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no bread w/o regret

I gave up on bread...I asked myself if there is anything that you feel is a giant roadblock in your life to loosing wt. and I gave myself some time to really think long and hard about it...what I came back with was bread...any form of bread....and that's what I decided to give up....we all love brea...

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Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering....

Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering Accurate Results?

By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian

Can you really trust your tracker? Members often share their doubts on the SparkPeople messag...

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Keep an exercise journal

First, write how you're feeling and what you're thinking (positive AND negative) as you prepare for your exercise session. If you decide to skip exercise, make sure to write that, along with the reason, and how you feel about your decision. Simply note factual observations. DON'T try to psychoana...

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Hope Guards Me Fiercely

Hope drives me forward. Keeps me intentional. Fuels strength and determination. Each day, I bump up against a multitude of potential hope saboteurs. Sometimes, a hope saboteur is overt. Like, the scale is up from last week, or, I cannot fit into the jacket I wanted to be wearing by now. I spy the p...

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ignore this, posted in error

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Walk a Little Each Day

I don't really like walking. That time soon came however, when I did not need anyone to tell me that I will be doing myself a world of good by walking a little a day.

I started by walking to the grocery store around the corner. I chose a specific time of the day - the evenings when the sun...

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Honesty with yourself

Sometimes, the most effective way to lose weight, it to find out why you need to in the first place.

-Me


I have come to learn that depression, heartbreak, rejection, fear, and abandonment are more deadly than twinkies and apple pie. I don't know if we can feasibly remember every l...

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Treadmill blues cure

When I notice myself getting frustrated on the treadmill (looking at the time left and wanting the exercise to be over); I tell myself that "every step I take is that of a goddess on her path to fitness". I also know that if I complete the workout I ALWAYS feel like a champion afterwards. .............

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Meal Planning ___

I have found that meal planning helps me on so many fronts.
* My family and I eat more balanced meals
* I don't crave the foods that give me a sugar high, then low
* I am more intentional about my food and actually enjoy it more
* My food budget is kept in check
* I'm not that good at...

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Focus on the Next Checkpoint

I have to keep reminding myself why I'm here, on this quest to lose weight. Improved health and appearance are the first things that come to mind. These things will happen along the way, not just at the finish line.

So, what can I anticipate when I'm actually there? I will have achieved a li...

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