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Motivation Secrets

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

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Love yourself

Try to be happy with yourself, no matter what stage you're at in life. Don't obsess over how far you have to go in your goal. Be happy with your daily progress. Be happy with who you are and where you are. It's so much easier to stay motivated if you're happy with how things are going.

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Endorphin Substitue - Swap your high calorie treat for a non edible substitue.

Just recently i was craving ice cream ( about 1 gallon) Lol. So, I went to the supermarket and next to it was a Furnishing Store with nicks nacks for the home. I saw the cutest hand held mixer so i bought it. I did not have enough for the ice cream but i got my high off of my purchase.

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Motivation

I have become more motivated to loose weight. The kicker is that I am doing it for myself not for anyone else or to impress anyone .. I am just freaking tired of being fat. Nobody can change that but me .. and its time for the change.

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Do Not Let Your Spouse Adversely Affect Your Plan!

If your spouse is obese and does little or nothing about it, do not let him (or her) affect YOUR plan! Stay on track with diet and exercise and let your Spark community inspire and encourage you to continue!

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post its

stick little post its of inspiration in the places where you keep food and it will steer you in the right direction,

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Find a mentor

I have a friend that serves as a mentor to me. He has lost 30 pounds and attained his goal weight. He knows what it takes and uses this to keep me inspired. He always inquires as to how I'm doing. He gives me good tips and advice or ideas of where to find useful information. He inspires me to ...

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Keep moving

Always have somewhere to go.

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MY SPARK PEOPLE TEAMS

I FIND I AM MOTIVATED BY MY SPARK TEAMS

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This is a Mental Thing

Do not think of losing weight as simply eating right and exersizing. It is a mental thing. You have to have a positive attitude and focus on the end results, not the struggle ahead. Take each day one at a time, one foot in front of the other. You WILL achieve what you set out to do.

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There is no such thing as "try"

When I get ready to cop out I do this little exercise to help keep me on track The neat thing is you can use anything to make your point

Pick something up
Dont pick something up
"Try" to pick something up

You can either pick it up or you cant. There is no such thing as Trying

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