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I saw some friends this weekend for the first time after losing 25pds and being 8 pds to goal weight. Their reactions were priceless. what could be more motivating. They asked me what I was doing. I simply stated "Eat less, move more." I then I sing the praises of sparkpeople
Recently when my best friend and I took on the challenge to get fit and loose a bunch of weight, we each purchased one item of clothing that was a few sizes smaller that we wanted. We have hung up that item to set as a reminder to keep on the right path so we can actually one day wear it.
To keep motivated, I have but one secret. I stay happy about my new healthy living program. Just knowing that I am doing something for myself, not anybody else-just me, gives me a sense of joy that keeps me going each and every day.
Some days are so ugh-ly, I wonder how I can manage to even do 10 minutes of exercise! Thanks to my little dog, I know that I will get at least 20 minutes a day in, thanks to his morning and evening walks....he usually has such a great time and such a happy face that we walk even more!
It was a beautiful day for viewing wildflowers. The slow pace of our walk, beautiful day, and beautiful scenery really helped.. The frustration of being limited was almost nonexistent. I was just sightseeing, but in actuality, I must have walked a mile. I was a wonderful feeling.