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I do toe touchers, wall pushes, chair lifts, stair steps, just plain moving and find a way to track it on Spark; then I can look at the end of the day and as I log what I have done, I see what I have achieved. The next day I want to do more! It's a good motivation tool for me.
Don't give up when you fall off track and be honest, really honest about portion control. I am learning this and learning that the only way to lose weight is to keep on trying and never go back to the old way of eating unhealthy and not exercising.
I have started setting mini goals each day and then set about achieving them. I either post them online or write on a sheet of paper so I can see them and do what I said I was going to do. It is helping to work harder! At the end of the day I post or write down that I achieved them.
To keep myself motivated and to "pat" myself on the back I give myself a sticker such as "good job", "great", etc. I put a sticker on the calendar daily for each day I have stayed on track by eating healthy meals and exercising.
I try to stay positive by remembering how far I have come; how much better my health is than a year or so ago. Even if the scale doesn't show it, I can breath, I can walk, I have a better attitude and my clothes fit better!
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