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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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Face the Fear, Not the Food

When life is stressful, it can be so overwhelming. Whether it's caused by work or personal problems, it can be so hard to resist the temptation to binge eat when you're feeling down.

Facing your problems is hard. Avoidance seems a billion times easier short-term...but long-term it's actually ...

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Binge me NOT

You know, I did not realize until recently that I was a binge eater. Yep, somehow over the years, I have been letting emotions, boredom, stress, and other factors get in the way of healthy eating.

How did that happen? I know what I was working full time shift work, the shifts we worked were ...

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This isn't some zero-sum game.

For too many years, I have fallen into the trap of GOOD vs BAD. But life isn't so black and white. On the contrary. There are choices, good choices and better choices. But more than that, nothing is a "perfect" choice, so I can stop viewing my inability to achieve "perfect" as failure and a reason...

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Start an Exercise Streak!

I first joined SparkPeople 9 years ago. It was the catalyst I needed to lose weight and get back to exercising. Upon signing on I received a message from some man who called himself "Sparkguy". SparkGuy? Are you kidding me? Well, I come to find out he is the guy who started SparkPeople. After maki...

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Pineapple stops the feeling of bloat & MINDFUL eating

When I over eat at the holiday meals, picnics,birthdays,& reunions. I am always stuck with that awful bloating I call it the turkey dinner day meal! I read if you eat pineapple that feeling of bloat goes away. i thought yep right noway!! Well the 2 back to back picnics did it last weekend. I bought...

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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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Treat vs Cheat

So you selected something you usually don't eat! Consider it a treat not a cheat and move on! Cheating is so negative - treating is so positive! Just beware of how many treats you do so you don't lose track of where you're going! Treat yourself don't cheat yourself of positive rewards!

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