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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Perseverance, positivity, and smiles...

I post my daily exercise and nutrition each day, no matter what I do or what I eat. I have to be honest with myself, first and foremost. Each day is a new beginning. Some days are great and some days I blow it. The important thing is that each day I try. I understand now that one of the most import...

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Venting & Lamenting

I sometimes have a lot of trouble when things in my weight loss journey are not going as I feel they should or times when I have not made the best choices. During these times it is so hard for me to remember my successes.

When I get frustrated with a plateau or less than stellar decisions, I ...

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encouraging our loved ones

Timeless thoughts written down and spread throughout the decades, centuries and, yes, even millenias.

Thoughts not only about happy, romantic love but of love in other forms and stages too.

This is 51 of the most inspiring, touching and helpful quotes on love.


“Love takes of...

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It's all in your mindset!

When you are wanting to achieve a goal, your mindset is the key to whether or not you're successful. My reason for making this statement is that when I have a goal to do something, before I actually set it, I will have a long "talk" with myself to make sure that it's achievable and that I'm willing...

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clothes left behind

I read in someone else's blog ( sorry I didn't get the name) that they were looking forward to getting back into the clothes they left behind.

Personally I am currently at my lowest weight in over 10 years, thanks in part to Spark People. The last thing I want is to get back into the cloth...

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Keep Moving Forward

I have tried this whole losing weight things at least a million times. I do terrible on diets and I find myself not wanting to do anything when I feel like I have to work out. So this time around, I decided to go about it a bit differently. Instead of forcing myself to be on an actual diet (as in a ...

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I will make it!!!

For the past few months since recovered from the sprained a muscle in my upper thigh, I've had a hard time getting back on track. Each week is the same ole' thing; I'll start tomorrow, and tomorrow comes and goes with no action.

But you know I realized, the more stress I put on myself to be '...

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Wow Does that look good on you...

Now that you got to where your going... You need to stay positive on this Journey.. Whoooo Your not done yet.. It takes the thought and everything you worked for all these year or months depends on how much you have lost.. As for me it took a couple of years plus .. Yes I had to pause because of a c...

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Doing Your Best and It IS Good Enough!!!

Learn to let go of perfectionism and enjoy each of my accomplishments.
“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Excellence comes not from education, money, ability or connections alone. It comes from a commitment to do the very best with whatever you have available.”

These wise words...

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On Staying Young


When I grow up, I want to be a little boy!
- Joseph Heller


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