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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Keep moving forward

I look straight ahead of me at all times. If I fall, I try to fall forward. Another thing I do is visualize myself having achieved my goal weight. Visualization is one of the keys to not only a successful journey, but to a successful life. Once you realize that you CAN do this, you start to reali...

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Do something special

An important part of a healthy lifestyle is taking care of your social and emotional needs. We too often neglect to take care of ourselves because we are too busy taking care of everyone else. When was the last time you did something fun, that you enjoy, just for yourself? I don't mean eating that p...

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Forgive yourself. Move forward.

I've seen too many people beating themselves up over chloices they've made. They'd rather spend the rest of their lives miserable, agonizing over their choices, rather than learning from their actions and improving themselves.

Life is not about misery, self-torture, and playing the victim no...

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Being Inspired By Yourself

Inspiration comes in many forms and can strike randomly. Some days we have an abundance of creative energy which comes naturally, other days it’s not so easy. My most effective inspiration comes from how I treat myself. It will flow into how I treat others as well. Sometimes my treatment of othe...

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Keep Negativity and Bullies in the Trash

When I was young.. I was made fun of all the time and I never knew why... I never knew the true meaning of having someone to love me and me to love back.. Here even on Sparks I have ran into those who care nothing about how you feel or what you do.. I run three teams and I notice that for Points som...

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Keep a Positive Outlook

Need help staying positive through weight loss plateau? I think weve all been there, where we work super hard but the scale just wont budge. It can be frustrating but there is much more to a healthy body than just a number on the scale! While we might get fixed on reaching a certain weight, there ...

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Be Determined. Be Stubborn

No one ever achieved anything without enthusiasm and determination.

Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn't it? And yet so many people seem to think that simply wanting a thing will be enough to get a thing. I used to be one of those people.

Folk often seem to not realise that desire on it...

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I've Got To Be Me!


The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
~Leo Buscaglia

Be yourself, no one else can do it...

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Love & Accept Yourself

One of the best things I have found to help me out on my journey is to take time every day to appreciate my body, and tell it how much I love it. Sending these positive thoughts to my body has helped me over come obstacles and keep pushing through. It takes the focus and stress off of losing weight,...

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When you don't lose

Yep, eventually there will come a week where you don't lose anything, don't lose what you expected, or worse, gained weight. When this happens to you, and it will happen to you, it is very easy to become discouraged and give up. On my fourth week of this dieting I hit my week, I actually gained inst...

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