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The local Y has exercise or eating challenges about every month or two. I have been doing them to stay motivated. It makes the exercise and being healthy more interesting.
Start a "no" streak, like no chocolate or no cookies or no candy. Take it one day at a time. Don't say I will NEVER eat a chocolate again. Just say, I am trying to see how long I can go without it. I can eat one if I want to, I simply choose not to today.
I learned to talk back to myself when, as I call her - the evil twin, would try to convince me I was too tired, I deserved a break, I really didn't feel like working out, it wouldn't matter anyway, or just wait till tomorrow. My response would be to MOVE right then!1 year later I won -lost 100!