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Motivation Secrets

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

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Cravings

When the cravings are on your mind and you cannot get rid of them despite drinking all of your water, try brushing your teeth! I use a mint flavored toothpaste and am less inclined to want to eat after that. If the munchies are still on your mind, try chewing a couple of sugarless pieces of gum!

- Submitted by HEALTH4LYFE 3/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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Staying Focused

If I am having a "should I or shouldn't I" moment... I visualize myself at my goal weight doing something that I am unable to do right now. Then I ask myself, Would this choice I'm pondering, get me closer or further from my goal?9 out of 10 times, I make the right choice. emoticon

- Submitted by LRAT01 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment

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Wagon Help

When you fall off the wagon, don't worry, it will stop so you can get back on. As the wagon begins moving remember to use your seat belt (your friends @ SP) this time so you are less likely to fall out! emoticon

- Submitted by SHIMMY2BFIT 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Progress

Be sure to set a goal of what you want to do, in any area of your life, including exercises, calories, water consumption, etc, and track every thing you do. Remember its a progress and not perfection, everyday is a new chance to hit your goals!!!

- Submitted by JUANSGUERA 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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this websight

The first thing I do every morning is go on this websight. Even if I'm not feeling it that day, after going on this sight it gets me motivated, and I start my day off right. emoticon

- Submitted by TONISSS48 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments

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Tell yourself you can do it

In your head, when you wake up tell yourself you can do it that day. Whatever it is...exercise, eating right, keeping your focus. If you hear it, over and over, that you will be a success, it is much more likely to happen!

- Submitted by MOVE-DAILY 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Display my "skinny" photos

I was thin once and at various times so I have those photos to remind me I was there once, I can get there again! I may not look like I did when I was 20, but those images tell me I can get close! emoticon

- Submitted by SKINNYPAT62 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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You & Me

Take 5-minute before feet hit the floor with your God.
Each morning before I met my new day I say " It's You & Me God I need more today because your food is to good to pass up, help me change Your way emoticon or emoticon , emoticon or emoticon it's You & Me Lord.
Mind Right today

- Submitted by IAMCHANGE 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments

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Look at everything in a positive way!

No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my meals.

- Submitted by JANEXA 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments

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Motivational Mug

I have a photo travel mug that I bought at Starbucks.
I customize it with my SP wall paper or something else that reminds me to behave, grab it first thing in the morning and sip on it till bedtime.


- Submitted by LOSINIT52 3/27/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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