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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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40 is just a number!!!

I was 19 and full of spunk. I enlisted in the USMC, and spent the next 5 years doing things most young women never do. I enjoyed every minute of it, even the minutes I wasn't supposed to enjoy. I was in the best shape of my life.

Fast forward over 20 years later, and although I'm a tad bit...

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Detox Drink Removed My Cravings for Carbs and Sweets

I was having such a horrible time getting back to where I once was with my healthier eating habits after I started to reintroduce my old bad eating habits. I was baking breads and cakes, cookies, and all sorts of junk and I was so out of control I would look for any excuse to make these things justi...

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Progress not Perfection

A spark person had this on her wall, and I loved it! I tend to think negative thoughts, so my personal challenge is to think postive and think..progress not perfection! It's so hard to not think perfection when all that is all you see on tv. And unfortunately, I have a boss that leans toward perf...

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UNDOING DAMAGE FROM HOLIDAYS

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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TRYING TO LOSE HOLIDAY POUNDS

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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Consistency will Pay Off!

I used to have such an "all or nothing" approach. I set myself standards of lots of exercise and healthy eating which was a good plan for the most part. However, I ran into problems when I "fell off the wagon" - when I missed a day of exercise or ate that extra cookie. I simply said - "whatever" ...

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Just log it.

Even if you go way over your calories, log it. I have logged half a red velvet cake, a whole bag of Hershey's kisses, and an entire pizza. If I log it, it reminds me that tomorrow is a new day and I will do better. It also lets you look back to understand your trigger days. For example, I learned th...

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I Am Back

I am in the fifth week of my return to the gym following some surgery last fall and the total fatigue that accompanied the procedure.

Perhaps my biggest fear was that I would do my best impression of those whom I call the New Year's Resolunists and jump in with both feet only to burn out and ...

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Finding Your Groove

I have seen a lot of postings from people concerned that they are either not losing weight or gaining weight. Based on my own experience of losing 44 pounds and keeping it off for over two years, I can share what worked for me. Even though the only requirement to losing weight is eating less than yo...

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Do You Need Dieting Tips

In our eat-and-run, massive-portion-sized culture, maintaining a healthy weight can be tough—and losing weight, even tougher. If you’ve tried and failed to lose weight before, you may believe that diets don’t work for you. You’re probably right: most diets don’t work—at least not in the ...

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