I recently realized that I've spent a lot more time FRETTING about my weight than actually taking the steps to do something about it. To get out of the fret cycle, I've focused on taking it one day & one meal at a time and told myself "You can do this" at each meal. I take a few moments to figure out the meal and calculate calories in my mind. I've eaten more slowly to savor what I chose. Most shockingly of all--I've left food on my plate. When I track it, I confirm: I can do this.
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Everybody likes to be told when they are doing well. But why wait for others to tell you? I stay motivated by patting myself on the back. Not because I am "self-centered" but because I need to hear myself acknowledge my accomplishments. Others around you can tell you all day long you are doing great...but if you don't believe it yourself, their commendation won't matter. Celebrating even the smallest of accomplishments holds me over until I can achieve something BIG!248
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