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Keep a Positive Outlook

Need help staying positive through weight loss plateau? I think weve all been there, where we work super hard but the scale just wont budge. It can be frustrating but there is much more to a healthy body than just a number on the scale! While we might get fixed on reaching a certain weight, there ...

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Winter Activity I Like

I like to visit the ice sculpture event downtown. It is amazing what these talented artists can create. Plus, it gets me outside, walking, burning calories, breathing fresh air.

Portion Control is key in losing weight the healthy way. I have been so surprised to find what I thought was a po...

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Getting a Little Better

Still have been restricted from eating high fatty foods and spicy foods. Seen the doctor yesterday and I'm on my way

Portion Control is key in losing weight the healthy way. I have been so surprised to find what I thought was a portion, compared to what the experts say, and what is noted on ...

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Be Determined. Be Stubborn

No one ever achieved anything without enthusiasm and determination.

Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn't it? And yet so many people seem to think that simply wanting a thing will be enough to get a thing. I used to be one of those people.

Folk often seem to not realise that desire on it...

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10,000+ steps to success

I've never been able to walk 10K steps for more than a day or two at a time...in part due to my multiple sclerosis. However, I've been blessed for the past three weeks to average more than 13K per day. A huge stressor came along the day after I began (brutal murder of our great nephew and body fou...

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I've Got To Be Me!


The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
~Leo Buscaglia

Be yourself, no one else can do it...

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Love & Accept Yourself

One of the best things I have found to help me out on my journey is to take time every day to appreciate my body, and tell it how much I love it. Sending these positive thoughts to my body has helped me over come obstacles and keep pushing through. It takes the focus and stress off of losing weight,...

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Less Waist and More Me Time

I read blogs.. and a lot of people fall to the side because of the saying.. "I just can't find time..."
Typically, its lack of motivation, lack of enjoyment, negative associations, fear or maybe low self-esteem...Busy as we may be, we have less trouble finding time for television, social network...

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This is not Fun

3 days of ice chips. Followed by 2 days clear liquid. Then nothing by mouth, and finally abdominal surgery and a liver biopsy. After surgery, it all reverses. Ice chips, clear liquid diet, soft food diet. I have to take it easy and be extra careful what I put down the hatch. No fatty, no spicy, no c...

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Forgive yourself. Move forward.

I've seen too many people beating themselves up over chloices they've made. They'd rather spend the rest of their lives miserable, agonizing over their choices, rather than learning from their actions and improving themselves.

Life is not about misery, self-torture, and playing the victim no...

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