Wanting to look a particular way or fit into a particular dress size might jumpstart your journey, but it's not enough to carry you through 18 months of losing a pound a week. Find the reasons to get healthy besides your appearance that really matter to you and remind yourself of them every day. Whether you're doing it for your diabetes, your God, or your kids, when you make it bigger than your vanity, you're more likely to succeed.
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They say every black cloud has a silver lining. Find it. No matter how back you may feel, or how much you think you may be failing, think of the positives you have acheived so far. Moreover, even if you find the reason why you thing you've been failing (and, btw, no one fails until they've given
up completely), finding the reason alone - is a positive.
So keep looking for the silver lining - even in the darkest of clouds.
Find one thing you are happy you accomplished. Find one reason to give yourself a pat-on-the-back. Little successes make big successes. Are you reading this? There's multiple reasons right here; you sparked today, you connected, you tried something new, you were kind to yourself.
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