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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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Bouncing Back After A Binge

Now that you downed that whole sleeve of cookies or bag of chips—or both—you may feel as though spending the rest of your days in a pair of sweatpants is a solid life plan. They’re so roomy. So cozy. So stretchy. And best of all, they perfectly hide your food baby. While a life in elastic pants may ...

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Schedule Time for Your Health

When I began trying to lose weight, it was tough. Everything seemed to get in the way of my plan. I would constantly struggle with inconsistency and it would get quite frustrating. I had to figure out a way to overcome this.

I needed to make sure I had more consistency for my health as wel...

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A great way to lose weight

Ok so this might not be for everyone, but moving into this new apartment has set my kids and I on a new path. We moved in the heat of summer and had no chose butt to eat healthy. Because that is all the person moving me would buy. So now the kids want to eat healthy and walk a lot( thanks to pokemon...

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Tracking your Way to Success

I have lived most of my life at an unhealthy weight, and am super-challenged anytime I want to start to loose weight.

One of the most effective methods that I've found to kick start my weight loss is to track what I eat. I cannot over emphasize how important food tracking is! Any time I fe...

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Never give up!

I say to my self all the time never give up. When I've had a not so good day of eating I don't beat myself up. I just say a prayer and mentally hit the restart button. Why condemn my self, JESUS CHRIST my LORD doesn't...soooo when your down just remember who weres the crown. JESUS CHRIST is the lift...

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Never give up!

I say to my self all the time never give up. When I've had a not so good day of eating I don't beat myself up. I just say a prayer and mentally hit the restart button. Why condemn my self, JESUS CHRIST my LORD doesn't...soooo when your down just remember who weres the crown. JESUS CHRIST is the lift...

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I Can Do This!

Medical Issues was blocking me from continuing to lose weight. No more excuses. I will succeed. My Secret: Is to do what I chose to do, and then it is my decision alone. I will do it, one day at a time. One Meal at a Time. One Choice at a time.

At the age of 71, I have decided to eli...

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Always Come Back

SparkPeople is such a welcoming community and it can be a very positive and uplifting place when you need it the most. Having started my journey on December 3, 2011 at 275 pounds, I was able to lose over 90 pounds in my first year. Throughout the past three years, I've mostly maintained that lost.

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Get back up!

Everyone will fall. It is important to forgive yourself, and get back to moving forward ASAP!

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When facing temptation...

I remind myself "What I REALLY want matters more than what I want right NOW."

Remembering that I have made weight loss and a healthy lifestyle the priority helps me put temptations and cravings in perspective--it takes away their power, and empowers me to make mindful choices.

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