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Smile and be kind

No matter who you have to face, and what your job is today, smile and be kind to those around you. Respect and a kind attitude will make a difference in the lives of those around you, and in your own life as well.

- Submitted by JSTETSER 1/15/2014 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Love yourself

I wrote a blog recently that truly summarizes my new philosophy.

Be kinder to yourself than you would be to others! You are the only you that you have! Don't worry about the scale, but whether you made a plan and stuck to it. Did you do something good for you today! That is way more important than any number on a scale or blood pressure cuff! Keep your streaks and be proud of the little things you do!!!! emoticon emoticon Cheer yourself on!!!

- Submitted by MOMGETSSPARK 8/12/2013 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Each day

I used to leave the gym tired, worn out and feeling like a failure because I was out of shape (I would always quit going after those thoughts started coming). I changed the voice in my head so it now says "I am healthier than I was yesterday!" For me this creates a feeling of a mini goal that I have accomplished and it always makes me feel great and motivates me to work out tomorrow to get even healthier! There are no small victories when it comes to your health!

- Submitted by CODESIREN 1/28/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Visualize where you want to be in a year

Part of not getting down and staying positive is your mindset.
By seeing yourself in the future in a positive light, you can put your plan into action. PLAN ON: being healthy and being OK with ups & downs. Instead of setting goal for a certain event (like 40 pounds in 2 months), concentrate your efforts on feeling good for that event instead. By creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, you might not just feel good but look good to!

- Submitted by ANNIEONLI 8/13/2012 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Stress Management: 4 A's - REMINDER! 4 A's

I am keeping the follwing four A's in mind: Avoid, Alter, Accept and Adapt. Whenever I feel my head is ready to pop from stress i'm going to look at the root cause and determine which one of the 4 A's can be applied.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/10/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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*Feeling~Blesse
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*Seeing all the little parts that make up one whole thing~helps me to focus on the abundance that surrounds us*
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- Submitted by ZEENAHIMANA 4/23/2012 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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*Feeling~Good*

*Remembering already achieved goals keeps me motivated with future goals* *I know the feeling of success transcends time*
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- Submitted by ZEENAHIMANA 4/13/2012 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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Having a Positive Attitude & Mental Strength

I've lost 50 lbs once, gained it back plus more, and then lost 75 lbs from January 2011-May 2011 and have been slightly losing since then. I have had the struggles that everyone experiences and the only way to have success is to have a positive attitude in combination with the mental strength to make decisions that are beneficial to your goals. Once you have success, whether its 5 lbs or 50 lbs, the positive emotions you endure should drive you to keep working hard to achieve what you deserve!

- Submitted by BILLYHO2008 4/8/2012 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Motivation in Plain Sight

1. Find the places where you give up easiest (work, school, home)
2. Dedicate a space in those areas of your life to post reinforcing messages, pictures, etc.
3. Rearrange the area and add new things monthly so it doesn't become stale to look at.
4. Give yourself a few moments daily to look over this dedicated space in your world and remember why it's there.
5. Make it a goal to eventually post a picture of YOURSELF over all of that motivation!

- Submitted by BREECIENC 3/10/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Don't React!

If faced with a difficult choice or situation, whether it be food, temptation or life choice, Don't React! Rather take a deep breathe, think it through and Respond!

- Submitted by BOWCHICKAWOWOW 10/30/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Celebrate the Tiny Victories

When I started on my journey to lose unwanted and health destroying "retirement weight" I had accumulated, I decided to do it right and enlist some help to "get 'er done"! With a gym membership and a great physical trainer I began to see tiny, yet positive, changes in my body shape and strength. Those were the rewards that I would celebrate! ...no matter how tiny they seemed. Reward came from within and I did not depend on others to validate my progress. Decisions at the journey's start...

- Submitted by RCKITTY1989 9/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Smile and be open...

Being open to new people and ideas...I have found that if you start with a smile and keeping yourself open to new people and new ideas then you are usually not disappointed! it can open be the start to getting creative and keeping you motivated.
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- Submitted by MIPALADY23 8/21/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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You are the only one that can truly say you're ugly.

Don't ever let other people or worse, your negative views of yourself cause you to be sad and depressed. Completely ignore what others say and always give yourself reasons to love and value you, no matter where you are in your journey.

- Submitted by LADYSGT83 7/14/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Positive Outlook on Eating

Never think of yourself as "on a diet" or "restricting what you eat". These are negative ways of looking at eating. Instead you need to see that you are "choosing healthy foods" and "living a healthy lifestyle". Food can be a very positive experience in our lives but we must remember to keep all things in moderation. Just by changing your outlook to a more positive one will help motivate you to keep eating healthy. Food is delicious and can be enjoyed even if you are watching what you eat. emoticon

- Submitted by MESSINNY 7/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Declare Your Inner Independence

Today break free of the power you have given others to make or break your life. While others may invite, suggest, guide or influence you, ultimately you alone must live with the choices you make & so you must choose in accordance with your heart’s guidance. If you have given any person power over your life, take back your power now. No one can hurt you & no one can save you unless you ordain it.
Today declare a revolution of consciousness. Oust the old dictators of self-doubt, attack thoughts,

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 7/5/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Make it Happen

Say it...
shout it...
believe it...
"I AM GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!"
from Positively Positive

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 7/5/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Counting for Accountability

What I found really helped me was to Blog EVERY DAY about the challenges that I overcame that day. It didn't matter if I wasn't perfect for the day. My focus was the one or two challenges that I was successful with! I did this for 130 days in a row! By being committed to blogging it made me come to Spark daily and then I'd "roam" around and all those things would help me keep going! I need to get back to that! Wanna join me? Today is Day #1 :)

- Submitted by DEETHEDIETITIAN 6/23/2011 in Getting Started | 1 Comment
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Laughing is good for you!

Laughing is one of the best ways to relieve stress, change a mood, or an attitude. It jolts your thoughts into a positive thinking cycle. Simply watching or listening to someone laugh can trigger feel good endorphins to be released in the brain which helps reduce mental & physiological symptoms of stress. It's also contagious. (from Simply Positive) Check out this video to get yourself started - http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=5P6UU6m3cqk

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 6/21/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Beating Stress and Staying Positive All at Once!!!

I just started this great way of relieving stress and it works great! Every time I start getting tease and angry I spritz a good smelling perfume or smell something close by that smells good. Instant good mood! emoticon

- Submitted by SUNSHINE192DAY 6/18/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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In a Rut

“If you find yourself stuck in a rut, don’t dig yourself deeper in with negative thoughts. Turn your thoughts to God, ask for His strength to sustain you, and keep your focus on the good things that lie ahead of you. By relying on God and keeping your thoughts positive, you’ll be moving forward again before you know it.” – Elmer Laydon

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 6/9/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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MEP Balance

MEP Balance is something that I use to measure my current state of being. When my MEP is in balance I find it is easier to exercise or eat healthier because I am in a positive place.

M = Mental health
E = Emotional well-being
P = Physical health

Staying positive leads to better emotional well-being. Being positive helps keep my mental health in the "happy" range. The happier I am, the less likely I am to do things that will make me sick or damage my body. Balance - it does a body good!

- Submitted by PEANUTSJ 6/7/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Focus on Gaining Health if You are Frustrated

If the scale isn't moving downwards, you are frustrated by your eating plan, or you want to skip your exercise session, switch your focus to "gaining health" instead. Eating healthily, any exercise, even if only 10 minutes, is still progress, and you are gaining health, even if you are not losing weight. Keep it up, and not only will you continue gaing health, but the weight will start to go.

- Submitted by REDPEPPERS 5/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Keep a Gratitude Journal

Keep a daily or weekly gratitude journal to keep track of the goodness in your life. Start today ~ right now ~ and jot down something you appreciate and are grateful for! Do this at least once a week and put the date next to your entry.

- Submitted by STRONGFORLIFE 5/7/2011 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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Focus on what you CAN do - Think Positive

Start where you are, and instead of making excuses, DO WHAT YOU CAN. Try to push yourself just a little, and celebrate each success.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 4/9/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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