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Become Your Own Best Motivator

Take this Quiz, Never Lose Your Motivation Again!

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  • Yes a very good article and one that I think is going to be the one that gets me on the right track.
  • Yikes, I answered True to all the questions. The funny part is I already knew this stuff about myself it is just very difficult to change. But I keep trying and there were some great strategies in the article to work with.
  • Powerful article, thank you so much. I have been on Sparkpeople for a while - but this is the best and most appropriate article I have read, it may change my life!!!!
  • Great article, it did help me understand some of the motivational issues. My main problem is I really enjoy being on the computer and have trouble getting away, then when I do there is always pet stuff to do. But I'm going to start making a mile walk to the store and back.
  • Oh la, I've scored close to 10 on each and every question.
  • Great article and quiz. I am also encouraged by the fact that I think I'm finally getting it! My "10" is number two and one of the big differences between this time and all the other times I've lost weight is that I'm trying really hard not to deprive myself. I realize that I can't be successful long term unless I meet ALL my needs and desires...including those for yummy and not always healthy foods!
  • Thank you, SparkPeople for this series of articles. Joining this site was on of the best moves I made, this year.
  • ROTY2008
    This is such a great article. I wish I had seen this before now, but now I can truly say that life is going to be so different now!
  • This is great advice! The "I" statements are so important to ANY relationship. This is simply a relationship with yourself!
  • This is great advice. It all starts with you.
  • it all sounds good and I need to do it but I never seem to be able to stick to it
  • DARKLING56
    I guess I am doing okay. I have two goals as I start to this journey: 1) to be able to walk around the grocery store without needing to actually sit down during the task and 2) to walk my dogs around the block.

    Right now (Day 1 of my new life) I am unable to do grocery shopping easily. I have to sit down or rest against the side of shelves and refrigeration boxes. I even sit for 10 minutes or more in the deli section on a real chair before I go to the check out. And if I forget something at the other end of the store I REFUSE to go back to get it because its such a long walk. All I want to do is to make groceries without it being such a chore.

    The other thing I want to do is walk my dogs on a leash. I dont currently do it because my legs and back and hip hurt after walking about half a block.

    I need to be able to do both these things to feel as if I am making my way thru the muck. Does this make sense?
  • DARKLING56
    I wanted to do this one but when I started considering the questions/statements I realize that I since I have never tried to diet before, I have no clue about motivation. I dont know what my triggers are. ACK.

    Has anyone else ever had this realization?
  • This is a great article - a real eye opener for me!
  • Great article! I had to wrestle with many of these motivation traps along the way - this article should help people avoid that guesswork.

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