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Getting to the gym or taking a brisk walk at lunchtime takes you away from the office routine and can even adjust your perspective when looking at a problem. It's great to get in a little time for yourself in the course of your day working for others.
Every morning in my food journal, before I write what i ate for breakfast i write this quote "I live my life with pride and I will strive for greatness everyday." Writing it every morning gives me a fresh start and reminds me to do my best.
If you feel like you are not seeing progress, tell yourself that this is a lifestyle change. I highly doubt that there are many people on this website who are here just to lose some weight and then move on. By all accounts this looks like a place where people are committed to change. Life long change! So, if you are not losing weight for one reason or another, just remember that your life is healthier regardless. I may never lose another pound, but I am never going back to eating unhealthy.