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My secret to maintaining my weight is to always plan to eat at certain times so I'm never hungry. Getting over hungry not only makes me eat things that I shouldn't but sometimes gives me headaches. Also, plan exercise every day regardless even if it's only for a short time. I always exercise first thing in the morning and as I am going to sleep I figure out how much time I will spend and still be on time for the rest of my day.
When I get on my scale daily or weekly , I want to have the right mental attitude ! I have never liked the scale , I have not thrown it across the room yet ! I hate stepping on it ! I remember being 60 to 70 lbs. heavier and I was not lifting weights either. I was FAT ONLY ! The scale gives me a BAD ATTITUDE !
I had a surgery in which I almost lost my life. I just decided to work out one day. Then I change it up. For a few months I did wii, then crunchless abs, rowing, then belly dancing, then swimming, treadmill, p90x, military training. I figured out how to change utube vids into mp3s and have a bunch of Christian songs that really rock! I love the joy the PIANO GUYS have!! So I just start with 5 mins and after about a week, I increase, now 9th day, I'm up to 10 reps, 3 sets of 9 and 20 mins. lost3#
Each Monday, I weigh myself to verify that I am within 3 lbs. of my goal weight. If I'm successful, I "reward" myself by putting a gel cling on the frig underneath my written New Year's Resolution to "Stay Svelte ( less than125 lbs.)
Sleep is an important part of wellness and with wellness comes weight control. So I try to go to sleep at a reasonable time rather than stay up and watch television and end up snacking. So sleep over snack is my evening time advice!!