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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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My Ten years journey

Tomorrow will be my 10 years anniversary with spark people...yep ten years...I have learned so much over the 10 years and think I still lean something new everyday.......
I'd like to say it was easy, I'd like to say things just seemed to click for me but that would not be true...
Loosing weigh...

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Positive Goal Choices

I have a tremendous amount of weight to loose. I have lost 87 pounds so far and need to loose. I need to loose 47 more. When I started, I decided not to look at my long term goal, too overwhelming. I decided to concentrate on 5 lbs at a time. When that 5 is done, work on the next 5. It has been very...

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Log EVERY Bite, Lick and Taste - BLTs

It is amazing that there are times when we KNOW we have logged all our food, drank our water and exercised and yet not drop a pound. If this happens to you it could be those forgotten or not so forgotten BLTs!!

BITES, LICKS and TASTES. They will creep up on you especially if you are the c...

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DOWN ONE HUNDRED.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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Eat Real Food

Eat. Real. Food. The philosophy is quite simple. Ask yourself this question..."Could I find this item in nature exactly (or almost exactly) as it is right now?"

If the answer is YES, then that item is a great and healthy food option. With the advent of the internet and sites like Pinterest, t...

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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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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when Im at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If...

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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Portion Control Hints

If I buy a bag of crunchy snacks, the first thing I do is separate them into individual zip lock baggies. Even if I overeat, at least I know how many I ate. Never eat directly from the bag!
Weighing and measuring is also a key. Depending on your eyes to give an accurate estimate of what yo...

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