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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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My Team

The members of my UK Midlands team are incredible and I love the way we all support & care for each other. Oh there are teams to join which Challenge you every day or week or month, but the love that is shown for everyone in our team makes us, in my opinion, THE BEST.

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kindness

I always try to talk to people in a very kind way. If I can't say something nice I won't comment. I have read a few comments on peoples blogs, secrets or whatever and some where not nice. There is always a way to say something positive even if you don't totally agree. Think of others feelings.

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Think of things that are PURE

I read Phillippians Chapters 2 & 3 especially.....

I love to read the Psalms especially 103 and Psalms 19

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this weekend..

did better than what i thought this weekend

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Staying on track

This is the first program I have been ablt to stay on track. yes I have strayed and ate a few things that dont actually fit the program but that is what makes it so easy you customize it yourself.

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Taking care of me

I have chosen to respond to stressful abusive negativity with ability rather than emotion.......because it restores my calm ability to do what is right...taking care of me......I will no longer allow negative attitudes of others bring me down.

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You can always get back on track

I think this thought is my saving grace. The weight loss and staying healthy are primary goals but I tell myself that if I have a bad day - eat something bad or to excess - it's not the end of the world. I get back on the Sparkpeople wagon and move forward.

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Reframe Everything Positive

I believe being negative is a strike against seeing the big picture: Negativity Clouds the truth. I can change. I can get fit. I can do one thing a day and that is in the direction of making the right choices for me to get well. Finally, refraining negative thoughts and judgements is a waste of time...

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See the Big Picture

I often think of this quote from an Indian teacher: To identify with the body and yet seek happiness is like trying to cross a river on the back of an alligator. It helps me remember that I am more than my successes and failures with weight.

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giving up

Whenever I hit a dead end or start going back to my bad habits I just have to remember that it is anoher challenge and I just can not give up.... it it too important to me and my family.

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