Secrets of Success
This Community feature collects all the "secrets" our members have used to lose weight and live healthier lives. You can share your own tips to help others, search or browse to discover new strategies that might help you in your own journey, and vote on all of your favorites!
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When I make a new food, and want to track the cal. fat. and such. I take everything I used into the bedroom (where the computer is) and then put in each item one by one...I walked out of the room the other day and my middle son looked at me like I was crazy!
Why must we live with Diabetes? Education is the key!
There is so much amazing, helpful information on SparkPeople that I could get sidetracked in reading instead of doing! Doing SparkCoach is teaching me a routine for "hitting all the marks" in using the SparkPeople resources and getting off the computer and back into life to put that learning to work... I am losing weight again.
When I need to clean the house (ugh) I put on my headphones, put on a workout station on Pandora, and dance while I clean. My kids think I am crazy but it makes cleaning much more fun and I get some cardio in while I do it, WIN WIN!!
Do squats or planks! I started out hating planks, but they make me feel so much stronger if I do them consistently. I like to do both while watching tv and squats are great when you're doing something idle with your hands while standing (cough, dishes, cough)...
For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.