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1/10/13 11:11 A

The best motivator I can think of for me is imagining myself slim and trim like I used to be. I have a whole closet full of beautiful clothes that I would like to wear. Sometimes imagining me fitting into my clothes depresses This is really hard to overcome. Plus I'm on medicine that slows my metabolism down and makes me hungry.And I can't go off of it. It's very hard to resist sweets. Exerting normal willpower doesn't work. I certainly need a well rounded program.

The Movtivation forum sound good. I need a lot of that. Lol.

I appreciate all the help you're giving me.

I am Elona from FLorida .

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Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
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-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny
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1/10/13 9:50 A

The first best motivator is SP, they have a lot of great advice, I like to keep a calendar or chart that records my progress, I use visual imagery to see myself closer to meeting my goal and how I will feel, You need to give yourself positive self talk that rewards every step toward meeting your goals. emoticon

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
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1/10/13 9:43 A

There is also a spark team called ***MOTIVATORS***. The members all help each other stay motivated with emails, goodies, team huddles, and lots of inspirational quotes. It could help you, so check it out!

Michelle from Florida
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1/10/13 9:38 A

That was fast! Lol

I diet on and off unsuccessfully. I just watched the video from the founder of SparkPeople. It was motivating. Take easy, very small steps, he said. This is new for me. I'm going to do it :)

Thanks for your encouragement!



I am Elona from FLorida .

Love life!

Never, never give up!
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
-Winston Churchill,
-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny
— Mahatma Gandhi
FITIN13_KUMAR Posts: 183
1/10/13 8:08 A

Having simple goals that you can consistently follow and spending time daily on the steps to reach the goal can motivate you.

In the initial stages, be careful not to have overly ambitious goals.

The fact that you set the goal and achieved it is truly motivating.
As an example, set a goal that you will measure everthing you eat during a day.

Goal weight for Feb 4 2013 - 180 lbs
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1/10/13 7:42 A

I feel the same way. I am discouraged. I don't want to give up, though.

I am Elona from FLorida .

Love life!

Never, never give up!
Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
-Winston Churchill,
-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny
— Mahatma Gandhi
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1/10/13 3:20 A

Does anyone have any tips about motivation, and staying motivated. I need to lose weight to become healthy, but I feel I have tried and failed so many times its hard to have faith in my own abilities.

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