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2/13/20 3:25 P

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Day 18 use what worked in the past and learn from mistakes (off plan eating) ~ ~ Tools and actions that work: daily WI, dot calendar, food journal, ST, cardio, relax and sleep. Tracking my way is an important task! Listen to hunger and full signals (hormones)
I can eat small portions of eliminated foods but if I go overboard, I'll wind-up with digestion problems again. "Consequences of NOT tracking far outweigh the inconveniences of tracking." ~1crazydog simple steps
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Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.

*Making a weekly checklist with 3-4 key target items
This week's includes:Tai Chi practice; Physio exercises; water and vitamins; snack control; 10 mins meditation/wind-down

*Sticking to a set bedtime and routine

*Keeping the fridge topped up with salad and a variety of fruit available

*Wearing my Fitbit

*Being in an SP Challenge team fit for accountability

• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
All the above are part of my day to day routine. I am currently on a 5% team challenge.



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1/30/20 9:21 P

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What works for me:

Track my food regularly - try to meet the SP guidelines for nutrients. I do better when I get enough protein...not as hungry. Eat real food that is nutrient dense and satisfying.

Plan to exercise every day with the knowledge that every now and then I'll have a day off. Include cardio, strength and flexibility in my plan. Do as many classes as I can at the Y since that includes getting out in the world and being with people of a like mind.

Edited because I forgot to add......Stay active on Spark People! Not only with tracking, but also interacting on teams! emoticon emoticon emoticon


Edited by: PAULALALALA at: 1/30/2020 (21:23)
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Do what works

track all food
track water
count points
exercise m-f

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"Drink water and distract when the cravings hit"
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Day 18 - I Know What Works


Some things that work for me
- plan my menu and my activities for the day ahead of time and review them the night before
- get enough sleep
- don't be lazy - follow the plan

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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1/29/20 2:12 P

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DO what you know works!

-Tracking food - it works for me, sometimes I take breaks because I’m on a roll and sometimes because I rolled off the wagon, but I always get back on the tracking - it provides reassurance in my choices and holds me accountable - CHECK
-having healthy options available - always have fresh, frozen, canned fruits and veggies to add to any meal or to create a meal - crowding out the bad with the good works for me - CHECK

I KNOW THESE WORK BEST FOR ME BUT STILL HAVE TROUBLE WITH AT TIMES -
-limiting carbs to once a day, even the whole grains - I feel better and drop pounds
-Agree with Gill, stay away from bread as it sets me off, I’ve learned even more so than sugar! - this week I’ve had no bread - CHECK


Develop a core identity:
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1/29/20 1:20 P

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Day 18 - I know what works

Gill, bread is not only convenient, filling, tasty......and not in my food plan either although it slips in from time to time. Every time, every single time I eat bread I know I will deal with at least two days of carb cravings. Is it worth it...No...so why do I go there. Oh me!

Sue, I like your list and was tempted to just type "What Sue said!" here but I have to admit that I have fallen way off on the journaling. Thanks for reminding me of another piece that has been missing lately!

I know what works!!!!

Edited by: LIVINTODAY at: 1/29/2020 (13:20)
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DAY #18 I KNOW WHAT WORKS

Of course I know what works! I have been doing it consistently since 1/22. It is healthy eating and healthy fitness.

The key for me is to figure out What Went Wrong when things start to slid sideways. What changed? Well, maybe not so much What as the Why of it. Because we already know the What. We stop following what works. The Why? Linda suggests maybe it is a demanding schedule or somethings else that is draining your time and energy. She advises that we take steps to change the patterns in order to reset ourselves, but we are not to forget the basics.

Tools That Work:
1. Meal planning in advance
2. Following the No S plan
3. Exercising every day with a minimum of 10 minutes
4. Reduced alcohol intake
5. Healthy grains
6. Plenty of water
7. Reduce stress OR increase nurturing
8. Support from your friends
9. Avoid processes foods or those high in sugar - eat Clean
10. Journaling
11. Trusting the Process

These are the things that work for me and they are they things I am doing right now. I am in a happy place with these things. I am not dreading these things. I am learning what works or me.

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Yes, I know what works. And I do it most of the time.

However, there is one thing that I want to do better - and that is cut down on bread products. I know I do a lot better without bread, but it creeps back into my diet because it's so darned convenient!

I have some good recipes for things like 'seed bread' which I want to try. I am going to make this something that I care enough to actually DO! I've got a week off next week - that will a good time to have a play around and see what I can do. Finding a good substitute for bread (I'm sorry, but lettuce leaves don't hit the spot!)

This morning I read a Spark article about 7 Bad Goals to Avoid (and the 3 steps to achieving any goal) - after I saw it on a friend's feed.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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The three steps are

1. Focus on what you want, not what you fear
2. Convert your goal from an outcome to a process
3. Create a new identity

One of the examples was that to (1) become lean and fit, you (2) decide to have a salad with lunch and dinner and (3) you think of yourself as a person who eats a salad with lunch and dinner.

I was inspired by this. I decided my #1 is 'I want to be lean, strong, supple and pain free'
My #2 is 'eat a small side salad with lunch and dinner

Well, without taking any deliberate action on this, a side salad did indeed appear with my lunch!

I went to the leisure centre for a swim at midday, and stayed to have lunch in the little cafe area there. I had a baked potato with baked beans and vegan cheese, served with half a plate of salad (different leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion) - no dressing. It was perfect!

I almost laughed with joy when I realised that this determination had already started to manifest in my life - a side salad with lunch.

Now I just have to keep enough salad items on hand to repeat this at every meal. A simple salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion is fine for a basic mixture.

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1/29/20 11:41 A

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Today

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
Tracking all I eat, planning meals ahead of time, watching carbs as well as calories, drinking 2 liters of water and exercising several days per week.
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
They all still work for me.
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
I have been and so far so good.

~ Renee ~

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1/29/20 9:50 A

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Day 18 - I know what works (and what doesn't)

I'm going to start with what I've found to NOT work. In my 20's, I went to Nutrisystem and lost around 15 pounds. Lost too fast, using processed foods, not exercising: So, gained it back. In my 30's, I've been to WW. Feeling pressured to get to a number set by them, and fast, because I'm paying every week for it. Also, too much processed foods, so I had cravings and gained back.

What works: I've been working on weight loss since March 2019, roughly 10 months, and I've lost 28 pounds. Some months have been better than on others. I gained weight while on vacation for 2+ weeks. Here's what I'm content to be doing that works:
+ Eating within sparkpeople calorie range
+ Tracking all food on SP
+ Weighing daily, recording weight, food, and exercise on the Dot Calendar
+ Focusing on fresh fruits and veggies (and I'm not great at that yet)
+ Drinking 8 glasses of water a day
+ Avoiding flour and sugar
+ Avoiding processed foods as much as possible
+ Exercising or walking 20 minutes a day
+ Prayer
+ People - communicating with others about weight loss topics on this team
+ Persistence - Not Giving Up
+ Going slowly on purpose. And I mean really slowly. 3 pounds lost in one month is great.
+ Not having a "bad" foods or "can't have" list. (because I rebel)

Right now, my goal is to be 10 pounds overweight. I only have 15 pounds to lose to get to that. Then I'll re-evaluate and see if I want to lose more.


Edited by: THETROUT at: 1/29/2020 (09:52)
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1/29/20 7:45 A

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Day 18 - I know what works for me

1. Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past. (this is almost the same as last time)

Keep my planning in my food diary for the day and week planner for the whole family
Drink at least 6 glasses of water or herbal tea daily
Walk at least 10 minutes each day
Continue trying to wait 7 minutes with cravings and keep away from the food!

2. Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.

Pre-planning each weekly and each day and track all items (good or less good) in my diary

3. Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went. emoticon and looks exciting, can't wait, a little shopping to do tho


Edited by: DSJB9999 at: 1/29/2020 (12:36)
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Day 18: I know what works

Plan nutritious balanced meals and then stick to the plan
Plan some form of activity every day and then do it
Weigh every morning and look at the trends
Remember this is a lifetime commitment to good health

Phyllis ~~
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Day 18 - I know what works

-Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.

Exercising first thing in the morning.
Gratitude journal and AW
100 Days blogs

-Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.

Exercising first thing in the morning

-Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.

It went well today.

Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 3/31/2019 (10:12)
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3/29/19 6:40 P

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Day 18, I know what works

Things that work for me:
Staying within my calorie range
Staying with the No S guidelines
Planning
Making sure I drink 8 glasses of water or other healthy fluids
Getting plenty of sleep, at least 7-8 hours nightly
Pausing for a second or two before reaching for something to eat
Watching for the "pause" during a meal and making a conscious decision to stop or continue to eat.
Reminding myself that I am choosing to be healthier.

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3/28/19 11:43 P

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• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.


• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
- getting enough sleep
- making an eating plan the night before or ealrier
- making an exercise plan the night before or earlier
- making a to-do list the night before or earlier
- following a group doing a weight management trek
- weighing my food before I eat it
- tracking my food
- being accountable to someone else
- having a competitive event to train for to motivate me to exercise with a plan



• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
- following a group doing a weight management trek
-- right now I am doing this 100 DWL and a Beck Pink Book Trek and in April I will also be doing a 5% challenge

• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.

I am a little behind with the two treks, but usually catch up on the weekend.
I'm really glad this team decided to have weekend catch-days as this is the first time I have done this challenge. The Beck challenge, I have done several times before, so it is easier to catch up, as I am refining, but I do like to spend extra time on the weekend reading what others have written

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 3/28/2019 (23:47)
June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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3/28/19 2:00 P

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Day 18 - I know what works for me

1. Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.

Keep my planning in my food diary for the day
Drink 8 glasses of water or herbal tea daily
Walk at least 10 minutes each day
When get “cravings”, try to wait 7 minutes and keep away from the kitchen

2. Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.

Pre-planning each weekly and each day and track all items (good or less good) in my diary

3. Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.

Successful today! emoticon

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3/28/19 12:37 A

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My Success Tools
Drink Water
Walk 10,000 steps
Eat with portion control

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What has worked for me is planning and tracking my food on the SP nutrition tracker and staying in a range of 1200 - 1500 calories per day. Also what works is combining this with a daily workout plan that alternates cardio and strength. It works for me to do at least some of my workouts at the Y in a group setting.

Every morning when I wake up, I have the intention to do these things - track - stay in range-- and exercise. The days I follow through on this are my "green" days. emoticon

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3/27/19 7:35 P

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Day 18 - I know what works for me

1. Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.

Pre-plan and track “all” my food in the nutrition tracker
Keep kitchen stocked with healthy food
Drink 8 glasses of water daily
Walk 60-120 minutes daily
Kitchen “closed” after dinner except for low calorie snack
When get “cravings”, wait 7 minutes and distract myself away from eating

2. Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.

Pre-plan and track “all” my food in the nutrition tracker

3. Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.

Great!


Edited by: YOUNG-AT-HEART at: 3/27/2019 (19:36)
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The worst thing to be without--hope.
The most effective sleeping pill--peace of mind.
The main reason my past diets failed--lack of motivation.
The greatest "shot in the arm"-- encouragement.


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Day 18 - I know what works for me
Drink more water less coffee
Plan nutritious balanced meals and then stick to the plan
Plan some form of activity every day and then do it
Weigh every morning and look at the trends
Keep my Sparkpeople friendships

Phyllis ~~
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DAY #18 I KNOW WHAT WORKS - ROUND 2

In Gill's email this morning she offered some food for thought:

When the scale goes in the wrong direction what went changed?

This made me think about our review of Friends With The Scale and why I only weigh myself once a week. I know darn well when I have not done my best and I don't need the number on the scale to tell me so.

This feeds right into what Linda tells us today:

We already have what it takes to be truly happy and the solutions to being successful!

My Success Tools:

+ Plan my meals
+ Stick to my Healthy Eating Plan
+ Follow my fitness schedule
+ Keep a grateful and positive outlook
+ Keep my schedule manageable
+ Don't stress the "To Do" list because there is always tomorrow
+ Give myself Mental Health days

Thanks to Spark & Spangle I have so many wonderful tools available to me that my tool box is getting HUGE!

Sue

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1. Plan/be prepared
2. Drink plenty of water
3. Move - whether I 'feel like it' or not
4. Take time for myself
5. Get fresh air

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Day 18 -- I Know What Works

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
Getting regular exercise.
Closing kitchen at 8 p.m.
Planning meals ahead of time.
Tracking.
Sticker chart - streaking.
Eating more vegetables.


• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.

Planning meals ahead of time. This helps me to avoid fast food and also, lets me concentrate on eating vegetables.

• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
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"I get up, I walk, I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep on dancing." ~Unknown Author

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• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
Tracking everything.
Drinking lots of water.
Watching my carbs and calories closely.
Exercising regularly.
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
They all do, but let's concentrate on the water again, especially on the weekends.
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
will do


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I know what works!

Reading your posts works.........I read them and think I’m not alone on this journey! Your ideas give me more food for thought!

Of course more water!

Wait seven minutes!

Remember every six months I have a check up with my doctor!

One day at a time!


Gloria.
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Biggest Loser Summer Challenge Golden Phoenix
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Day 18- I Know what works (July 5) JULY 6

You probably know what causes you to fall off the diet wagon-things such as emotional eating or loss of motivation. Maybe your demanding schedule or a challenging job drains your time and energy. When you can recognize the things that cause you to stumble, you can take steps to change the patterns.

Go back to what works


Think about times when you've successfully lost or maintained your weight in the past. What did you do, and how did you make it work? Did you cook more meals? Go to the gym? Walk your dog every day? Perhaps you kept a journal, went to meetings or met with a diet counselor.

Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don't lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again.


Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past. Journaling and Tracking exchanges, exercising or getting my steps in.

Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down. Journaling

Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went

I plan on writing about this book then I plan on going back tto the first book and continue with this book and putting everything into practice. Need to figure out how to do changes into my current life.

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Day 18 I know what works

Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don’t lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again.

Today

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
Regular exercise keeps me strong of mind
Keeping my food diary and planning my food early in the day
Trying to keep away from the 'goodies' in the kitchen!

• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
Regular exercise does keep me strong in the mind to keep eating 'sensibly'

• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
Went to aqua-aerobics class with my daughter and loved it! It helped me to value my body
changes and kept away from eating poorly overall!


Donna
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Day 18 - I Know What Works

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past:
Joining a group of others who also wanted to lose.
Following a restricted calorie -- AND healthy -- eating plan.
Spending time researching the new eating plan and making it work with my lifestyle.
Keeping track of everything I ate for the day and the calorie and nutrition breakdown.
Scheduling some sort of workout every day.
Keeping my kitchen stocked with appealing healthy food..

• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
Keeping track of everything I eat and working to make each day fit not only the calories, but nutritional guidelines.

• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
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7/5/18 2:30 P

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Day #18 I Know What Works

There have been several (almost all) of Linda's lessons that I like. This is not one of them.

I have been at goal weight twice before in my life. What happened in between? Well, like Gill said, when the scale goes up it is no mystery! I went back to my old eating habits of eating and drinking whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it, and how much of it I wanted without a thought to the consequences.

So why do I not like this lesson? Because it makes me face a reality. My old eating behaviors cannot persist if I have any intention of keeping the weight off once I meet goal. I am getting better at accepting this reality although I have not yet embraced it fully. So far I know:

1. I need to exercise daily.
2. I need to limit deserts to special occasions only.
3. I need to eliminate night time snacking and/or make rare snacks from healthy foods.
4. I need to use portion control.
5. I need to stay hydrated with water.
6. I need to limit my alcohol intake which leads me to cravings & impulse eating.
7. I need to remember that every day is NOT a special occasion.

Right now it is hard to conceptualize what being at goal will be like for me, but I do know that when I get there I do not want to have to start over ever again.

Sue

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Day 18 I know what works

Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don’t lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again.

Today

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
Tracking my food
Eating simple
Commitment
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
Tracking my food!
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.
Recorded in my Notes to self thread.

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I know what works best for me
Doing it with others as I don’t have whatever it takes to just do it
Drink drink drink
Log all my food and try to do it before I go to know what I can have
Either share a meal, order kids size, or eat only half,, fist full of food at a time
That’s what works best but I fail to always do it

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As I go from one good intention to another, I know what works but after a glass of wine or two yesterday I fell short...AGAIN. Fortunately I know what works: stay positive, keep moving, not expect perfection, keep doing my best and to NEVER give up.

I will continue with my goals and streaks most of which I did do right yesterday and get right back on track.

Maria ~ So. Cal. ~ Pacific Time Zone
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I know what works:

Tracking my food, whether it's counting weight watchers points or using the Spark nutrition tracker, both work for me. Right now I'm using the Spark tracker.

Getting regular exercise works for me.

Focusing on my health, works for me.

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Day #18 I know what works
For me the things that work are to plan the day and use the Spark trackers for nutrition and exercise.
The not so easy part is to stick to the plan as I go about my day.
Today I will make a conscious effort to not change the plan that is made.


Phyllis ~~
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Cat, in Florida
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Linda is so right! When the scale goes up I do KNOW why - it's no mystery!

"Did you let go of your exercise program? Drink more alcohol and eat more dessert? Stop caring?"

Yup - that just about covers it. When I stop planning what I'm going to eat; allow myself to eat snacks and treats; have a gin & tonic; have a day when I eat bread at every meal! Those things will send the scale up very quickly.

To reverse it, I know what works. Plan and eat three healthy meals. Keep carbs low. No snacks. Limit bread. Do a workout.

Diet is the most important for my weight control.


Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

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100 More DWL , Day 18 I know what works

Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don’t lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again.

Today

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.


I know that using the nutritional and exercise planner on SparkPeople works. I know focusing on short-term and long-term goals works. I know that planning ahead for meals and snacks works. I know that planning ahead and recording exercise works.

These are all things I've been doing since November 2017 and will continue to do until I reach my goal.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Day 18 I know what works

Sometimes new and fresh ideas can boost your motivation. But don’t lose sight of what you already know. Pull out the tools that have worked for you in the past and start using them again.

Today

• Make a list of tools or actions that worked great for you in the past.
• Choose one of these things that will still work for you. Write it down.
• Put that tool into your day and use it to stay on your plan. Record how this went.

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