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Keeping motivation

It is really easy to keep with a diet and exercise routine when things are going great.  What about when times are tough?

That is when we need something to help us keep going.

I remember being on diet after diet.  I would start each diet with enthusiasm and stick with it, even when I was hungry or tired, until it just got too much.  I would rather be big than be hungry all the time.  

One night it was after work drinks, a few more drinks than I should have had, then shots, then dinner out.

I tried to get back on the diet but never lost anything after that. What changed?

My reason for losing weight changed.  Became powerful, stronger than all my excuses.

Remembering my reason was not always easy, especially when faced with temptation, like a lovely piece of chocolate cake.  All that moist chocolate and icing is so hard to say no to.

Remembering my reason to keep going became so hard some moments that I shortened it into a mantra.  A small saying that I could repeat to remind me of my reason. 

My mantra changes as I need it to for a time it was Live my weight loss!

Now it is I am worthy.

I am worthy to be a normal weight.

I am worthy to do activities I love to do.

I am worthy to eat healthy food that I love.

I sometimes print my mantras off and place them so I can see them often.

What mantra can you use?

You are worthy.

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