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

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The good old kitchen timer!

I've used my kitchen timer for years to fool myself into getting started. I set it for one minute, five minutes, etc. and tell myself that I only have to commit myself to whatever it is (exercise, etc.) till the timer rings. I always keep going once I get started!
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- Submitted by MAEVE77 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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i cant stay motavated

i wish that i could get moavated on my own

- Submitted by AUNTGINNY1 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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Using time wisely

Check in everyday, read all you can, track your meals, share your experiences and don't spend all day on the computer.

- Submitted by MISS_VIV 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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Make it FUN!

One of the reasons SparkPeople is so successful for thousands is because we help people find ways to enjoy the adventure! Whether you're working on fitness, nutrition, goal setting or anything else, FIND WAYS TO MAKE IT FUN!

- Submitted by SP_TMETZNER 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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The Double-Take

There's a good number of friends I run into only every few weeks or so. Some haven't seen me since last fall--which was 35 pounds ago. I live for that double-take.

I know 35 is a big number, but I don't see it, since I see me every day. They see it. And boy does it feel good when they do!

- Submitted by HEALTHAPPY 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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my son

Just had the baby and I want him to be proud of me and show him I can achieve my goals

- Submitted by ASHLEYMA5 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Mini-Goals Really Work!

Mini-Goals really work! Set a few small mini-goals and see how good you feel when you complete them. Each small goal builds into something bigger and bigger and before you know it you're succeeding at those bigger goals!

- Submitted by DEKEKIM1 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments

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Create Your Own Heart Pumping Music Playlist

Go through all the songs you have on your computer and pick out ones that make you want to lipsync and dance around the room (since they're so much fun). Make a playlist containing those songs and play those while you workout. Don't stop there, keep that list up to date so you don't get bored.

- Submitted by SUPERGIRLMU 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Look for Victory One Day at a Time

I can't change yesterday, and tomorrow isn't promised, but I can get it right today. I do remember yesterday's victories to build on those, but I avoid looking down the road-it's too far. Today is easy, I can do today right. Get enough today's right and you reach your goal!

- Submitted by RESTFINDER 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Use the buddy system

You CAN do it! If you didn't think you could, why did you join SP in the first place? Find someone(s) who can help you stay motivated when you are losing hope...whenever I start to get down on myself I remember there are people on this site who lost 100+ pounds...surely I can lose 50!

- Submitted by DC_LOVE0912 3/25/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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