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Motivation Secrets

How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Fit Bit Flex

I finally purchases a Fit Bit and we are inseparable. I love it! I have managed to get over 10,000 steps per day on multiple days now.

I also typically exceed my step goal of 8,000 per day which I thought was going to be difficult. I am whittling my middle and can see it slimming dow...

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Find Your Truth With Sparkpeople

You are not alone. Whatever you are going through someone has gone through it. Look to see how they dealt with the situation. You can learn from them even if, they made mistakes along the way. You might even avoid those pitfalls because they were brave enough to be vulnerable and share their struggl...

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Set yourself up for a win!

When I started, I had about 140 pounds to lose. That was WAY too big a goal for me to focus on so I set a whole gaggle of mini goals for myself along the way.

-Ten pounds at a time I update my virtual weight loss picture on my spark page.
-I set Daily fitbit goals and increase them sl...

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It's Okay to Eat a Donut

I freak out when I feel like I do not have control over my weight loss experience, but logging how I eat and how I exercises is a form of control. I lose my ability to make informed decisions when I don't track what I eat or how I exercise.

It feels utterly shameful to admit that I've eaten ...

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Brain Chemistry Motivation for Type II Diabetic

I only recently "grasped" how much exercise helps my anxiety and diabetes by releasing calming neurotransmitters, and balancing the blood chemistry that builds up in the pre-dawn hours and contributes to high glucose in the AM.

However, due to poor sleep quality, I seem always too tired to ...

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ATTITUDE!! BELIEVE!! DREAM!!

One Day at a time, One step at a time, One pound at a time!! They all lead us on the path to were we want to be!! Where we need to be... where we were meant to be!

Find your reason, Your future pleasure, and keep your eyes on that. Believe in yourself and resist temptations on the way, especi...

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Encouragement is Important

The Bible says their if power in the tongue we can bless people or tear them down. I am so thankful for the ones that send me a positive word when I am unknown to them am feeling low. God tells us to keep encouraging eachother and keep giving him praise for all he has done and is going to do for u...

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Shopping Cart Workout

When I go to any store, before I shop, I walk up, down and across all aisles. Then I do my shopping.

The benefits are great.
1. Up my heart rate while speed racing with my cart.
2. Get an overview of the store- no stopping to"look".
3. Focus my thoughts on what I need not what I m...

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My Spark Thoughts

I come on Sparks to keep myself mindful of my need to exercise and socialize with friendly people.
I like to find encouraging quotes on sparks or people that are passionate about life. Reading Spark People blogs show all people struggle in the same ways. Sparks teams can be a nice place to talk t...

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Reading "Better Than Before" by Gretchen Rubin

This book is great - actually, this author and all she works with is. Many folks know her from "The Happiness Project" which is wonderful. Her Facebook page, direct website with weekly newsletter, and books of course, all make practical sense. (Right now that particular book is selling on Amazon, K...

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