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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Day 3 and I feel great. Every morning I can hardly wait to login and start my day feeding myself with the motivation I need to keep me focused. Concentrating on 3 Fast Breaks that will help me stop eating mindlessly at night, schedule a daily exercise time, and adopt a motivational action "5 min....

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join teams

Join teams and check in with the daily chat or watch the scroll to see blogs you might like to read. Of course, be inspired and inspire others. It teaches you more than any weight loss can!!!
Give it a try!!!

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Blogs and Vlogs!

I love reading and watching other people's blogs/vlogs. I also love doing my own. I find it very motivating and freeing. Try it!

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plan your meals daily

The last thing i do every night when I'm on Spark page is plan out my meal for the following day. I do so much better in following my diet that way and if possible i try to plan a couple days in advance to make sure that i have all the ingredients i need for cooking.

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Seeing the picture behind the page

Often a Sparkmember will have a gorgeous picture as their page background but it will be hidden by the page itself, usually only showing the outer edges of the picture, no matter how far down you scroll.

To uncover the picture, right click and choose View Background Image - the whole picture ...

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Virtual Race Trophies - Be sure and get yours!

Every week I sign up for the Spark Virtual Races and post my time... either walking or running. If you walk (or run) at least a mile once a week you are eligible to post your time and collect a trophy! If you aren't doing this already be sure and check it out.

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Prelogging my food tracker & menu planning

Something I realized I needed to do in order to be successful was to prelog my food for the whole day, preferably at breakfast and sometimes in bed before I get up.

I pretty much eat the same breakfast M W F, a different breakfast Tu Th, another breakfast on the weekends. My lunches follow a...

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Using the Nutrtion and Fitness Tracker

I have used the Nutrition and Fitness tracker each day. When I was on my mini vacation. I was unable to use it. I had no access to a computer. I totally missed it. I felt very lost without it. When I logged on this morning. I felt like I came back to an old friend.

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Use it or don't lose it!

Use your blog to motivate you to succeed. You don't have to bare your soul or anything - but if you want and need support - that is a great place to get it.

You choose how much information you share, but it is a good place to keep track of your goals and to plan your path. If you aren't usi...

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Bright and Early

I get up at 4:30 a.m. for work. Before I even leave the bed I do a few little stretches to help my back trouble. Then I take my shower and then eat a small breakfast to get me going. Then I login to SparkPeople to do my daily spin and log in my breakfast. I go back to my bedroom and do a few jum...

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