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New Exercise Equipment

I like to reward myself for achieving a goal by buying some new fitness equpment. To avoid going broke, I search garage sales for mildly used equipment. It saves me a great deal of money and it helps my neighbors make room for more gently used equipment.
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Realization to keep on track

Any time that I feel like going back to old eating habits, I remember that 1 day off means 2 (or more) additional days on to make up for it. This weight loss battle is hard enough without adding to it!

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Smiling Works!

Smiling can work to counteract the effects of stress. By forcing ourselves to smile, we "trick" our body into believing that everything is good, thereby reducing stress.

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True motivation

I remind myself mutliple times a day that I am worth it. These changes are important so I can enjoy my life.

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Wedding Planning & Getting Healthy in 2010

Wedding planning is so hard, but I am doing my best to plan well and at the same time get healthy for our big day. I'm in People magazine's brides weight loss challenge and plan to meet my goals by September. I welcome any tips to help me on my journey! Visit my spark page.

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To Ensure That You Drink Enough Water:

I place my two-cup drinking glass on the first of four colorfully numbered circles I printed on a piece of paper. I put it in a prominent spot. This helps me keep track as I move it up after drinking and I am reminded to drink each time I walk past it.

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Motivational Songs

Nothing picks me up better than music (not just fast paced workout music, but music that makes me think)! My new favorite has been featured on The Biggest Loser for the last couple of weeks "Walk on Water" by Britt Nicole. What's yours?

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I Just Want a Hula Hoop

On the days when you're too busy/tired/stressed to get in a full workout, spin a hula hoop for 10 minutes! It's fun, works the whole core, and you feel silly enough that the stress and fatigue melt away.

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You Can Do It Attitude from My partner

Having a partner has been my saving grace. She has helped me get back on track more than once. Take it small it you have to but do something positive for yourself.

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Veggies

I found a helpful way to start eating veggies.
I went to PC.ca and there you can download and print a list of vegetables and fruits. I post that on my fridge and highlight all the ones I love. Then, when I go shopping, i make sure to get as many as possible(fresh, frozen or canned)

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