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2/23/11 12:50 P

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I run a lot, and one of the things that help me push myself when i'm working out is to envision a skinnier me running in front of me, so I'm chasing that goal: the healthier version of me. I try to use this in my eating habits too...visualizing a skinnier me, and thinking..."would she sit and eat a bag of chips while sitting on her ass, watching a movie?" No.

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2/21/11 11:36 A

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it's probably not good for my self image, but i'm constantly visualizing how i USED to look, looking at pictures of how skinny i used to be and thinking "omg, that dress was a medium" or "those jeans were a 12!!!"

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2/20/11 10:23 A

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I like visualising the weight I've lost. Apparently 5lbs of fat is about the same size as a loaf of bread, so i imagine a stack of loaves roughly the size of what I've lost.

It's huge, and I'm increadibly proud.

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1/3/11 7:22 A

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Oh man, I do nothing but visualize. Kind of my thing, right? I think its very important in keeping me enthused about this whole process.

Need it now since I've gained two pounds!

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9/25/10 10:20 P

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If visualization is important to you, use visions you can handle. Visualize yourself with 10 more pounds gone, the store you want to get clothes from, the way your doctor will behave when he or she tells you that you no longer need to lose weight to be healthy, not groaning when the elevator is out, etc.

I used to be given the encouragement of the saying, " How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." I don't need to eat an elephant.

I want to reward myself with books and get exposed to different authors and subjects. If you have a favorite book, subject, author, series, etc. to suggest, leave a comment on my Spark page or Spark mail me.


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9/22/10 11:47 A

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Visualization is definitely an excellent way to keep your goal in mind. Personally, I can see the healthy person within me. I'm not even overweight in dreams.
What helped me was to meditate. Focus on you as a child, then visualize yourself at the point where you started to gain weight, then slowly "grow up" in your mind but instead of gaining the weight, keep the weight off in your mind..if that makes any sense..For me, it was visualizing myself thin but keeping the same clothing styles I wore in high school. It's a way of bringing the healthy girl in me back to the present.


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9/1/10 2:25 P

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I don't know I guess...I mean...Just the sight of the scale moving for me was enough motivation for me to keep going...and as the pounds have come away I see my body changing...so it is easier to realize that this really is going to happen. I can't ever remember being skinny so I don't know what to look forward to but I do love keeping track of my progress to see how much I have changed! Keeps me going! GL! Hope you figure something out!


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8/31/10 3:46 P

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Here is what I am going to tell you. I don't think it is so much to be able to visualize yourself at your goal but to believe that you can make it to your goal. You have to believe in yourself. If you are trying to lose weight but don't believe that you are going to get anywhere, guess what you want! You have to believe that you can do it!! I know you can now show yourself that you can!!

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8/31/10 1:10 P

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Everyone I've ever talked to about weight loss, or any book I've ever read about it, says you should have a clear visualization of your goal. They say you should be able to visualize your self at your goal weight and keep that image with you as you go on your journey.
I have tried everything!
Meditation, hypnosis CD's, photo morph sites, virtual models, even taping a picture of my face onto someone with my desired results! I cannot seem to visualize my self at my goal weight for the life of me! I think it might have to do with the fact that I have never been at a normal weight in my adult life, so I have no idea what to expect, or maybe it's the fears and anxieties I have about actually achieving my goal. I'm terrified of the idea of sagging skin.
Does anyone have any tips on visualization?

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