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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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Don't Give Up

I've been doing the weight loss thing a long time. I have been a life time Weight Watchers member since the late 90's. I have been at goal more than I would like to admit and kept it off for several years, but let the bad habits creep back in. But I have never gained all of my weight back by incor...

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Eat more fresh raw vegetables and snacks

I have been substituting water-based fresh vegetables for high-calorie foods to subtract calories, carbs and fat from my meals and snacks.

A friend was telling me about a KETO diet, well I like my carbs way to much to feel I would be successful at that, and I didn't want to fail, again...<...

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Don't Beat Yourself Up

I've gained back half of the weight I worked to lose. It's been really difficult to come back to Sparkpeople because I've known that I have returned to bad habits. I have been endlessly beating myself up for it and returning has meant really facing up to it.

I finally decided to give myself...

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Being kind to yourself when you slip up

Often when we slip up, for instance go overboard with calories or miss workouts, we tend to tear ourselves apart with negative talk. The negative talk makes a catastrophe of a minor setback and the negative emotions that follow delay any desire to try again and potentially fail again. It's easy to ...

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JUST DO IT

Just DO it (stealing from NIKE)
Don't wait until Monday, or a new month...get in the right mindset and then get back on track.
IF you make a mistake or eat something you shouldn't have..restart-then and there, don't waste the day over one mishap. LIFE happens!
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Never Ever Give Up -- Keep Plugging Away

It's so easy to give up or say "the heck with it" but you'll never reach your goals with that attitude. I know because that was me with every diet I ever tried. While I still have about 70+ more pounds to reach Onederland, I know I'm closer than I was when I weighed between 340-360 pounds. I know ...

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Finding Myself Again

I lost focus, just did not care... I was still happy about other things. I just let myself go because I was just plain tired of trying.
I guess that I finally came out of the fog and realized that only I can change the path that I am walking on. We have all heard the saying "you can lead a horse ...

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movement is change

After letting myself get very sedentary after retirement, I was in quite a bit of pain from arthritis and varying my diet didn't seem to result in much weight loss. I set myself a goal of just getting moving three days a week first. Went swimming two days a week to start and didn't expect too much...

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Track What You Eat

My secret to success (one of them) is to pre-track everything I eat. If I have it planned I stay on plan. It's when I'm not suitably prepared for the day that things tend to fall apart. Every Sunday morning I take out my bullet journal and I plan all of my breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the ...

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Not Getting Bored of Tracking

I quit for awhile since I was tired of writing everything down every time I ate something. I felt like I was doing it all day!

Finally I decided to track a different way. I now measure food out in 100 calorie portions at the end of each day. Toss in a variety to my "Eat Tomorrow" shelves (...

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