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Pretend to be dancing

When I feel I'm pushing too hard and might not be able to make it much more I pretend I'm on a dance floor. It seems I can dance for hours but 5 mins of cardio kicks my tail! When I pretend, it becomes fun, I laugh, and get in a few more minutes of cardio.

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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Being fully active on Spark People Teams

What I find helps me a lot is being a fully active member in all my spark teams.

Due to not wanting to sit down all day at the computer I keep my spark teams to just 3.

I find that being able to be a fully active member in all three keeps me motivated.

If I have a day planne...

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Curry Powder, Diabetes and More

Curry is a mixture of tumeric, coriander and cumin. Tumeric which helps IBS and colitis, ward off dementia, helps with arthritis and rheumatism Cumin helps flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea. Coriander lowers blood sugar naturally.

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!

I just feel like if you "Never Give Up" keep striving to be your best & keep the healthy living & exercise routines every day. I also believe in "Mindful" eating & Living......Tracking all foods on SP and weighing myself every morning. If I see the weight getting back on I strive to try even harde...

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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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Less Calories at night

I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This doe...

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Don't give up, it's about your health

It is not about my weight, it's about my health. I tell myself that when I get frustrated with my slow weight loss.

I am not "dieting" I am changing my life and mind set for a healthy diet and exercise plan that fits in my life. If I go to a birthday party and have a piece of cake, I do no...

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10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

10 Secrets for Ending Your Sugar Cravings For Good

What holds most of us back and gets in the way of success are those sugar cravings that seem impossible to break.
Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin or cocaine?
You can probably identify: In 2014,...

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Forgiveness is wise

My secret is forgiveness. Forgiveness for myself when I have a bad day or days. Forgiveness for others who don't understand my journey, but most of all forgiveness of my past and knowing that I no longer have to live that way and I am making changes to become a healthier

- by LMS050902 5/17/2017 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments

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Don't Look Back

Don't look back. There is nothing back there but history. If you are looking backwards, you can't see in front of you!! That means you have to stop moving forward and maybe even regress...

So no matter how tempting or important it seems to you, just don't look back. You can train your brain ...

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