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Having been successful using Spark People, I want to encourage others.

This is what works for me:
1. Planning all the food I'll eat for the day (including snacks and healthful items such as fruit, veggies, and nuts), adding up the calories and subtracting where necessary to stay within my calorie limits.
2. Carrying a pre-measured bottle or glass of water with me all day and refilling.
3. I'm very competitive so I try to score the maximum Spark points for cardio (2 hours) each day. Sometimes THAT motivates me more than knowing exercise is good for me!
4. Logging into Spark People DAILY and reading the Nutrition, Health, and Motivation articles to remind me what is TRULY important - my health. I also like to read other people's blogs for encouragement.
5. Staying away from chips and cookies and cakes as much as possible.
6. Brushing my teeth RIGHT after dinner and not eating for the rest of the day.
7. When my clothes fit comfortably I know I'm on track. When they start getting snug I know I am eating too much.

Member Since: 3/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 61,927

My Goals:
Continue to drink 8 glasses of water each day.

Continue to stay within my calorie intake range.

My Program:
Exercise 30 minutes a day following Karen Voight Sleek Physique and Billy Blanks Tae bo

Drink water from water bottles as it is premeasured and easier to keep track of.

Use the Nutrition page.

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I enjoy reading Monk books. I am currently reading Monk and the Blue Flu and listening to The Land with my 8th grade daughter who is prepping for the Academic Pentathlon.

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  • v TRISHA26
    Hi Teddye thanks for the welcome, we have not started our line dancing class yet we start this coming friday and really looking forward to it.
    We bought a video so we could get a rough idea before we start so tomorrow we will be practising throughout the day, i am hoping this is really going to kick start me loosing weight as i have stayed the same for the last 2 years give or take a pound or two. Trisha
    4263 days ago
    You look fabulous at goal weight! How long did it take?

    If you need an idea of what to DO with all of those strawberries, shooot, I have kids, and my strawberries don't even make it in the house ;-p
    4294 days ago
    Thanks for the comment and encouragement... I guess maybe I am expecting too much of myself- It just seems to take SO long for anything to happen! And now that I moved and basically lost 10 days, it's slowed to a crawl if not reversed! I just get discouraged! I desperetly don't want to be fat for my birthday in 5 months!

    Oh and about the envelope- that's a good idea, thanks! I'll start trying it... =)

    4302 days ago
    Hey Teddye, thanks for the comment on my page! There are lots of hikes around Emerald Bay, I'm sure at least one that would fit your bill. You can do a short hike down to Vikingholm, I've never done it, but it's about a mile or 2, down then up. I hear it's steep, but short. From the other side of the road, near Eagle Falls (I think, you could google it to be sure) you can access Desolation wilderness. You can pretty much write your own ticket from there of how far, and where to hike. There are lots of lakes and peaks to choose from. Also from the road that goes to Fallen Leaf Lake there are also more trail heads to Desolation. You need a permit, but can get one at the trail head, and they are free. It's a really nice area, and beautiful too!
    4303 days ago
  • v no profile image COUNTRYGURL13
    Just wanted to say thanx for the encouragment and for the flowers! I just joined yesterday and you have already made me feel like I can do it! Thanks so much =)
    4326 days ago
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