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Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 01:02
i get really motivated to go on my diet whenever i receive compliments from friends and co-workers. I still use Natvia and it works for me.

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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 08:09
What motivates me is when I hover my mouse over my icon and the little thing pops up and it has a number beside "Lost so far". Seeing what I've lost so far motivates me to lose more!

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Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 15:28
This community is my inspiration. The people of this community are amazing and everyday I find something else that helps me stay on my path.
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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 08:39
i look at the scale as my enemy, and opponent, he wants to hit me, hes not my friend.
im generally competetive at everything i try, it doesnt matter if its playing fifa on my PS3 or playing outside with my friends.
no matter what it is, i want to win.
so i go week to week month to month, and battle with the scale.
if i dont loose anything, hes hitting me, if i do loose weight, im showing him who the boss is.

if i dont loose weight, im just a little bit dissapointed but that turns into/makes me pissed off and come back even harder next week or month.

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 08:52
The way I stay motivated is by thinking about all of the older people I know who have not eaten well and exercised over the course of their lifetimes. A lot of them are on 10 different medications, have diabetes or have had multiple joints replaced (i.e. knees and hips). I do not want this to happen to me, so whenever I start to slide off track I think of the people that I know who have many health problems related to their weight and that is what keeps me going. I refuse to give up and become another statistic.

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 08:55
Noos2mee2, that is exactly what motivates me, as well. I don't want to be diabetic or in need of a knee replacement.


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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 09:07
I think of my grandma. She was obese, diabetic, had horrible arthritis so she was wheelchair bound, and she died in her 60's. I am already getting arthritis in my knees so I really want to fight my family history of diabetes and obesity. Watching her struggle when I was younger really hit me as an adult when I was told they could see osteoarthritis starting in my knees. My motivation comes when my knees are hurting and I want to give up because I know that eating healthier now and exercising will help me when I get older. I don't want my kids and grandkids watch me suffer and I want to be around for them as long as I can.
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Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 14:36
Fat Secret keeps me honest and I see what I'm eating. Can't say I'm motivated for exercise, all I can really do is walk, nice weather is a good motivation for that. And I think about the size I want to be ( in my case was), and I've set myself up little rewards when I reach a certain goal. Like a salon day at 10 pounds lost, something like that.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 11:52
I look at pictures when I was in high school and then pictures now that disgust me. That's motivation enough for me.

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Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 12:05
First I think about my boys. I want to be able to do lots of stuff outside with them and I won't be able to keep up if I'm overweight. Also I think about my school years. School was painful for me because I was overweight and picked on or singled out because I was fat. I don't want my boys to struggle with that. I want them to be healthy and confident. When I find myself wanting to eat something I shouldn't I think is it worth it? Are the calories really worth the exercise it's gonna take to burn it off? Most of the time that's enough....

~ One day at a time. Every pound lost is a pound that will never return. ~


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Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 13:46
I give away my fat clothes as soon as they are big on me. I also kept my favorite dress from when I was a healthy weight so I get inspired to fit into it again.
A friend of mine pasted a picture of herself on the fridge in a bikini from when she was thin, she says it helps her keep goals in mind.
Another friend did this with a really HORRIBLE picture from when she was her heaviest, she says it keeps the hunger away.
I'm thinking of doing both but keeping the pictures in my wallet for when I go out with friends so I won't cheat.
It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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