Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.
Every Sunday morning, I spend about 30 minutes looking ahead at my week and then make my menu and shopping list. If I know I have sports practices at 5:30, I know it's a crockpot night. If we have a game out of town, I'll make "sack dinners" to eat on the way thus avoiding Mcdonalds.
I am motivated by encouragement from others, in addition to just feeling good about myself. I try to check in with my most active Spark Team when I'm feeling like I need a kick in the butt to stay on goal, or even if I'm feeling good and want praise. Community has helped me immensely!
I live on a country lane. Measured distance to and from mailbox is 1/2 mile. Also to get to my friend at the other end of the lane is 1/2 mile . I do this in the evening when I couldn't get to the treadmill or gym. The weather is nicer now and its much easier to do.
I put my shoes right beside the bed before I go to sleep so in the morning I either have to trip over them or put them on. Putting them on naturally gets me to the exercise. Goal met before the rest of the day even gets started
When I'm not sure if my hunger is real hunger or 'mouth hunger', I pop a strong mint (like Altoids™), in my mouth. If it isn't real hunger, I don't really want to put anything else in my mouth after a strong taste like that.