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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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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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Honesty with yourself

Sometimes, the most effective way to lose weight, it to find out why you need to in the first place.

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I have come to learn that depression, heartbreak, rejection, fear, and abandonment are more deadly than twinkies and apple pie. I don't know if we can feasibly remember every l...

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Treadmill blues cure

When I notice myself getting frustrated on the treadmill (looking at the time left and wanting the exercise to be over); I tell myself that "every step I take is that of a goddess on her path to fitness". I also know that if I complete the workout I ALWAYS feel like a champion afterwards. .............

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Meal Planning ___

I have found that meal planning helps me on so many fronts.
* My family and I eat more balanced meals
* I don't crave the foods that give me a sugar high, then low
* I am more intentional about my food and actually enjoy it more
* My food budget is kept in check
* I'm not that good at...

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Focus on the Next Checkpoint

I have to keep reminding myself why I'm here, on this quest to lose weight. Improved health and appearance are the first things that come to mind. These things will happen along the way, not just at the finish line.

So, what can I anticipate when I'm actually there? I will have achieved a li...

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Find the unique reward that will keep motivating you

Most people I have met love surprises and presents. When we accomplish something, we love to get a reward. I have found my motivation in virtual runs. Of all the times I have worked on losing weight, I lost motivation pretty quickly because there was nothing I was really working toward. I had th...

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Summer Smoothies and Love

Everyone has the hints and secrets that help them... each of us has them. Mine is very simply that I have to get in condition and live longer for my goals are years down the line and I want to be there for them.

I'm 70 which is not "really" old these days, but my body has decided to show m...

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