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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Clothing to keep

Only keep the clothes that look good on you. Once you start losing, things fit different. If it doesn't look good, toss it or donate it. Looking good motivates you to keep going. You WANT to be seen!

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Balance

How do you stay balanced? I have to try to do something towards all of my goals everyday...not just the fitness journey.

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Everyone has a story...

Everyone has a story. Everyone is dealing with something... Sometimes we know about it and sometimes we don't. That grumpy store clerk may have just been told some bad medical news. That sassy teenager may have just been insulted (again) by his own parent.

When I keep this in mind, it hel...

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When I'm losing steam...

I reflect on the things that i want to do once I lose the weight and it keeps me moving forward...I tell myself every minute of movement is a minute that is worth it

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Early morning walks

Walking just as the sun comes up is a meditative exercise and starts my day out in a positive way. I don't worry about walking fast or burning calories. This walk is for my soul.

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Listen to Your Children

I love to listen to my children talk about their day! (Three teenagers!) They always focus on the positive things first and not dwell on the bad. That reminds me to think of the positives in my day first and to not dwell on the negative.

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believe

Believe in your self. I seem to have forgotten that lesson. I want you to learn from my mistakes

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dont obsess about sparkpoints

i just did the trivia questions, and it didnt give me points. OH WELL! No big deal! i hear people obsessing about points every day..they are for FUN not to get you stressed!!

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Bad Days

On days that I don't feel like I look good at all I get really dressed up. I'll take special care to do my hair and make up, wear a nice outfit and heels to work. This always makes me feel better plus people usually comment which boosts my self esteem a little too.

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It is a choice!

a LOT of life is out of my control...one thing that is NOT is the way I react to things..both good & bad things...I'm 43 and had a heart attack at 40 and currently have stage 4 Pancreatic cancer....I'm living like I am living...NOT like I am dying.

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