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12-11-2008, 09:02 AM
Are there any sayings, quotes, or other mantras that keep you going? I know we all have those "blah" days where the last thing we want to do is eat a salad or go to the gym, but I know for me at least there are a few that have really stuck with me and encouraged me to stick it out.

Here is one of mine:

“Pain is temporary... If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Lance Armstrong

I use this one when I get a little stitch or foot cramp.. and you know what, after a while it DOES go away. Before, I would have used this as an excuse to stop.

I could use some new ones and maybe we can inspire someone having a tough time!

12-11-2008, 09:12 AM
i saw this on someones sig in here...

being fat is hard, losing weight is hard, pick your hard.

prob not an exact quote, but i think this every time i wanna go off plan.. it helps me:)

12-11-2008, 09:31 AM
I have a few:

I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth it.

There are only two choices: make progress or make excuses.

The main source of unhappiness in the world today: trading what you truly want for what you will settle for at the moment.

And finally.... as posted in my signature:

"The only way out is through" - to remind me that I can't skip all the work and get the prize. I have to go through the pain to be free of it.



Thighs Be Gone
12-11-2008, 09:48 AM
I like looking at food I shouldn't be eating and saying, "this isn't the answer and will only make my problem worse!"

12-11-2008, 09:56 AM
i saw this on someones sig in here...

being fat is hard, losing weight is hard, pick your hard.

prob not an exact quote, but i think this every time i wanna go off plan.. it helps me:)

Lol, I read that sign. too and I was actually thinking about it yesterday.....it's so true!

12-11-2008, 10:00 AM
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!

cant beat it

12-11-2008, 10:33 AM
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!

cant beat it

ditto, this one always keeps me going...i just have to remember to keep repeating it

12-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Nice thread CrabbyCakes! It's important to have a mantra to keep pushing ourselves-- it's kind of shorthand for why we're doing what's hard instead of what we've always done.

Someone's sig said something like "the first 30 years were for food, the next 30 are for me." I really liked that one, probably because age-wise it kinda fits for me.

I also love ih8diets' "nothing tastes as good as thin feels"--I've heard it before and every time it gets to me!

12-11-2008, 11:49 AM
I'm *loving* K8-EEE's sig:

TO DO LIST: Lose one pound. Keep it off. Repeat.

12-11-2008, 12:08 PM
I read a quote somewhere that was like your weight is someone else's goal weight. I thought that was kinda cool.

I like my sig too. I've got my body and my mind on the same page and honey, now happiness is all the rage. It's a song lyric about starting a new relationship but I think it works just as well in weight loss.

12-11-2008, 12:18 PM
We were just discussing mantras over on the BL Blue team thread.

I change my mantra daily when I get on the treadmill. Today's was: "This is how you get faster". I was doing speed intervals and it helped push me to set a new personal best.

12-11-2008, 12:45 PM
there are some statements that help me to stay on track:

- You control food not vice-versa and
- You are the one who choose what to eat. You are the one who grabs it and put in your mouth, so make the right choice, the one will make you happy in the future.

12-11-2008, 12:49 PM
I'm not really into the whole mantra thing, since I can usually come up with some smart-butt sarcastic comment to contradict them (self sabotage anyone?) ;) So instead of focusing on some sort of saying, I'll go online window shopping! (Though that's now become less effective since I'm already in my ideal clothing size)

12-11-2008, 01:26 PM
"I've come too far to take orders from a cookie."

12-11-2008, 02:00 PM
the weight may be stubborn but so am i ;)

12-11-2008, 02:35 PM
"You have all that you need". This was spoken in a spiritual concept by my Pastor years ago when I went in for counseling. I was struggling to change my life in ways other than weight...namely alcohol, prescription drug issues, bad relationships, co-dependence, etc. (Food issues and those all go hand in hand, I didn't realize at the time that I had substituted food for all of those acting out type things I did for years.)

I was hurting and lost, wondered why God was making it so hard for me. I felt like I was always searching for the next high, just to relieve the empty pit I had inside. My Pastor told me that we are created in God's image and we all possess all that we need. Some of us just get wounded along the way and forget it. Of course it didn't help much at the time but little bits of wisdom I've garnered over the years are coming back to me. Seems that all my dependency issues are intertwined. Who knew? :-)

I am coming back to that realization.

"I have all that I need", is something I remind myself when I am standing in front of the fridge looking for something to fill that empty place. I know now that food, drugs, sex, booze and a**hole boyfriends don't fill it. :dizzy:

12-11-2008, 05:09 PM
I actually really like the two quotes I have in my signature. The first one about parking spaces really makes sense.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.

12-11-2008, 05:33 PM
Being heart disease runs in my family, this one stuck in my mind while losing.
"Our body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip!"