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CARB SMART VICTORY

When I limit my carbs I control my cravings. I have discovered this way of eating works for me. I can walk away from sweets, or find a different way of making sweets that don't trigger a craving. For example heavy whipping cream with sugar free chocolate pudding makes a delicious mousse. I am co...

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Do not rely on your own understanding

Proverbs 3:5, 6 "Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight."
"do not rely on your own understanding". I realize this is referring to our Creator, that we need to look to him for dire...

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Cheating Helps Me Stay on Track

I always have a 24-hour cheat period in my week. Knowing that I can eat whatever I want (within reason and in moderation) for that one day helps keep me on track for the rest of the week.

I'm not denying myself anything, just postponing it until later.

For instance, I won't deny mys...

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Commitment Matters More than Motivation

Method actors ask, "What's my motivation? What makes this character tick?" But you are not a method actor - you are the star in your own life, and you play the role better than anyone.

You know your motivation. You don't have to "find" that or figure it out, because you wouldn't be here at al...

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Very Small Steps

Every day I do one very small goal. Whatever I feel up to that day. Listen to a song, read a few articles on Sparkpeople. Or, if I'm having a great day, I shoot for a bigger goal! It doesn't have to be centered on creating a whole new diet and exercise program all in one day. That won't work. Every ...

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Staying On Track, With or Without a Scale

I am a diabetic and have started, once again, on a long-term weight loss effort. My concentrated effort began in February, when I learned at my nurse practitioner's office that due to being sick from just after Thanksgiving until the end of January I had dropped 33 pounds. I figured that this woul...

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Affirmations for myself

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I approve of myself and love myself

deeply and completely.


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I am unique. I feel good about

being alive and being me.


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I trust myself and know

my inner wisdom is my best guid...

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There are no secrets

I dont believe there are any secrets to losing weight. I think it's making good food choices 99% of the time. Its being active every day even if its just walking. Its having mental toughness and the willpower to overcome food obstacles and cravings. I think it's not feeling as though you ruined ...

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Don't let self doubt hold you back.

Don't compare your achievement with that of others, find and use your own inner strengths to overcome all handicaps and fears.

I know the pain of trying to break bad habits and set new ones, I've been there. My main path to success was to be thankful for all my blessings and try to develop a ...

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I don't obsess.

"Am I full? Am I hungry? How many calories/points/carbs do I have left? How many calories/points/carbs are in that?!"

That used to be me. Not anymore. I am letting myself eat all the veggies and fruit I want, high fat/full fat foods and whole, unprocessed grains. Whenever I feel hungry. I avo...

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