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one day at a time

don't worry about yesterday, or tomorrow. just eat healthy and exercise and be positive one day at a time

- Submitted by JAE_HENNINGTON 3/27/2010 in Getting Started | 4 Comments

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calories burned vs. calories consumed

It is all about burning those consumed calories to lose weight. I eat a lot of calories but I also burn a lot and have lost 16 lbs. in 2 months and I can hardly believe it.

- Submitted by ROX525 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments

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Faith

You have to have faith in yourself that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

- Submitted by KATTNIPP 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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positive

Stay POSITIVE!
YOU CAN DO IT!! emoticon

- Submitted by YESIWILLDOIT 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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Make list, have aplan and stick to it

I make a list before I go to the supermarket or shopping for clothes- and I stick to it. I don't purchase anything unless it is on my list. I've learned to save a ton of money by preparing a budget and sticking to my plan/list
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- Submitted by CHIEF2011 3/27/2010 in Saving Money | 0 Comments

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Taking it one day at a time

I look at the weight loss journey that I am going through and realize that I am going to take it day by day cause we can all have our bad days and we all have our good days. By taking it day by day I find it's easier to change my habits my slowly than to stop "cold turkey".

- Submitted by KGIRL1981 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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A positive attitude

Keeping a positive attitude no matter what your status can make Sparking easier. When you are unable to exercise - at least the one you love - due to an injury. Don't dwell on it....give your knowledge to others.

- Submitted by LIGHTNINGRUNNER 3/27/2010 in Everything Else | 3 Comments

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Rest is so important

I've found that 7.5 or 8 hours of sleep are a must. If I don't get the rest I need, I drag through the day. I have to force myself to exercise and have a desire to eat lots of unhealthy food. If I get the sleep I need, then exercise is easy and the food temptations are don't bother me as much.

- Submitted by BGUMBA 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

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Stairs instead of Elevators

I took a firm resolution not to take anymore elevators, and I tracked it on "Other Goals." By now it has become such a habit that I "naturally" look for the stair case in a building and not the elevator. I can feel a clear difference in my heart rate.

- Submitted by LAGREBE 3/27/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment

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Wegman's dinners to go nutritional value are on the internet.

Wegman's has dinner's to go for as low as $6.00. The food is great & most are healthy cooking. Wegman's has all their take out food nutritional right on their sight so there is no guessing!

- Submitted by HEALTHYJOANN 3/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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