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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Some Goals Can Freak You Out! Relax!

I'm going to see my family and friends across the country on June 28th. I made a goal to be at my healthy weight by then. Time is ticking, and this obsession had gotten me FROZEN with anxiety and fear that I would fail! Today, I FINALLY realized that I need to take that goal OFF of that deadline and

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Take a break already ...

Every week, I get to take a 24 hour break known as Shabbat. It's a time to reflect, relax, and rejuvenate. It gives me the focus to continue my life's journeys. Everyone needs a break so give yourself some time off. Give yourself some time to just sit and be. Feel your own zen!

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Realistic Vacation Goals

Managing my weight on vacations is a major challenge for me. So I make goals to fit my personal expectations. I decide in advance how much weight I am okay with gaining and how much exercise I will get in. This keeps me in integrity with myself and keeps things real for me. Then I follow the plan!

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How To look Thinner

Looking thinner will help you staying positive until you break your plateau.
Wearing clothes in an elegant dark color will give you a thinner look, while you get on with your healthy food & exercise program.

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A new day

Focus on ONE DAY AT A Time. Make it the best, break down to morning, afternoon and evening. Create a GOOD morning, eat right, drink water, move, repeat afternoon and repeat again for evening. Shorter focus, start again if needed, celebrate a good day at the end

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Self Acceptance

If you are not happy about who you are before you start a diet/exercise plan, you won't be happy when you're thin either. Counseling prior to my signing up for SparkPeople helped me more than anything else because I was able to conquer the inner demons before working on the outside.

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Non-Scle VICTORY Wall

There is MORE to Health & Fitness than just weight loss.
Post your Non-Scale VICTORIES in your bathroom above your scale. This will remind you of your accomplishments, if the scale is not moving.

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Strut Your Stuff

Strutting with my head up like I've already succeeded in my weight loss goal, fuels me with confidence

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Be Thankful

Be Thankful for all you have. Be thankful for what your body is able to do and what it has done to keep you alive. Be thankful for the people around you, even those who sabotage for making you stronger! Be thankful for those who make it possible to be a better you!

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ONE STEP NEARER!

EVERY TIME YOU COMPLETE YOUR WORKOUT TAKE A MOMENT TO THING ABOUT HOW HARD IT WAS TO GET STARTED AND THEN GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK FOR A JOB WELL DONE. I BET THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF!

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