Compliments from others feel great, no doubt, but to truly appreciate the grand scale of reaching your goals, small and large, learn to be your own cheerleader. Cheer for yourself every time you improve your diet. Cheer for yourself when your clothes feel looser. Cheer for yourself when you're feeling a bit blue, and embrace others who may need a cheer, too. We are strong! We are determined! We will meet our goals.
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Forgive yourself for slip-ups and use that positive self-talk! Remind yourself of what's important about your goals and be your own best cheerleader (remember, cheerleaders don't lie down on the field and cry when their team is behind, they tell everyone to FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!)
You are happy, then those around you will be too! I have come to realize I am just as important as my kids and my husband. My needs and wants need to be meet just as much as theirs. So put you first for a change, losing the weight and being healthy makes a happier you. Baby steps lead to larger steps. Love yourself! Be your own cheerleader!
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