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    Make Small Goals
    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Start with small non-scale goals and add them as they become habit.
    Pick 1-3 a week and add to them. Don't try to change everything at once!

    Some ideas:
    • Walking to the end of the block three times this week
    • Reducing my sodas to one each day
    • Trying one new vegetable this week
    • Drinking three glasses of water at least three times this week
    • Try one new low fat/low calorie recipe this week
    • Take a healthy lunch to work two times this week instead of grabbing fast food or ordering lunch in
    • Work on a new hobby or take an old one back up that keeps your hands busy
    • Journal everything you eat this week
    • Change your coffee drink to one with skim milk.
    What are your small goal ideas to share?
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    kghoerth responded:
    Some things that have worked for me:

    Sparkling water or unsweet tea for sodas
    Eating only half my french fries at fast food restaurants
    Light beer for regular
    Black coffee for lattes (or the skim milk, I do that sometimes too. Skinny vanilla lattes!!!)
    Ordering appetizers instead of entrees
    Water in the morning, before lunch, and after dinner
    taking walks during down time at work
    Yogurt instead of chips at subway (i go there allllll the time so it adds up!)
    Bring fruit with me when I'm going to have a long day
    Thin out salad dressing with balsamic vinegar

    I think that's it... hmm maybe I'll think of a few more.
    zalinda responded:
    To be patient with myself and maintain a positive attitude by not being self critical for having gained this weight that I am in the process of losing. Taking a step at a time and not looking back.
    ldycheroke57 responded:
    Ok,, today I made some changes in behavior: I started journaling every bite of food using the Tracker, I got on the treadmill for 15 minutes, and I drank three glasses of water. Tomorrow, I'm going to change my coffee drink from 2 tbsp of half and half to 1. Hopefully, after a while, I will be able to switch to low-fat milk in my coffee within the month. Baby steps...
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