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How important is it?

If something is important to you, you will find a way to succeed. If it's not, you will find an excuse to not do it.

- Submitted by KK4MOM 4/7/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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A Beginners' affirmation

Want to use affirmations but have no idea where to start. This one is ideal, covers everything, and will open you up to more from the Universe. Learn and repeat...

"I am willing to change,
I am willing to release the need to avoid change,
It is easy to change,
It is safe to change,
I accept this change now".

- Submitted by APPLESCHNAPPLE 4/7/2014 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Blues Got You Down?

Good news! The blues are temporary and you can use stress busters - exercise, positive affirmations, connecting on Spark, enough sleep - to combat them.

- Submitted by MADEIT3 9/19/2013 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Lose weight forever by reframing your thinking

Self talk & how you think about your weight loss journey makes a huge difference to your success. I have reframed how I do this to help me feel focussed & positive. I'm 70+ lbs down, & I didn't LOSE that weight! I ddn't mislay it & I don't plan to pick it up again later. I RELEASED it, & it's gone, outa here. It hasn't got resident's rights, & it's not hanging around waiting to climb back on board!

- Submitted by FIFIFRIZZLE 7/19/2013 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Never Give Up!

When an injury gets in the way of your fitness program don't let frustration cause you to throw in the towel! Just because you can't do the exercises you have always done doesn't mean you can't work out. Use this as an opportunity to try something new and mix things up!
Due to a back injury, I can not run, kick box, or use heavy weights for ST (everything I love to do!) Instead of doing nothing, I have explored low impact dance aerobics and yoga. I am still losing weight and toning.

- Submitted by SHELLEY81 5/7/2012 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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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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Words to live by...

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself & others. May you use the gifts that you have received, & pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, & allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise & love. It is there for each & every one of us." ~ Mother Teresa

- Submitted by BEMORESTUBBORN 11/18/2011 in Everything Else | 2 Comments
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Who's that sexy lady? Oh yeah....me! Positive reinforcement.

When I Catch a glimpse of myself in the window/mirror I sayi to myself "wow, who's that sexy lady!" I do this because often I avoid mirrors and reflections of myself because I've always had poor self esteem. By forcing myself to say something positive about myself each day I am starting to think it's true (a little bit) and it also gets me more and more excited to see the final result at my goal weight if I'm looking this good now ;)

- Submitted by KTCLAUSSON 8/31/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Ignore the negative...and all the thoughts in your head!

I have depression and because of that, find it very difficult to get motivated and stay positive about exercising. Almost every time I want to start exercising, I get thoughts like " what's the point?" or I just start thinking about how uncomfortable/painful it will be, which makes me not want to even try... The secret I have to share is simple: just do it! DON'T THINK ABOUT IT because you are likely to talk yourself out of it. Instead, just get up, turn on your exercise video and get to it!!

- Submitted by PSYCHO_SARA 5/22/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Gratitude

I've found that keeping a gratitude journal helps me tremendously while trying to lose weight. It forces me to put things in perspective and realize that on even the worst days, good things still creep in there to motivate us onward.

- Submitted by BELOVE2013 5/19/2011 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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1st graders are the BEST weight loss and life coaches EXPERTS...ever!

Think like a 1st Grader. They eat when they are hungry...they stop when they are full even if food is still on their plate. They get natural exercise by finding and doing activities that they like...when is the last time you played hopstotch? They listen to their heart & have an open mind...who says a rainbow can't have the color silver in it? We think too much of what others will say or think. They try new things...wear a pillowcase...and fly...and think they CAN...while we play it safe.

- Submitted by SUNNYBUNNY112 4/29/2011 in Motivation | 6 Comments
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Stay Positive

Keep everything on you spark page positive. The subconscious cannot understand the negative. Give yourself a boost on your spark page.

- Submitted by FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/10/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Think "I can"!

I used to teach band to students - some really struggled to get their first notes - I used to quote to them from Henry Ford - "Whether you think you can or can't your right!!"

- Submitted by THE_BUNNYO 12/3/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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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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Staying positive

I find that since I joined SP a month ago I have a new outlook on life. I feel energized, happy and glad to have people to talk to with the same concerns as I do. emoticon

- Submitted by STARTLIGHT 8/16/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Long Term Outlook

When I get discouraged & feel like i'm losing the weight too slowly, I always try to remind myself that it took 26 years for me to reach 300lbs+. Waiting a couple of years for it come off is nothing!

- Submitted by GEEKYCHICKZ 8/11/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Be You

You matter! You have to keep in mind that self esteem is essential to maintaining a healthy diet. Don't beat yourself up over every little slip. You didn't gain weight in a day, so allow yourself the time to lose it. It's okay, because it all boils down to..you matter no matter what else. emoticon

- Submitted by TOYASWORK 7/26/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Stop with the "I Can't" - Hold yourself accountable

When you catch yourself saying I can't exercise, or I can't pass up a chocolate doughnut, change it up to "I Won't." By saying "I won't" do something instead of "I can't" forces you to hold yourself accountable! "I can't" gives you an excuse; "I won't" says I am responsible for my own actions.

- Submitted by CNEWMARK 7/14/2010 in Staying Positive | 4 Comments
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Mindset

What you think determines how you behave. Fill your head with positive influences to think good thoughts. Need some help, join the Changing Mindset Team!!
http://teams.spark
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- Submitted by AGIATA1A 6/14/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Decide

We can WANT to lose weight it all day long... we can REALLY REALLY WANT IT... other people can want it for us. We can invest in equipment, healthy food, diet supplements. We can put locks on the fridge, keep a food journal, etc... and none of it means a hill of beans until we truly DECIDE to do it

- Submitted by RACH747 6/10/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Read Magazines

I don't have support at home or online. I keep motivated and enthused by reading magazines which emphasize healthy living and healthy eating. It keeps me thinking forward in quiet me time.

- Submitted by MOIRADOON 5/25/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Feeling Down

When work get me feeling down. I just remember: It has to end in seven hours, then I can get on with a wonderful day.

- Submitted by NIXIESHIMO 4/20/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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Keep YOUR HANDS busy!!!!

I was working on an extensive art project w/my toddler when I realized how fast the afternoon went and thought well,we've been busy.I thought of how MY HANDS were kept busy and kept my MIND off of FOOD.Maybe one will"spark" your interest to pursue...tennis,snow-ski,gar
dening,quilling,scrapboo
king...

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 4/18/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Smile!

When you've had a 'bad' day, look in the mirror, make eye contact and smile (a PROPER smile) for 10 seconds. Our brains are wired to feel good when we see someone smiling. Oh, and smiling when you're exercising helps you keep going!

- Submitted by ANOUSKAISONLINE 4/14/2010 in Staying Positive | 6 Comments
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Mental Peace

I have to decide what's important and what's insignificant in my life in order to maintain mental peace. When I'm overwhelmed with life, it may take a little while, but organizing my thoughts gets me back into focus so that I can Keep Sparkin'!!!

- Submitted by TATTER3 4/3/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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