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

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I changed my life, not my weight.

After I lost the first 40 lbs, I realized that excerise can be fun, that motivation comes from within and with out, and that there r many ways to make a salad. Summers coming and the salads will come from my own garden. Hey, think of the K's that r used to work a garden.
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Try on for size!

I like to go into my favorite store in try on one size down and one size up, it makes me feel good to look in the mirror and see how far I've come and where I need to be gives more motivation !!

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The Beginning

Before I even started changing anything about my diet, I went to the library and loaned out many books on weight loss . I read all of them cover to cover, finding some repetition and some new things in everyone. The best was the Spark which led me here.

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Use reminders to stay motivated

I set my alarm on my cell phone for the time I eat breakfast , lunch and at 7:15 PM. My alarm plays a melody and I stop and think about the meal I will be eating. I pause and remember not to overeat or eat too fast. The 7:15 alarm reminds me to stop eating for the day.

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Use reminders to stay motivated

I set my alarm on my cell phone for the time I eat breakfast , lunch and at 7:15 PM. My alarm plays a melody and I stop and think about the meal I will be eating. I pause and remember not to overeat or eat too fast. The 7:15 alarm reminds me to stop eating for the day.

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I am....

I use the "I am" method to motivate myself with my goals and to boost my confidence. A couple of my favorites are I AM sexy, tiny, toned, or anything else you can fill in the blank with. I also tell myself that I am my goal weight. Have fun with it!

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Will power

Words of wisdom from my mother. "It's not about will power, but about won't power."

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Read Blogs of People who Motivate You

Read TEENY_BIKINI's blog- she is amazing!

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Read Blogs of People who Motivate You

Read TEENY_BIKINI's blog- she is amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TEENY_BIKINI

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Scale not the only way to measure SUCCESS!

Body measurements, being consistant, walking further, exercising longer, drinking 8 glasses of water a day, etc. are all ways I keep myself motivated when that scale isnt budging.

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