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Don't allow the scale to control you!

The scale doesn't control you. You control yourself. It's ALL in the decisions you make and the direction you take. emoticon

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 5/19/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Be 100% TOTALLY Honest with YourSELF!

True awareness of why the weight isn't coming off begins with 100% total honesty about the quantity of everything we eat (weight, ounces, or serving size), the content of what we eat (how much sodium, sugar, etc. is in the food), and how much truly active exercise we're getting on a daily basis.

Fudging to ourselves about any aspect of our plan only harms our SELVES! It's time to be REAL and Focus on being honest with ourselves so we can succeed and be who we want to become!

- Submitted by SPARKLEE 5/18/2014 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Take A Stand

Instead of sitting down to check your SparkPeople, Facebook, or other social networking sites- take a stand! Put your computer on the counter and check it while standing! This way you will spend less time on the computer, and even less time sitting. Science has also proven that the more time we spend on our feet and off our tush, the better we will feel, and the healthier we will become. You will also find more motivation to go do something- standing will make you more aware time spent online!

- Submitted by _JUNIP_ 8/21/2012 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Realize that ...Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
So therefore it's apparent that success is something you get on purpose after working hard to get to it. It's not just going to happen no matter how deserving of success one may be, it will still elude you unless you go and get it. So get up and go get it! It's waiting for you!! It's waiting for me!

- Submitted by OHANAMAMA 5/24/2012 in Motivation | 5 Comments
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Press On

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
- Calvin Coolidge

- Submitted by HPSANDDOLLAR 11/16/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Never give up!

Like Mark Twain said about stopping smoking, "I know how to do it. I've done it a thousand times." Fortunately, this year has been good to me in the motivation department. I attribute a lot of this to the wonderful ActivTrac Program offered at my YMCA.

- Submitted by HESTEROONIE 5/26/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Determine never to be idle

"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." - Thomas Jefferson

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 4/30/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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The Road to Success

The road to success is not straight
There is a curve called failure
A loop called confusion
Speed bumps called friends
Red lights called enemies
Caution lights called family
you'll have flats called jobs
But if you have determination
An engine called perseverance
Insurance called faith
A driver called GOD
You'll make it to a place called SUCCESS!
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- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 3/28/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Staying positive

So many of my friends are struggling with the idea of exercise they all say "I don't have enough time" Well my secret is to make time! I know its revolutionary ! I am not trying to be funny but I have made so many excuses when looking at my self in the mirror. Reasons why I see what I see. I have come to the realization that the only way to change what I see is to get motivated. Its just a matter of pure determination!

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- Submitted by REBECCA65LBS 3/3/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Refusal wins out over everything!

I had gotten to the point that when I was done eating something I was already thinking about the next thing I was going to eat. Well, I refuse to not be able to see my feet anymore. I refuse to hate the way I look. I am determined to get healthy!

- Submitted by MICHELLEFL1973 10/10/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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4 Months Post Accidental Fall~I still SMILE EVERY DAY~ :o)

Starting my day with 44 oz. of cold water, 2-3 cups of coffee, veggies, and a protein drink~ahhhhh yes & Sunshine on our wrap around victorian porch truly is the most precious way to start my day. God is included there~with the beauty of another beautiful morning~with silent talks with God~prayers of "Thanks~always." 4 months post accidental sleep walking fall that has truly altered my life~long term has not affected my smile, positive thoughts, or set me back with healthy eating CELEBRATIONS!!

- Submitted by SMILINDI 9/25/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Ability vs Motivation vs Attitude

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Raymond Chandler

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 9/7/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Unexpected Accident Disasters Arent The End Of The World !!!

Since June 11th after having taken a sleep walking tumble while sleep walking, I haven't given up on weightloss. No how no way. I am still eating healthy(clean), consuming mass amounts of water, steaming loads of veggies as it's still difficult to swallow, and getting most of my protein through protein drinks. No exercise right now other than physical therapy three times a week, but hey that's exercise too!!! Anything counts~as long as one has a positive mindset~God knows, carrying us with love.

- Submitted by SMILINDI 9/3/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Remaining Faithful to your eating program even if an accident prevents Exercise Routine~ :o).

Two months ago I had a sleep walking "adventure" that has become a health challenge to overcome. I am still faithful to my nutrition program everyday! Physical Therapy is starting soon, and I will see that AS MY EXERCISE~ YEAH! Also speech therapy~as a result of head trauma. Being positive is GREAT!

- Submitted by SMILINDI 8/9/2010 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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What is a SparksPeople Secret?

To me a SparksPeople Secret is another form of motivation in which like me, can voice an opinion that is usually ignored. Though, this time it's different.....

- Submitted by -SHE-WOLF- 8/6/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Losing weight after baby FOR baby

Just make your child/children your motivation. Even though my son is only 3 months I still made a promise to him that I'd do this for him so whenever I think of cheating, I think of breaking a promise to him and that'd be devastating to me! And it's been working really well for me!!!

- Submitted by JENCEN3410 6/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Avoiding Procrastination and Lack of Determination

9 mo. ago, I was on a roll. I walked everyday & I felt terrific! I was burning more calories than I would eat in a day which helped me lose more weight. Then life happened & I put off what I could do tomorrow. However, tomorrow never came. Don't stop doing what works, jump back up and keep walking.

- Submitted by TAMMY0911 4/27/2010 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Don't compare your achievements to someone else's achievements

The main thing that I have learned is to not compare myself to someone else. It's extremely easy to lose focus when you know someone who has started the program after you and has lost more weight. Keep your goals in sight and don't worry about anyone else.

- Submitted by BUTTAPECANB 4/1/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Motivational Maintenance Days

I find that motivation starts waning if I do not treat it as its own muscle group. I need to schedule workouts for my motivation, determination and mental strength, just like I would schedule cardio, stretching or strength training.

- Submitted by YOOVIE 3/26/2010 in Motivation | 13 Comments
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NEVER give up!!!

One of the biggest things that has helped me stick with Spark People for 2+ years now, is that I made a commitment to myself that no matter how successful (or unsuccessful) I felt, and no matter how far I "fell off the wagon", I was NOT going to give up!!

- Submitted by DEBORAHMM1 3/26/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 5 Comments
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