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.
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220 In this journey to control diabetes I have learned the importance of instant support and accountability! My number one secret at this time is TEXTING. I TEXT for instant support; I TEXT for motivation; I TEXT for information; I TEXT for accountability. I have a group of friends who know my goals and I will instant message all eight at one time. Thus far, each text has resulted in a minimum of five responses, usually, it is all eight in short order. 220247220
And yes I TEXT to thank them for their wisdom love and support!!!
If stress or any other negative influence is hovering and you want to run to the kitchen, text or call your main support person not on the same premises at 30-minute -- or 15, if necessary -- intervals to say you want to overeat and that you'll wait half an hour. If you feel the urge at the end of the half hour, text again. Keep it up until the crisis passes. The support person, in turn, texts back encouragement..
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