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I "Can" Do This!

Monday, March 26, 2012

I've been looking for ways to stay motivated since I know this journey is never-ending (and sometimes butt-kickingly frustrating to the point of tears).

Last week I was unloading groceries and thought, "I wonder how many of these little cans I've lost in the last couple of weeks?" I was astounded to see that my weight loss since joining SP already amounted to the equivalent of TEN cans of food! So I've carved out a special spot in my kitchen to build an "I CAN" pyramid to visually remind myself of how much weight I've dropped. I was able to add two more cans to the mix after I weighed in this morning. How exciting!

If I have one of those moments when I want to complain or fuss about how difficult it is to keep that momentum going, I just glance over at my own little "I CAN" pyramid and I get excited about how far I've already come.

When I reach big milestones I'll be donating the cans to the local food pantry, then starting a new pyramid. The first big milestone I want to reach is to say GOODBYE to the "morbidly obese" label. I've got 8 pounds to go to reach that first big goal and make my first donation.

The very visual reminder of these cans reminds me that I "CAN" and WILL reach my goals.

What creative things do you do to stay motivated? Do you leave yourself visual reminders of where you are on your journey?
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MZMEGGS 3/28/2012 7:53AM

    We can and we WILL... I just know it. Having ll of the support here from people who REALLY know the struggles I face has made all of the difference in the WORLD. I am so happy to be here... SO happy!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/26/2012 11:18AM

    Love this concept! YES YOU CAN AND SO CAN I! WE WILL DO IT,

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