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

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Make a list of the foods I will eat...

Every evening the hour before I go to bed, I write in my journal. I also make a list of what I will eat the next day. I also set our table, put our cereal out on the table and prepackage my snacks, lunch and etc... for the next day.

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Be good to yourself

Give yourself a daily pat on the back. It's easy to get down on yourself . Speak nicely to yourself, even if you don't feel like it. It really does help! Congratulate yourself on things you've done right and encourage yourself to take it one day at a time. You're worth it!

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Lucky girl

I am so lucky to have my husband doing this program right along side me,he is so much motivation

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Measure

I intend to measure myself monthly, so that inch loss will keep me on track when the weight loss seems slow

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virtual model

make a virtual model of yourself at www.mvm.com to "visualize" what you will look like at your goal and at points along the way.

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Can I Walk?

Ask yourself before you run a simple errand, "Do I really need the car for this?" Grab a totebag or backpack, if needed, and march out into the sun to do your task.

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Set small daily goals to build self esteem

Setting simple, easy to accomplish goals on a daily basis helps me stay motivated and helps build my self confidence. After years of letting myself down I have found that accomplishing these small goals everyday helps me to trust myself a little more each day :)

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think about how you will feel

When you are tempted think about how you will feel at the end of the day when you are documenting your food intake if you make the right choice and see that you have stayed within your healthy weight loss goals.

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Calendar of stars

I bought a 99 cents wall calendar for 2010 and a couple of packages of shiny foil stick-on stars, and now I put a star on the days when I do the exercise I want to remember. Each month that fills up with shiny stars makes me feel delighted, just like when I was a kid!

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What do you want most?

" Don't give up what you want most in life for what you want most at this moment."

I keep that quote and a picture of me at my heaviest on the refrigerator door. It does help stop me from unplanned eating.

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