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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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When you don't lose

Yep, eventually there will come a week where you don't lose anything, don't lose what you expected, or worse, gained weight. When this happens to you, and it will happen to you, it is very easy to become discouraged and give up. On my fourth week of this dieting I hit my week, I actually gained inst...

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Finding a Balance

I've been really trying to find the right balance with my eating and exercise.

This has been extremely difficult between all the surgeries, hospital visits, testings, and other things I have to go through being a cancer patient.

We've all been there. You know, that dark place where it ...

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Being Inspired By Yourself

Inspiration comes in many forms and can strike randomly. Some days we have an abundance of creative energy which comes naturally, other days it’s not so easy. My most effective inspiration comes from how I treat myself. It will flow into how I treat others as well. Sometimes my treatment of othe...

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Keep moving forward

I look straight ahead of me at all times. If I fall, I try to fall forward. Another thing I do is visualize myself having achieved my goal weight. Visualization is one of the keys to not only a successful journey, but to a successful life. Once you realize that you CAN do this, you start to reali...

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Keep Negativity and Bullies in the Trash

When I was young.. I was made fun of all the time and I never knew why... I never knew the true meaning of having someone to love me and me to love back.. Here even on Sparks I have ran into those who care nothing about how you feel or what you do.. I run three teams and I notice that for Points som...

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My Daily Mantra

Beginning any new task is always difficult. Here are a few things that help me to enjoy life and value each day as a blessing! When charged with a daunting task you should: Understand that the best way is to make small gradual changes that are achievable. Realize that each day is a new day to over...

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Spend time with family and friends

Often when we begin our weight loss and healthier lifestyle journey, we find that how we spend time with family and friends may need to change. We may begin to recognize patterns such as always going out for dinner and drinks with friends, or gathering around the family dinner table laden with high ...

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Do something special

An important part of a healthy lifestyle is taking care of your social and emotional needs. We too often neglect to take care of ourselves because we are too busy taking care of everyone else. When was the last time you did something fun, that you enjoy, just for yourself? I don't mean eating that p...

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Blogs. Why do you write them...?

In life, you will meet many people along the way. Each person who touches our life brings a gift. Some will touch you more than others, but each person comes into your life for a reason. Many times we don't exactly know why. This person could be a teacher, a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a friend or ...

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DON'T TAKE ON MORE THAN YOU CAN DO!

When I lost 85# I thought I could take on the world. I found a wonderful house in another state for very little money and I was just about to sign the offer when I realized I could not do this job. A lot of things were not in place that I need for my personal health and well being, most importantl...

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