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    Cory L
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    Okay, so week 1 I did great. Super on the ball, lost 8 pounds. Week 2 came and was teacher appreciation week, so while I maintained the drops, and kinda tried … I definitely lost focus. I still lost .8 pounds which based on what I was eating was beyond a miracle. I’m just unmotivated to get back 100% to it … what is wrong with me!?!?!?! The devil on my shoulder is most definitely winning the battle of my mind. HELP!!!!!

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    You are not alone. Staying motivated week after week is definitely a mindset. Straying a bit can play tricks with our minds and we can find it difficult to stay on task. Before I started to plan, I wrote down what I wanted to accomplish and what I was going to do to accomplish it. I also checked out some motivational books at the library and wrote some positive self affirmations to post around my house. Whenever I feel like throwing in the towel – I go back to the very beginning feelings I had and get a boost from the emotional preparation I did for this program. This helps me but everyone is different. BTW, way to go on the phenomenal progress you made during week one – you can do this!!

    #16243

    Cory L
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    Thanks Robyn! I keep making excuses… the end of the school year is always stressful, and especially with people bringing in some many treats, it’s just even harder. Today is the retirement luncheon for those retiring, and my goodness, talk about goodies everywhere. I managed to avoid them earlier, and just now at lunch, I ended up cutting myself a piece of the cake … took one bit, left it on my plate and then threw it away when I got to my classroom. I made a little index card that I have in my car, and on my refrigerator at home that says “When you CHEAT, who are you really CHEATING?!?” I said that to myself as I had that one bite of cake!

    STAY STRONG!! 🙂

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    Angelica M.
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    I just ordered today and am happily waiting for the day my package arrives. That took a lot of willpower to take only one bite and throw the rest away. Pat yourself on the back.

    #16336

    Cory L
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    Thanks!! Weight loss is such a mind game. The drops help a ton with hunger, so from that point it is just a battle of will. I did gain last week, but only .8 pounds, which considering all the sugar I’ll take as a win. I’m refocused (hopefully) once again.

    Thanks for the support! 🙂 And good luck Angelica!

    #16346

    Tanya Dobbs
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    Well its almost two weeks for me and I’ve been really good even though its exhausting constantly thinking about what I’m going to eat next. The first few days I seemed to drop a lot of water and felt great. Now, my scale stays at the same weight day after day:-(

    #16537

    Rochelle Vann
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    What always works for me, even though I’ve been told I shouldn’t do it, is weigh every day. Seeing that I am making progress towards my goal 1st thing in the morning keeps me motivated throughout the day. I also don’t beat myself up for small inconsistencies. If I eat something I shouldn’t I feel worse beating myself up all day for it and tend to want to quit. I let it go and get back on track. The positive attitude goes a long way towards getting to goal.

    #16564

    Cory L
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    Thanks for your thoughts! I feel like the world is against me with the end of school and a constant stream of gifts (mostly candy) and special treats brought in for teachers. I’m maintaining for the most part after losing that 8 pounds the first week. Tuesday is our last day of school, so it’s off to the races at that point. BRING ON SUMMER!! 🙂

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