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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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You got this!

Dieting, or change, is never easy! It's not just changing what we eat, but what we think, and how we feel about what we eat. It's a LIFESTYLE change. The secret to it is to take one day at a time. We are all going to hit a plateau, or have a bad day (birthdays? parties? etc) where we will go ove...

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Keep On Keeping On

There are some weeks I do very very well, but for the weeks where I struggle, I start to get discouraged. Then I decided that I just need to keep on keeping on. Never give up, keep going, and you'll get back on track. Last week, not only did I not lose weight, but then I even gained .4 of a pound. I...

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Log on to the Sparkpeople Community Everyday

Every morning, while having my freshly brewed cup of coffee, I log onto the Sparkpeople community, I do my sparkling around, read the suggested articles, look for success stories, read the suggested recipe, see if I have sparkmail and read it, comment on my friends pages,
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Positive Affirmations Work!!!

Every day I look at myself in the mirror and repeat positive affirmations at least 10 times. "I love myself, I am beautiful, I am worth it, I am losing weight, I am healthy, and I can do this!" Looking yourself in the eye saying positive things will train your mind to stay positive and you can get y...

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Things I've learned these last 3 years....

Some things I've discovered in my "getting in shape/weight loss" journey:

**Do NOT starve myself! (I gained a LOT of weight eating 1200 calories! I'll never do that again!) I'm thankful for "EM2WL" showing me the way! (google it. they're wonderful!)

**Muscle is my friend! the more I ha...

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Track everything I eat and exercise.

Don't give up no matter what. If I have a slip, be kind to myself and start fresh tomorrow. Do it just for today, every day. Pray and meditate. Practice acceptance of wherever I am. Practice lots of grattitude no matter where I am. Try not to judge others. Smile at people even if, especially...

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Track everything I eat and exercise.

Don't give up no matter what. If I have a slip, be kind to myself and start fresh tomorrow. Do it just for today, every day. Pray and meditate. Practice acceptance of wherever I am. Practice lots of grattitude no matter where I am. Try not to judge others. Smile at people even if, especially...

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Refuse to give up

You know when you are young your body burns off everything you can eat anything do anything and it is no big deal it copes quickly. Then you hit middle age and the weight comes and stays. It is a blow to the ego. It zaps all your pride because everything changes. After the shock of not being able ...

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Attitude is Altitude

"Attitude is altitude" is a catch phrase used by Nick Vujicic, an inspiring man who has no arms and no legs. His motivational speeches are quite moving and I highly encourage you to watch any videos about him on YouYube.

I connect with this catch phrase.

I have gone through many ups an...

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Learn Something New!

Take the time each day to learn a new skill or to do things in a different way. Start today!
Starting Now!

Today is the day to step ahead,
no need to fear, no need to dread!
Start right now to make the change,
Simply focus on you, and rearrange
Those parts of your life that d...

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