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I pick out a none food related reward for each month I hit a goal, stay on my plan or reach a new insight. Currently maintaining my weight, I pick out a reward that keeps me focus. The reward keeps me going and something to look forward to getting. Next reward is a day spa.
No matter what happened the day before, I remember that I have another chance tomorrow. The coolest thing about waking up in the morning (well other than being alive I guess lol) is having a brand new day full of promise and chances to succeed.
I like to make almost every weigh in count by hoping to achieve chunked-down mini goals. It's fun to look forward to the "will I make it to___ this week? " feeling and it really keeps me focused and motivated to do my very best every single day.
It's hard to stay motivated, but accomplishing one small goal makes me feel good. While a one- or two-pound loss may not seem like a big deal (I have almost 200 pounds to lose), lots of little losses add up to big results!
A little bit of public accountability can work wonders in staying on track. Put a chart up on your fridge where everyone can see it, and tick off each day you work out (or stay in your calorie range, or whatever). The 'embarassment' of skipping can actually be a powerful motivator.
I try to remember this saying that I heard somewhere along this journey...Also I try and remember to "Make the next right choice" especially after I've not made a good choice. I've discovered It's all about mind over matter. And I've learned the more I log into Spark People the more I stay focused