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4/28/12 3:34 P

I also try to set small goals throughout the week - don't eat fast food this week, no soda - things like that. I feel like it is less overwhelming to start small -

I will lose this baby weight! :-)

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4/28/12 2:16 P

i write my goals down, and I look at them daily (they're the screensaver on my laptop)

They keep me motivated.

I also post daily to my blog/facebook page and that keeps me moving in the right direction.

If you do what you've always done, eat what you've always eaten, you'll get what you've always gotten and weigh what you've always weighed.
4/28/12 1:45 P

I agree to start small and go slow. I would add that having a good goal really helps.

I never stayed motivated for very long when my goal was to lose weight. That just isn't the sort of goal that is going to keep me going. When I switched my goal to being healthy, that worked so much better. I'm always motivated to be healthy. There is never a day when I lose that motivation and think to myself that I would like to just be sick instead.

Make sure your goals really work for you. Make some goals that have the motivation built in.

Best wishes,

"Your weight loss goals are every bit as important as those of a world-class athlete." Mike Kramer, Spark Staff

"Your weight ticker isn't going to change until you do." MICLWILDE
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4/27/12 10:33 P

Ya know, what works for most is tiny steps, very small goals - like one cup of water, one serving of veggies, 5 minutes of a simple exercise ... to generate momentum, ask something very minimal that you can absolutely suceed at, do it, enjoy the success, repeat a few times until the feeling of success builds up a bit then ask a bit more of yourself. Don't yell at yourself, kick yourself, beat yourself up, shame yourself - that all drains away motivation. Gently! Start small, build up. Have you read The Spark yet? He describes the approach really well. When I started I was really despondant. It worked for me to start this way ... try it and keep on posting no matter what!

You’ll get where you want to go as long as you are taking more steps in the right direction than the wrong one.
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4/27/12 9:12 P

emoticon Cant seem to get motivated. I know I need to but its so hard...

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