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If You're Feeling Discouraged Here's A Reminder

Sunday, May 20, 2012

• Thou shalt stay hydrated with water, not sugary or carbonated beverages.

• Thou shalt avoid food with preservatives and high salt content.

• Thou shalt not eat past 7 PM in the evening, or before 6 AM in the morning.

• Thou shalt not give up on a diet or give in to a binge after a minor slip up.

• Thou shalt do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day; a brisk walk is fine.

• Thou shalt not eat at unplanned or unusual times, or when emotional.

• Thou shalt find a distraction when cold pizza or leftover birthday cake is left unattended.

• Thou shalt not be discouraged; this takes time, and quick fixes aren’t lasting.

• Thou shalt eat regularly. Starvation diets are only temporary solutions to lifelong problems.

• Thou shalt never fell alone. We’re in this together.

If you've invested enough effort and energy to get discouraged, although you may not see it at the moment, you're well on your way to success. Discouragement is a certain weigh station on the road to any goal. If you are caring enough to be discouraged, you've made considerable progress. It gives us time to assess, correct our course, and make needed changes.

Learn what the discouragement has to teach you and then continue moving forward. It may seem as though you'll never make it, but in reality you're already there. Discouragement tempers and hardens you; it does not stop you.

If you sit and reflect on your discouragement, you'll discover that it is a result of your commitment. You've already invested a great deal of your time, your effort, your life. Soon, you'll reap the full reward of that investment. Let your discouragement spur you on, and reignite your spark.

Motivation is born of desire. The stronger the desire for something, the stronger the motivation. You’re searching for that diamond in the rough inside of you.

Keep your promise to yourself, you can do it. We’re all here to help you discover the person you are struggling to be.

Thanks for dropping by!


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 5/23/2012 11:04PM

    Love all except #3. Great reminders!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 5/23/2012 9:52PM

    Needed this one...reigniting!!! Thx.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 5/23/2012 6:00PM

    Great blog thank you for pointing it out to me

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DUXGRL1 5/21/2012 7:14PM

    That is the silver lining, isn't it?

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MILLERGIRL719 5/21/2012 6:21AM

    Good reminder!

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JAGRIF 5/20/2012 10:08PM

    Thank you. I needed this today.

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OUT-OF-ASHES 5/20/2012 9:19PM

    I need this today! Thanks!

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AUNTB63 5/20/2012 8:49PM

    Thanks for sharing yet another empowering blog.... emoticon

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    This is great! Think I may have to copy it down. thank you for sharing.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/20/2012 7:23PM

    I like it! emoticon

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