Every moment NOT eating is contributing to gradual weight loss. I've started tracking 105 calories burned for every hour typing teaching plans this morning, and I sudden;y feel so positive, instead of grappling within for the right to time looking after myself. Teaching is demanding,exhausting and emotionally draining, so curl up in the evenings,rest and look after yourself. Just because the job is never done, doesn't mean we should never stop doing it, and neglect ourselves. .
Focus - indeed. Try to block out the things you don't need. Sometimes there will good things and sometimes there will be bad things you have to block. Try to keep from being overwhelmed with TOO much info so you can focus on you.
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take the time and you will find everything on this site.
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To thine own self be true" as these works keeps me on point. We have to know it for ourselves and if we don't do it, who will? Whatever it may be, as the more we eat and don't exercise, we only hurt ourselves, through our health, our emotions and sometimes, our family members. When we allow our emotions to control our actions, it does not remove the problem and most of the times, create other problems. Take one step at a time, one day at a time and surround yourself with life-minded people. We do the things we wanna do as it's all in priorities and choices. If it is to be, it must start with you. Good luck and Godspeed in your journey, as we al lhave them.
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First off, we KNOW you have mortivation or you wouldnt have posted!! Here is what i do...dont look back. start now. NOW. fresh. dont dwell on anything before. take it one MINUTE at a time if need be!!! we are here to help and encourage you. please dont hesitate to sparkmail me if i can be of help!! YOU CAN DO IT!! Holly
GLH1980 is right... motivation is a very internal thing. But the fact that you're here on SparkPeople asking for help should show you that you have the will to get started, even if it's just a tiny little "spark".
What sort of things motivate you? Would it help to make fitness a game for yourself? Would you benefit from building yourself a rewards system? Also, this website is a big proponent of setting small goals for yourself to achieve and building from there. I strongly suggest working on the goals that they've set for you in fast break. Sometimes just seeing yourself accomplishing something can be a powerful motivator.
If you're a former Sparker who has fallen off the proverbial wagon, you may benefit from resetting your program and give yourself a clean slate. There's no sense in berating yourself for slipping and constantly reminding yourself how far you made it last time before you let go. All that matters are the choices you're making now.
Make good use of the forums too. We're all on different parts of the same journey, and there's likely someone on this forum who has gone though the same obstacles that you're facing. Tell us what problems you're facing and you'll find the words of wisdom you need to carry on. When you accomplish something (no matter how small it may seem), post it on the WooHoo boards and you'll find yourself quite a few cheerleaders who understand that even the smallest victories are significant.
If nothing else, just commit to making one small change today. If you think it would help you to post, then post about it. Just don't lose sight of what you want. Remember that something drove you to come here. That's already a start. Keep it going!
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There's your motivation. You've got to get healthy again. Unfortunately we can't really give you motivation. We can encourage you though. Make some small steps. Don't try doing everything all at once. It's too demanding and you're less likely to continue. What are the things that got you where you are? Do you drink a lot of soda? If so cut back and drink more water. Follow the calorie range that SP gave you. Do your best to get some exercise in. A little is better than nothing. Work your way up. Post more about your specifics and we all can help you in the right direction.
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