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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Read even the Healthy Food ingredient lists, SNEAKY Food industry!

Be sure to read all packaged food labels. The food industry is sneaky with the chemicals and word replacements. Soy and sugar replacements seem to be in everything!

Even the healthiest “packaged” foods can shock you. READ every label. The food industry can be SNEAKY!!

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parkpeople.com/mypage_pu
blic_journal_individual.
asp?blog_id=5336039
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br>See what i mean in my blog!! Green Tea Antioxidant Natural but it has "STEVIA" in it! Unacceptable.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 4/26/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Trick Yourself into Exercising When You Don't Feel Like It

Set your goal to just work out for at least 10 minutes - and do it even when you don't feel like it. It's only 10 minutes, right?!? It's not going to kill you!

For me - when exercising I get energized. If I trick myself (even consciously) into JUST getting started - that 10 minutes can easily stretch to an hour or more. On those days that I just can't get with it - at least I get 10 minutes in.

- Submitted by SUMTHINGSPECIAL 4/7/2013 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Vision Board & GOALS

I "vision collaged" my back of the door mirror, this way I "SEE" it all the time!!! Everyday, sometimes several times a day! Foods, Exercises, Physically fit bodies, places I want to go and things I want to do!! Anything that is something to strive for or look forward to I put it on the edge of that mirror. SO when I do that one last check in the mirror before I sweep out the door I know what I want in LIFE!!! EVerything I want to live for is there: Prayer, Familiy, Friends.Healthy Lifestyle!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/8/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Rewards

I usually have a long to do list. I found that if I do something on the list, and then reward myself with something like a walk outside with the dogs, exercise on the treadmill, a chapter in a good book, or time on sparkpeople, I can work my way through much of my list without struggle.

- Submitted by ANNIEL617 1/5/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Pedometer, Small Steps Add UP!

Refresh those basics!! I still believe in my pedometer ~ make those numbers go UP!
Happy 2013!!

Remember you can do anything you set your mind to.
Commit to it. One tiny step at a time to live healthier physically and mentally!!

Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything to reach your dream!

I’m that person…Apologizing right up front!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 1/2/2013 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Off the couch, on the floor..

Determined to stay off the couch in the evening after a long day and exercise, I found if I sit on the floor I end up doing all my Calisthenics, yoga poses and stretching, while hanging with hubby and enjoying our tv show.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 9/2/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Goal Setting for motivation, planning, actions & SUCCESS!

Set Monthly goals in Micro, Mini, Medium & Major. Blog these at the end of the month for the following month then adjust "other goals" for tracking, accountability & celebrating!! If you are a list person, this works!! Spark Streaks can be set to support each months goals. Micro & Mini goals tend to be the building blocks to medium/major goals. This way you don't get over whelmed or miss steps. You set up your training and prep. My monthly blogs are helping me!! Check them out!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/30/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Wishing

Keep wishing for the unattainable, like winning the lottery, but start doing things for the attainable, like losing weight and getting fit!

- Submitted by FLABASAURUSREX 7/20/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Just walk or 10 minutes...

Seriously this works every time. If I just don't feel like hitting the GYM I tell myself, "I'm just going to walk or do 10 minutes". Toss on your work out clothes and shoes & go out the door. I hit the gym and I am always excited that I pull through and do an amazing workout/run. I am NEVER beating myself up for going only if I don't at all!

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 6/1/2012 in Exercise | 4 Comments
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See a "new you" once a week!

Take a front, side & back picture once a week. Try & stay in the same pose & place but change your clothes around! Name each photo with week & weight.

Save pictures in a folder on your desktop, upload to Spark People or you can even use a picture editor to combine all three pictures side by side & set the current picture as your profile picture on Spark People or set as desktop wallpaper!

The pictures allow you to see your progress in toning & weight loss instead of relying on the scale!

- Submitted by SWANATOPIA 4/23/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Set a goal

Setting a specific goal for myself helped me to start & continue to lose weight. and motivate me for over a year.

I had lived out of the country for a while. When I left I was VERY skinny.

Over the intervening 40 yrs. I had gained 110 lbs. I wanted to go back for a visit, so I set a goal of losing at least 80 of that. I am traveling next month. As of yesterday, I had lost 85 lbs, and probably can lose a few more before I leave. (click title to continue)

- Submitted by STORMY724 7/14/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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1/2 that portion...

Half that portion! I half the portion of whatever i'm about to eat. If it can't be halved without wasting part then I don't eat it Example: Sandwich you can half & save for later...cookie you would have to share if a person is available or throw the half away if you have no one to share it with. IF I would have to waste it then I don't eat it. Planning!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 7/1/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Fast breakfast that tastes like dessert!

Fast -- 1/2c chocolate soy milk (light, pre measured and frozen is best), blend with half a banana, 1tsp honey, couple drops of vanilla and a bit of flax seed. --- yummo!
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 5/10/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Coupon Websites

HIP2SAVE.com Website on how to use coupons, where to save and FANTASTIC freebies! Great around fall and christmas, saved me a bundle.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 3/30/2011 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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Where does motivation come from?

Motivation comes from within yourself.
Think about the surge you had for the new year... You felt like you had a new beginning and internally wanted to start on the right foot. The problem with those surges is that they are temporary. But you now know for a fact that YOU and only YOU can motivate yourself!

When you are optimist, positive, self confident and proud of yourself, it's easy to motivate yourself. And the motivation you feel will be constant and always there.

- Submitted by FRENCHPRINCESSE 3/23/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Never Give Up

When I weigh in for the week and the number on the scale isn't the one I wanted to see, I don't freak out over it, I don't beat myself up or decide to give up. Instead I take a good long look at myself in the mirror and find five things that I like about my body. Five things that I didn't like BEFORE I started eating and acting healthy and I remind myself that I'm happier than I've been in my life.

- Submitted by COURTNEYPAIGE1 2/25/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Motivate to BE Motivated!

Spending time encouraging others by responding to blogs, welcoming new members, being active on your teams and commenting on other member's blogs is even BETTER for you than for the people you reach out to. Motivating others keeps YOU motivated!

- Submitted by THEMIGHTYLILLIE 1/4/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Wear the right size clothes in flattering colors

Wear clothes that are becoming, no matter what size you are. Choose colors that compliment you and features that hide flaws and highlight assets. Don't stuff yourself into too small clothes. As you lose, chose more fitted clothes that will help you gauge your progress and motivate you to keep the weight and inches off. At some point, a belt will become an accessory!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 11/8/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Just 10 minutes

Sometimes we just don't feel like working out. So just commit to 10 minutes. You'll find that before the 10 minutes is up, your endorphins are pumping, your feeling good and you'll **WANT** to finish a good workout!

- Submitted by JENNELKA 8/23/2010 in Exercise | 37 Comments
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Use SparkPeople for ALL your goals and SOAR!!!!

For most of you, logging into SparkPeople is already a habit or it's quickly becoming a habit. Use SparkPeople for more than just your health and fitness goals - use it for your LIFE!!! Use the Other Goals option write out 5 goals you haven't committed to writing yet, and review everyday!

- Submitted by B_HORTON 8/12/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 4 Comments
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Drop The Naysayers

Surround yourself with people who are supportive and encourage you. Try to limit your time around people who are negative. You need people around you who can help inspire and motivate you.

- Submitted by WILLBOYWONDER 6/14/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Logging WHEN you eat!!

If you have the chance to log your meal or snack right away while you are eating or or directly after, you won't have to try to remember what you ate throughout the day and this way, you are less likely going to forget what you ate when its time to log it in.

- Submitted by MOM2PACO 5/24/2010 in Staying Healthy | 5 Comments
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Look to the future and get excited!

Instead of being downhearted about the past or the present, focus on small or big positive events that will happen today, tomorrow, next month, or even in the years to come. Don't limit yourself to weight loss/gain events. Having something exciting to look forward to always keeps me pumped!

- Submitted by SUNRISESUNSET 5/22/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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