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6/19/12 7:36 A

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I think treats can be important to avoid feeling deprived. However, it can be easy to let the "it's a treat" excuse turn into potato chips for dinner EVERY night instead of just the one night a month where it would really be a treat. Maybe try to focus more on getting all of the good stuff instead just of avoiding the bad stuff. Not getting enough fruits and vegetables? You can still have the guacamole you're craving but eat it with raw veggies and you won't even have room for the corn chips (or maybe just a couple). Sometimes just fitting in all of what you do want every day means you don't have room for the really bad stuff. RIght now, my rationale for not eating a bowl of ice cream every night? I don't want to dirty a bowl. I do have a spoonful from the carton... but just one because I don't want to dirty TWO spoons :)

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6/19/12 12:35 A

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You've lost 120 pounds!?!?!? Holy crap! That's freakin' AMAZING! WOW!!!

I get those times where I get annoyed with trying so hard and I give myself the night off from thinking or trying.. then, the next day I realize how crappy I feel when I stop caring. My body hates how it used to be. I usually feel the laziness or gunky feeling of my "old" life within a day or two and get back to it. Everyone wants a break from time to time, but this is for LIFE. You will (of course) feel annoyed from time to time but.. you will find your groove again, I'm sure! You are SO close to your goal omg! Don't stop now! You are awesome!

Maybe try something new? Some fitness thing you haven't tried before? Zumba or something crazy/cool? Or switch up your routine? Try a new recipe or switch things around in some way so it's exciting and new to you for a bit. That always helps me. Good luck! XOXO

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6/18/12 10:35 P

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I can definitely use that to get in some exercise and some much needed chores. My main issue is eating. I have started having treats daily or more. It is like i have stoppedtrying. I have stopped working out, due to a surgery, but now i am clear to start again, but haven't. Dont know why.

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6/18/12 9:16 P

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I'm not really sure what kind of motivation you've lost (exercise, eating well, etc.), but I'm a great procrastinator. My "trick" to getting things done is to make it into a kind of game. I come up with what I need to do (exercise, clean, etc.) and then schedule it with some sporting event, tv show, etc. There isn't much on TV during the summer, so I listen to the ballgame most evenings. I might assign a different exercise to each player in the Pirates lineup to do while they're at bat (jumping jacks, squats, and so on with special add-ons like 10 pushups for a homerun). There was a day I could barely walk because the opposing manager took a walk out to the mound while I was doing lunges :) If I need to do something that takes more time, I'll schedule things in half innings. While listening to the game Sunday, my "schedule" was:
Dishes - Top of the odd numbered innings
Vacuum - Bottom of the odd numbered innings
Dust & Clean Bathroom - Top of even numbered innings
Put clean laundry away - Bottom of even numbered innings

Don't like baseball? Do it with a TV show (the time the show is on, not just during commercials). Or use music. I'll just put on some music and have a list of what I need to do for song 1, song 2, etc. Anything that can be used as kind of timer, even an actual timer.

Also, don't underestimate the value of maintaining the status quo. When you lose your mojo, if you can muster enough motivation to just hold steady without excessive backsliding, then you can pick up with the forward momentum when you're ready.

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6/18/12 7:54 P

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To quote Nike, you "just do it." Feelings - including motivation - will follow. Those times without it are excruciating, but if you give in - if you quit - you will only find yourself further down the road when the feelings DO hit..... and how will you feel then?

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire!


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6/18/12 6:51 P

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So, I have lost my motivation and haven't been able to get it back. What do you do when this happens?

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