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Motivation Secrets

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

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Log Every Silly Thing !

I log every silly little thing, every snack, every meal, every drink, every bit of walking and every bit of exercise. I blog now and then, check in on message boards and "like" other members achievements a bit here and there,,,,,,

But it's the logging of everything that has made me succes...

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Hang with Success!

Some days I enjoy being the one who is on track when I visit with a friend. One friend probably has 100+ pounds to lose, but finally seems to be making healthy choices. We worked through a weight loss study together a few years ago. I lost. She gained. Clearly, she wasn't ready. But, now I loo...

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Running with a goal

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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So Many Plans

There are so many diet plans available it is hard to choose the right one for me. It's high time I get back on track. My goals are not being met, and my efforts have been sluggish this entire week.

No matter where you are at with your exercise and weight loss goals, you have got to start some...

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TRYING TO BE STRONG

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fast. I have had many levels of success and failure over the years. However, now I believe that I have a grasp on what I need to do to be successful. I have a compu...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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Mistakes are Painful


"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience"
~Denis Waitley

"We make bad choices because we don't have any experience. We gain ex...

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Five Minutes of Morning Mindset Adjustment

The very first thing I do in the morning is to step outside and spend five minutes consciously letting go of any lingering emotions or thoughts from the day before. If I overate my points or didn't exercise or even if I did everything right, I let it go so I can bring myself back to front and cente...

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Home Runs vs Doubles


Is a home run better than two doubles?

Here is a thought-provoking story, from the book Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland that challenges the old adage that quality is better than quantity:

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