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The challenge states that it call help you lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks. I took the challenge this month and lost 8 pounds. I really enjoyed the variety of Special K products on the plan: cereals, protein and snack bars, fruit crisps, crackers, waffles....the possiblities were limitless.
You know what you want to do. What are your ultimate goals? How are you going to get there? Sometimes they seem monumental. Set mini-goals. Weekly, monthly, or longer, and post them. Write them out in a blog, journal, or on paper and POST IT. Be accountable, check them off and be proud! You did it!!
I keep single serving size portions of homemade mashed potatoes in the freezer for (carb)cravings. Potatoes, non-fat milk and some light margarine. Low calorie count(175) for cravings, nice craving abated feeling and even includes some protein(5g) and fibre(3.4g).
Have a place for everything and make sure everything is in it's place before going to bed each night. I have bins labeled for batteries, cards, envelopes, travel items, etc. I even have a bin with separate drawers for different types of over the counter medicines. So I don't waste time.
1day a month I shut myself away. I prepare by having everything I need or special things I will enjoy alone, food, drinks etc, shut off the phone and just sleep in, meditate-pray, write, whatever I feel. I feel great when I return to the world--rested and renewed.
One of the things I used to do so much, and still do at times, is beat myself up over a mistake of whatever kind. I have to forgive myself and move forward. Beating myself up with only keep me in a self-defeating cycle.
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I used to think only big efforts counted toward weight loss, but I've found you don't always have to go to the gym to help you get to goal. Walking, dancing, and moving instead of sitting while you watch TV can make a real difference.