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What is the best way to start a healthy lifestyle or weight-loss plan?

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Just Quit Cold Turkey

I needed to omit coca-cola from my life, so I just quit cold turkey 25 months ago. I never gave myself the option to cut back on the amount I drank per day or switching to diet coke. I just quit and never looked back.

- Submitted by SEESALLYRUN 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 2 Comments

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Always plan ahead

It is so easy to think you can go to an event and promise yourself "I just won't eat any of the goodies"...If your going to a party where your pretty sure there will be lots of fattening food, plan ahead

- Submitted by LILAC93 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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FINDING YOUR LIMITING FACTORS

We all have things inside us that drive us to do what we do. We should look inside and try to find those things that are limiting us from succeeding with our goals.

- Submitted by KAREN7360 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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I NEVER thought I would be able to drink ALL that water. I NEVER drank water. I drank lots of diet pop.

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So I started adding ice to keep it cold like soda and then I started sipping it through a straw. (It goes fast & saves lipstick.)
It worked like magic: 1 soda in 11 months!

- Submitted by MAURAK 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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MAKE LOSING WEIGHT A HOBBY

I SAW THAT I DID NOT HAVE WHAT IT TOOK TO STAY WITH A DIET. FINALLY I THOUGHT HOW I FELT ABOUT MY HOBBIES AND FIGURED OUT THAT I NEED TO GIVE MY SELF MORE ATTENTION THEN MY HOBBY SO I TRADE THEM PLACES IN MY MIND SO INSTEAD OF MAKING CANDLES I DO CARDIO .

- Submitted by MRSTAMEKA32 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 1 Comment

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Have a plan.

We talk about doing it, want to do it, dream about it- so why don't we? Plan it out, commit to it and do it. Keep it simple and short. No lying to yourself with excuses and dates. Do not let yourself go adrift with figuring it out as you go.

- Submitted by KSIGMA1222 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 2 Comments

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Distractions

Shinny objects just don't work on dogs and kids! Many of us eat when we need comfort for a variety of reasons stressed, angry, tired and many others. Identify the issue and acknowledge it so you can own it. Have a "distraction" ready to help distract you from the issue once identified.

- Submitted by KSIGMA1222 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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Plan for the unavoidable

i try to have some extra calories everyday so when i feel i have to have somethink i doon't feel like i've blown it.

- Submitted by TTEXTROVERTT 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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Have Fun!

By watching the Biggest Loser or seeing others struggle and hate what they are doing is no way to live. May take some trial and error but have fun and appreciate that you are doing.

- Submitted by KSIGMA1222 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments

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Baby Steps

Do not do it all at once. Build and take baby steps. Start with sleeping more, drinking 8 cups a day and making sure you eat breakfast lunch and dinner. Build upon it and add new things every week or two as you feel comfortable.

- Submitted by KSIGMA1222 3/25/2010 in Getting Started | 6 Comments
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