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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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My 2014 Happy Plan

No more January focus on "I can't....." (fill in the deprivation).

Today I will focus on what I CAN do good for myself, hoping to make every day a success by adding something I can "have" not focus on what I can't (eat, or do).Today I plan to eat 2 Fruits instead of one or none and take two 5 minute walks in the house, it's icy and I don't have a treadmill. My plan, keep it simple and successful! Be kind to others...and to myself! If I journal my success, maybe I will smile myself to sleep!

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 1/1/2014 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Take a fall, make a stand.

Learn to fall. So that you can get back up again.

- Submitted by SILVERCLAW95 12/21/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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Doing something different

Bad habits were creeping back...Grazing, adding on, snacking at night etc. I needed a change and something simple to replace my complicated food tracking.
So I printed menus for a week on the food tracker, check off eaten food, and substitute as needed.. Now I have renewed energy because I made a change to give myself more time.. The plan makes me feel safe knowing that the food plan is there for the entire week. emoticon

- Submitted by CHERBOO1 11/18/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 3 Comments

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Setbacks

When you have a setback, don't give up on yourself, pick yourself up and start over, again, again emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by COASTAL6 11/7/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Stop Snacking in the Evening

I had gotten into a bad habit of snacking a lot in the evening while watching TV. I am using a tip from SparkPeople to stop. After dinner, I must stop at 9 PM and brush my teeth. I am not allowing myself anything else but water after that time. I find I am happy with a chosen snack or 2 but "close" the kitchen by 9! I don't want to have to brush again before bedtime. emoticon It seems to be working.

- Submitted by DEBBLO 10/26/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments

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Mind

I decided to put my mind into deciding to get better.

- Submitted by LWALKER21 10/11/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments

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In For The Long Haul

Either I'm too stubborn or a slow learner, but I finally realized that I have to eat for the rest of my life, not "diet" for it, so I make sure I eat all the things I love, that comfort me, that satisfy me, only make them "lighter and healthier". Some things I really love are already pretty healthy. I love mushrooms, and prawns, and salmon. As for the rest I can either substitute or change the cooking methods and voila! It's pretty painless and something I can finally maintain for the long haul.

- Submitted by ARIELLEKELLY 10/8/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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What was I thinking??

We are all human but I want to live longer & healthier. I've lost weight before so, I know I can do it again...it's just taking me longer to reassess and readjust to current needs--and attitudes. I have to give my daily (many times a day) pep talk to my brain.

- Submitted by LAURMILCH 9/20/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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Plan, Plan, Plan

When you stray from your goals the easiest way to get back on track is by planning.
Plan to Succeed!
Plan your food for the day
Plan time to exercise.. Even if you only have 10 minutes
Plan to surround yourself with supportive people
Giving yourself positive feedback should be part of your plan
This is a journey and you will have success if you follow your plan. Cheers!

- Submitted by IWORKING 8/7/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment

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You can't change the past. You can change the future.

When I fall off the wagon diet-wise, I don't drop out of the race. I believe that no matter how often I creep back into old habits I will never reach a stage where I say "I failed again - I might as well give up forever!" I always believe there is hope that this is going to be the time when I change my habits for life. My attitude to abandoned diets from the past is that losing some weight for a while is better than never having lost any and potentially being way bigger than I am now. emoticon

- Submitted by SLIMMERKIWILADY 7/24/2013 in Getting Back On Track | 0 Comments
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