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My biggest success

My biggest success now and in the past is making small CONSISTENT changes. You'll probably hear the phrase "baby steps" on Sparkpeople quite often. It's so true though.

For example, work on drinking water every day. Build up to 8 if you have to. Bring a water bottle with you everywhere you go...

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Moving every day keeps you motivated!

I have started and stopped attempts at fitness so many times, but something this time seems different, and I think the key is that I am making it an every day affair. I used to say, "Okay, I'll get to the gym maybe 3-5 times per week and I can chill on the weekends", or "If I take these two classes ...

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Log you food and never give up!!!!!

I did it I finally feel like it's time to write my story. I have been on spark people since 2010. The first time I lost 17 pounds and maybe kept it off for a couple of months. Once I lost the weight I quit working out and eating right. I went straight into my old ways and gained may 30 or 40 more po...

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you bite it you write it

I have issues with not eating enough. Food is not my enemy I have struggled with this issue since I started gaining weight. The more I gained the less I ate. Well a few years back I had lost 40 some pounds on here with no effort. doing gardening and taking kids to the pool which I swam more...

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Importance of tracking food

Keeping a food diary is the one tool that helps.
I don't tend to realize what and how much I eat
without it.

I used a food dairy with Weight Watchers and got
below my goal weight. My goal weight was 164 (the maximum weight of my ideal weight range).
With the food dairy I weighed ...

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Keto eliminated my cravings!

I eat around 100g of fat, 50g of protein, and try to keep my carbs under 20g (net after deducting fibre) daily. Even though my calorie count has stayed the same or is actually higher than when I restricted calories while eating low fat, I am finally losing the weight! I will never go back to low f...

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Saying NO to well meaning people

My most thoughtful giving is of my time.
Taking Time for kindness towards me.

An Act of Kindness
Loving others as I love myself is a strong concept. The very first person that I need to show kindness to is myself. I must respect myself, and be bold at times. This does not come easy, b...

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Do what you know you can keep doing for the rest of your life.

I always though the secret to losing weight was in avoiding some foods and focusing on others. I thought also that Nigerian foods would not ensure one would lose weight and must therefore, be avoided. I thought I would have to eat beans only or beans-based foods as well as salads....dry salads with ...

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Motion, consistency, creativity, patience,

What is in motion tends to tends to stay in motion. I tell myself this every morning when I am getting out of bed. also, I may not feel like doing it (anything) right now but if just do it for 2 or 3 minutes I will be in state and keep on doing it. so says Anthony Robbins, sometimes yo...

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Don't give up.

If you wouldn't throw away your car every time it needs gas, don't give up because of one day of crappy eating, or because of a few days or months of illness. You are worth getting healthier. If you wouldn't berate someone who is having a difficult time with weight loss or maintenance, show yourself...

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