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Vegetarian Diet Success

I am so excited to share my first secret and that is to live a vegetarian lifestyle and cut out that bad meat. I have first seen the result in my stomach or tummy. It is going less and less in a month. I can pull my abs in better and it seems more defined. I have already lost 6 lbs in a month. ...

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Avoid late night sabotage

So, I'm up 2.6 pounds this morning. I'm carrying extra water weight for sure because my fingers feel fat when I make a fist. It's my own darn fault. I was so far under my daily calorie allotment after dinner, I decided that a chocolatey dessert wouldn't go amiss.

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TV Time Out

I try to exercise during commercials (which I hate). I keep my dumbbells and resistance band right by my chair and pick them up and use them.

I do one to three sets during each commercial break combined with walking through my house (1 circuit = 80 steps). If I do that 10 times in an hour, t...

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My Secrets of Success as a Maintainer

My biggest success is being here on SparkPeople
my second is tracking my food every ...

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Getting in extra steps

I am old and over-weight and slightly crippled; it is hard for me to walk much at a time. However, giving thanks to God for every step I take, I get in extra steps by walking around the house while I am waiting for the microwave or other things in the kitchen. Initially my goal was to walk 500 step...

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Psst psst pssst

One secret is perseverance! Keep at it/ keep trying. Remember we can't change yesterday, it's done. We aren't promised tomorrow but when it comes.... Go go go!

A second secret is you. This is all about you! If you don't take care of you who will?

I tend to jump in and see what hap...

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Morning 90-Minutes for Me

I wasn't always this big. I suffer thyroid disease and it causes havoc over more than just my weight. I have bouts of depression, hair loss, hot flashes, migraines and more, but I've pressed through these since my early thirties. What I didn't think would hit me was continuous/repetitive weight loss...

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Wake up with determination!

Since starting my new life journey, over two years ago, I realized that you need to have a spirit of faith and determination to get through things in life each day. Ten years ago, I was told that I was worthless by some heartless people who I thought were my friends; multiple doctors told me that I...

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Secret to Meal Planning

In the past when it came to dieting I strived for perfection. The minute I went off coarse, or made a bad choice and learned I had sabotaged my diet and my day I would Quit. I would say to myself you blew it and just give up on me.

When I came to spark there were so many opportunities to be...

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Secret to Meal Planning Part 2

I would have to say after making my discovery of better to track your meals before you eat them so as not to sabotage your diet, this has been my biggest success tip going the coarse by far. So with that said I would like to expand a little more on the topic.

When you meal plan it is good al...

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