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my weird motivation

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I have found the weirdest things can motivate me. I hung 20 paperclip chain above my desk the first of the year along with 3 red ones that I had to put on the chain if I gained. It is a visual I see every day and I am down to 8 paperclips now - just 8 more pounds to reach my first goal for the year - I will be weighing below 200 pounds for the first time in over 20 years. My next goal will be to get below 180 pounds the lightest I have been in 34 years. Small steps work better for me.

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/26/2013 8:14AM

    Great idea!!!

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IKACEY 4/26/2013 5:36AM

    Great visual motivator! I think I may try that idea in some form myself. emoticon on getting below 200lbs and emoticon to reach the 180lbs. That a long journey to your goal but how well you have handled it. emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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LYNNWILK2 4/26/2013 1:55AM

    great visual!!!! great idea

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ROBINJOY61 4/26/2013 12:07AM

    Love the visual incentive! I may try something like this! emoticon emoticon

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TLG71567 4/25/2013 11:12PM

    That's a great idea. I use a pedometer for the same reason. I get hooked on seeing how many steps I can take in a day. Anything that keeps you motivated is a good thing. Congratulations on being so close to your goal! Yeah for you. emoticon

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SANDYBREIT 4/25/2013 11:12PM

    I love it !


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ARMYWIFEKASS 4/25/2013 10:45PM

    That is actually I really good idea!

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MARTYJOE 4/25/2013 10:44PM

    Good job. Keep up the good work. The idea of the paper clips is a good one. Visualizing your goal everyday keeps you motivated as well as on track

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