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Weight Loss Secrets

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

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Make No Excuses

I was successful in active weight loss too long ago, but am trying to grab that success formula back and the number ONE thing I know made a difference was a "Make No Excuses/No Whining" attitude.

What does that mean? It means 'no enabling' of yourself and of or from others. Don't post "I slip...

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My Goal Met

I wanted to let everyone know that I have met my goal of 140 lbs. lost and my weight is less then I originally goaled it to be. I just wanted to let everyone know if I could do it anyone can do it. I did a lot of exercise and calorie counting to get where I am not. My journey started all because ...

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Watching my sodium

It's amazing at how when I watch my sodium in take how the weight comes off. So many foods that we eat example soup and how much sodium is in 1 serving. I read labels before I eat anything. It's always better to buy the lowest sodium broth etc and make your own food.
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Skinny Tip #1 of 10

Cut out all manufactured sugars!

The only form of sugar I let near my body now is either from fruit or natural honey.

The manufacture of refined sugars happened decades ago when refined foods was first introduced as a delicacy.

Our bodies were never designed to handle such large...

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It's a Lifestyle Change, Not a Diet!

A diet is only a temporary solution to the problem. It involves crazy yo-yoing, deprivation, and more often than not you will gain back the weight you rapidly lost -- and then some!

My sister in law is constantly trying to diet. But after she gets hungry from completely depriving herself of e...

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Weight Loss Success


"Whether your think you can or think you can't, you're right." Henry Ford

Point being I need to decide which one I choose to believe and actually live out. These choices are the decisions that will not only shape my physique, body and waist but my overall health. The biggest determinant i...

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Use Healthy Ingredients

Eat what you like! If you like chicken then find a lot of healthy chicken recipes. If pasta is your thing, try whole grain or vegetable pastas as a great diet substitute. If you are a choc-o-holic than use the SparkRecipes to find that great single serving brownie in a cup that sounds pretty yummy o...

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Secrets of Your Success Will Be Secrets to Mine!

I believe a lot of us have an idea of the changes we should make in order to successfully reach our goals. The hard part is doing all of those little things on a day to day basis. At least I know that has always been the problem for me! I have yo-yo dieted my whole life and I have exercised off a...

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Don't get discouraged

I started Spark in October. Just because I am addicted to stepping on the scale, I finally realized I don't have to. I lost 10 pounds on Spark then was at a standstill for over 2 weeks. I was trying to figure out what I was doing different. I'm still exercising and eating healthy. I went to the do...

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Truth and Kindness

There is no progress for me if I am not totally honest with myself. Not just in a journal by also in conversation with myself and trusted others. It keeps me from dropping into automatic eating and helps me stay positive because every bit of progress is real. Today when I was tempted to add butte...

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