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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Ignore!

Ignore those people who try to tell you you won't be able to achieve your goals (BE IT WEIGHT LOSS OR ANYTHING ELSE)

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Blessings Book

Take time each day to write at least one blessing in your life. At the first sign of disappointment in yourself or 'letting the buzzards get you down', grab your blessings book. Slowly read each blessing aloud. You will renew your perspective that life is better than your emotions are allowing.

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Don't let mean people get you down

I know for a fact, this is easier said than done. But don't do it. Don't give them control of you. For you (and me) are better than that. When you feel oppressed, rise above and do something nice for someone else. For it is in giving that we receive. May your lives be filled with abundance.

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Stop comparing!

Occasionally I find myself comparing my body and weight loss to others. Rather than getting depressed and giving up, I take a step back and focus on how far I've come. This journey is for me and every step forward is a personal success.

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dreaming

Looking forward to the summer and swimming and having granddaughter over. Also hoping my time will be occupied some during the summer with a new male friend.

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I now believe

I learned that I am in control. I decide what happens to my body. My negative thoughts create a negative image of myself, and make me overeat. But thinking positive, believing in myself, and the continual telling of myself that I CAN DO IT makes me believe that I CAN. And I AM!!!!!!

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Positive Self Talk

I like to start the day with positive self talk. If I can start the day with a positive thought, I can turn a negative day into a positive day. I will then find energy to exercise. Negative thoughts turn into negative actions. For me it is positive energy that wins the day!!

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"Thank you for all you do to help!" ♥

Whenever one of my co-workers leaves work for the day, I tell them thank you for all they did to help at work (I am the "boss".) Without their help, I couldn't do my job. So whatever you do, whoever is with you, say thank you. It means a lot.

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Staying Positive

I keep staying positive as this is the only way to meet my goals of weight loss. Positive mind set means so much to me on a daily basis. It sets me up for my day ahead to plan and reach my goals

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Love Irish Proverbs

The person bringing good news knocks boldly on the door!

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