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2/10/09 8:39 P

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The following helps me:


Sure, I know I need to get rid of a few pounds.
But letting go of some foods at certain times can make me feel deprived,sad, or angry.
I shift my vision from what I am losing and instead
focus on what I am getting. I remind myself,
"I am getting...
- more convenience because the body works better
with less weighing me down
- more ease and fun because I feel more comfortable in every social situation
- more harmony because the body and mind connection
flows much better
- more time because I can find what I need in my closet, because I will be able to wear everyhing in there.
In this case, LESS (on the body) is definitely
MORE (quality of life)

Hugs and wishing you many days of success!

Edited by: BLEVERETT1 at: 2/10/2009 (20:42)
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2/10/09 8:11 P

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it may be helpful to tighten up your goals- making some really short term goals with rewards that you can look forward to
keep you eye of the prize (good health, feeling well and ...)

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2/10/09 2:51 P

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Staying motivated can be an area of difficulty for everyone. I think the asking for help and saying you want this really bad are good signs. To keep you motivated I think you need to find what works for you. Try to find some support from family and friends, someone who will help you push yourself but will not let you beat yourself up too bad especially if there are some set backs. You need to find what support works best for you but often when others help you with your goals it is better than doing it alone. Also find what works for you in terms of exercise, find things that you enjoy doing dancing, hiking, whatever it is and make it fun. I also find that I need to change things up, if I do one thing for too long I get bored and wont stick to it but changing it up and doing different things helps keep it interesting. If you are a visual person sometimes things like putting a picture of yourself somewhere that you will see often will help you stick to changes. This may not work for everyone and could be depressing for some but I know some people who have put a picture of themselves on the fridge to help remind them to choose healthy foods and why they are doing what they are doing and it has worked well. Im also a big supporter of rewarding yourself for the things you have accomplished. Rewards could be in the form of food (just dont undo everything you have worked for) but they dont have to be it could be a day out somewhere you have really wanted to go, buying yourself something you have been wanting for a while, taking a day off from everything, whatever it is that you want. Staying motivated is often a personal thing and you really need to find what works for you, but we are here together to help each other so you are never alone on this journey and help is never far away. Hang in there!

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2/10/09 2:50 P

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((((((((((((Thank you so so so much))))))))))))))

Debbie aka Pebbles706

If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up.

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2/10/09 2:45 P

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Serenity Prayer to the rescue!

Within your immediate environment, what is there over which you have control...?

Do you have oodles of healthy food choices and have you removed all the unhealthy food choices?

Are you drinking LOTS of water to curb your appetite?

Are you MOVING to stir your metabolism and hopefully resulting in curbing your appetite?

What else is under YOUR control, things that are YOUR choices...? Exercise that choice, that control...feel the power that comes from this!

Also, for me what helps is the negative motivator of: so if I just give up and eat what I want where will I be a year from now...? That usually shakes me out of the doldrums pretty quickly!

In your life, what are the things that excite you, light a fire under you? Think of ways to tie those into your health and wellness goals and you may tap into some motivation.

Also browse some of the "motivators" SparkPages!

See if you can catch the SPARK from them...browse their blogs, see if some of their words can help PUSH you into wanting to take action!

Keep coming back and post your progress or LACK of progress...either way, posting will help to keep things moving forward for yourself!


Edited by: DDOORN at: 2/10/2009 (14:47)
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Tell Me What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild & Precious Life? ---Mary Oliver

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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2/10/09 2:24 P

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this was given to me to help me through some difficulties.............maybe it can help you too............

If something is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse. Often, difficult circumstances can challenge you, but they cannot stop you.
Only you can stop you.

Others can give encouragement, can teach you and help you or they can hold you back. Only you can decide what to do with it all and what to make out of what you've been handed.

There are some roads that lead to success and others that lead to despair. The path you are on depends entirely on the path you have chosen.

Whether you see your life filled with beauty and positive possibilities, or whether you see no hope at all - Your own perception will turn out to be a self fulfilling prophecy. So which one will You choose to see?

The world which you choose to experience and the world you choose to live in is precisely the world where you will be in.

The choice is yours.
you can do it.............believe you can............and you will............
blessings and hugs.................lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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2/10/09 2:16 P

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I just can't seem to stay motivated. I want this weight to come off so bad. I know it will take time, I know that I didn't put it on overnight and can't expect to lose it overnight but I'm getting so discouraged. What can I do to stay motivated?

Debbie aka Pebbles706

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