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Don't try to "do it all" in one day. It's very important to change your lifestyle slowly for lasting results. One good habit begets the next. 1st, I quit smoking (29 days today). Once I quit, I wanted to exercise more. That prompted me to start monitoring my diet. That got me back on Spark!
Having a lemon in water will boost you weight loss and can taste better then plain water. Especially when drinking two cups upon waking. This boosts your metabolism and leaves your face looking thinner throughout the day.
When I hit a plateau, I reread information to make sure I'm doing things correctly, I recheck measurements , I alternate cardio with intensity, incline and distance, measure food I record instead of eyeballing, and I keep going with SparkPeople !
To keep motivated, I have but one secret. I stay happy about my new healthy living program. Just knowing that I am doing something for myself, not anybody else-just me, gives me a sense of joy that keeps me going each and every day.
The other day I was thinking about going in to the kitchen and getting a large piece of cake. But before I did, I logged on to spark and seen a comment from a friend congratulating me on my weight loss. My craving immediately went away. Now when I crave junk, I log on here instead and it works!