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To avoid adding extra calories to your salad, ask for your salad dressing on the side and dip your FORK (without any salad on it) into the salad dressing THEN load your fork with salad. You still get the flavor of the salad dressing and you will barely dent the surface of your dressing.
Mini-Goals really work! Set a few small mini-goals and see how good you feel when you complete them. Each small goal builds into something bigger and bigger and before you know it you're succeeding at those bigger goals!
Go through all the songs you have on your computer and pick out ones that make you want to lipsync and dance around the room (since they're so much fun). Make a playlist containing those songs and play those while you workout. Don't stop there, keep that list up to date so you don't get bored.
I can't change yesterday, and tomorrow isn't promised, but I can get it right today. I do remember yesterday's victories to build on those, but I avoid looking down the road-it's too far. Today is easy, I can do today right. Get enough today's right and you reach your goal!
You CAN do it! If you didn't think you could, why did you join SP in the first place? Find someone(s) who can help you stay motivated when you are losing hope...whenever I start to get down on myself I remember there are people on this site who lost 100+ pounds...surely I can lose 50!
I drink my 8 glasses of water everyday-also too having small Granfchildren-always makes me keep my eyes on the prize! Good health! and around to be able to watch them grow up!--Also to keep active on Spark is the best "stay motivated" tool
Find the perfect song, the one that makes you smile when you are in the car and sing it at the top of your lungs. By the end of the song, you are energized and feel great. You can take on anything with a song in your heart!