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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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Why I Gotta ?

I fell off the wagon right around Christmastime, I can admit. Let me also state that fitness isn't my issue , it's those darn sweets that seem to have my mind. The food aspect of it al is on point as well as my fitness except I don't strength train enough for my particular taste. So now let me get i...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Diet and Diabetes

Making healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection.

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Sticker Charts Work!

I used to struggle with getting daily exercise in, especially for 30 minutes or more each day. I would be consistent for a few days, but then would easily get off track. I was going to college to finish my post-graduate work and exercise just did not fit into my schedule some days.

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How I Started the Elliptical

When I first started to exercise on the elliptical (and I'm just about to get on mine right now)

I got it as a Christmas present and I could only do it for one minute and I was not consistent at it.

Well I hear something on tv (around Ma...

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You must be present to win

I have been a Sparkpeople member since 2012. I have not been active all that time however. I've been a stalker more or less, lurking in the shadows, reading content from time to time, logging my food intake on occasion. Since the first of the year, I've made a commitment to be more involved. I'v...

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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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Life-and Limb-Saving Frostbite Fixes

Our temperature today is WELL below zero and the wind-chill factors make it even worse and dangerous to be outside for any length of time. The following information should be helpful.

Your goal in treating frostbite is to thaw your frozen fingers, feet, and ears as quickly as possible in war...

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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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