Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret



Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

The other day I had to get ready for a special event. I looked through my closet and saw ALL the clothes I "grew out of".

I now have a mantra, "I need to wear those clothes."

I repeat that over & over & over & over & over & over when I'm tempted with something good.

This just helps me remember that passing up that Snickers bar today, which I will not remember in a happy way, will get me into those clothes that I love.

The pride in wearing those clothes for the rest of the year trumps the satisfaction of the Snicker moment.
- Submitted by TIME_FLIES 5/23/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

TIME_FLIES's Other Secrets of Success

Popular Weight Loss Secrets


  • No Tags

Member Comments

BROAX523 7/22/2010 12:12:00 PM

    I wish I would have read this before I ate a high calorie snack today!! I went through my closet bins this past weekend and saw entire wardrobe waiting for me to get back in them...I was saddened but I know I can make meal at a time!
SHELL2009DEC 5/26/2010 11:56:00 PM

    That is how I feel. I NEED to wear those clothes!! I quit smoking a year ago April and since then I have gained 20 plus pounds. I absolutely hate trying to figure out what I'm going to wear to work, nights out or even to the store. I feel yuck.! Before the additional weight it was fun getting dressed and feeling so good about myself. Thanks for this! I hope you don't mind me stealing your mantra. emoticon
ABCDARIAN 5/23/2010 7:30:00 PM

    I disagree with Bradia; I think that's a good mantra. I suppose you could make it more positive by adding "and I will!" but it's just a good little reminder, not a negative.
BRADIA 5/23/2010 10:22:00 AM

    I would suggest you modify your mantra to be a positive one, like I will be shortly wearing those clothes again or something llike that. Whe you say you need to, you are accepting a negative mantra

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: omega 3 foods | omega 3 benefits | salmon omega 3