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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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Track Nutrients, Not Just Calories

In the past, any time I have tried to lose weight I have focused on my calorie count. I have always focused on maintaining a calorie deficit regardless of how I got there (not unhealthy extremes, but not healthy Lifestyle Changes). I have almost always managed to lose the weight, but instead of fe...

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Never Give Up!

I am one stubborn gal. I came to SparkPeople in 2009 and my initial weight loss was 38 pounds!! I thought that was great! But, life got in the way and I fell off the train. I have gotten on and off that train now for the last 7 years! But I always come back to SparkPeople! Because I know the t...

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Ways to stay on track with weight loss

1. Remind yourself every day itís a marathon

If you tried to sprint a marathon full force you would never make it so to apply the same mindset to maintaining weight loss is not only silly but a set up for failure.

2. Stop buying your problem foods

If you have a penchant for swee...

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continuing weight loss

AS i continue on my weightloss journey. i come to realise that there are days where we fall off for some reason or another.i pick myself back up andd tell myself im not a failure, just had a backstep.so i tell myself tomorrows a new day and i know i can do this i will not let anything get in my way...

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Never give up.

No matter what, never give up. We aren't perfect, things happen in our lives that might cause a detour on our journey to better health. Never give up.
Some days are easier than others to stay on track with eating healthy, staying hydrated, moving your body. And then some days we just can't get ...

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What You Do FIRST Thing When You Wake Up

What you do FIRST thing when you get up in the morning can impact your day, positive or negative. Say aloud" I WILL make this a positive day today. Then make a plan and stick with it no matter what. Make each day count as if it is the only day that matters!

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Courage

By logging in today, you've given yourself a gift. You've been brave. Give yourself the credit you deserve for putting yourself first and taking the risk to try again.

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Don't Quit, Keep Sparking...

I want to encourage you to keep on sparking my friend's, stay focused, you can do it... Take 1 day at a time, don't look back, go slow, remember, baby steps get results, keep your eyes on the finishing line and before you know it you will meet your goals!

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When you're "stuck" - when in doubt - just shower!

I find myself getting stuck in this cycle: I don't want to shower until I exercise or clean house, i.e. "earning" my shower by getting sweaty first.

Then, because I'm struggling to stay on track, I put off the "getting sweaty" part for another day or two (or more), I don't realize how ick...

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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY GO SPARK

When you feel like you are going out of control go SPARK! Tell others how you are feeling and that you need some support. Go to the Panic Room forum or your favorite team!

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