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

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1/2 tbls of peanut butter tastes just as good as a shole one. however, 1/2 the calories. Never thought I'd say that emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by VWIEBUSCH 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Body Fat

To me it is the loss of body fat that is important. That and inches. If I weigh 175 lbs and I fit into my 32 inch waist pants comfortably, I am a happy camper. I have to remember that muscle weighs more than fat, it is not to me the weight, rather where it is on my body and how my clothes fit.

- Submitted by DAYANAND1 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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Don't Clean Your Plate

Always leave some food on your plate - even if only 1 bite. It will help you un-learn that you need to clean your plate - like your mother always told you to !!

- Submitted by DEBJO57 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

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calories burned vs. calories consumed

It is all about burning those consumed calories to lose weight. I eat a lot of calories but I also burn a lot and have lost 16 lbs. in 2 months and I can hardly believe it.

- Submitted by ROX525 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 8 Comments

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Taking it one day at a time

I look at the weight loss journey that I am going through and realize that I am going to take it day by day cause we can all have our bad days and we all have our good days. By taking it day by day I find it's easier to change my habits my slowly than to stop "cold turkey".

- Submitted by KGIRL1981 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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Rest is so important

I've found that 7.5 or 8 hours of sleep are a must. If I don't get the rest I need, I drag through the day. I have to force myself to exercise and have a desire to eat lots of unhealthy food. If I get the sleep I need, then exercise is easy and the food temptations are don't bother me as much.

- Submitted by BGUMBA 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

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Consistency Will Pay Off.

Being consistent will pay off. Being consistent in exercising and healthy eating will pay off slowly but surely. You will notice an improvement in your heath and your ability sustain longer workouts or physical activities. this will lead to improvement in and positive changes in you body.

- Submitted by YMUNDERWOOD 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments

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Do it for yourself

If you are going to lose weight do it only for yourself. If you want to do it for someone else you're not going to be successful. If someone tells you that you can't or won't take it as a dare & prove them wrong...better yet...prove yourself wrong!

- Submitted by KURVY_KAITIE 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments

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Make up your mind

Only I could make up my mind to lose weight and when I did it worked. I reached my goal weight going from 204 to 152 in 9 months.

- Submitted by DIDMIS 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

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The Power of Positive Thinking

Keep a positive attitude, have positive self-talk (support yourself like you would others), and make your goals positive (not "Don't do this" or "Stop that).

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.” -Willie Nelson

- Submitted by ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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