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Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation - Part 1

Understanding Motivation

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WICKFORD64

3/29/2014 9:33:57 PM

This video keeps me inspired when I feel I cant take one more step for one more day. /www. sparkpeople. com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=63
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SWEET-SUE

2/21/2014 2:52:35 PM

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Things I never gave much thought to before...was too busy beating myself up, over "slipping up". One more reason I think SP is an answer to prayer. I read this just in the nick of time...as I was about to give up and over indulge.

Thank you! Saved by the bell...I mean article!

BLISS2014

2/9/2014 6:44:58 PM

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I really appreciated this article! It helped me to put things in perspective, and take a more balanced view of those times when I do not meet my own expectations! Obviously my expectations may not be so much the culprit as those hidden backsliding behaviors.

POSITIVEHOPE

1/16/2014 6:37:16 PM

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Paraphrasing this and putting this in my blog because it fits me to a tee!

MAGPIE843

1/16/2014 2:41:40 PM

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I hope I can remain as motivated as I am right now through the entire year. I should say to myself each day: yes I can!!!

DERVAPPY13

1/16/2014 12:28:25 PM

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I really needed to read this, thanks!

GINA180847

1/16/2014 11:34:44 AM

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Thank you Dean, you are so sensible. Your stuff is something I read without hesitation. It seems so well researched and thought out.

AALLEY2

1/7/2014 4:29:36 PM

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Thanks Dean! I really needed to read this article today. I will read the whole series. Thanks for helping me fight this constant battle with my brain!

SNOWWALKER

12/17/2013 11:02:01 AM

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This was a great article and one I personally needed. Thanks for the heads up.

HISWAYONLY

11/12/2013 10:10:52 AM

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Personally, I often look at my family (1 individual) being a mood killing.
It seems that when I try to grow or attempting to change the "normal", I have received the untrue reasons that now is not the time.
Starting today, I will be the individual that I have been created to be!!

EJSELHORST

11/12/2013 7:41:34 AM

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I wish this was the case for me. My motivation has been drastically declining the past couple weeks. I'm pretty sure that I know the reason - I've lost a lot of weight and I feel good about where I am. Although, I still have 5-7 pounds to lose to get to my goal, I've let myself by happy where I am (which, I know, is a good thing), but it's also giving me reasons to ignore everything I've learned and worked hard for. I need someone to kick my butt in gear!

19TCHS72

10/31/2013 6:08:35 PM

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This really hit home! I've been reading alot about loving yourself and forgiving yourself. This just goes hand in hand! I would recommend this article to any/everyone. It should be read and reread!

COASTAL6

10/27/2013 2:38:30 PM

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I totally agree and I wont give up or hard on myself.

ANIHAKA

8/11/2013 7:21:47 PM

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So pleased to read this article. I saw myself in much of what's in here, beating myself up for not doing what I'd said I would and at the end of the day gaining weight. And now as I'm recovering from a fractured leg I am beginning to pick myself up again. So I'm setting up some streaks regarding being positive.

NETSUE64

8/9/2013 2:51:30 PM

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I completely agree. The ups and downs of the scale are so unpredictable. I've noticed that those up weeks really make it harder to continue.

I've also noticed in others the way they get so upset with themselves if they lose control and end up giving up or "starting over". I never quit so I never have to start over. I just try really hard to make a conscious decision over the amount I eat. I have accepted the fact that I will not be perfect all the time. I think this helps me to limit my overeating to 1 meal instead of a whole day or a whole week.

I am looking forward to the next article!

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