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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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How I Cope With Disappointment

Disappointment comes when I put my expectations in people I love. People I trust like family, friends, or my pastor! If I keep my expectations on what I KNOW is right instead of whom I know, I can avoid this pitfall. choice: Emotional eating/writing? I choose to write.

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Start again now

If I slip up and eat something I didn't plan for, I try to tell myself "Just start again right now and things will be okay."

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Keep Going

Don't let other distract from your goal. People who don't understand will try to bring you down. Don't let them do that. Just keep your eye on the prize and keep going.

You're doing great!!

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negative people....

They are unavoidable. Even the coolest people have moments where they are just negative. Enjoy your successes in positive thinking, and love your body and mind enough to leave the mess behind you in your dust.

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negative people....

They are unavoidable. Even the coolest people have moments where they are just negative. Enjoy your successes in positive thinking, and love your body and mind enough to leave the mess behind you in your dust.

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consistency

Wednesday morning I was doing my point page and had just started when spark shut down. I kept trying to get on but couldn't and I missed doing my point page because I didn't get on until after midnight. I do everything early in the mornight and then just do nutrition, fitness and other the next day.

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Laugh

Laughter will help you get through the most difficult times. Instead of reaching for junk food, reach for that feeling of satisfaction you get when you laugh.

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Check It Off

Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting angry/upset over?

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A Letter to Yourself

Write a letter to yourself from your future "skinny" self. Tell yourself you love you and that you support your efforts. If you don't love you you won't reach your goals. Say positive things in your letter that let you know you can fight the weight loss battle!

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Wasting emotions

If someone is not part of your personal world, don't allow them to affect your emotional world. It's wasted emotions. Why? Because they aren't worth it.

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