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Walking

I put my pedometer on and clean the house or go for a walk or run around the living room, trying to beat my steps each time each day. If I make it a game, then I am more motivated to succeed.

- Submitted by EEKTHECAT 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 7 Comments

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make your own circuit

I WANT to exercise for 30 minutes, but I get bored really easily. To combat this, I do 10 minutes on a treadmill, then switch to a bike and do 10 minutes there, and then switch to an elliptical and do 10 more minutes. It's much easier to keep going this way!

- Submitted by ROYABOYA 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments

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Tell the world!

I've enlisted the help of everyone I know - family, friends, work mates and total strangers - to motivate me in my weight loss journey. I used my job in the beginning to get motivated to work out, with 5 extra minutes per day for every 105% QA I listened to. I've lost 75 pounds with their help!

- Submitted by MSJULIANA 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Eat sitting up straight

Unless ordered by a Dr. one should eat while eating sitting up straight. Our son-in-law has heart problems and over weight. He would eat while lying on his side on the couch. The Dr told him that is worst thing he could do. We are so proud of him and he has made headway on his issues. emoticon

- Submitted by FREEOAK1 3/26/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Staying on Track...Even at a Restaurant

When you're going to a restaurant, pull up the menu and plan your meal AHEAD of schedule. When you get to the restaurant, decline a menu. When the waitperson takes orders, give yours first and excuse yourself to the restroom to wash your hands while others are ordering to avoid changing your order.

- Submitted by CHILADY0923 3/26/2010 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments

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My night time joy

I have a cup of my favorite herbal tea from the health food store.It helps with my immune system and gives me the anti oxidants I need plus it helps with elimination in the morning.I have tried to drink warm water with lemon but it doesn't taste like anything.It also keeps my weight down. emoticon

- Submitted by VADAWILEY 3/26/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments

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exciting

make it fun and exciting for yourself .. if you dont you won't stick with it

- Submitted by AUNTGINNY1 3/26/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Podcasts for Everything!

While you're on the elliptical or walking the dog or even making dinner, check out a new podcast! There are literally thousands of them and you're sure to find one on a topic that interests you. There are some great health and fitness podcasts out there: my favourite is Fat2Fit Radio!

- Submitted by STRAY_CAT 3/26/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments

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Put Your Shoes On

If I find I really don't want to go to the gym, I'll just say, "Fine, I won't go. But I'll put my gym shoes on." Once I have my gym shoes on, somehow I'm out the door. If you can't bring yourself to start working out, just try to take one small step in that direction. The first step is the hardest!

- Submitted by STRAY_CAT 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 7 Comments
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