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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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Weight loss and stress.

Every where we turn we encounter stress. We have all heard that it is up to us to controlling it. But only on Sparkpeople have I read simple easy effective tricks to actually do this. To do Sparkpeople one must block out a few minutes of the day to concentrate on one's self. We are encouraged to tak...

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No loss no gain but proud of myself

I have been working hard on being kinder and more accepting of myself and not judging myself by my body weight. It is probably the most difficult thing Ive ever done, more so than education, child rearing and reaching career goals. I am a driven type A and it is difficult for me to accept that my bo...

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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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When nothing helps, try one more time

I had reached the point that nothing works. I was in my 60s when metabolism slows down, so I was stuck being fat for the rest of my life. I went to a Diabetic Fair at a local hospital and I learned about Diabetes Prevention Program. I was pre-diabetic, had uncontrolable High Blood Pressure and 80 ...

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Create a water goal bottle!

When I first starting eating healthy the biggest problem I had was making sure I was getting enough water in.

Well the first step was to figure out how much water I needed for my size.

All the articles say to go off about half of your body weight in ounces. I decided to just go for s...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Living a healthy and happy life!

Last summer I turned 53, my father died of a heart attack at that same age when I was 19. I had been dreading this age. Last year I made some healthy changes and they have become the secrets to my success! I have lost 26 pounds and I am now at my lowest weight in 16 years! It has taken me about 6 mo...

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This is important

When I first met you, I honestly didn't know you were gonna be this important to me.

Today is my year anniversary here. What a perfectly awesome year it has been. How THRILLED I am to be in the place I am today, is beyond words.

As many of you know, last May 10, I was just getting out ...

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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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Distraction Solutions for Avoiding Unhealthy Choices

On days I spend most of my time indoors at home, I really struggle to eat as I should. But, I find that distraction helps even indoors.

I can turn on the music and sing and or dance along. I chew gum at the end of a meal to put on the brakes with the food. Some days I make calls to shut-...

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