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Motivation Secrets

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

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Never Give Up

Baby steps are better than no steps. If you take a step back don't give up, it doesn't mean you failed it means you are human. We all have "off" days and days where we want all the Girl Scout Cookies and that is okay. Just don't give up on your dream once you realize what that dream is because tomor...

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The secret of success is commitment.

The secret of success is commitment.
and persistence.
not necessarily daily, but you have to want to change your health, and then limit intake of empty calories, eat healthy foods, and increase burning calories by exercise. Training in mindfulness, balance, and stamina help.

The secre...

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It's Okay to Eat a Donut

I freak out when I feel like I do not have control over my weight loss experience, but logging how I eat and how I exercises is a form of control. I lose my ability to make informed decisions when I don't track what I eat or how I exercise.

It feels utterly shameful to admit that I've eaten ...

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Fit Bit Flex

I finally purchases a Fit Bit and we are inseparable. I love it! I have managed to get over 10,000 steps per day on multiple days now.

I also typically exceed my step goal of 8,000 per day which I thought was going to be difficult. I am whittling my middle and can see it slimming dow...

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Just Do It Every Day

There have been times when I am sure that there is no reason to track, after all I eat nearly the same kind of foods each day and they are pretty healthy choices all the way around. Yes, but you can eat the same things but you can add just a little extra this or a little extra that and guess what? ...

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How to Keep going!!!

I have to say for me my secret is really not a secret at all. What motivates me is to do what I love. I find this phrase to be very true and I am sure that if I would have pushed myself to do things that I hated then I would be done by now and given up. I love to wake up and go for walks and so I do...

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What losing 70 lbs has done to my life

Wow 70 lbs, that is huge, think of carting around a 50 lb grain sack plus 20 more lbs. Two years ago I started being serious about eating right and walking 30 to 70 minutes a day. I do not live anywhere near a Gym and am not much into planned exercising but I do get a lot of activity running a farm...

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"Just 10" bracelet FREE from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz and Zappos are offering a FREE blue plastic bracelet with "Just 10" on it.
It is a reminder to make choices that will help you lose "just 10 pounds" with the health benefits that go along with that step.
You can order one at
http://members.doctoroz.com/challenge/the-just-10-challen...

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Faith

I always remember that Faith makes everything possible...not easy.

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Holler for Help

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.

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