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

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I have been reminded again and again that in order for my body to lose the weight I have got to track every bite. It seems so simple really; I don't know why I fight it. I was at a Weight Watchers meeting recently and we were selecting a "problem" on a small piece of paper from a hat and reading i...

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WATER! Weight Loss! Secrets of the Ages!

I know, we all hear it every day, "Drink more water"! But...
A glass of water first thing in the morning help you wake up.
A glass of water before each meal helps you eat less.
A glass of water after each meal helps you avoid seconds.
A glass of water before bed keeps away the midnigh...

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Water, water and more water!

Drink plenty of water. Oftentimes, thirst can be confused for hunger. Proper hydration helps keep the body functioning at top levels, and flushes all the crap out of your system. Scale hasn't moved recently and you know your food and exercise are at the right levels? Add more water to your routine -...

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Small changes work

For me the thing that has worked the best is small changes. I started with one thing... Coke. No more soda, or at least only VERY rarely. When I could sustain that I cut all the sugar. Then it was controlling carbs. You get the picture. I made sure that I could do one thing before going on. When I f...

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Medications at 2am (Thyroid Disorders)

My doctors stated that I was weight loss resistant as they had me on a heavily monitored program. Each week I would come in for a 90 minute appointment where we would sit down with the SPARK App and plan out every calorie I would consume and every exercise I would do. I would then go to a physical t...

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Me secrect to success

I have found that if I eat smaller servings and walk every day that it helps me loose weight.
I also eat 3 times a day and I eat a meat, dairy and fruit item with each meal.
I use my fitbit to help with exercises. I love the challenges that I get involve with. I ...

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Losing the right way

Losing weight is not easy. I have been there more than once. I used to be l80, after my son. I had a hard time losing it. Reason, sweets, my downfall.

After being in plus sizes for a while, I decided it was time to start trying to lose, and get into normal clothes again. It wasn't easy. I wa...

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it's MY turn .... Time for Me :-)



CAUTION: if you are unable to handle complete TRUTH... stop reading now.... I am honest and ope...

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Lifestyle changes instead of dieting

I don't believe in dieting as something that works long term to get weight off and keep it off long term. I believe you need to make a lifestayle change that will stick with you from that day on. I can't deny myself everything I love forever, so it's important to include those things that you like i...

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Can't Eat The Whole Elephant At Once

I have lost over 100 pounds before and I am doing it again. As I started back, I remembered a technique I used before, and it still works.

There is a saying, "How do you eat an elephant?". The answer: "One bite at a time."

Any goal, large or small has to be accomplished in small incr...

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