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I have learned not to give up and beat myself down when I get off track. I realize I'm human and I'm not perfect. I try to pin point what made me go off track. I look for triggers. Once I recognize them, I strive to correct them. I try to keep all negativity out of my life.
Every once in a while, a holiday can't hurt!
Feeling stressed. Petting a kitten and listening to it purrr at your is incredibly relaxing. Come home from work and pickup your kitten and pet it behind the ears and you'll feel the stress disintegrating as you listen to the purrrrrrrr-ing.
No matter what the scale says, it doesn't change how you feel or how you look. In fact, it means very little in the grand scheme of things. Expect nothing and any loss will be a pleasant surprise and cause for celebration.
I like to check out random strangers on Spark, to see their progress. When I find someone who has a similar goal, weight, or motivation as mine, then I'll friend request them and tell them what a great motivator they are! Not only does it make feel good, but I'm sure it does the same for them!