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

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Honesty with yourself

Sometimes, the most effective way to lose weight, it to find out why you need to in the first place.

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I have come to learn that depression, heartbreak, rejection, fear, and abandonment are more deadly than twinkies and apple pie. I don't know if we can feasibly remember every l...

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Find the unique reward that will keep motivating you

Most people I have met love surprises and presents. When we accomplish something, we love to get a reward. I have found my motivation in virtual runs. Of all the times I have worked on losing weight, I lost motivation pretty quickly because there was nothing I was really working toward. I had th...

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Learning to Hang Tough

I'm so determined this time. Lost the same 8 pounds over and over. Now I've lost 20! Track food daily. Water water water drink lots of it. Exercise at least a lil each day. Don't give up on yourself. There are weeks the scale don't budge. Times it seems you just need to binge. Stop stand back look a...

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Commitment Matters More than Motivation

Method actors ask, "What's my motivation? What makes this character tick?" But you are not a method actor - you are the star in your own life, and you play the role better than anyone.

You know your motivation. You don't have to "find" that or figure it out, because you wouldn't be here at al...

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Cheating Helps Me Stay on Track

I always have a 24-hour cheat period in my week. Knowing that I can eat whatever I want (within reason and in moderation) for that one day helps keep me on track for the rest of the week.

I'm not denying myself anything, just postponing it until later.

For instance, I won't deny mys...

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Be consistent every day

Every time I've been on the journey of a healthy lifestyle, I've found that being consistent pays off. I've been learning to jump right back on the wagon instead of feeling guilty or blaming myself for going off plan. I think if you keep at it, you start seeing results. The longer you keep at it, th...

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What losing 70 lbs has done to my life

Wow 70 lbs, that is huge, think of carting around a 50 lb grain sack plus 20 more lbs. Two years ago I started being serious about eating right and walking 30 to 70 minutes a day. I do not live anywhere near a Gym and am not much into planned exercising but I do get a lot of activity running a farm...

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Morning Miracle -Don't Hit That Snooze!

Are you one of those people that set your alarm for the last possible minute for you to get ready and get to where you need to be, whether its work or school? Do you hit that snooze button for as long as you think you can get away with it? If so, you are wasting one of the most valuable time perio...

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Mini weight Goals

I like using mini weight goals to keep me motivated. My goals use the next smallest number from my weigh in. Like now I weigh in at 116.1 kilos, my next goal is to weigh in the 115s kilos. And it works really well. I always have that next number in my head when I eat or work out. It really works!

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