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

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60 things older women want younger women to know

I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style.

When I told my younger female colle...

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WEIGHT WATCHERS LEADERS GONE MAD

Two years ago I hit my Weight Watchers goal of 132. That is very high and now I am down to 115, but at that time, it was very exciting to reach a goal and it represented a 70 pound weight loss so it was a big deal.

I weighed every morning and when I knew I would make the goal I went into Wei...

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Small changes equal big results

I use the fitness tracker on SparkPeople religiously. I used this information to push myself to walk faster but not necessarily farther. I felt that if I walked faster I would burn more calories and that was good enough. Because of this mindset I never invested in a Fitbit or any other brand of fitn...

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Point, Counterpoint! Argue yourself to a new, healthy life.

When I feed myself excuses: I don't want to exercise today. I'm too tired, for example... I immediately counter with the opposite argument: Yes, I'm tired, but so what? Exercise will give me energy and stamina. Or if I'm eyeballing a piece of cake I think...It will taste delicious, but oh, the sugar...

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set small goals

Setting small attainable goals within your larger goals helps keep the momentum going. Celebrate every victory and do not let the times you slip derail the train. We can all do this, I know we can.

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Money motivated

For every pound I lost, I put $5 in an envelope in a bureau drawer. If I gained a pound, out came the $5. I never "borrowed" from it. I only put in money when a whole pound was lost. When I reached goal I had enough to treat myself and my new body to a day at a spa!

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I Believe I Can

I believe I can do this. Well isn't that just great. I stepped on the scale this morning and although I wasn't at my heaviest, it wasn't what I wanted to see. I gained 2 pounds last month. Must be hormonal in nature; I am often diving into sugar lows if I do not eat a high protein breakfast in the m...

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To Live a Longer Life

I am doing this to live a longer life and to enjoy the people and loved ones I am surrounded with. That is a huge motivator for me.

I have decided to eat with the goal of eating healthy all the time, for long term benefits. There are so many diet plans available it is hard to choose the righ...

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The Right Daily Rituals

For a long time, to me weight loss was all about what I was doing without. I focused so much on what I couldn't do that it literally became all I could think about. The key for me was learning to replace "red lights" with "green lights." Instead of "don't eat the donut", it became "do drink the wa...

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Defeat Negative Thinking

We all have negative thinking at times. I call them grumble bunnies -- or more precisely the negative energy caused by churning negative thoughts, I call grumble bunnies.

Do you know people who walk around with a cloud of negativity around them. Unfortunately, negative energy, sustained by ...

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