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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
9/22/12 7:58 A

I try not to look at the end.
I try to look at the current situation.

sometimes it gets overwhelming to try and see the entire picture.
While I may have a goal in mind; each step along the way can be a mini-goal; and it is more easily attainable and not so overwhelming.

Considering the fact that I'm planning to commit to a healthy lifestyle (for life); there will be no end; just maintenance. So, each choice is a new one; each day is a new one, etc.

Edited by: CMCOLE at: 9/22/2012 (08:00)
SHRIMPCHIC Posts: 697
9/21/12 10:36 P

What a great question! Something I haven't even thought of . I love the person that Lost alot of weight by focusing on the little pounds gaining to 10 pds at a time. Great thought pattern!

REBCCA SparkPoints: (270,232)
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9/21/12 10:27 P

LEANANDFREEAT23 Hello,

I have found that true bliss is found when I am 100% in the present moment. Harder than it sounds as those moments of true bliss can be counted on my fingers alone. We can however work on savoring every moment for just what it is the present. emoticon

When you do your best, it brings a reward of self-mastery with every choice.

When I have had anxiety the best way to sooth and center myself is to consciously pay attention to my breath. Taking in soothing happy thoughts, gratitudes and appreciations and exhaling anxiety and worry etc. I like to think of the inhale as white light and visualize the exhale as blue smoke. Be here now and enjoy every moment of your journey to the healthiest most fit you possible. emoticon Hope this helps.

KIMJHOWARD1 SparkPoints: (43,736)
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9/21/12 8:48 P

I don't ever want this journey to end!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,259
9/21/12 7:36 P


How do you see the end from the start?

You don't!



AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 703
9/21/12 7:03 P

The idea is NOT to look at the bigger picture. That's why so many people get discouraged so quickly. They think, "Ugh I only lost 2 lbs??? I have 87 more to go!" And they get so down on themselves. The trick is to only focus on 10 lbs at a time. Make you next goal weight 200, 190, 180, etc. And reward yourself as you get to each benchmark!

When I first started, I had like 100+ lbs to lose, but I just focused on 10 lbs at a time, and slipping into that next number group. The "250's" and the "240's" and so on. Then when you lose 2 or 3 lbs, you'll be able to think "Yes! Only 7 more until my next goal weight!" :)

Good luck!!!

FERRETLOVER1 SparkPoints: (231,115)
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9/21/12 4:43 P

Try not to look ahead - instead, try to just live in the present. Do the right things on a daily basis and you will amaze yourself with your success. Good Luck!!

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One day at a time, one step at a time.

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LEANANDFREEAT23 SparkPoints: (10,650)
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9/21/12 3:47 P

I'm having a hard time with some serious feelings of anxiety today ...

How do you see the end from the beginning and stay motivated all the way through, I have never seriously undertaken what I am about to in this year to come. I'm just 7 lbs into a 51 lb goal. I know it's going to take me a year of focused intensity to get there. I'm afraid to not have consistent progress, I'm afraid to unknowingly make mistakes or errors that will sabotage me...I'm scared to not make it to goal.

How do you stay motivated when the road looks so long?

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