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Secrets to my 40 pound weight loss :)

1. Track every day! It was an educational and total game changer for me!! I learned so much about the food I was eating by simply using the spark people food tracker.
2. Set a weight loss goal with spark people and follow the recommended calorie range they set for you! It works :)
3. Exercise...

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The Book - Intuitive Eating -

This book is life changing. It goes the through the process of being an intuitive eater. It brings us back to listening to our bodies, so we can realize what our body needs instead of constantly fighting against it. It also helps with the crazy feeling you get around found after years of going on a ...

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I just keep plugging along

I have taken to weighing in less so I don't have big disappointments as the scale is slow to move. I focus on how I feel, how I am stronger and can do more exercise and that the scale is just a number. It does get discouraging at times but you have to refocus and keep your eyes on the goal at the ...

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How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Modern living tends to sever your connection to the natural world, and many are now starting to recognize just how important a connection with the land is for health and happiness.

Health benefits associated with garden...

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Don't eat after dinner

A huge help for me is to not eat anything after dinner. This definitely helps me to lose the pregnancy weight gain. The first couple of weeks are the hardest and then after that I would say that most days it is not a struggle at all. I do go to bed slightly hungry but it isn't too bad. I like to thi...

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Check out Thrift Shops for Clothing Bargains in those In-Between Sizes!

When I was at my goal weight (100 pounds), I used to take a size 0 in womenís clothing. Iíve packed on 23 pounds since that time, so nothing in my closet fits me anymore and Iím on the hunt for clothing that is either a size 6 or a size 8. Clothing is really expensive these days, and Iím not too i...

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Some Random Thoughts

From a high school vclassmate:

Did You Know ?


1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about
you. Wear nice shoes.

2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance
you'll die within the next 3 years.

3. There are at least 6 ...

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What has helped me!

When watching TV, mindless munching was always a problem for me. So, I placed a bowl of apples on the coffee table and grab an apple rather than chips, etc. Also, place a knife and a few napkins in the bowl -- just so I don't have any excuses!! This worked very well for me - and for my husband as ...

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Tips for bicycle safety

More and more people are enjoying the pleasures of bicycle riding, both for the health benefits, and for the sheer joy of being out on two wheels. It can be dangerous to mix bicycles with traffic but many steps can be taken to protect yourself as much as possible. 200 pounds versus 6000 is a given...

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To Be the Best I Can Be

I am competitive by nature. I have obsessed over how long I can hold a plank and why it isn't long enough. I have obsessed over how many miles I can ride on my mountain bike, wondering why it is fewer than the miles my friend can ride. I have obsessed with the amount of weight that is reflected o...

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