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Appeciation "Tag"

As my Husband & I walk in the morning we love to play a game of appreciation tag. One of us starts by saying "I'm grateful for.....", then the other says "I'm grateful for....", and on & on, back & forth. It's a wonderful way to get our day started off on a positive note!

I feel like it brings us closer together too, because we agree on most items we discuss. Often one of us will say something & the other will say "I was going to say that!". It's fun!
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- Submitted by I-CHOOSE 7/7/2012 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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Being happy!

It's easier to lose weight when you are not stressed or worried or obsessed about losing it. Better forget it for a while and enjoy life and find peace and balance and harmony. When you love your life, its easier to eat in balance and enjoy it.

- Submitted by MASHARIVER 5/1/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Diffuse anxiety and annoyance

Anytime something happens that annoys or upsets you, immediately think of three good things about the person or thing causing the disruption. This will diffuse the anger and annoyance with the situation and allow you to approach it positively instead of with resentment.

- Submitted by CHESHEH 3/14/2012 in Staying Positive | 5 Comments
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Find what you love

For years I tried to convince myself that I needed to go to the gym to exercise. Fact is, I hate it and I would rather have a slap in the face.
You need to find what makes you feel good regardless of what others tell you. For me it's yoga. For someone else it might be jumping rope or kickboxing.
We should enjoy every step of the weight loss process and not feel miserable when we train our bodies.

- Submitted by FITGIRL2604 7/28/2011 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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Pleasing yourself.

Always please yourself before pleasing others. Please yourself first and don't think of what people would say. Do whatever makes you happy, keep smiling, stay positive and be strong, as people will always talk. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So start you r emoticon day right.

- Submitted by IAMDESSIE 5/22/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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I can't stress it enough: EXERCISE IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

A few years ago, when I was at my heaviest, I often felt that my life was out of control. I was too tired and self-defeated to imagine how I could EVER feel any better! I was out of breath walking to the mailbox! I was overwhelmed at the idea of restricting my food intake so I made a commitment to walk 30 minutes a day,regardless of the weather, my emotions or lack of sleep. Now,3yrs later. I workout 6 days a week & LOVE it! I lift weights 4 of them. Make a commitment to exercise. U deserve it!

- Submitted by JPARIANOS 5/17/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Remember Happiness

Don't be mean to yourself by remembering that one only fails if one gives up. Take time to close your eyes and listen to music, call a friend or your family, look at beautiful pictures, anything that lifts the spirit and allow you to forget pain.

- Submitted by MEIORI 4/26/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Keep the (pity) party short...

Worrying about what may never happen or beating ourselves up over what's done, saps our joy and strength. When I feel that way, I set ten minutes on a timer and push start. I wallow - really wallow - in my feelings.

WHEN THE TIMER GOES OFF, THE PITY PARTY IS OVER!

Whatever the problem, there is a solution, so I "shrink it," send it away and formulate a plan of attack. This validates my feelings while immediately placing me in control, and it restores my confidence, optimism and happiness.

- Submitted by BEMORESTUBBORN 4/24/2011 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Joy

Everyday make a true effort to find something that makes you happy and gives you joy, take a moment to really savor that feeling. Keep a journal of it and tomorrow find another thing and another thing the day after, write them all down until your life is filled with joy!

- Submitted by BDERGYPSY 4/6/2011 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Participation - Happiness

Do it!
Move it!
Make it happen!
No one ever sat their way to success,
but remember, success is getting what you want.
Happiness is liking what you get.
--H. Jackson Brown (paraphrased)

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 4/4/2011 in Getting Started | 0 Comments
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Never Give Up

When I weigh in for the week and the number on the scale isn't the one I wanted to see, I don't freak out over it, I don't beat myself up or decide to give up. Instead I take a good long look at myself in the mirror and find five things that I like about my body. Five things that I didn't like BEFORE I started eating and acting healthy and I remind myself that I'm happier than I've been in my life.

- Submitted by COURTNEYPAIGE1 2/25/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Happiness

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Submitted by FITNESSRULES 2/21/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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latin dancing

either going out salsa dancing or doing a latin dance workout video really gets your heart pumping in multiple ways! It is so fun too!

- Submitted by WEETZIE188 1/27/2011 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Don't choose the easy way out!

When in doubt, don't choose the easy way out!

It's easy to skip exercise, but the guilt is hard.
It's easy to have another helping, but hard to work those calories off.
It's easy to be negative, but hard to deal with the sadness.

Go with the harder option now to have an easier ride later.

Tough exercise is hard, but the results are good.
Lower (healthy) calorie intakes are hard, but the results are good.
Positive talk is hard, but the results are good.

- Submitted by SUNRISESUNSET 11/29/2010 in Staying Healthy | 6 Comments
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Turn A Negative Into A Challenge!

When I feel down about my progress, or about an event coming up that may derail me from my goals, or if I get injured, it's extremely discouraging and makes me want to give up. Instead of letting my pessimism take control, I turn it into a challenge! If I pull my hamstring and can't run for a week, I will challenge myself to do more strength training. If I'm attending my best friend's wedding, I take on the challenge of eating properly and dance my heart out to burn those Calories!

- Submitted by KALORIE-KILLAH 9/23/2010 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Every Small Thing Matters.

"Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope: a slight change, and all patterns alter." ~Sharon Salzberg

- Submitted by IRONORCHID 9/20/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Eat something you love EVERY day!

If you eat something you love every day then you'll always have something to look forward to and you'll never have to feel as though you’re just holding out until your next treat/cheat day.

- Submitted by TREASURINGLIFE 9/20/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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MANTRA

When I feel the desire to overeat or underexercise I use a mantra to remind me why I want to stay on this journey to good health. Right now my mantra is Believe in the Dream.

- Submitted by JMARIES51 9/11/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Meditation every day

Taking 5 minutes every day to focus back on myself reduce my stress level, gives me an energy boost, and afterwards I become more productive and efficient at work.
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- Submitted by MARISABELLES 8/31/2010 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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Spend time in the Sun

Every day while the weather is still warm I try to spend at least 20 minutes in the sun. It makes the day seem more beautiful, more wonderful, and it motivates me to take a walk or to go for a jog.

- Submitted by JPADECKY 8/30/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Like Yourself

Like yourself now, not 10 pounds from now. You'll be more apt to forgive the mistakes and go on. This creates less stress in your life so that you're able to deal with the task at hand - GETTING HEALTHY!

- Submitted by AHAPPYLIFE 6/24/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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5 good things

Positive thinking increases our feeling of well-being whether we are trying to lose weight or not. To keep myself thinking positively, each night i write down in my journal 5 positive things that happened that day. it helps me go to sleep feeling grateful and happy. :)

- Submitted by AMZGODA20 6/23/2010 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Spend time with your happiest friends

The best way to stay out of a funk is to spend time with people with whom you can share a few laughs.
Joy banishes sorrow.

- Submitted by JRBASKIND 6/7/2010 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Remember to Smile...

More smiles lead to better health maintenance

- Submitted by MSBEAUTY711 6/1/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Happiness is a Choice!

I truely believe that happiness is a choice. We often don't have control over many circumstances in our lives, but what we do have control of is how we react. Make a choice to see the best in circumstances and you will be a much happier person!

- Submitted by SUSIE85251 5/26/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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