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Motivation Secrets

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

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Expectations!

I remember this great quote: by Kelly Gallagher

"Nobody rises to low expectations"

Set your own standard and then run with it! Expect the best from yourself, be reasonable, yet make it so you have to stretch and grow.

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Visual weight loss

I bought cat litter in boxes - I had 160 lbs to lose or 8 - 20 lb boxes. I have already lost 1 & 1/2 boxes. Every time I get discouraged, I pick up 1 of those boxes and feel how much I have lost. I am currently 10 lbs from losing a second box. Wow to pick two boxes up and feel that weight loss!

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Lifting a Bad Mood

When I am feeling droopy and the weather is nice, I like to walk around a local plant nursery. The beautiful plants and heavenly smells always lift my mood.

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Wear Clothes That Fit!

I find it very helpful to have clothes that fit me as I lose weight. I get rid of too big clothes and make sure that I have at least one or two outfits that really fit me even though I may have more weight to lose!

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Baseball & Fitness

When life throws you a curve ball, tighten your grip and hit that sucker out of the park!

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Tired

I am tired and it is 2:39 am and I am going to bed. Last question I have to answer on my spark point page.

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tired

It is 2:35 and I am on my way to bed. This is the last spark point question for today

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Change to Change

Change to change is a tool for recognizing we have to do some and do something different to get a different result. So change to change is a mantra...and stance to look at self from...to ask the deep question: Am I willing to change so I can change?

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To avoid eating that dessert

If I want a piece of pie, I just think that, why eat it now because there will always be pie later

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Giving pats and thata girls

The most important thing you can do for another weight-loser is to give them a "that-a-girl". It is the best motivator one can give and by you giving them that goodie, it gives you a wonderful feeling of compassion and support.

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