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Last week I cut my 2 XL cup a day coffee habit down to one large cup with cream. This week I am having one large cup a day with almond milk instead of cream. It really is about the small changes that make all the difference in the long run. Small changes will keep you from going crazy.
I make sure I only present healthy choices to my daughter. If she needs more veggies that day I make sure that's the only thing on her plate at first, THEN I add the meat after she has had enough.
After having a couple of days of not logging in, I realized that rather than looking at logging in SP as a big task or something that requires a lot of time/effort just treat it like maybe your Facebook or email. When you check your emails, do a quick login to SP, blog/post/browse/read as per your convenience and whenever possible multiple times a day. When it seems like a small casual task you wont dread doing it.
In the face of adversity, follow Hamlet's wisdom of being true to yourself and your dreams. Follow through and never give up. Always persist even with the din of naysayers trying to drown out your inner voice~ to them turn a deaf ear and persist in spite of the odds. Dreams still do come true.
I go to a water aerobics class twice a week with four friends and that keeps me accountable! I also attend my husbands cardiac rehab program three times weekly which is a really good workout and that helps support him in his heart health and me in my weight loss!
Spark Points I earn each day is a pleasant challenge that is top priority on my everyday list. The Spark Points I earn each day motivates me to continue to do the best I can in my weight lose goal. As I earn Spark Points I receive extrinsic rewards from Spark People,this allows me intrinsic rewards for my self and I can continue to earn points without failure.Sometimes it takes a while to earn points, just like loosing weight .The Points help me personally to stay on track, I love the concept.
I got this idea from my favorite Spa. Peel and slice thin half a cucumber and add to a quart water bottle. Chill. Delicious, refreshing. Keep refilling. The cukes will last 2-3 days, on day 3 take them out and eat them...still crunchy! A tasty zero calorie way to get in 8 glasses/day - and a way to feel like your at the spa!