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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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JUST FOR TODAY

Just for today I will try to live through
this day only, and not tackle all my problems
at once. I can do something for twelve
hours that would appall me if I felt I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. This
assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln

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How to cope with anxiety

Divorce, layoffs, caring for aging parents, being the sandwich generation, threat of terrorism -- there's plenty of anxiety around for everyone these days. And very often, the source is something we can't change. How do you know when it's time to get help dealing with your anxieties? Anxiety can mak...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Fusia Asian Rice Rolls = Yummy Low-cal Goodness!

These amazingly tasty, very crunchy, easy-portion control snacks have been a standby for me in my weight-loss journey, because they are crunchy, just sweet enough, and only 38 calories, making them a perfect complement to a meal or as a snack. I get them at the dollar and discount stores, and that ...

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Drink at least a gallon of water a day to lose weight

I used to do my 48 oz which is 6, 8oz glasses or 64 for 8, 8oz glasses and think I was swimming in water.

I was told that you should drink 96 oz baseline water then 8 oz for each 10 lbs you are over weight and 4 oz for each 10 minutes of exercise you do a day. Let's do the math.

I wei...

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Mindful Eating Strategy

I can't remember how many times I have read the term mindful eating and thought I was doing it. Then I went out to dinner with my sister. What a revelation. She put her fork down between every bite. It seems so easy and yet I found it a real challenge not to just keep shoveling the food. I thoug...

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Super Salad Ideas

Before I began living a healthier lifestyle I thought there were only three types of salad, Cesar, Greek, and Garden. I used to buy salad kits, mainly because I didn't have to buy a bunch if different ingredients.

Store bought salads may be convenient but they don't seem to taste as good as...

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BE YOUR OWN CHEERLEADER

You are your biggest competition, and also your own worst enemy. Many times we blame others for holding us back when the truth is that we are responsible for the end results that we get. When you see yourself in the mirror are you satisfied with what you see or are you constantly wondering how you c...

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Make sure you get that workout in every day.

The first tip I have discovered along my weight loss and health improvement journey was to make sure I didn't make excuses for myself. I often would make plans to get my life healthier, but when the time came to begin, I always had some kind of excuse. There was always too much to get done, not en...

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