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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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Love and forgive yourself!!

We're all human, and we're living 'lives' while on this health journey. There are times when we will fall off track because of a bad day or a social event etc. The key is to accept it, forgive yourself and get back on track at the very next opportunity...which is always 'now!'

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Get Active In A Team

Joining a team that is active and has positive dedicated sparkers will enable you to gain support, keep your momentum going, and allow you to grow from the feedback.

Sharing is one of the best ways to hold yourself accountable and truly does develop confidence and consistency.

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Reading and Walking

I love to read...I could spend an entire day reading...so to get back on track with my cardio, I read only when I'm on the treadmill, it make me keep going and lose track of the time.

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It's a Process, not an Ending

I have only lost 4# on Spark People but HAVE lost inches. The other day I discovered a shirt that I couldn't fit into (around my hips) fits now. Someone who hadn't seen me for awhile said I was thinner. Don't judge success by the numbers on the scale but how you feel, how your clothes fit, et

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The Spark Site

Don't let the site overwhelm you. If you get lost just go back to start and begin again.

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Bad meal...Positive attitude

I went out for Chinese food with my mom. We ordered a few dim sum plates, but inevitably ate too much.
Right after, we went for a walk and focused on the positives -most of the plates were steamed, there were many vegetables, and we drank a lot of water.

Tomorrow is a new day! =)

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No manic mondays =(

don't put of for monday what you can do today. If you say you are going to start your diet Monday, next week, next month, then you aren't doing yourself a favor. You are just buying time to back tracking. A week from now you could be 2 pounds lighter and on your way down! Start today!

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slipped but can fix it

well i slipped this weekend. thurs engagement party family member..yep drinks..platers..friday girls night out..yep alcohol..junk food..sat bingo bowling..yep chips..cheese..deli..bread..all the 'not good stuff" just what ive been staying away from..well . it bothered me seeing the scale go up a

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Stop Believing the Lies

I have learned to stop believing the lies I was telling myself when I slip, that "I'll always fail", "Here we go again", "You will always be fat", "You are too old"..on and on..all lies...counter the lies with the truth..you can do it all when you believe in yourself!

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Going back to Square One

After gaining back a bunch of pounds, I decided to go back to Square One: re-setting my goals and my tracker, and going back to the Spark Fast Break Stage. The advices given there are jolting my memory and giving me courage to get back on track!

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