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What to do After You Overeat

What to do after you've blown your calorie budget.

Let’s face it: Everyone blows his or her calorie budget every now and then.

But you can forget that old saying, “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips." You can get your eating back on track. Here's how.

First, Relax
You ...

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NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK

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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Staying Fit with Chronic Pain

I'm writing this for all the folks who can't exercise in the standard ways because of a health or pain condition. I used to be quite active and fit but chronic pain has placed a lot of restrictions on my life over the past four years. I've had no choice but to put even moderate cardio and strength t...

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Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story


Who is Happy? The Peacock and The Crow Story



A Crow Lived in the Forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan… This swan is so white and I am so black…crow thought.

This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.

He expressed his thoughts ...

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When feeling overwhelmed

When you feel that you are so emotionally drained that you just want to give up on yourself, undo all the good you have done so far, first take a deep breath and then second turn to your Spark friends through journaling.
The support and friendship, caring and compassion shines through with the n...

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Goals are Enabling


"Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too."
~ Zig Ziglar

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A Spark pep talk

A Sparked is struggling, and wrote me a Sparkmail asking for advice. Here is what I told her. (I hope it helps!!)

First of all, I was REALLY overweight last year. I have lost over a hundred pounds in a year. How did I do it, how am I continuing, and how have I made it work....

First,...

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The Power of Gradual

I weigh over 200 pounds. I didn't see that coming. Growing up I saw my mother and my aunts carrying around so much excess weight and remember very clearly saying "that will not be me". I didn't intend to become obese. I did notice myself beginning to gain weight. I tried periodically to take the wei...

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Use oil to keep Ticks off


Are you hiking down the trail or walking in the woods with kids or a dog? Consider putting oil on your skin first. I have found that a lightly scented body oil (I use the CVS moisturizing body oil) has kept me tick free all season long. My husband has had numerous ticks, but I have had none. ...

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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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