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aside from the support you receive in everyday life, you have a giant support system and accountability partner in sparkpeople. recording all of your workout and nutrition info for the day is a great way to stay on track and see your progress. it's motivating to see where you've come from.
I wrote myself a letter about why I decided to lose weight and the reason why it's important to me. I eliminated all the reasons from other people, my doctor, my dear spouse, my mother etc and left only those reason that I came up with.
I joined a gym for a discount because they want to use me to advertise! Now I'm accountable to a gym for my weight loss and exercise! I have to go a minimum of three times a week to stay in the contract. Talk about motivation!
I love to take pictures of everything that inspires me! From me making a healthy meal, my husband working out with me, or the scale! Anything! Post it up on a Motivational board so you always remember why you're doing this!
I bought a cool t-shirt, and my nephew said it looked like it could fit the 16 month old. I put it on and said it would look good when I lost some weight. He said I already looked like I had washboard abs! I now wear it when I need to remember how far I've come.
Daily, when you are going to a social situation, or anytime, Select a manta to guide you through. Pick a phrase or word from a Spark Friend's communication and then envision that person giving you support to go on during the day.