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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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Tell the Truth

I think most of us find it easy to log onto Sparkpeople and tell everyone about our successes. Just as important though, are our failures. Other people have fallen off the wagon, and still managed to become their own success story. I think sharing the failure is not just a way to berate ourselves...

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Organization is Key- ADD, OCD and Anxiety.

Do you suffer from anxiety? Perhaps Attention Deficit Disorder or things like these close in the realm of disorders?

I cannot tell you how many times things like a disorganized home would put me off to getting healthier because I was focusing so much on how disorganized I was! My OCD would d...

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Lying to Yourself

When you were a child did you ever find yourself at the eye doctors office and standing or sitting for a test being taken and trying to cheat your way through the test?

You know... when the doctor asks for a certain letter or row of letters and you find yourself squinting or moving your head ...

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Getting back on the wagon

Everyone has slip ups from time to time, my secret is to not beat myself up about it.
We can tend to feel down on ourselves for losing sight of our goals. This can lead to feeling depressed, or upset that I "fell off the wagon."

But remember- IT'S OKAY!!!!

You're definitely not th...

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What works for me

I have been on and Sparkpeople for a few years now, and have been battling with my weight even longer than that. I am back now and more determined than ever to being successful at getting healthier. I am now a first time grandmother. This is my motivation. Gotta be around to see my grandbaby grow up...

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Give It To God

You know, most of us, from a very early age are taught that, with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 even specifically states that; "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." I would like to say I wonder why more people don't turn to the Lord for help, but honestly...

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Getting back up

I fell off the wagon. I didn't just fall, I stayed down, for over a year. I had a relationship end, parent got sick and I let it all affect my goal. I kept telling myself I would try the next day and that turned in to 12 months of lying to myself. I decided to put myself first and haven't looked bac...

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Just this one thing

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I have spun my wheels for many years even with all of this help here at Sparkpeople. That tells you I am no expert. I guess one really has to want this to do it.
I just started doing what I am sharing and it seems to be helping me. I won't pick any parti...

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How to Journal in 10 Simple Steps

How to Journal in 10 Simple Steps



If you donít have time to read this whole guide, stick with #1 and youíll do just fine!

1. Keep it Simple

Journal writing at its core is simple...

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6 healthy foods to add to your diet this fall

Fall has a bit of an oxymoron thing going on. Itís the start of a lot of things, but not the calendar year. Many of us are detoxing from summers filled with too many hot dogs, potato salads, beers and rosť, but weíre trying to cover ourselves up in cashmere sweaters, not slip into bikinis.

Ev...

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