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In order to make sure that I get all of the water I am supposed to drink in a day, I keep a 2-cup insulated coffee mug on the kitchen counter whenever I am home. Since I am constantly in and out of the kitchen, I am always taking a drink of water. The insulated cup keeps it cold for a few hours at ta time. As soon as I drain it, I enter my 2 cups of water in SparkPeople, and I refill the mug.
Changing your lifestyle with a partner can help you where doing it alone cannot. I have been a member of SparkPeople since April. My Mom and I decided to do this together. Since that time, my Mom has lost 40 lbs, and I have lost 19. I have fallen off the wagon a few times but seeing my Mother doing so well continues to inspire me daily. Having a partner also gives you someone to always talk to about your struggles and successes, and they don't get tired of listening.
When I find I want to eat just for the sake of eating (not because I'm hungry), I grab a piece of sugarless gum. My Mom has been doing this since we started SparkPeople in April, and she's lost 40 lbs. I have started doing this now, and it really works. Extra Sugarless gum seems to work best, because it has the longest lasting flavor.
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