's like saying your not worth it, and you are. To hell with what others think about you; it's what you think that matters. If you believe in yourself.
If you haven't already; develope a code to liv...

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Challenges: Challenging Myself!


When I retired I knew I would have to jump into getting healthy with both feet. I could so easily become a 500 lb. couch potato.

I had wandered across SP a few years ago, and thought it would be a good place to start.

After registering, I found the 21 Day...

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Just Say 'No' and keep on keepin on!

Has anyone other than me noticed at night when watching television, the majority of the commercials are focused on food, and the later the evening goes the more food commercials there are? It is hard enough to 'just say no' during normal daytime on our journey to our weight loss attempt, but eveni...

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Just Say 'No' and keep on keepin on!

Has anyone other than me noticed at night when watching television, the majority of the commercials are focused on food, and the later the evening goes the more food commercials there are? It is hard enough to 'just say no' during normal daytime on our journey to our weight loss attempt, but eveni...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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KNOW THY SELF

Take some time to figure out WHO you are in order to find just HOW you can best make changes to become healthier and more fit ... either what to eat (or not eat), how to exercise, when to move, or if you just need to think.
I am a loner. After many unattended workout classes and wasted doll...

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Cravings: Staying on track with your food when cravings hit

Before you dive head first into that chocolate cake or that bag of chips, or before you go for seconds, take a moment to update your food tracker.

Seeing what I've already consumed that day and how a binge (even a mini binge) would put me over my allowed totals has a sobering effect.

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Eat Food Mindfully

Itís what fuels our bodies but often food is eaten too quickly and forgotten, make each meal special, treat it as an occasion to remember, eat slowly, chewing fully, savour every mouthful, the taste of it, the aroma, the texture in your mouth, every little detail is worthy of remembering.

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Life Lessons From 100-Plus-Year-O
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Life Lessons From 100-Plus-Year-Olds

Age is just a number, and this is clearly evident in the lives of the three centenarians interviewed in the LifeHunters video above.

Each has his or her own story ó Clifford Crozier, born in 1915; Emilia Tereza Harper, born in 1913; and John Milling...

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