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In the face of adversity, follow Hamlet's wisdom of being true to yourself and your dreams. Follow through and never give up. Always persist even with the din of naysayers trying to drown out your inner voice~ to them turn a deaf ear and persist in spite of the odds. Dreams still do come true.
I go to a water aerobics class twice a week with four friends and that keeps me accountable! I also attend my husbands cardiac rehab program three times weekly which is a really good workout and that helps support him in his heart health and me in my weight loss!
Spark Points I earn each day is a pleasant challenge that is top priority on my everyday list. The Spark Points I earn each day motivates me to continue to do the best I can in my weight lose goal. As I earn Spark Points I receive extrinsic rewards from Spark People,this allows me intrinsic rewards for my self and I can continue to earn points without failure.Sometimes it takes a while to earn points, just like loosing weight .The Points help me personally to stay on track, I love the concept.
I got this idea from my favorite Spa. Peel and slice thin half a cucumber and add to a quart water bottle. Chill. Delicious, refreshing. Keep refilling. The cukes will last 2-3 days, on day 3 take them out and eat them...still crunchy! A tasty zero calorie way to get in 8 glasses/day - and a way to feel like your at the spa!
When things get you down you pick yourself up, keep going on. My life is so many ups and downs in the last 4 years I feel like a yo yo. Staying positive, keeping both feet on the ground will do wonders for you. The thing I dislike the most about my life right now is being alone. When you don't feel well or have done something good their is not a friendly hug to say it will be okay or that is great. So many of us have to learn to live our lives like this and it is hard. But I will win, Love Spark
In our family we just say, “Thanks, but that’s too rich for me!” Everyone thinks it’s a compliment about their cooking. They feel good and you don’t have to spend a lot of time explaining about your diet.
Start a daily "to do" list and make sure you are in the top three spots. The sooner you start out this way, the easier it will become to start putting yourself first, without feeling guilty. Make exercise a top priority, as well as preparing your healthy snacks or meals for the day. Women especially tend to place everybody and everything else before themselves leaving no time in the day left for exercise or relaxation. Start making yourself, mind, body, and spirit a top priority!