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Making Exercise Fun

I already love exercise, but some things are simply more fun than others. Number one Rule is to keep trying things until you find something you love to do. If you don't like it you won't stick with it. I love martial arts movies and grew up watching those old Chinese kung fu movies. So naturally...

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Nutritionally dense food

Eat with balance and with purpose. Control processed foods and look to get a healthy balance not only of fats, carbs, and protein, but other important nutrients like potassium, iron, calcium, and various vitamins.It works! If you are reducing calories, it's important to ensure your diet is nutrient-...

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DONT BEAT YOURSELF UP

Yes, staying positive is very important but one thing over the years I have learned is not to judge yourself by someone else achievements. Be genuinely happy for them. I remember trying to figure out why (in a specific diet class) I would adhere to the diet exact, exercise and then came the weigh...

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Whole Food Plant Based

I recently watched a documentary called "Forks over Knives". It definitely got me thinking (and curious) so I watched a few more that were similar. What the Health, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, PurePlant Nation and Supersize me. That was a lot of powerful information and I started researching and t...

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no bread w/o regret

I gave up on bread...I asked myself if there is anything that you feel is a giant roadblock in your life to loosing wt. and I gave myself some time to really think long and hard about it...what I came back with was bread...any form of bread....and that's what I decided to give up....we all love brea...

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Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering....

Is Your Activity Tracker Delivering Accurate Results?

By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian

Can you really trust your tracker? Members often share their doubts on the SparkPeople messag...

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Keep an exercise journal

First, write how you're feeling and what you're thinking (positive AND negative) as you prepare for your exercise session. If you decide to skip exercise, make sure to write that, along with the reason, and how you feel about your decision. Simply note factual observations. DON'T try to psychoana...

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Hope Guards Me Fiercely

Hope drives me forward. Keeps me intentional. Fuels strength and determination. Each day, I bump up against a multitude of potential hope saboteurs. Sometimes, a hope saboteur is overt. Like, the scale is up from last week, or, I cannot fit into the jacket I wanted to be wearing by now. I spy the p...

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ignore this, posted in error

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Walk a Little Each Day

I don't really like walking. That time soon came however, when I did not need anyone to tell me that I will be doing myself a world of good by walking a little a day.

I started by walking to the grocery store around the corner. I chose a specific time of the day - the evenings when the sun...

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