I have made a few friends on Spark People who encourage me to keep striving for my goals. We set up short term challenges and keep each other accountable. It feels good to know I am not doing this alone.
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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.
i have found that if i let a few close friends know that i am working on myself, i am more motivated and positive with the situation and more apt to stay on track. When i didn't tell anyone, and attempted to do it myself, friends didn't know and offering me a large piece of cake or donut was nothing. Now that those close friend know that i'm working on myself, they don't offer me the big piece of cake but offer encouragement instead. Keep those close friends closer during this time.
Friend's support is a great way to lose weight. They are great motivators and positive influences in your journey.
Sometimes our motivation will go on holiday. Don't go into your old habits, admit to a good honest friend that you need encouragement. Stay away from the foods you know that are bad. If you need to waste points on a binge, binge on good food that will satisfy you quicker. Its okay to admit that you need help/encouragement.
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