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  • v NOMORESTALLING
    When we feel the satisfaction of accomplishment we are motivated to take on new challenges. Knowing that the attention and resources we’ve channeled into a certain goal have brought us success gives us the confidence we need to take on more responsibilities. We also have a greater understanding of our own personal strengths, and that knowledge enables us to make good choices about the plans we make, the tasks we take on, and the new goals we wish to set for ourselves. We are ushered along by the momentum of our own success, and greater success naturally manifests as a result. Use today’s accomplishments to fuel you into action by taking on more endeavors, and you will enjoy still greater achievements.
    ARE WE STILL FOCUSED AND STICKING WITH IT?
    ARE YOU FINDING THAT BETTER HEALTH?
    WE MISS YOU!
    THE GOONIES
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    3440 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/22/2011 12:59:28 PM
  • v MIRRORBALLMOON
    Welcome back! Just the fact that you keep coming back shows that you want to improve your health - and proves you have motivation! Fall down 99 times, get up 100 times and you will succeed!

    Here are some things that help me keep going when motivation wanes:

    1) Figure out why I want to change. Renee Stephens talks about "towards" and "away" from motivators. "Away from" motivators are the things we want to avoid: pants that won't button, heart disease, high blood pressure, early death, etc. They are the "kick in the pants" that get us going. "Towards" motivators are the dreams that pull us forward: looking great in that dress, feeling confident and beautiful, being healthy enough to play with the grandkids. Find what motivates YOU and remind yourself often.

    2) Focus on small daily habits rather than the long-term goal. In other words, focus on exercising x minutes a week, or eating x servings of fruits/veggies, or getting x hours of sleep a night, or drinking x cups of water a day. These are the things you can actually control. Sometimes you can't control what the scale says or how fast it moves, but if you keep doing the small things you will eventually reach your goal.

    3) Be accountable. Join an active Spark Team. Sign up for a Spark Challenge. Commit to blogging about your process at least once a week. There are wonderful people here and wonderful programs designed to help you succeed - use them.

    4) Deal with the real reasons I overeat. I struggle with emotional eating and can sabotage my best efforts. The true key to my success (33 pounds down so far) has been learning to deal with my emotions without eating through them, and learning to eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm comfortably satisfied. If emotional eating isn't your struggle, great! If it is, here are a few resources I've found helpful: a) Inside Out Weight Loss, a free podcast on iTunes and at personallifemedia.com; b) When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull up a Chair by Geneen Roth; c) Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May; d) A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson; e) Food is not the Problem - Deal With What Is! by Michelle Morand.

    5) Remove internal "objections" to losing weight. Renee Stephens says "If all of you wanted to be slim, fit, and healthy, you would be!" Sometimes there are unconscious fears that cause us to sabotage ourselves. Like, "if I'm thin I'll fall for the wrong guy" or "if I'm thin I won't have anything in common with my family" or "if I'm thin I will have to deal with the real reasons I'm unhappy."

    Spark People is a great site that can help you - but in the end, motivation comes from within you. Once you tap into that, progress is inevitable!
    3462 days ago
  • v ROCKLAND2010
    "When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate."
    – Ann Landers

    Have a great Friday!
    3954 days ago
  • v MARCIE_ELAINE
    How Do You Reduce Your Stress? Share your ways with all of us.
    This is our new topic. Come post. emoticon
    3988 days ago
  • v MARCIE_ELAINE
    Our Challenges for Mind~Body~Spirit

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    Come to CASS and take part. emoticon
    3992 days ago
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