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9/5/20 6:21 P

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Time to change from an OUTCOME goal (weight loss) to an ACTION goal -- actions you will take that move you in the desired direction!

You know you're slacking on the details, so get back into them:
emoticon Tracking your consumption
emoticon Including activity in your day
emoticon Drinking your water (staying well-hydrated)
emoticon Getting a solid night's sleep
emoticon Staying within your desired calorie count

You KNOW how to do this, you need to remember WHY it is worth doing!
Usually that means something more than a number on the scale -- look for that reason -- therein lies your real motivation!!

Wishing you all the best!
--p

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

-- Leo Buscaglia


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8/26/20 6:37 A

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Yes, you have to find the motivation. We can't give that to you.

You had Lyme's Disease? That could definitely be a key to your struggle. Have you thought about maybe working with a Registered Dietitian who understands Lyme's Disease to help you get back to full health?

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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8/26/20 5:48 A



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O.K. - I had a very quick peek at your SparkPage and read a couple blogs.

You haven't lost weight for about 4 weeks.

You appear to have recently had Lyme's Disease.

Do you think some of your lack of motivation might be something to do with lack of energy from the Lyme's Disease?

Another thing I noticed is that you eat a lot of processed foods. Think of the sodium content of a lot of them. Perhaps if you try swapping out some of the less wise choices (including reducing your soda at 200-300 calories) for either watered down juice, herbal tea, and/or some water) and for some fruit/veggies and healthier lean protein you might find that things start to move again. With improved nutrition you may find that you have more energy to focus on the other things.

As far as us giving you motivation - only you can find what motivates you. Perhaps you would be better to focus on changing small things gradually, and in time you will see you are well on your way. But in the mean time, be kind to yourself and have patience. Rome wasn't built in a day!

Good luck,
Kris

Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 8/26/2020 (05:49)
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8/25/20 9:55 P

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Stop looking at the forest and instead start paying some attention to the trees. Everything that you do in a day you choose to do. So if you are choosing things that do not support what you think that you want, you have to start asking yourself why. So don't say that a lack of motivation caused you not to work out, acknowledge that working out wasn't as much of a priority as scrolling through facebook for an hour. If the things that you are doing during the course of the day do not support your goals, then you need to look into this disconnect.

Also, motivation boards are nice for the big picture, lofty bits, but day to day you need some SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-based) goals. Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables (if you aren't already) a day. Working out for twenty minutes three times a week. Walking a 5k in under an hour four months from now. These little bits are how you build up to the big picture and they take time to cultivate and tailor to you.

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8/25/20 9:11 P

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Hi, friends!

I'm down 15 lbs. but have hit a plateau, which I think is being caused by a lack of motivation. I've been starting to slack on the details. I already have a vision board and I save a picture to my motivational pinterest board every morning. I know what i want and why I want it. What can I do to reenergize and recommit??

Edited by: PLUTONIANGIRL87 at: 8/25/2020 (21:13)

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