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ACCOUNTABILITY written daily keeps me on task

Accountability is a huge key for me to be consistent - I have to report in so I usually push for accountability on each of my few teams : I might do it per week or per month. I record the Date, Daily Weight, [recognizing some don't do scales but I have congestive heart failure and need that number ...

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Drink Water to Lose Weight (no... really)

We hear it all the time...be sure you are drinking enough water! It's good advice whether you are trying to lose weight or just trying to be healthier. You can even track it right here on SparkPeople!

It sounds so simple right? But I have to admit its something I often forget to do when I g...

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stress-buster for me

My number one stress buster is to knit. I love to see what I can make by knitting something. My mom and my husband don't see how I can watch t.v. and knit at the same time but I do look up every once in awhile to watch. I also like to read a book to get transported to wherever the story is about. I ...

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Get a scale, TRACK ALL FOOD.

I have found that if I don't track, I don't stay on the true course. It is time consuming and sometimes a pain. Life gets in the way. Tracking is accountability to myself. Use Spark to set your goals, take the recommended intake values, and track. I've got no persistent exercise routines, but I susp...

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Thrive where you are

The most important thing to me is to realize that although there are limitations to having extra pounds and knee trouble, there are many other people who are much more limited than I am. Therefore, I feel it is vital for me to celebrate what this body of mine CAN do right now! You only get one body ...

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Countdown to the New You

If you look at the apps on your phone or computer, you can download a countdown timer. People use these for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, vacations, to see how many days until they are closer to that moment arriving. It shows exactly how many days, minutes, and even seconds until you reach tha...

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You can get your rosacea under control!

I can't even begin to tell you how much my skin has improved over these past few weeks. Maybe my hormones are balancing out (now that I am weaning my little one) or maybe it is the fact that I cut out sugar! I am one of those mama's that does NOT lose weight while breastfeeding either. Still, I'm t...

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Keep In Mind !

We always need to look on the bright side of things.Make the best of our situation as we move through our journey. I live in an urban inner city area, there are a lot of folks that have far more problems than I do. I "keep in mind" that I am blessed to have a roof over my head and food to prepare to...

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Losing Weight Fast Is Possible.

My name is Hannah Johnson. I've been struggling with my weight for already three years. The thing is, I tried so many diets, and tried to go to the gym.. but nothing really got me the results I was hoping for. One of my closest friends told me about a diet that comes by mail. The good thing is, that...

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If you bite it - write it

It's from my Weight Watcher days. But it holds true. If you log everything you eat, you see how and where to improve your eating habits. All calories are not created equal. Are you getting the right balance of carbs, fats & protein? Log everything in SparkPeople and you will see what you need to ad...

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