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

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Don't Just Use It

I've been with Sparkpeople for 49 days. I know because I have a Spark Streak of 49 days. I make sure I come to the site everyday to track my food and my fitness. I paid for the premium membership and I LOVE it. It is so nice to use the Spark Coach feature. And I realized that coming to the site...

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SparkCoach is a Great Tool!

I absolutely love using SparkCoach. It is informative and helps me stay accountable and makes sure I'm being active in the Spark community. All of it together motivates me to keep on track with my healthy living journey.

Each day, I click on my SparkCoach button and then there is a visualiza...

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Giving pats and thata girls

The most important thing you can do for another weight-loser is to give them a "that-a-girl". It is the best motivator one can give and by you giving them that goodie, it gives you a wonderful feeling of compassion and support.

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Take Baby Steps

Little changes over time make the biggest impact. If you try too much at once, you'll get overwhelmed and struggle to maintain your new lifestyle. If you change small things one thing at a time, it's easier. Start with more water, shoot for an initial goal of four glasses a day, for example. Then, b...

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Daily food tracking0 minutes

Tracking your food everyday and every bite no matter how small is a huge motivator and staying accountable to yourself. This for me is the most important thing i do daily! It has been a real eye opener and a great teaching tool for me. It not only shows me my calorie intake but also if i am getting ...

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Small Daily Changes!

Make small changes daily until they become lifestyle changes. Be gentle with yourself. Babysteps! It's tempting to make a New Year's Resolution or a Diet Goal but then it's so depressing when you can't sustain the changes you have tried to make. My small goals are to do a minimum of 15 minutes of ex...

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Dump the Excuses

Stop looking for excuses every day to not eat healthy - to not exercise and so on.

I think everyone has this little devil on their shoulder who whispers in their ear before going to the gym "oh no you are too tired today" or "oh but you already exercised 2 days ago...

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Stick it out! Don't Quit

it's easy to stop....it takes gumption to keep going...I've stopped and started, so many times....if I would've just kept going imagine that! I wouldn't be starting over again! This is my last start....I'm doing it this time and so can you, just don't quit! Keep going!
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Do It anyway

Wise words from a very wise woman (Mother Teresa)

This is my favorite quote and it is one that I try to live by everyday. I truly believe that we can not allow others to determine how we will act. No excuses or blaming someone else. Your destiny is in your own hands. Don't ever let anyone c...

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you didn't get here overnight

We didn't get this way overnight so it will take time to put things right. Never give up, that's like saying your not worth it, and you are. To hell with what others think about you; it's what you think that matters. If you believe in yourself.
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