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30 Day No Cheats/No Sweets

Whenever I find I need a reset, I always commit to tracking for thirty days. I don't allow myself ANY sugar additives or sweets or desserts during this time. I also make sure I'm drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day.

I've found that if I stick with this plan for thirty day...

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Scale is moving down and you feel unchanged

Have you lost some or all of your weight goal? Congratulations! Time to throw a party!

Wait, you don't feel like celebrating? You're saying it's no big deal, and you feel exactly like the same person as before your weight loss?

Well, this secret of success is: how you're feeling is per...

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Don't Give Up

In 2011 I started walking everyday, strength training for a half hour three times a week, changed my diet, only drank water, I lost around 105 lbs and almost reversed my diabetes, I even got over my anxiety enough to go to college. In 2013 I was sexually assaulted and the police refused to do an inv...

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No Carb Gummy Bears

If you like gummy bears you will love this!

1 envelope of Knox gelatin
1 large box (.6 oz) of sugar free jello mix, any flavor
1/2 c. water

Mix these 2 items together in a saucepan BEFORE turning on the heat. Then, when combined, cook on the stove over low heat just until you st...

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Healthy Snacking Choices

My go-to snacks include the following. Fruit, veggies, natural almonds, string cheese, I like Dannon Greek Yogurts. Triple Zero uses stevia, Light and Fit uses a more controversial artificial sweetner but it only has 80 cal. They have other brands using real sugar. Lowfat cottage cheese with berrie...

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Rome wasn't built in a day and Where is the love?

So it's all about patience. I realize how difficult patience can be when we want something so much. We can use patience with others but often fail to avail it to ourselves. Losing weight is not a race to see how fast we can get to some magic number in our heads. Yes, it's very motivating to see a ne...

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Fighting and winning over food cravings

I can lose weight and control my food cravings when I eat whole minimally processed foods. After a few days the cravings go away and I feel great.
Packaged chips, cookies, cakes and the usual restaurant fare cause me to want to eat more and more of the same.
Real food: whole grains, minimally...

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Consistency and Focus

All my life I have known how to lose weight. As a child and teen, I listened in health classes to the teacher telling us about calories and exercise, how they work together to shape our bodies. By the time I was a mid-teen I was struggling with my body expectations. I was scared to be fat. I wanted ...

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Cottage Cheese Alternatives

So I really like the Breakstone cottage cheese with the raspberry flavoring, you know the kind that the corner tips into the cottage cheese and you mix it together but this is "regular" cottage cheese and the raspberry is nothing but sugary syrup.

This is far too many calories and way too mu...

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Positive Attitudes ROCK

Stay positive. Don't mope. Don't be depressed. Get up, get moving (even if it's slow) and start your journey to a healthier you!

There is nobody to blame but yourself. It isn't your significant other, it isn't your kids or their sporting events that make you eat fast food.

Hold y...

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