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You Can Do It!


"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
~ Norman Vincent Peale
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Chocolate Fix in a gum

I love chocolate (can't get enough of it), but I don't love the calories and fat that go along with it. So, I found and fell in love with Extra Dessert Delights Mint Chocolate Chip sugarfree gum. Only 5 calories, flavor lasts for at least 15 minutes, and it satisfies my chocolate cravings.

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Water

I drink 2 cups of water before each meal and several more glasses throughout the day. All that water helps fill me up and creates a lot of extra steps each day hurrying to the bathroom!

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Eat Consistently So you don't binge

Eat consistently throughout the day to reassure your body that you are not starving. Even by eating limited calories you can avoid the feeling of starvation that derails so many diets. A drop in blood sugar occurs when you dont eat for hours on end which can leave you shaky and hungry. Eat a sm. App...

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Water + Benefiber = steady weight loss

I learned this trick awhile ago. When I fill my water bottle up, I add 1 tsp Benefiber. Since I refill my bottle 3 more times daily, that means I have 4 tsp Benefiber total. It adds up to 60 calories. There's no taste, excellent for your health, and the extra fiber is like taking a appetite supp...

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Tell the negative committee that meets in your head to sit down and shut up.

Tell the negative committee that meets in your head to sit down and shut up.

Isn't this SO true?

Aren't we all members of the biggest negative committee we have ever met, only about ourselves?

Would we ever dare to say to anyone else the things we say to ourselves? Would we be...

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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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Dark Chocolate

Quite by accident, one stressed day I bit into dark chocolate and had my best workout ever up to that point. On many different occasions I confirmed that Dark chocolate gives an amazing boost for the best cardio workout ever! 25g of 60-70% cocoa dark chocolate and I can work at 70% MHR for an hour!

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Wow

So, I really didn't think this would work and now I am so addicted to this website, I am on it 20 times a day.

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Treat It Like A Job

When I asked a young woman who had lost 200 pounds how she did it, she said that she treated weight loss like a job. No matter how she felt, she showed up. She showed up at the grocery store to buy the right food, she showed up to track her food, she showed up to walk, etc.

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