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Motivation Secrets

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

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Just 15 minutes a day to motivation

Read articles for 15 minutes each day about diet and/or exercise. Can be short articles or long articles, but read at least 15 minutes a day on the subject. It helps keep your goals at the front of your mind!

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Success Is In The Doing!!!

"Success comes the very minute you work towards a worthwhile goal." and
"Success is in the doing as much as in the winning and that reward comes each day -- even while the goal is being sought and long before the goal has been met." soooo
Keep on keeping on!!!

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Motivation

I am realizing that we need to take one day at a time to lose the weight. Slow and steady wins the race. Don't look at the big picture but look at the small brush strokes that make up the picture!

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my new favorite quote

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what boats are made for."

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Get Fit by Getting Organized

I have been getting rid of a lot of the clutter in my house. This has left me less stressed, and therefore I am not doing my typical nightly emotional eating binge. I lost some weight that way before joining Spark People. I hope by joining to stay on track!

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Motivational Reminders Throughout the Day

Using RememberTheMilk.com you can create "tasks" and have it text you reminders for these. Each "task" can be a motivational quote or a reminder to go outside or work out. This is great for when you're always on the go and forget about exercise until it's too late.

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A new me!!

I want to be the ME I always knew that I could be!

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Tell your Spouse

I tell my spouse (who eats better than I do) ...when i am craving someting bad for me or if I've cheated...he is great at dicouraging me when I am tempted or giving me just enough grief when I have eaten poorly.

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Remember the child

I remember the little girl I used to be who loved to skip, run and sing while riding her bike up and down the street... She's still full of life inside waiting for the chance to come out and play!

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Helping others

I have stayed on track and positive when I help others. Getting on the Teams and commenting to the posts help me see how I am doing. I remember that when I am doing poorly, I don't treat others the way I treat myself and then I get going again.

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