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Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?

Had an interesting insight last night.
I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and 20-30 minutes later I noticed I was completely full.<...

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Don't Just Use It

I've been with Sparkpeople for 49 days. I know because I have a Spark Streak of 49 days. I make sure I come to the site everyday to track my food and my fitness. I paid for the premium membership and I LOVE it. It is so nice to use the Spark Coach feature. And I realized that coming to the site...

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Frozen veggies in oven

I have been buying frozen veggies the value size at Walmart. With almost every meal I throw a large serving of veggies in oven and season them at 25 mins at 425 they are very filling and keeps me from over eating the sides. I generally stick with a main meat and then a big order of veggies. My bf ...

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Weekly meal planning

One of the things that has helped me the most on my weight loss journey so far is meal planning. Every Sunday I do an simple inventory of all the prepared food available in our fridge, freezer and cupboards, and I plan the week. During this process I also make a shopping list.

I set a goa...

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Write down what you eat!!!

The FIRST thing to learn to overcome emotional eating and binge eating: Write down what you eat.

No matter what you eat or how often; just write it down and get into the habit.

You can use a notebook or create a file in your computer or use your phone. Just make it a steady habit to wr...

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The Restaurant Terror

With everything that's been going on with my ongoing stomach issues, the last thing I needed was 3 low-life idiots insulting my family left and right in a restaurant full of people who had overheard what was being said.

First let me say that exercising is still at a minimal because of my stom...

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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Toddlers are Cool

My darlings are 7 and 12 but for some reason we still had the toddler sized bowls in with the dishes. They were good for when we needed a bowl of blue cheese dressing with hot wings. They've been microwaved to the point where you had a worn ring around the inside where things would get too hot. W...

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SparkCoach is a Great Tool!

I absolutely love using SparkCoach. It is informative and helps me stay accountable and makes sure I'm being active in the Spark community. All of it together motivates me to keep on track with my healthy living journey.

Each day, I click on my SparkCoach button and then there is a visualiza...

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Work the plan!

Exercise more calories than you consume!
Increase personal goals in small achieveable increments. Success helps motivate sticking with the program!
When you follow all of the wonderful Spark People tips, and advice of the Coaches, results begin to occur. Then motiv...

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