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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Positive self talk!

These are the positive things I have done for the past week that have helped me get back on track after being away from SP for the past 2 months.

I set a goal of how much I will walk each day and kept it. Don't talk yourself out of walking each day. Consistency is key. I Use my tracking ...

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SparkPeople App Tips and Tricks

Maximize all the benefits the apps has to offer! Be sure get the most SPARK POINTS possible by logging your food, read articles, post a BLOG, update you’re STATUS, and weigh in after you've been on the program four days! :) Update your BLOG and comment on other folks BLOG posts! Update your STATUS, ...

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Organization in moving forward

When you are organized, and have everything prepared, it makes your decisions easy each day.
Just reach in and get what you need without making the wrong decision.

Over thinking isn't good!

I try to start each day with prayer, a good attitude and excitement.
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coming back from beyond

After the death of my Mother I was pretty down in my spirit for sure. I asked God for some encouragement and opened my Bible to John, chapter 14 and the following encouragement. Do not let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In Father's house are many rooms; if were not...

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Don't Give Up

Just because you went off the plan for a meal or even a day doesn't mean you've blown it. Analyze what led to you getting off (tired, stress, just need a break) and tell yourself that you have had your break and get back to the program

Sometimes you just need to take an easy day. If that's h...

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Lost Your Way, Not Your Weight? 5 Tips to Get Back on Track!

Nobody’s perfect. And to be honest, it’s true that we all have days where we fall off the wagon or just feel like giving up. Some days we eat more fat than we should, indulge in an ice cream sundae with our friends kids or even worse, have a lack of motivation and skip our workouts. It's okay, we kn...

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Fitness Motivation to Stay Healthy

We all stray from out fitness routines from time to time. If you’re looking for some fitness motivation, let me help you get into a fit-for-life frame of mind with my positive approach to living a healthy active lifestyle!

I know that many people are motivated when they a have a big event or ...

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Taking the first step, again.

Once again I have gone way over on my calories. It happens so often now I just don't think it's worth it to keep trying. I should just give up and go back to all my old bad habits. It's to hard to think about everything I eat.

That was my old mentality. Which would be followed by days, weeks ...

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Watch those Carbs!

When I have been seriously back-sliding, I need a major kick-start to get back on track. For me the major game changer is cutting carbs, especially sugar, syrups, grains (breads & baked goods), potatoes, rice. I have no problem polishing off an entire 9x13 pan of any sweet treat. And my favorite bre...

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Getting Back on Track After Vacation

#1 Assess the damage

That’s right…get. on. the. scale. It may be painful to see that you have gained a few pounds, but you need to know what you are dealing with. On the other hand, you might find that you didn’t do as much damage as you think. You probably will not see a dramatic weight gain...

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