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

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You can't expect to look like a million bucks.... If you eat from the dollar menu.

You can't expect to look like a million bucks....
If you eat from the dollar menu.

Eating Clean.

I had NO idea what that means, so I looked it up and understand that it basically is to get as close to nature as you can with foods. For me, it means to only eat foods are healthy and g...

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Creativity, Creativity, Creativity


Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
~Earl Nightengale

To remain motivated it is necessary to be creative in how you spur your enthusiasm. I have found the words of gurus to be ...

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Finding your Carrot

I'm talking about motivation of course... as in carrot on a stick.

It actually takes relatively little time to burn off fat. You need to burn around 3,500 calories to shift a pound of fat - this can be done in a week. It generally takes less time to lose the excess than it took to gain it - i...

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Finding the Motivation to Track EVERYTHING - No cheating! Writing it down!

I used to use different apps that had no motivational tools. I didn't know about SparkPoints and I was pretty sure that I didn't need any motivation anyway. Then...

If I ate over my calorie points for the day, I just wouldn't write down the extra. It usually happened like this because I wro...

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It doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing.

It doesn't matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing.

Yes, it does. Did you wake up this morning with a plan? Did you know what you were having for breakfast, lunch and dinner? If not, why not? This makes you accountable to you. To have a food plan, at least in your mind, an...

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Using Visual Aids

Put a picture that motivates you to stick to your goals. I like to exercise in my living room. There, I am surrounded by pictures of my husband and kids. Their smiling faces remind me that I am not just working out to feel better about myself and get back to my "fighting" weight...but that I am also...

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We've All Been There

We've all been there. You know, that dark place where it feels like nothing short of a personal invitation from George Clooney will get you off the couch and into the gym. But whether you're battling workout boredom, weight loss plateaus, or injuries, you don't have to let any obstacle sidetrack you...

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Start Fresh Now

When I catch myself eating something I am not supposed to or realize in the middle of the day that I am not on track, I stop right there and fix the problem right away. Today, I had consumed all my calories for the day by the time I finished eating lunch (and I didn't even eat breakfast). I realized...

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Earning Spark Points

If you haven't already started to earn Spark Points, you should try that as a motivating factor. I love earning the points and I try to get as many as I can every day. I read the articles, I post blogs and update my status. I read other people's posts and comment on them or click "Like". I try out...

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Staying on track

Sometimes I get a craving or I'm bored or I just get tired of dieting. One of my distractions is to surf Sparkpeople or the internet and read articles about health or diet. It keeps me busy and reinforces my resolve to get this weight off and stay healthy. I came across this today and thought I woul...

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