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There is a song by Donald Lawrence called Encourage Yourself that really keeps me motivated when I feel like I'm just not there yet.
Setbacks and mistakes are a very important part of living and growing. It's one of the most effective ways we learn. Don't dwell on them. Briefly study what went wrong, and move on, tweaking things a little to find your next good groove.
I have two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute break during my workday. I have started taking walks (either outside, or in the office gym) even if only 10 minute. I can burn between 50 and 100 calories each time, and it does add up!
I made exercise a regular part of my day. Before I retired, I even wrote it in on my day planner. It became such a habit that it felt odd if I had to miss a day. In retirement, it's my job. Instead of being at work at 8:00. I'm at the gym.
Losing weight is a tough journey, but one that does not happen overnight.
This was one of the first tools provided by Sparkpeople and it really works for me! Don't be afraid to go back to a previous stage if that's where you really are or move ahead to the next one when you are ready. The process really works!
Love the burger grillers,chicken grillers,breakfast sausage patties, & especially the buffalo wings.Mix a little ranch dressing seasoning packet with fat free sour cream & use for dipping. Add celery sticks and yum yum. All Morning Star products tried have been delicious. Lots of protein too.
Once you hit goal, don't think you can "go back to eating the way you used to." You have a little more freedom, but it's not a huge amount. Stick with that activity plan, stick with all those healthy foods you found. You'll need 'em forever.
Everyday I have the opportunity to make many decisions, some are great and some well, need work. I'm learning to congratulate myself for the great decisions and letting go and forgiving myself for the not so great decisions. It is a process on the road to health.
Eating a high fiber dinner keeps me full so I don't eat after dinner.