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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Yoga

I notice such a huge difference when I am integrating my practice into my daily routine. It's helps me learn how to be in my body without judgement - and reduces me to a relaxed state my kids refer to as "jello".

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Forgiveness

I forgive myself for making mistakes. I could spend all day picking out my flaws or the things that I could've done better, but I wont waste my time. The past is the past and trusting/loving myself is important to meeting my weight loss goals :)

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I love the helpful

I love when people enter in "famous quotes" from other dieters and comics and such. It helps to put a laughable twist on the hard dieting facts of life. One of my faves I've heard was "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" but I forgot who said that. lol My blog has a ton of them!

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Life goes on

I have learned that life goes on and we make it what it is by our actions and attitude. We cannot stop or reverse time even though at times we would like to, so let it go and move on. One step at a time.

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Multiple Measures

I weigh once per week and once in a while the scale does not got down. When this happens I take my measurements.

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Praise Reports

Write about how you avoided failure, or when you did really well. Even if it is a small step in the right direction keep track of your accomplishments. By doing this when you have fallen short of your ideal behavior you can look back and see all the good things you have accomplished!

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Turn that frown upside down!

Remember that it isn't just about losing weight, it's about gaining a healthier, fitter body, one that will sustain you for the rest of your life and with each step along the way, you are gaining better health! When the scale isn't going down, turn that frown upside down!

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If your scale is NOT your friend....

...shove it WAY under the bed and leave it there for a while.
I weigh monthly now so I don't obsess over what is only a number, after all. There are many many ways to measure success.

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Staying focused

When you're having a bad day, doubting whether you can reach the finish line weigh out the equivalent of what you have lost in lbs- then you can ask yourself if you really want to wear that weight again!

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Just do it!

I have found that by just doing it all, the exercise, the healthy eating, the positive self talk, putting myself around healthy people. All of this is helping me to continue in the right direction with my health and my weight.

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