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Motivation Secrets

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

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keep a chart on the fridge

I post a chart on the fridge with my water, exercise, sleep, frt/vegges, and not snacking after a certain hour. I check each off each day as I succeed. Sometimes seeing how your doing is more helpful then just thinking your doing ok.

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"AS EASY AS 1-2-3"

Each Sunday Morning I vow to:

Change 1 thing
Improve 2
Cherish 3

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Celebrate Milestones!

Celebrate Milestones. While your long-term goal may be to lose 50 lbs or more, each pound lost is one step closer--and each one deserves recognition! You never know who you may inspire--including yourself!

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Pedometer

When I joined SP, I purchased a pedometer that keeps me motivate to increase my steps.

When I'm getting ready for work I make sure that I place my pedometer on to start tracking my steps and continue when I get to work and finish my steps when I arrive home.

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Positive gossip in a journal or a jar

Collect the positive comments people give you and write them down. Put them in a journal, write them on slips of paper and put them in a jar, put them on posters! Don't forget to add your successes to the journal and to the slips of paper.

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Dress your weight!

Don't purchase clothes that you might fit into someday. Buy the clothes that fit you now. When I buy a nice top that fits and suits my body, I feel better about myself. I mean think about it. If I look this good now, can you imagine how I'll look with less weight?

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The Spark Book

I just bought The Spark...I am hoping it will light a fire under me. I have been struggling for a lonnnnng time.

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Email is always there

Although they say not to compare my end gift to myself other than a brand new body is a new wardrobe from Victoria Secret. This is the reason that I signed up for daily emails showing me what's on sale, etc, to keep my mind on my end gift. A new body with new clothes.

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Being an active member

Faithfully logging in .Reading the messages from others and
sharing your thoughts.It keeps your mind focused on the goal.

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Goals

Setting up a goal. Whether it be a small one or a large one will help you stay motivated. Right now my goal is to get healthy before my 50th birthday in August.

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