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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Optimistic Thoughts

I try to look for good in every situation. At times I have to give a short pep talk. My first thought may be: "I only lost 2 pounds." I turn that around and say to myself "Wow! I lost 2 pounds. Way to go!"

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All things are possible with God.

I read my bible every morning, I try to apply what I read to my every day life. It's a good way to start the day.

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Pick your battles

Just remember that no one is perfect. Before you beat yourself up over something small try and think if its worth getting upset over or if you just need to move on and learn from your mistake. Pick your battles with yourself so you don't get discouraged if you have some minor setbacks

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Don't set "Set in Stone" Goals for Pounds Lost

I have always set goals for weight loss for myself. For example: I will lose 10 pounds by June. This sets you up for failure. Set your goals for what you have complete control over. For example: I will exercise 5 days a week and stay within my food plan.

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last month sucks!!!

if your last month weight loss was not what you hoped it would be, and maybe you even gained a littile. Sit down with your journal/ or blank piece of paper, and write down a list of what you did positive this month for your diet, and what you know that you did to sabotage yourself, BE HONEST!!

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Scales

Use the scales as a tool not a absolute....

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second guess

I have got to stop second guessing my answers on the trivia part of points. I say in my mind and then pick another answer and 9 times out of 10 first one was right. yuk

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A good response to negativity

Sometimes when a person acts like they're being sympathetic and says "It must be really hard." when I tell them I'm following a weight loss plan, I reply "Hey! If it were easy, everyone could do it!" That may not always stop them, but it does slow them down.

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That's What It's All About

Do you have youngsters around and want to get them up and moving? Try getting everyone up (from the video games, cell phone, computer or TV) and getting them to do and sing the "Hokey Pokey." It's fun and restores energy, too.

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Your meal should be special, even if it's only for one!

When making my lunch (just for me - I'm alone during the day as an at-home mom), I make my plate look "pretty" with different colored veggies (red, green, orange, yellow) and fruits (same thing). I set the table - for ME - with napkin! I look out my window at my flowers and smile while I eat healthy

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