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The tried-and-true habits that have helped you lose weight the right way.

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111 Pounds So Far

I am one of those persons who began the weight roller coaster in High School. After holding down my weight to wrestle at 185 I put on 50 pounds in about 3 months. It did not help that I worked at my favorite restaurant and we received 2 free meals for each shift. I have spent the last 45 years los...

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Share a meal...

My husband and I share a meal in restaurants. We are both Spark Members and are losing weight together. We are in the habit now of ordering a meal and splitting it. We just ask for an extra plate! The hard part can be agreeing upon the meal to order. That's where compromise enters the picture. We ha...

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Water Always Wins

You hear it all the time, but it is still true. Drink plenty of water every day. It really is the best thing for losing weight. Every living thing needs some amount of water, you are no different! Every time I have had a healthy amount of weight loss, it has been coupled with drinking plenty of wate...

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Track the Foods (and Drinks) you Consume Every Single Day (Even those Small Snacks at the Office!)

I was most successful in my weight loss efforts when I took the time to track the foods I ate every single day. When I took the time to track the calories in that slice of cake I had at the office or the pizza slice one of my co-workers sent in my direction, it was a real eye-opener how the calorie...

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Eat more to weigh less!

One of the worst mistakes we make when it comes to losing weight is that of restricting calories and the amount of food we consume. We then feel constantly hungry, unhappy, and like a failure when the weight doesn't come off quickly, which it wont. It is actually possible to eat more and still lose...

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Shakeology; try it out!

Now, it may be expensive but it's worth the $$

I was a little skeptical at first but it's tastes good (and I even use almond milk!)

And I use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology powder. It's a once a day meal replacement drink. It has nutrients, protein, and vitamins. Gives me the extra boost ...

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Shakeology; try it out!

Now, it may be expensive but it's worth the $$

I was a little skeptical at first but it's tastes good (and I even use almond milk!)

And I use Vegan Chocolate Shakeology powder. It's a once a day meal replacement drink. It has nutrients, protein, and vitamins. Gives me the extra boost ...

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Somatics exercise and vegetarianism

I eat vegetarian and as long as I watch how much dairy I eat it, works well. Moving more and watching what you eat works really well too. One time in 2012 I was a vegan for 6 months but I lost too much weight too fast and had very saggy skin. You must add in toning exercises and lose the weight slow...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Secrets of Success_Weight Loss

One of my secrets to weight loss is finding a trustworthy doctor and keeping the lines of communications open at all times. If I don’t understand something, I ask questions…lots of questions. Keeping my doctor inform gives me support and will head off any potential problems that I might encounter al...

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