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I need a boost... or something...

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I am getting discouraged when thinking about how long it's going to take me to reach my ultimate goals. I keep telling myself not to be discouraged... the time will pass anyway and either I will be there... or I won't... and I want to be there, but at times it makes me want to just give it up. I don't want to be fat forever... but I'm feeling restless. Any tips to keep me going? I regularly search for motivation through quotes sayings and success stories...

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BIGDADDYTEXAS69 5/27/2013 12:48AM

    One step at a time Renee'. You string 2 steps together and that's motion. Motion is momentum. Momentum can be unstoppable (Buddha said that, or a fortune cookie, I forget). You have a lot of people at home and here to lean on. Do it. Chew gum when you think you're hungry, find a reason to move. Get to where you're happy. F*ck Cosmo and the heroin addict model. You don't have to be a size 1. Just be where you're happy. And we all know there's nothing sexier than a woman with curves emoticon

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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/6/2013 3:02PM

    Small consistent, positive choices will take you where you need to go. You are ALREADY a success! Don't fret about the "how long" part of things (although I know it's hard not to!) Just try to enjoy your journey.
You are doing great, and WILL reach all your goals!!
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LJR4HEALTH 5/5/2013 6:06PM

    Renee I think we all get discourage what I am finding out is not to focus on how have I still have ot go on this journey but to focus on what I have accomplished already the short term goals are a great way to boost ones confidence

linda

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ALISHAB3 5/5/2013 5:53PM

    What I find more motivating than focusing on that distant far away end goal is focusing on my weekly goals of getting cardio, getting yoga, and eating right. Would some stickers help? I do have silly stickers for kids and a cheap calender from the dollar store. I know its silly, but hey, why be serious all the time?

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 5/5/2013 12:54PM

    Hang in there and keeping going step by step. For me it took a long time to see results, but I kept going because at least I knew that I was getting healthier. I was doing a lot of work, eating better and working out all with no weight loss and no inches lost, it was frustrating. But I kept going and finally the weight and inches were changing. Then in 1 year, I dropped 4 pant sizes. So it will happen for you, just keep making better food choices and limiting the amounts, keep pushing yourself to workout, find something fun to do, keep drinking water and keep on with everything, it will happen for you.

I've been stuck for a while and not really pushing to drop anymore and when I did get serious, it didn't work. I've heard about shakeology and looked into it, tried a sample and ordered it. I have lost 5 more pounds in a month, my goal is for 10 more. But the best thing is that the vitamins and all that is in there is really helping in so many more ways, my nails are stronger, my hair is really growing, both good signs that the inside of me is doing better too, plus I'm not needing as much sleep. If you want to know more, message me and I will help you out.
Take Care & Keep Going!
Michele

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JUSTME29 5/5/2013 11:49AM

    I've been discouraged lately too, but I try to keep in mind that the next year will pass whether or not I lose any weight, and I really don't want to be in this exact same position then.

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 5/5/2013 11:19AM

    Set small achievable goals. Once you've mastered those, move on to the next one on your goal list. Baby steps my friend.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/5/2013 11:09AM

    Mama said there'd be days/times like this. (smiling) No kidding, I have been there so many times in my 4.5 years on SP that it makes my head spin. But the important thing to remember is that, while you are waiting for the scale to show results, you're keeping your body healthy.

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TWEETYKC00 5/5/2013 8:43AM

    It's ok, we all feel like that sometimes. It isn't about the time, it's about the life you want to lead. Stick with this.

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HIKINGFIT 5/5/2013 8:35AM

    maybe this blog article will help:
http://www.sparkpeople.com
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yes_off_the_prize

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 5/5/2013 5:05AM

    Focus on health, not weight. The less I worry about my weight an focus on my health, the easier it is to wait for the weight to come off. It is coming off but for me its so slow that if I thought about it much I might quit.

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PHEBESS 5/5/2013 12:57AM

    I try to look at it as a % - for example, if I want to lose 50 lbs, and I've lost 10 lbs, yes that means I have 40 lbs to go. It also means I've lost 20% of what I want to lose - and think how you'd feel if you could buy everything for 20% - doesn't that make those 10 lbs look like a huge accomplishment???

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1STATEOFDENIAL 5/4/2013 9:13PM

    Sometimes it helps to look how far you've come more than how far you have to go.

Also, forgive yourself. This isn't an all-or-nothing deal. Every small change you makes matters. Try writing down a list of the small changes you've made or the better decisions you've made this week as compared to what you would've done in the past. Did you eat a healthier meal? Did you move more? Did you say something kinder to yourself? Looking at the positives instead of the negatives (how far left to go, what could've been done perfectly, etc) can be helpful.

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NOTSPEEDY 5/4/2013 8:07PM

    I think all of us have gone through times of discouragement. I know I have. I try not to let it go more than a couple of days before I choose to exercise or get my eating back under control. I have finally reached a point where I can look back and see the progress I have made.

You have made progress too. The rewards of feeling better and being able to do more are worth working for. Focus on what you can do. You CAN do it.
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BIGPAWSUP 5/4/2013 7:55PM

    You CAN do this. Break up the goal, don't look at the whole picture right now. Look at pieces and what you can do each day.

Also, look at how far you've come! You are an amazing, strong, and powerful woman.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/4/2013 6:49PM

  This trip in life is going to take time so just get your heart and mind set to enjoy each new day knowing you are one day closer to where you want to be.

Get your eyes off of how far you have to go just keep focused on this day of today.

Tomorrow is not yet here and the past cannot be changed and what we have is to make the best of today. Today is the day to succeed in living healthy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ETERNAL_FLAME 5/4/2013 6:35PM

    Hi there, I know just how you feel! I'm just starting out on my journey & my ultimate goal seems so far from me. If you have a look at my spark page, you will see that I have broken down my goal into more achievable chunks. Maybe that would help you to stay motivated too?

It is a long road and it can be hard to stay on track, but as I keep telling myself, any positive changes are going to help rather than harm you, so we just have to keep going and eventually we will reach our destination! Best of luck :) E_F x

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