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Motivation Secrets

How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Do You Need a Reason?

You will sleep better.
You will have less joint and muscle pain.
You will not be as stressed.
You will feel better about yourself.
You will like what you see in the mirror.
You will not cry when going clothes shopping.
You will have more energy.
You will not get teased or...

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Being fully active on Spark People Teams

What I find helps me a lot is being a fully active member in all my spark teams.

Due to not wanting to sit down all day at the computer I keep my spark teams to just 3.

I find that being able to be a fully active member in all three keeps me motivated.

If I have a day planne...

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!

I just feel like if you "Never Give Up" keep striving to be your best & keep the healthy living & exercise routines every day. I also believe in "Mindful" eating & Living......Tracking all foods on SP and weighing myself every morning. If I see the weight getting back on I strive to try even harde...

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My Daily Tracking

In the morning I remind myself to consider my portion size in all that I eat. Second, I do not eat in between meals. Third, if I cannot resist eating in between meals, ....eat a small apple as a snack and a small piece of cheese. This helps me get through the hungry period. Finally, ...go to my ...

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ACCOUNTABILITY written daily keeps me on task

Accountability is a huge key for me to be consistent - I have to report in so I usually push for accountability on each of my few teams : I might do it per week or per month. I record the Date, Daily Weight, [recognizing some don't do scales but I have congestive heart failure and need that number ...

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Countdown to the New You

If you look at the apps on your phone or computer, you can download a countdown timer. People use these for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, vacations, to see how many days until they are closer to that moment arriving. It shows exactly how many days, minutes, and even seconds until you reach tha...

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Label, label, label that snack!

I have begun to label all the snacks that may be in my house with the equivalent exercise. I don't deny myself any, I just make a decision by the amount of miles I will have to walk to counter the calories. For example, I put a "half mile" sticker on the bag of mini donuts, oreo's are labeled, ice c...

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Consistency, Persistence, and Grace

For me it's the will to live longer, healthier, and happier. Little by little every day in every way. I do what I love and I love what I do. I feel so blessed to be here in this world at this point in time.

It really doesn't matter to me who is president, because Jesus is King!

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Never Give Up

Baby steps are better than no steps. If you take a step back don't give up, it doesn't mean you failed it means you are human. We all have "off" days and days where we want all the Girl Scout Cookies and that is okay. Just don't give up on your dream once you realize what that dream is because tomor...

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The secret of success is commitment.

The secret of success is commitment.
and persistence.
not necessarily daily, but you have to want to change your health, and then limit intake of empty calories, eat healthy foods, and increase burning calories by exercise. Training in mindfulness, balance, and stamina help.

The secre...

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