Putting Things Into Perspective When You Feel Discouraged...
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I have had moments where I question my ability to continue this journey. What I find that helps me, is to pick something up that is the equivalent of the amount of weight I've lost. This way, I know that I have come a long way, re-energizes my motivation to keep going.
Another thing that may help is to sit down and put a list together of your previously met goals, and the postive outcomes of your lifestyle change. If you ever question the benefit of your lifestyle change, a posted list of benefits on your refrigerator will put it in plain sight!
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When I feel like I really want a Coke or other treat, or like it just doesn't matter or nothing's working, I try to put it in perspective. I ask myself, "Is this treat really worth so much to me right now that it's worth not meeting my current goal?"
Really puts it in perspective when you think about having your Coke vs. fitting into a wedding dress or swimsuit, having the ice cream vs. keeping your sugar/cholesterol down, etc.
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