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I bought an outfit (or 2) that is a little smaller and I have it on my bedroom door. To remind me to keep going and I will be able to shine in that outfit soon enough!

I look at it when I get up and know there is a goal in sight. Even on my down days when I do not want to deal with it, those...

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Avoiding temptation in the supermarket!

These days, when I go shopping, I know that I have to shop only for healthy stuff that is in the plan. Being a crisp-o-holic, I have taught myself to avoid the nuts and crisps Aisle by deliberately taking a route that doesn't lead past it- that way i never see what i am not supposed to buy and won't...

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Smaller Plate, Smaller Portion

When I cook dinner, I never cook for just 4 people. I have a hungry, growing boy who likes to eat, sometimes two plates. I always cook more than what we need so that my husband can take leftovers for lunch the next day as well.

Portion control was always my hardest obstacle. I would fill ever...

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Doing it together is the BEST!

It is so much easier to stay motivated when I am sharing it with those dear to me. I love spending time together and focusing on our health is a wonderful choice to share together. For me its learning to celebrate our family gatherings with a healthy approach, changing or modifying historical comfor...

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track your self as you go


This is how i started

i walked one direction for 5 min then back that's 10 minutes in both directions

If you increase for 2 mins every day -

so
day 1 5 in 5 out
day 2 7 in 7 out
day 3 9 in 9 out
day 4 11 in 11 out
day 5 13 in 13 out
day 6 15 in 15 o...

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WATER WITH A PLUS

EVERYDAY WHEN I AWAKE THE FIRST THINK I DRINK IS A CUP OF WARM WATER WITH LEMON SLICE....LEMON HELPS EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY (READ UP ON IT) THEN I PLACE A TALL GLASS OF WATER ON MY COUNTER WITH A FROZEN STRAWBERRY IN IT TO CHILL MY WATER AND AFTER I DRINK IT...THE FRUIT IS MY PLUS.......I USE EVER...

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Plan your Meals

Seeing eating is a major part of weight loss combined with exercise, you have to make sure you check off two import things for success.
1) Is PORTION size
2) Fail to plan your meals...then PLAN TO FAIL on this journey...or it wont last long.

Its taken me a long time to really get those ...

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Keep Pushing Forward

Some days are harder than others and when I'm tired, it's too easy to fall back on old habits. I get reenergized when I go to my sparkpeople. Just reading the blogs and success stories motivate me . I'm a night time snacker and after a long day of work and making dinner, cleaning up I'm ready to s...

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This for that

Never JUST give up a food. Switch it for something else. When I want a sweet, I have an apple or an iced coffee with English toffee stevia (I like Sweatleaf brand) instead of something with sugar. A banana can take care of a craving. If chocolate is a craving, drizzle a tablespoon of chocolate syru...

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Protein is queen

Always prioritizing protein works for me. It might not work for everyone, but if I focus on that, everything else seems to fall into place.

Some will say that you have to have balance, and I agree, but for me, my balance is a protein forward meal, followed by low carb type veggies and then...

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