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30 Day No Cheats/No Sweets

Whenever I find I need a reset, I always commit to tracking for thirty days. I don't allow myself ANY sugar additives or sweets or desserts during this time. I also make sure I'm drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day.

I've found that if I stick with this plan for thirty day...

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Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself.

I had given up on myself a number of years ago as I could never lose weight beyond a few pounds. I was 345 pounds, and tried for ten years to get under 300. It just didn't work.

I started to educate myself, and one by one, started to cut certain elements from m...

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My Success Secrets

Stay Focused, don't allow the squirrel get my attention. Keep my eye on the goal.

Stay Determined, making sure that when I think of something to do, follow through at that moment. NEVER say I will do it later, because later may not happen.

Meditate/Pray, give thanks and praise where it...

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Don't Give Up

In 2011 I started walking everyday, strength training for a half hour three times a week, changed my diet, only drank water, I lost around 105 lbs and almost reversed my diabetes, I even got over my anxiety enough to go to college. In 2013 I was sexually assaulted and the police refused to do an inv...

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24- or 36-Hour Intermittent Fasting

I'm a fan of intermittent fasting or IT. I do at least 1 or 2 of the 36-hour fasts each week. This helps keep my weight steady and helps keep my blood sugar regulated. I'm not diabetic, but my blood sugar does tend to fluctuate unless I fast. I have no problem with IT and find I actually have more e...

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Dancin' on the Treadmill

I love using the treadmill while listening to upbeat music. My mp3 has Irish jigs and salsa. I dance on that treadmill by moving my hips, arms and feet in different ways.

Exercise can sometimes get so repetitive it is boring and if you get bored, you will eventually give up. By listening...

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My "not so secret" secret

It's no secret! I have a monitor to track steps and physical activity, I try to drink 8 cups of water each day, I try to balance and portion control my meals and I am constantly pulling motivational quotes to try and stay positive.

My issue seems to be lack of motivation, or rather I make a ...

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Stop Mindlessly Eating Sugar

What have I done in the past and in the last 6 months?

My attitude has changed for the better.

What can you do? Get your mind into this, but don't make it hard on yourself. If you feel yourself forgetting that what you eat matters, turn your thoughts around. I look back at the ti...

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Just get moving!

Some days are better than others. Some weeks are better than others. Most importantly just get moving. Even if it is for 10 minutes, that is 10 minutes closer to healthy than you we're! I find if I tell myself just do 10 minutes, I usually keep going. I often will grab 10 minutes here, 15 there an...

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Fasting with diabetes

I have learned with intermittent fasting that I can help keep fasting blood sugars in a more normal range. Break fasts with healthy fats and moderate eating plus treadmill and at age 80 years old on oxygen have been able to lose over 20 pounds which is helping all other health problem...

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