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Forgive myself

One of the things I used to do so much, and still do at times, is beat myself up over a mistake of whatever kind. I have to forgive myself and move forward. Beating myself up with only keep me in a self-defeating cycle.

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Blog everything - the good and the bad!

It is very easy to stop blogging when we aren't doing so well - but it is important to blog even when you're off track. Your Spark friends will support you, and you can look back on those blogs to see what you've pulled yourself out of before.

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Don't let...

"Don't let life discourage you, everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."

*Everyone starts somewhere...keep your head up and you'll 100% get to where you want to go!*

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My Brother

What keeps me motivated is my friends and most of all watching my brother dealing with Lou Gehrigs disease and keeping a wonderful attitute with it. We are blessed that we can walk and move around!

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Craving a burger?

Order a kids meal! There are some days, I just need a burger, so I curb my craving by just getting a tiny burger.

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Change your mind!

I like to consider practicing living a healthy lifestyle as my actual goal. That way, I can achieve my goal TODAY. And weight loss is just one result.

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Victoria's Secret

My motivation is looking at my list of things I really want to do when I've lost the weight and feeling better. I got over the just "i want to be healthy" statement and let myself dream and realize that I want to be able to buy a pair of panties from Victoria's Secret. One of my girls sent me a bag ...

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Sleep well!

Turn off everything with a lighted screen 2-3 hrs before bedtime. This includes, but is not limited to, TVs, computers, cellphones, iPads/iPods, etc. Also, try to eliminate all sources of light in your bedroom, like the LED alarm clock, the light from your charging cellphones, etc. All of these lig...

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