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Reward yourself with small things you are allowed to do again!

I have rewards for each kilo lost, and most rewards are not money related, but I reward myself with things I love to do, and I am not allowed to do them again until I reach a certain goal. For example paint my nails, watch my fav video, listen to my fav song, pluck my eyebrows, read the new book I b...

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If you are going to start..

.. just do it NOW! Donīt wait for that Monday or "perfect" time after that specific party. Now is the time! Go out to the kitchen and clear out all bad foods right away and instead of sitting here right now, just put your trainers on and take a walk, no matter how short!

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Inside thereīs a thin person..

...and you just got to dig her/him out! Imagine every small step digs another little hole in your body to reach that person, even if itīs just one sit-up or one less slice of cheese on your bread!

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Tidy by timer

When the household chores seem to overwhelm you, just set the timer on 5 minutes, and do what you can in those minutes, youīll realize itīs more than you think! Trick is you feel like you want to do more since you once got started, set it for another 5.. and another 5...

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Donīt even think about it!

Keep your track suit or clothes you exercise in next to your bed, so when you wake up in the morning you put them on instantly and go for a walk, before even brushing your teeth, and at any weather! Make it a routine, such as brushing your teeth, you wouldnīt skip that one morning, would you?

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Something I think about...

- What you donīt put in your mouth you donīt have to diet away afterwords.

Kind of helps me realize the connection between sweets/high fat foods and my body weight, and makes me ask if it is really worth it!

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