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REBCCA SparkPoints: (408,423)
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1/3/13 10:56 A

Every healthy choice is an affirmation of my goals. I am not certain I have ever put this in words but it is a concept that is frequently thought. When eating I think of how the food will fuel my activities and nurture my body. When I workout I feel grateful to have strength, flexibility and stamina to move with ease.

When I began this journey I often thought of Richard Bach's quote
"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." This helped banish excuses and squelch negative thoughts emoticon

PJBONARRIGO SparkPoints: (106,617)
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1/3/13 10:52 A

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

QUAIL75 Posts: 10,317
1/3/13 10:43 A

The quote I keep in my mind is "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." It takes so much hard work, determination and dedication but it's worth it!

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 1,665
1/3/13 7:52 A

My mantra that got me through the last 20 months is:

"Just get through TODAY."

Whenever I wanted to cave, I would tell myself that tomorrow I could do whatever I wanted. I could eat 9 chocolate chip cookies, I could lay on the couch all day, I could throw in the towel, whatever. But first, I just had to get through TODAY. There were so many nights where I layed in bed, my stomach growling, and I literally planned out a binge for the next day! But I can tell you honestly, I have never ever gave in the next day. You wake up with a renewed sense of hope and accomplishment for getting through those cravings, and that rough day! And your willpower muscle gets stronger and stronger. ;)

DANCEXXGAL SparkPoints: (0)
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1/2/13 11:02 P

I love the saying "what you eat in private, you wear in public".

But I'll also tell myself, "Don't undo your hard work now." or "You do not need it." I still sometimes have to say it every time I drive by the fast food place on my way home (and I work at a food establishment and it's a battle every day to convince myself I do not need those darn fries!)

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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1/2/13 10:27 P

Fat or fit? (To be asked of myself repeatedly until craving passes)

AUSTINTXMOM SparkPoints: (12,840)
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1/2/13 10:14 P

I am loved.

SNOWJESTER SparkPoints: (29,896)
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1/2/13 12:44 P

For exercise my mantra is

I know my limit and this isn't it.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,180
1/2/13 12:40 P

Not a mantra per se, but what I advise people is:

If you fall, get up, shake it off, and keep going!

BRANDIM_81 Posts: 218
1/2/13 9:25 A

To change the way you behave you must first change the way you believe.

more sweat now, less jiggle later.

One day I honestly want to say I did it.

You can crumble or you can conquer.

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (107,276)
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1/2/13 9:14 A

You don't have to eat the whole thing.

What you eat in private, you wear in public.

525600MINUTES SparkPoints: (362)
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1/2/13 9:03 A

I am looking for a weight loss mantra to use when I am tempted to reach for something I shouldn't or start telling myself "no one will know" or "I have 6 more days to make up for this bad decision".

A commonly used example is "Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels".

What is your mantra? What keeps you motivated?

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