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Fit Bit Flex

I finally purchases a Fit Bit and we are inseparable. I love it! I have managed to get over 10,000 steps per day on multiple days now.

I also typically exceed my step goal of 8,000 per day which I thought was going to be difficult. I am whittling my middle and can see it slimming dow...

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Refuse to give up

You know when you are young your body burns off everything you can eat anything do anything and it is no big deal it copes quickly. Then you hit middle age and the weight comes and stays. It is a blow to the ego. It zaps all your pride because everything changes. After the shock of not being able ...

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The Long Game

Just do not quit, keep making small adjustments and little by little eliminate unhealthy foods permanently. I started out cutting back on sweets and fried foods, eventually cutting out all soda, candy, and junk food. My weight loss was slow and I fell off the wagon repeatedly. At one point I was on ...

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Find Your Truth With Sparkpeople

You are not alone. Whatever you are going through someone has gone through it. Look to see how they dealt with the situation. You can learn from them even if, they made mistakes along the way. You might even avoid those pitfalls because they were brave enough to be vulnerable and share their struggl...

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Make exercise a priority!

I realized that if I don't work out first thing in the morning, it's not gonna happen. So, I get up at 4:30 each weekday morning before work. It is not easy, but it has been working (3 weeks so far) and I am working out for 45 minutes each time.

Planning is key for me. I have a recurring ala...

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Set yourself up for a win!

When I started, I had about 140 pounds to lose. That was WAY too big a goal for me to focus on so I set a whole gaggle of mini goals for myself along the way.

-Ten pounds at a time I update my virtual weight loss picture on my spark page.
-I set Daily fitbit goals and increase them sl...

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Bullet proof coffee

I am on a Keto diet. My doctor told me about this coffee that keeps you feeling full, and allows the caffeine to be released slowly. It sounded gross but it's delicious !
There are tons of recipes but they were all to oily for me. I brew 2/3 of a pot of coffee.
I put it in my blender (you hav...

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The Nutritional Tracker

I believe that one of the most helpful things on Spark is the nutritional tracker. I really never realized how many calories I consumed each day. The amount was staggering to me. Now I make it a point to track everything I eat. After each meal I take a few minutes out of my day to input what I ate a...

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Just try it!

Lemon water made daily (freshly squeezed lemons) is my go to. If I get hungry and don't want to use calories up I drink a tall cup. So yummy!! I love the taste and it's super easy. This has helped me to reach my goals. I drink it not only for cravings but in the morning too, as good morning wake...

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Illness and Injury Challenges can be Blessings in Disguise

In the past five months I've dealt with some multiple sclerosis challenges and then shattered my right wrist and had subsequent surgery to repair the damage.

In the past when I was ill or injured I comforted myself with food I didn't need and probably didn't even really want. It was just h...

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