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Friday, April 19, 2013

Today I read about triggers.

No, it does not mean trigger foods (also known as red light foods) that may cause one to overeat.

So, "What are triggers?" you might well ask. They are the things that spur you on to glory and victory. they motivate you and put you
"in the zone."

They can be music that pumps you up. Do you have a favorite workout song/playlist?

They can be motivational phrases and Positive self-talk, that inspire you to greatness. NEVER GIVE UP! Yes I CAN!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Sparkpeople has many inspirational quotes.

Triggers can also be motivational videos and motivational blogs.

A vision collage can be a great trigger to get you in the zone.

Reviewing all of your successes and woohoos can be very motivating and lift your mood.

Prayer, helpful Bible verses, dedicating your transformation to God, all of these can put you into a state of grace that empowers you to succeed.

Get your head on straight and make things easier on yourself. Build up a repertoire, an "entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation"
"repertoire." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 19 Apr. 2013. dictionary.reference.com

I want to add to my repertoire of tools.

Any suggestions ?
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    Exercise, prayer, bible study, call a friend and blog.
    1875 days ago
    This is such an incredible blog! It is so positive, but then you are always so positive in your thoughts. I loved it all, but I was so moved by the part about entering a state of grace. You've given me a whole new mind set and opened a very introspective realm for me to consider. I can not thank you enough for this, my friend. You have provided me with a huge 'a-ha' moment. God bless and many, many thanks!
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    1891 days ago
    Thank you all for your great answers!
    1892 days ago
    I recommend TED talks, there are many amazing motivational speakers there. Hearing someone who has overcome supreme challenges (broken spine, loss of limbs/sight, etc.) tell their story of perseverance puts my problems into perspective.
    1892 days ago
    I think going back and reading your own blogs is helpful. It shows you where you've been, reminds you of the obstacles you've overcome and reaffirms those "A Ha!" moments. You've put in some inspiring blogs dear friend.
    1892 days ago
    1893 days ago
    I like your blog and reflection on positive triggers. You might add a picture of a dress,swim suit, etc. that you want to wear. Or if you already have the item, then hang it where you will see it. emoticon
    1893 days ago
    A reward system is motivating.
    When I started losing weight I treated myself to some pretty inexpensive costume jewellery for every 3 pounds lost!

    Now you can't see my dressing table for necklaces on stands, earrings in a caddy and bracelets emoticon .. I continue to buy pieces as I get new outfits. I am worth it!
    1893 days ago
    My helpful triggers are the Word, and actually having someone speak or read one of His words to me as I gather with other Christians not on their first rodeo of weight losses.

    I am a food drunk. My negative triggers are apparent. I did not understand that and perhaps still don't why I seesaw in this area of food. EXCEPT, it is a necessary function of life to eat daily, and I do let taste, smell, sight, appetite and emotions control me.

    Tools: Keep a food diary of both good and bad triggers. Track. Never discard it. Write it in a Bible and date a word and a victory. Use modern technology. Disqualify what never worked and accentuate what always works. God bless!
    1893 days ago
  • __AMY__
    I do like music. But is motivating is a pretty tough question. I guess my list is pretty short

    1893 days ago
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