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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Stop Letting Your To Do List De-motivate You

I do keep a To Do list, but I never get it all done. It usually demotivates me to see all those things unchecked at the end of the day. Recently, though, I learned I can turn it around by keeping a Done List.

I keep a master list in Trello. This is a completely free, easy to learn way of keep...

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Thrive where you are

The most important thing to me is to realize that although there are limitations to having extra pounds and knee trouble, there are many other people who are much more limited than I am. Therefore, I feel it is vital for me to celebrate what this body of mine CAN do right now! You only get one body ...

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You can get your rosacea under control!

I can't even begin to tell you how much my skin has improved over these past few weeks. Maybe my hormones are balancing out (now that I am weaning my little one) or maybe it is the fact that I cut out sugar! I am one of those mama's that does NOT lose weight while breastfeeding either. Still, I'm t...

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Keep In Mind !

We always need to look on the bright side of things.Make the best of our situation as we move through our journey. I live in an urban inner city area, there are a lot of folks that have far more problems than I do. I "keep in mind" that I am blessed to have a roof over my head and food to prepare to...

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You got this!

Dieting, or change, is never easy! It's not just changing what we eat, but what we think, and how we feel about what we eat. It's a LIFESTYLE change. The secret to it is to take one day at a time. We are all going to hit a plateau, or have a bad day (birthdays? parties? etc) where we will go ove...

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Keep On Keeping On

There are some weeks I do very very well, but for the weeks where I struggle, I start to get discouraged. Then I decided that I just need to keep on keeping on. Never give up, keep going, and you'll get back on track. Last week, not only did I not lose weight, but then I even gained .4 of a pound. I...

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Log on to the Sparkpeople Community Everyday

Every morning, while having my freshly brewed cup of coffee, I log onto the Sparkpeople community, I do my sparkling around, read the suggested articles, look for success stories, read the suggested recipe, see if I have sparkmail and read it, comment on my friends pages,
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Positive Affirmations Work!!!

Every day I look at myself in the mirror and repeat positive affirmations at least 10 times. "I love myself, I am beautiful, I am worth it, I am losing weight, I am healthy, and I can do this!" Looking yourself in the eye saying positive things will train your mind to stay positive and you can get y...

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Things I've learned these last 3 years....

Some things I've discovered in my "getting in shape/weight loss" journey:

**Do NOT starve myself! (I gained a LOT of weight eating 1200 calories! I'll never do that again!) I'm thankful for "EM2WL" showing me the way! (google it. they're wonderful!)

**Muscle is my friend! the more I ha...

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Track everything I eat and exercise.

Don't give up no matter what. If I have a slip, be kind to myself and start fresh tomorrow. Do it just for today, every day. Pray and meditate. Practice acceptance of wherever I am. Practice lots of grattitude no matter where I am. Try not to judge others. Smile at people even if, especially...

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