Secrets of Success

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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The Restaurant Terror

With everything that's been going on with my ongoing stomach issues, the last thing I needed was 3 low-life idiots insulting my family left and right in a restaurant full of people who had overheard what was being said.

First let me say that exercising is still at a minimal because of my stom...

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NO TO DIET!

I realized a long time ago that when I focus on what "I can't have," it backfires on me. So when I do Spark People, I am most successful when I think in terms of what "am I getting," instead. I'm getting the body I want. I'm getting to feel better on a daily basis from paying attention to what I...

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SPARK everyday and NEVER give up!!

I have to give a lot of credit to SPARK. My journey began June 2015. My husband started Sparking (not sure how he discovered it.) and he got me involved. Let me tell you...it was a REAL eye opener to see how many carbs & calories & fat were in some of my usual food choices. Let's just say, I dro...

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Prayer Forgiveness Focus on Positive

When I do everything to the glory of God, I feel much more positive in my daily life. God is a major part of my life. I truly believe in the power of prayer, especially in numbers.
There have been many times that I felt defeated in life, but prayer quickly changed that. The Bible says that if Go...

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Saying NO to well meaning people

My most thoughtful giving is of my time.
Taking Time for kindness towards me.

An Act of Kindness
Loving others as I love myself is a strong concept. The very first person that I need to show kindness to is myself. I must respect myself, and be bold at times. This does not come easy, b...

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DAILY PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE READING

Pray! I pray when I get up, have a cup of coffee with the Lord and ask His guidance through the day. I pray for others, for physical and emotional healing. I pray for my children, the children of my friends, when I or someone else has lost something. When I'm hurting or angry I pray to see another...

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believe in yourself

Believing in yourself, that you can set a realistic goal and achieve it, is my secret. I've used it in other areas of my life, and feel it will serve me in my fitness and weight loss journey.
I went back to school at the age of 50, to pursue a new career as a massage therapist. I succeeded, and...

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It's all about YOU!

I have often been guilty of comparing my progress to others. Not just weight loss, but in the myriad of materialistic and personal accomplishments that are not part of my story. It's important to remember that although we have this wonderful network of Spark Friends to help us and guide us on our ow...

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Never Get Comfortable

Losing weight is easy. Working out is easy. The hard part is setting your mind.

I have mastered the art of losing weight and Iíve mastered being a beast when it comes to working out. Generally it is nothing for me to drop well over 50 poundsÖonce Iíve made up my mind. Then life happens. Celeb...

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Believe in yourself

Believe in your self, no one else can do what you do. No one can make you feel what you feel. You alone have the power in you to be what and who you are.

The next time you come across so...

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