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Cherish the little victories

As I was gaining weight I didn't pay attention to loosing the ability to some things comfortably. When did I stop being able to sit cross legged? When did running become such a chore? Where did my toes go? How did I not notice that gaining weight was taking away my ability to do things I used to ...

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Keep Coming Back

When I get off the program, stop my tracking and lose my motivation- I just keep coming back to it, starting over if need be. I am stubborn, I'll just keep coming back to it, over and over if need be, until I get things right. I have to persist, until I am able to truly be consistent and reliable. ...

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Chew, Chew, Chew

I have seen this a few times in various weight management plans and have put it to work in my lifestyle changes and live-it (I am not on a die-it). I chew every mouth full of food at least 22 times.

We eat too fast and don't enjoy our food to the fullest. The digestive process actually begin...

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Be active and entertained and inspired at the same time

Truth be told, I've never been an out-doors-y kind of person.
Sports and exercise have never brought me a joy and satisfaction of their own. So it was easy for me to gain weight over the years.
I have found that I love getting my cardio and my strength t...

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Uninterrupted Quiet Time

Every morning before I go to work (no exceptions), I make tea, light an incense stick, sit at my little self made altar, and I focus on my breathing, read inspirational literature, and write. This has made a huge difference in my life. No matter what kind of anxiety I wake up with, I always feel re...

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Moving it to lose it

My biggest issue is sitting in front of computer or tv for long stretches of time. Then as day comes to an end I find myself short on exercise for the day. so when I sit down at either I set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes and when it goes off I make myself get up and move for no less than 5 m...

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Water, water, water, protein

So far I have lost over 75 lbs since January 2017. I started at 241 lbs and now weigh 164.4 lbs with 14 more lbs to get to goal. I feel fantastic and believe me, everything is easier when you are at a normal weight. Walking is easier, buying clothes is easier (and more fun) playing with the grandk...

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Oatmeal for Breakfast

Planning is a great part of the weight loss and healthy eating journey. For breakfast, I normally have steel oats or Quaker oats for breakfast. I cook a large batch on Sunday and place a service in containers to last 3-5 days. I cook the oats in almond milk, with an apple, raisins, walnuts, and f...

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Keep your gym bag packed and visible, if you can

When you get home from the gym, don't sling your bag in the closet and forget about it. Clean it out and get it ready to go for the next time. One less obstacle in the way if you're not feeling motivated. It's always ready at a moment's notice. I keep it on a spare chair in the kitchen, too, so I ...

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secret from dr. oz

This isn't my secret, it's one of his weight-loss rules that I thought would be very challenging but instead am finding it to be very helpful. Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime.

Those hours are when I tend to eat the most junk! By following this rule I am literally cutting out probably a th...

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