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Make a Mantra for yourself! My favorites are:
Sharing the cost of a trainer makes it affordable to have personalized attention. Plus you won't miss a work out because you won't to waste the money you've already paid on the trainer. Friends waiting for you keeps you accountable to show up (and accountable when out together at restaurants).
I'm one of those people who somehow must find a way around every rule. The more I am not supposed to do something the more I want to do it. That mindset goes triple for food. So I don't have food rules. I eat what I want as long as I'm not allergic to it.
When I need a boost, a kick or a hug, I log on to Spark people and holler for help! There's always a Spark friend, a team member, or sometimes a complete stranger (if there is such a thing on SP) online to offer a word of encouragement.
Never giving up. Even after 6 months of not "dieting", I came back, got back on the wagon and am nearly finished with my weight loss now. I have lost 190 lbs. and have 90 to go to make my goal. Even if you have a bad day, week, month, whatever....NEVER GIVE UP!!!
I found that talking about how we have changed our lifestyle as far as what we eat and especially regarding the Food Inc. info and how not all foods are created equal, not only am I spreading information and potentially saving lives but I am also holding myself accountable.