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Eat Mindfully

Eating mindfully helps me know what my body likes and when I am full.

- Submitted by KALIGIRL 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Life

Life has a way of changing your routine. I found that staying poitive and asking for help when needed it the secret to my success! emoticon

- Submitted by LISAGL1 3/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

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Focus on something else!

When I feel my motivation slipping, I focus on doing something not related to my healthy lifestyle, but still good overall. For example, getting my house in order, mail sorted, laundry done and folded, lawn mowed, and dishes done does WONDERS for getting my mind set back on working out and burning c

- Submitted by _TRIXIE_ 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 6 Comments

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Stickers

Just discovered stickers. I have a monthly calendar that every day I exercise, I put a sticker on the day. It is encouraging to see when you can go for different lengths of consistent stickers. And sometimes, it even encourages me to do it when I don't fell like it, just to keep a streak going.

- Submitted by SISSYFEB48 3/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment

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How I get 9 glasses of water a day

I am the type of person that just can not drink plain water, I don't care how cold it is. I have a large water bottle (24 oz.)that I got from my mother in law for my birthday, and I add a packet of Propel Fitness Water to it 3 times a day.

- Submitted by DOINIT4MEJONES 3/26/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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good sparkfriends are a MUST

I find that just creating a group of friends on spark-- who you can root for and who you know have your back-- is the BEST part of my success. Because sometimes you need to be accountable to more than just yourself, and sometimes you want to inspire that friend who *really* needs it.

- Submitted by HEATHER_TEACHAH 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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Find a Friend

Surrounding myself with friends who share my goals of healthy living and enjoy the activities I'm trying to include in my week really keeps me on track. We keep each other accountable and we challenge each other in training...and we get to race and celebrate together afterwards!

- Submitted by SEWSHEKNITS 3/26/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments

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How I stay motivated

The first thing is to know that you have a problem, when you figure that out, get determined to change the problem. I couldn't do without SP. Anther website I like to go to is www.cozi.com. There I can write a to do list and mark off when I've done it. Then see the results of your progress.

- Submitted by MISTYSMOM06 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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Yogurt in Place of Sour Cream

In the mood for a creamy dip? Use plain, non-fat yogurt (preferably organic!) and mix with seasonings (dill, etc) and dip with whatever you like.

- Submitted by TREEBW 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment

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Subscribe to Several Spark Blogs

Pick some successful people, to see what makes them that way. Pick some struggling people, to offer support. Pick some funny people, because laughter is good medicine. The more you read, the more connected you feel. The more you comment, the more connected they feel.

- Submitted by RISSASPIECES 3/26/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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