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How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?

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Surround yourself with succedful people

The trick to any kind of success is to surround yourself with people who are positive and successful. Talk with them often, observe their actions, and apply what you hear and see to your situation(s).

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run !

when feeling stressed I listen to gospel music and I run on the treadmill and all the stress melts away and it clears my head, and I feel so much better.

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God Grant Me The Serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom
to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would h...

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God Grant Me The Serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom
to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would h...

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I'm not going crazy

If you are feeling on edge, irritable, moody, perhaps like you're going crazy, and having menopausal symptoms, talk to your doctor. Estrogen is stored in fat. Sooooo, as your fat melts away, your estrogen hitches a ride with it and you end up shortchanged! I didn't know that! At least I know I'm no...

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do not neglect.

take 5 mins off your quiet moments to reflect on all those little things that affect you positively each day and stand on them for you,ll feel better than ever.do not let negativity a space in your mind.

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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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