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Have one unscheduled day a month, where you get together with your friends, have a movie marathon or whatever and eat whatever you want (as long as you're hungry- don't eat for the sake of eating!). It always helps me de-stress and therefore not become too uptight :)
To stay positive we have to learn to stay away or not listen to negative people !!!! If you have ever been really happy and somone negative messes up your happy mood than you know what I mean.A good support group is a great way to stay positive.TOPS is great and very affordable and so is OA.
I got this idea when I saw a curse jar on the desk of someone I was visiting. Instead of putting in a dollar every time I curse, I draw a paper from the jar I keep on my desk. I list things that I can do from work in a quick few minutes, like run 2 flights of steps, do 20 sit ups, etc.
I find that by helping others and sharing in their successes, it helps me too. I encourage people by being positive. As the saying goes "misery loves company", but I'm a firm believer that it works the other way around, tenfold!
I find that if I stay with the plan, regardless of the results that I am always better off. Sometimes it doesn't look like I'm making progress at the time, but when I look back I can see that I have. Stay the course!