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Staying Positive Secrets

How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Staying Committed Focused Be Stable

Let’s be honest here. We will need something concrete to really motivate us when times get hard. There will come a day when you have a big fight with your mother on the phone or your boss is really demanding. Maybe the car won’t start and the kids are screaming. Suddenly the idea of motivation i...

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When feeling overwhelmed

When you feel that you are so emotionally drained that you just want to give up on yourself, undo all the good you have done so far, first take a deep breath and then second turn to your Spark friends through journaling.
The support and friendship, caring and compassion shines through with the n...

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A Spark pep talk

A Sparked is struggling, and wrote me a Sparkmail asking for advice. Here is what I told her. (I hope it helps!!)

First of all, I was REALLY overweight last year. I have lost over a hundred pounds in a year. How did I do it, how am I continuing, and how have I made it work....

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Hang in there

The Secret of My Success today getting me through the day minute by minute. Sometimes you just have to get through the day second-by-second minute-by-minute. You have to resist those feelings of Temptation every single second of every single minute of every single hour of every single day. It is ext...

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Collect your scars

Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.

I have been swimming later at night, after the swim team, the kids, the people starting swimming, the seniors are all finished. I basically have the olympic pool to myself. It is s...

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The Low Carb

This low carb thing isn't too bad. I was able to find some very unique and delicious recipes that would fit right in to the low carb diet--even desserts!
Reflecting over my last 50. Years. Yes, I am one half of a century old. My body is feeling some of the aging, especially in the last year or s...

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be positive, please

HI! It is so hard to be positive, and it becomes more difficult when you are around negative people. In my job, I often have to deal with extremely frustrating and depressing things. This makes it hard to focus on being positive and when I get depressed, I tend to eat more. And it isn't healthy ...

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My Last 50

Reflecting over my last 50. Years. Yes, I am one half of a century old. My body is feeling some of the aging, especially in the last year or so. I can do much better than I am with my weight loss and exercise goals. It was truly an amazing walk yesterday. The weather was perfect, and my husband an...

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I Can Do Better

I can do much better than I am with my weight loss and exercise goals. It was truly an amazing walk yesterday. The weather was perfect, and my husband and I explored areas and streets of our town that we never paid attention to before. We we got home, we were both shocked to see that we had accompli...

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I Can Do Better

I can do much better than I am with my weight loss and exercise goals. It was truly an amazing walk yesterday. The weather was perfect, and my husband and I explored areas and streets of our town that we never paid attention to before. We we got home, we were both shocked to see that we had accompli...

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