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Old 02-25-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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I got these positive mantras from my weight loss therapist and I thought they might help someone else.

1. I have no limitations except those I choose to place upon myself.

2. I am in complete control of myself, my body and what I put into it.

3. Success is making progress, failure is giving up.

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"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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I love all of those, particularly #3. Thanks for posting them.

My weight loss journey: That's Just Me
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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One general affirmation that I got from a running book is "better and better every day in every way". I've been trying to repeat that one alot.
Height: 6'2
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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One affirmation I like is: "I feel light and joyful".

Move ticker, move!
Next Mini Goal - 214

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:42 PM   #5
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I like "never surrender." sometimes improvement and forward movement can feel excruciatingly slow, but after a while it all adds up, believe me!
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:14 AM   #6
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I really like #3--it seems so often that if I don't get HUGE success, then I feel like it doesn't count (not just in weight loss, but in everything).

But it's not true, as long as I'm taking the right steps, I'm on the way to success, which in itself is successful!
No binge since 5/10/10
Mini-goal #1: 1st 10 lbs: 10/07/09
Mini-goal #2: 10% of body weight: 4/28/10 (Finally!)
Mini-goal #3: 211 lbs (my all-time adult low): 1/26/11
Mini-goal #4: 20% of SW (202lbs):
Mini-goal #5: Onederland!:

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