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Keep Up with the Healthy Habits ~a little at a time!

I lost 20 lbs in 5 mos. on SP two years ago and have kept almost all of it off in that time to this date~2.9.2012. Now that I am not able to be on SP as much due to other commitments, I still try to stick with what has worked for me in the past~weighing myself every couple of days or at least 1x/wk...

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Getting your Second Wheel Spin in ~~ FASTER!

I like the "NEW" feature [at least it is new to us "old-timers"~ SParkers who have been on at least a year] of getting to spin the wheel twice. I noticed that if I want to spin quickly, I can tap my point total DIRECTLY instead of going all the way down the list to "another spin" and it will allow ...

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When needing a snack, I look for Protein!

I have to snack. My body requires it as I have to keep my blood sugar at an even keel throughout the day or I will go into starvation mode for eating and then being ravenously hungry,will "wolf "the food down,stopping my hunger pangs and starting my Hiatal Hernia a-going and then I am going to need ...

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Start the Day With A Glass of Water as the FIRST Thing....

I have found that when I start the day with a glass of water FIRST thing in the morning BEFORE I eat or drink anything else, I tend to eat LESS and I eat MORE healthy foods for that day plus I am MORE LIKELY to get in my 8 glasses of water a day !!!

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A Quick Way to Change FOODS When I Preplan The Same Daily Snack!

Using my Nutrition Tracker daily when I was losing the wt, is what HELPED ME THE MOST!!! Now, during Maintenance,I try to use it daily ,but can't always get to the computer! So, I usually will try to plan ahead what will be eaten during the week that is the SAME~for example~ SNACK~ Choc. Cheerios & ...

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Mulching the Garden Helps Me So Much!

I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch for the rest of the veggie garden now! Am planning ...

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Flossing regularly!

I am going to the dentist today for a temporary crown after getting a root canal done last week! I used to floss once a month! But now after seeing my difficulties @ the dentist AND hearing about a report on flossing that deals with our daily health [it was on the news a few weeks ago] .Now I DO flo...

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Showing my Preschooler Healthy Habits!

Since I have been on SP, I have learned some healthy habits that I am passing on to my preschooler. I don't drink soda or have it in the house!{We only drink it @ birthday parties!}. I don't chew gum and we don't have that in the house! I drink water daily as does my hubby and so our preschooler doe...

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Put a date on that battery!

I have a battery in weight scale/body fat scale! And I DON'T like having to replace it as one MORE thing on my to-do list!But I have found that writing the date [with a permanent sharpie marker ] on the battery helps me to see when I last replaced the battery! And though it may be a year or so, it ...

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Focus on Your Achievements ,not on what you feel is failure!

I have been on SP for a little over a year & a half now and I have lost the 20 lbs & got down to a healthy wt ,though the maintenance is still a difficulty though not as hard as it used to be! I have a problem area ~my belly ~ that will not flatten b/c I do not have the discipline to stay away from...

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