Secrets of Success

Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Keep Sparking Every Day

One of the things that has kept me focused and successful is returning to SparkPeople every day. I just reached 950 constant days of signing on to Spark People - over two and a half years of daily Sparking!

When I encounter someone who has been a member of Spark for YEARS and they have fewer ...

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NEVER GIVE UP

No matter how slow or how long it takes, never give up on any of your goals, especially those for weight loss and better health.

Being a hypothyroid, it takes me infinitely longer to progress these days. I am often frustrated at the slow pace, but I will not give up.

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If it's not fun I 'm not doing it!!

I try to keep a good outlook on things life has not been good to me until the last 12-13 years and I am truly blessed and do not forget to get thanks and not take it for granted I do not understand why this post makes me say so many words.. It is my thoughts and my secrets having plac...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Fork

I hope you find the title to this blog funny as I do not actually use a pen – we use the computer.
Here is the secret to my success with losing weight this time is - I am brutally honest when I track my food. If it crosses the lips, I write it down. This Spark People program has helped a lot wi...

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Don't give up, stay positive!

Staying positive can mean a lot of things but to me it literally means surrounding myself with positive people, uplifting t.v., radio, music, friends. We can all have bad days, but it's how we react, or not, that makes a difference :). It can be too easy to become sad or even depressed when someone ...

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Patience is a Virtue

I had always thought I was a patient person, but now I am realizing I didn't have patience when it came to my weight loss. If I would go a few weeks without seeing the scale go down, I would get fed up. That would usually result in giving up. But this time around I have decided to approach losing...

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Celebrate Non-Scale Victories

Here's the thing... to SEE pounds drop off takes awhile. To get to that goal weight takes even longer. So before you get to drop a size or look better, Celebrate EVERY little success. Boast, Brag, Do a little dance, post a note of praise, or whatever encourages you. Keep yourself motivated and posit...

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NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

Actually I have 4 secrets to success to share:

The first secret is to Never give up! You are worth the effort & time!! I can not tell you how many times I have started over from ground zero. We all have & that is OK!!
The second secret is to do what feels good to you. You may find ...

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Never Stop Never Stopping

Every day, start by envisioning a great day. Mentally plan ahead. Imagine how you'll feel at the end of the day when you've been successful. Now think of at least one thing that makes you proud of yourself and your journey. It doesn't matter how tough the previous day was, you've got today to make i...

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Look At Your Progress

Whenever you feel frustrated, and just want to give up, look at the progress you’ve made. No matter how small that progress may seem, it will get bigger the longer you keep at it.

Remember every victory, no matter how small. You lost a quarter of a pound? Great! You were able to do five more...

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