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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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Forgiveness for stumbles

I was on track for a whole year, and I did very well in the loss weight department. I did the week's lunch cooking every Sunday and had a nice hot oatmeal breakfast every morning. I used prepared dinner meals from the frozen food section and a large fresh salad for an after work snack.

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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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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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Baggie jeans

What has helped me maintain each weight lose is to get rid of those baggie jeans and baggie shorts. At each stage of a weight lose, about every 2 sizes I treat myself to "fitted" jeans. This way I can't slip up to bad and more then a couple of pounds of gaining, I have to get back on track, especial...

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Re-assessing weight loss

If you've lose weight and gained it back, think of how good you felt when you hit a certain milestone. It doesn't even have to be your goal weight, but how you felt when you were able to slip on that skirt from the 80's that you vowed you would wear again.

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