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

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Spark your day with kindness....

The best way to spark positive energy for myself is to do something selfless for others... A potted plant with a "thanks for being a good neighbor" note left on a doorstep. The other day I paid for a couple of kids to get some water and granola at the library.

It's ENERGIZING to help oth...

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Quiet Me Time

There are times when all of the activity around me makes my mind swirl and I can't think. When this happens, I go off by myself in a quiet place for about 10 minutes. I practice deep breathing, relax and regroup. My thoughts settle down and I can make wiser choices and cope better.

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Sunshine

Sunshine alone is motivation.

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Reading

Reading is one of my hobbies. I always try to combine my weight loss efforts with things I love.
To motivate me to lose weight I go to the library every week & get a diet book. I may never try that plan, but I love to read inspirational stories & I do learn a trick or 2 to put in my repetoire.

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Music

I've made a playlist on my iPod labeled "Morning". On it I have about 10 songs that motivate me. Number 1 on the list is Miley Cyrus's The Climb" (if you have never listened to the words of this song you should)! I listen to this while putting on my make-up and it "Sparks" my whole day!

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Positives

I don't call my change a diet I call it a journey, a journey to a new and healthier me!

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Reward Yourself

Reward yourself every day by doing just one thing for you! It makes me feel better.

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PUT YOUR SCALE ON PUNISHMENT WHEN IT DOESN'T PLAY FAIR

IT IS TRUE, SOMETIMES THE SCALE CAN BE MIGHTY DEPRESSING. SO, WHEN MY SCALE REFUSES TO PLAY FAIR I DON'T BOTHER WITH IT FOR A FEW WEEKS. I JUST KEEP PUSHING ALONG WITH MY EXERCISES AND USUALLY WHEN I CHECK BACK WITH MY SCALE AFTER A COUPLE OF WEEKS I AM PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT HOW NICE MY SCALE IS.

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Finished

The house is clean from top to bottom and the grass cut and outside pretty with the swimming pool sparkling. Ready for company today. Have a fun fill holiday weekend.

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BEING HONEST!

I have known about this website and not participate in this program and not being honest..I would read my e-mails but i would feel bad knowing am still not doing something about it. And continue my eating even knowing i had this tool in front of me, So i have come to a point and determination .

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