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Motivation Secrets

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

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SUPPORTIVE People SUPPORT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!!!!

I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!!! IT is SUCH a SUPPORTIVE SITE!! But my title refers to your immediate ENVIRONMMENT!!! My family--my husband and toddler son--are my immediate environment and SOURCE OF SUPPORT on a DAILY BASIS!! One of the reasons the SP Community and its site is SUCCESSFUL IN WT. LOSS...

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The Road to a Healthy Lifestyle is a Long Journey

So enjoy, celebrate & appreciate all that you have accomplished today & each day along the way. Never worry about your past mistakes, or concentrate too much on an unpredictable future, in that you miss today & all that you have achieved. Celebrate your healthier life today & be proud of yourself

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Motivation technique

Find a hobby you truely love. It helps alot when the going gets tough.

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Tiredness

When everything seems to fall apart physically, mentally, emotionally, I find it's because I'm Tired.
May be a lack of:restful sleep, lack of peace-n-quiet, or stress overload.
Stretch! Relax on the floor or chair & stretch a muscle or two.
Improve blood flow, add oxygen, feel energy!
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Another smoothie day for me!!!!

I can taste the smoothie right now.

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Get help when you need help!

So many weight issues are more than skin deep- some are rooted firmly in emotional issues that could benefit from the help of a therapist, a helpful book, meditation or just a good journal. Especially if you are heading to an ED, get some help rather than spin your wheels!

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Watch your high water mark

We all know that weight fluctuates during each day and from one day to the next. So, instead of watching my low weight number, I try to focus on my high water mark.

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Keep spoons in car

Eating on the road

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It's in the past...today is a new day...

If you find yourself overdoing it and going over your calorie goals for the day, don't sweat it. The next day calorie counter starts at zero. No need to beat yourself up over a bad day. Just learn from it and start anew.

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Focusing on my short term goal

When I am faced with food temptations. I have found it helpful to think, "Do I want the treat now or would I rather reach my goal of {fill in a 1 or 2 pound weight loss target) this week"

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