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Jumping Jacks in the Restroom

Each time I get up from my desk to use the restroom, if the room is empty I go to the largest stall and do 30 jumping jacks. Because I'm drinking so much water, I go fairly often, and it gives me lots of opportunities to sneak in exercise and rev up my metabolism.

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Use the 1st of the Month to make a fresh start!

It's a natural starting off point! Use the 1st day of the month to start your new Sparkstreak!

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Tracking

It's useful to review your Spark Points in the evening to evaluate how you did that day, and what your goals should be for tomorrow.
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Using a Game System

I use the Wii to exercise. Specifically, the boxing. It's a great work out.

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Eating Veggies

I'm amazed at how eating lots of veggies really fills me up and I don't have to feel guilty when my portion is 2 - 3 cups of brocolli for/with a meal. It's good for me and it tastes great too! Brocolli is my secret weapon veggie!

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pasta craving buster

I eat low carb so when I REALLY need some pasta I cook a whole spaghetti squash and use it as the base for my home made lo carb sauce - I can have as much as i want guilt free!

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Learn from the Past

If you have been a yoyo dieter like me, stop and think what went right when you were succeeding and what didn't when you got off track. You can magnify the factors that help you succeed and avoid or minimize the challenges.

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eating something I shouldn't

I don't deprive myself of anything. I have learned that if I do, when I eat it I over eat. So when I eat something that's high in calories I ask myself if I feel it's worth it. Sometime it's not but sometimes it is worth it. If I do eat it I always put in an extra workout for at least 20-30 minutes.

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Smaller Plates

We use smaller plates and it really does work!! You get enough to eat and clean your plate and walk away feeling full!!

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Bank your savings.

I cut coupons (there are so many sites for free coupons allong with the sunday paper and magazines.
We I use a coupon I put the money I saved into my savings account. I write a check for the amt I save each month. I notate in my checkbook memo my savings each trip and subtract from my balance. ...

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