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Read Blogs. Write Blogs.

I have found that by reading others' blogs, I not only learn about myself, but learn from them. emoticon

- Submitted by AWESOMECHELZ 1/17/2014 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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It's not all about me

Sometimes when I'm not feeling motivated, I just need to get out of my own head for awhile. I try to make time every day to go through my friend feed. I click the "I liked this" button and/or make comments to cheer my friends on when they have successes and show support when they are struggling. By taking the time to help other people on their journey, I have noticed it helps me get my head back in the game even when I'm not feeling motivated.

- Submitted by ATHLETELORI 10/17/2013 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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People WANT you to succeed

I get down sometimes when people try and deliberately sabotage my efforts. However, there are so many more people who watch without saying anything. The quiet group is wanting motivation and wants me to succeed.

- Submitted by CHRISTSPRINCESS 7/27/2012 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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To do or not to do

When it is your time you will not be regretting what you did, but what you did not do. emoticon

- Submitted by MGURULE67 4/26/2012 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Spark Points

If you find it hard to get your 15 points for posting on sparkpeople, check out the Woo hoo forum. Posting congradulations on people's success will not only support them, but encourage you to keep going so you can start your own woo hoo thread.
(Similarly, check out the panic button forum, to support people who are having a bit of a moment.)

- Submitted by SCAREWALDORF 1/19/2012 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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SP Live! meetings - Online support & motivation

SparkPeople now offers online meetings, with live real-time leaders supporting and motivating, as well as educating our members. You can join by webcam, microphone, or text chat -- however you are comfortable in participating.

To join in, type the following into your web browser:

http://livem
ind.com/sparkpeople-live
-support-orientation.asp
x

Hope
to see you there!

- Submitted by CASSIOEPIA 10/7/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 1 Comment
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Have a cheerleading team

Aside from Sparkpeople, I'm making a big effort to tell friends and family what I'm doing and what my goals are. As I've just started running, a friend who is training for a marathon is cheering me on, and everytime I reach a new running goal I can't wait to run to my phone and text my new achievement. The encouraging replies really make me feel good.

- Submitted by DORAYAKI 8/17/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Keep Positive and gain support

Over the last 5 months I have lost 10 kg which makes me feel great but I was only able to do it because I kept positive. It really does help and if you are able to get family, friends, collegues to support you to then that is even better.

- Submitted by SCRACEOFFICIAL 7/31/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Who's Your Buddy?

Engage others in your quest for a healthier lifestyle. One of the best motivators is encouragement from friends and family. Moral support and inspiration from those around you can be very uplifting, and is one of the best magical tools to achieving your health, fitness, and weight maintenance goals. This is the concept behind www.sparkpeople.com and it's a beautiful concept......a very successful concept.

- Submitted by WILLBOYWONDER 7/6/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Sending Myself Text Messages

I have an app on my ITouch that can send myself text messages. I configure this to send myself messages to motivate me to quit drinking soda as well as getting my daily walk in. The messages come daily and it really helps to have a visual every day to help me remember that I can do this!

- Submitted by PHOENIX96 7/1/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Yourself is What you work for

Comparing myself only to my prior self helps me not feel defeat by others who may be much stronger than myself because I am so much better than I used to be. emoticon

- Submitted by MEOWYSMILING226 6/22/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Going Day By Day

I've found that by setting a small daily and weekly goal I am more able to obtain those and feel better about myself and come closer everyday to reaching my overall goal.

My daily goals are drink 8 glasses of 8oz of water and say something positive about myself everyday!
My weekly goals very but this week it's to exercise at least 20 minutes 2 - 3 times this week.
Next week will be to lose one pound!

Good luck everyone! emoticon

- Submitted by ANDREADANIELS9 6/16/2011 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Coups for the troops

Love this idea and thought I would share it with you. Check out this link and let's support our troops overseas.

http://www.
coupsfortroops.com/

- Submitted by CINDYWAGNER1 5/27/2011 in Saving Money | 0 Comments
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A good team can make all the difference

Finding the team on SparkPeople that works for you and with you can make an enormous difference in your weight loss journey. You are not alone! You can find the support, tips, and buddies that will help push you along toward your goals.

- Submitted by 10TOES 5/22/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Costco camisole support

At Costco, I found a great camisole with stretchy support called "Fat Free Dressing" ---several colors and styles available for $15.99 each. I lost a lot of belly fat, but I have rolls of saggy skin around my waist and on my abdomen. This disguises it nicely without feeling like I can't breathe. It's very comfortable & seems to run true to size.

(I purchased a similar one online for $14.99 +shipping, but didn't like it as well as this one.)

Click title for more info.....

- Submitted by STORMY724 3/26/2011 in Product Reviews | 7 Comments
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Be honest

Tell your friends about your weight loss goals. Always be honest! Share when you succeed and when you don't. When you are truthful about your weight you will keep yourself in check. Tell yours friends how much you want to lose so they can help motivate you. When you have support it makes losing much easier.

- Submitted by FOXYSOFA 3/7/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Look and Listen to Stay Motivated

Stop, look and listen and you will find your support system is all around you. Notice the smile in the hallway; the co-worker who compliments your outfit; the friend who asks how you are feeling. Use the good feelings that come from these interactions to motivate you to take care of yourself.

- Submitted by STRONGFORLIFE 2/25/2011 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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Motivation through Texts!

My friends & I motivate each other by text! When one of us is about to exercise we'll text "Getting on my treadmill now, so get off your lazy butt and start running!" It holds us accountable and makes us feel like we have a partner there with us even though we're miles apart. We always push each other to strive for more by gently teasing each other with our texts, like "I'm almost done, get started!" or "Great Job! So proud of you!". It really has helped me and it makes working out fun.

- Submitted by MIZZKEA 2/15/2011 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Reach Out & Touch Someone Similar

Reach out & Touch Someone on their blog or Spark page. Find someone who is similar to you. As you give positive nutrition, fitness and life style comments to them; those thoughts will come back to you in good self advice.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 2/4/2011 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments
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It is all about YOU!

Choose a fitness routine that YOU like. That way you're apt to to keep participating. I LOVE TO DANCE so I attended a Zumba Fitness class at Curves . . . now I'm hooked!! EVERYBODY Cumbia!

- Submitted by KRANDBERRY 1/23/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Thank Someone!

A lot of us find daily support from those around us: co-workers, friends, family. A lot of times, they make their own personal sacrifices to accomodate our lifestyle change. Take time each day to stop and thank them for their support.

- Submitted by NEALIO302 1/18/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Create your "destination map" and plan your virtual trip

Set a goal, then plan the action steps to reach it.
Pretend the goal is a destination and determine the time or distance to reach it. Then pull out your calendar and break down the "journey" into small, manageable steps.
Even plan for "rest stops" which can be days off or plateaus. This will give you a daily plan and help keep you motivated to stay on track. Whether it's weight, a race, or quitting a bad habit - YOU CAN DO IT WITH SOME PLANNING AND SUPPORT!

- Submitted by DRB13_1 12/15/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Keep Sparking

I think the key is activity level every day. Post messages in your teams; blog; send goodies; send spark mails; USE THE TRACKERS. When we stay active and communicate, it keeps us focused on the task at hand. We make friends that give us invaluable support when needed, as well as ideas. It helps keep us on track emoticon

- Submitted by GRANPATTIE 12/10/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Healthy competition

My 17 year old daughter registered with SparkTeen and my neighbor registered with SP, now we get together and try to one up each other on points, pounds lost, cardio minutes, etc. Some how we each win in one category or another.

- Submitted by LADYFITTER537 10/28/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Take a class

Signing up for a class will bring results. Everyone has to start somewhere! You will commit to yourself by putting the time on your schedule. You will learn how to do something you never tried OR improve to do it better. You'll be with others with like interests and have a built in support system. You may even find a new pursuit or become good enough to teach it yourself.

- Submitted by DRB13_1 10/25/2010 in Getting Started | 0 Comments
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