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Just Maybe...

Be willing to give up that you know something for certain. If you check in with others to validate you will for sure find as many others who believe something else as well as what you believe.

Just maybe you can lose that weight, run a race, get that job. Whatever it is, suspend your judgment for a bit and consider if the goal is something that would make a positive difference. Who knows, just maybe then you'll be doing it!

- Submitted by CIVIAV 5/18/2011 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Share Yourself...

I've found sharing what I am up to helps keep me going. Joining the community features of Spark People was a change in the way I live. I was regularly up and down like a yo yo but with regular connection with Spark Friends I've become less moody and closer with everyone in my life! Try it, you'll benefit!

- Submitted by CIVIAV 3/21/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Another Step Forward

At any point in your program it is easy to get caught up in the habits you've built up. Always consider what a relevant and doable action step is that will move you toward your goal and then start it. You will find that little steps bring little successes and that's how you build to the bigger results!

- Submitted by CIVIAV 1/10/2011 in Getting Started | 1 Comment
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Feeling blue?

When you are feeling blue, let someone know. It helps to get unstuck. And then go take a walk! emoticon

- Submitted by CIVIAV 11/3/2010 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Strength Training

Strength training is a secret that many people simply don't know about since they are not athletes in training.

- Submitted by CIVIAV 10/9/2010 in Exercise | 30 Comments
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Grocery Shopping Tips

Some guidelines for grocery shopping - You've heard the line, "Stay on the perimeters of the grocery store", no? This helps you stay away from the snack, sugary drinks and processed foods! I take this one further and only go into an aisle if I need something there. No impulse shopping in an aisle! Also, if you haven't eaten recently, consider having a healthy snack including something protein before you shop. This actually will save you time and money in the long run. emoticon

- Submitted by CIVIAV 10/5/2010 in Getting Started | 5 Comments
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Try it...

I often find I really don't want to get out there and exercise. Well, I found a trick that works like a dream. I allow myself to not want to and just get ready to go. Then if I still don't want to walk or run after my first lap or first stage of what I'm doing I allow myself to change it up or quit altogether. I've only changed my exercise once so I think this helps get me up and out!

- Submitted by CIVIAV 9/7/2010 in Exercise | 21 Comments
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Yes I can...

Everytime I say, I Can't, I disempower and give myself a way not to go for it. The issue is not whether I can or can't, the issue is, "AM I WILLING"? I always have a choice between "I can" and "I can't". Both are equally habit forming. emoticon

- Submitted by CIVIAV 7/23/2010 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Agave Syrup

Agave syrup is a sweetener that has a limited effect on blood sugar levels. This is a boon since other sweeteners affect my mood, digestion and desire for more. I can use less since it is sweeter than sugar and I know I am using a natural product. Substitute in any recipe for sugar! emoticon

- Submitted by CIVIAV 7/22/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Stay Connected...

Anytime I feel myself starting to lag or slide into unhealthy behaviors, I log on to SP. Being connected to others tackling the same challenges brings me back to my commitment . Then I can keep the steps I need to take in front of me instead of these seemingly insurmountable goals. emoticon

- Submitted by CIVIAV 7/20/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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