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How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?

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Way up There

I am hoping to be fabulous and fit once I reach my weight loss and fitness goals over the next 12 weeks or so. I am hoping to lose 10 pounds and lose a couple inches off the waist. Go me.

Finally the weatherman has reported that warmer days are expected over the next week. I love to be outsid...

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Barriers to Success


"It's not what you are that holds you back. It's what you think you are not."
~ Denis Waitley

"It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
~ Abraham Linc...

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SparkPeople Stick Together

I joined SparkPoeple last July. Everything started off great, but after a few months I plateaued. I then joined a challenge. That worked for the duration of the challenge, then plateau again. I joined another challenge and the same thing happened; success followed by plateau. I was getting bummed.

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Keeping my Cool

I haven't forgotten where I was when I started this journey. I was weak and tired from the chemo and radiation treatments, yet I was able to find it within myself to get my body back in shape.

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Pre-Plan Your Day

My number one way to stay motivated and lose weight is to pre-plan my day. Sometimes that can mean planning on Sundays what I will eat for the entire upcoming week. Organizing a cooking day, so there is food at the ready. It makes it quick and easy to throw any meal together. Although this is pr...

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The Journey, Not the Destination


"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
~ Denis Waitley

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I Haven't Forgotten

I haven't forgotten where I was when I started this journey. I was weak and tired from the chemo and radiation treatments, yet I was able to find it within myself to get my body back in shape.

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Three Times an Adage


"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable"
~ Denis Waitley

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fit and Fabulous

I am hoping to be fabulous and fit once I reach my weight loss and fitness goals over the next 12 weeks or so. I am hoping to lose 10 pounds and lose a couple inches off the waist. Go me.

Finally the weatherman has reported that warmer days are expected over the next week. I love to be outsid...

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Take Time Each Week to Write up Reflections & Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I didn't do as well as I had been listening to my tummy signals. Eating just one more bite. Eating not as healthy.

Of course, there were lots of reasons (Spring Break, hormones, stress), but no good-enough excuses. You see, I realized that if this were really going to ...

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