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Plateaus can be a great thing!

Are you frustrated because you're in a plateau? Don't be. Think about it: you're at a plateau at a new, improved weight. Your body is resetting its norm. If you want to break the plateau, this is the time to reevaluate your program. Consider strictly tracking your food and looking for patterns. How ...

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Water!

I have a 20 ounce water bottle that goes EVERYWHERE with me! If water is always on hand, it's much easier to remember to drink it. I also will make sure I finish the bottle before a meal/snack so that I'm a little less hungry when I eat something.

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Accept that you are not perfect.

Accept that you are not perfect, and don't need to be. Forgive yourself, and get back on track. We do not have to be perfect to lose weight and stay healthy.

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Now is the time!

I try to pick myself up as soon as possible & take a small step toward restarting with a fresh attitude where I left off. I try to discard the notion that I have to wait until tomorrow or Monday.

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You can't change the past. You can change the future.

When I fall off the wagon diet-wise, I don't drop out of the race. I believe that no matter how often I creep back into old habits I will never reach a stage where I say "I failed again - I might as well give up forever!" I always believe there is hope that this is going to be the time when I change...

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Plan, Plan, Plan

When you stray from your goals the easiest way to get back on track is by planning.
Plan to Succeed!
Plan your food for the day
Plan time to exercise.. Even if you only have 10 minutes
Plan to surround yourself with supportive people
Giving yourself positive feedback should be part of...

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DanceDance Dance

Did you know you can dance, do Zumba or line dance right in your house in front of your computer? Just go to YouTube. You are sure to find something you like

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Don't let one slip up ruin your day

If you eat something unplanned, if you eat too much, if you eat something decadent--tell yourself. From this moment on I am back on my program. The next thing I put in my mouth will be healthy and planned. I'm back on my plan with my next snack or meal.
Don't let one slip up derail you.You're bui...

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My Own Little Science Experiment

As a new member of sparkpeople, I have decided to treat this experience like my own little science experiment. In a way, losing weight is like a science experiment, right? Your keeping track of your food intake, calories in. Your measuring food, reading labels, etc. Your exercising and counting ca...

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Celebrate

Celebrate each success instead of hanging on to every perceived failure. Possitive thinking is a powerful tool!

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