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sml4thecamera
08-16-2009, 03:57 PM
I'm curious to know everyone's weight loss mantra if they have them.


bargoo
08-16-2009, 04:06 PM
What's yours ?

sml4thecamera
08-16-2009, 04:12 PM
lol That's one reason why I'm curious. I don't have one.

I did find some I liked yesterday on another site like:

"nothing changes if nothing changes"
"You cannot wish yourself healthy."
"What you do in private shows in public"
"You're too darn cute to be this heavy!"


CountingDown
08-16-2009, 04:14 PM
I have several:
~ Persistence and progress, not perfection is the goal
~ I will choose WHAT exercise I will do each day, not IF I will exercise.
~ Enjoy the journey
~ All things in moderation is fine, but some things need a LOT of moderation.

kuhrisuh
08-16-2009, 04:19 PM
~ I will choose WHAT exercise I will do each day, not IF I will exercise.

~ All things in moderation is fine, but some things need a LOT of moderation.

I love these 2!

pucedaisy
08-16-2009, 04:19 PM
From Michael Pollan: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. (food= real food, not processed, chemical, artificial, etc.)

Also, whatever I eat is a choice. "I am choosing to eat this... I choose to eat a second portion... " Keeps me honest- food doesn't just jump into my mouth!

cynnymynn
08-16-2009, 04:23 PM
Mine is "It works if I work it". And it does! :D

bargoo
08-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Mine is :
Being fat is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining weight loss is hard,choose your hard. ( this is not origional with me ).
That is posted on my refrigerator along with....Don't sabotage your diet.

Meg
08-16-2009, 04:27 PM
"If you want it, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."

Windchime
08-16-2009, 05:00 PM
I guess I don't really have a mantra, but sometimes I have to get all Tough Love on my self and these are the things I say:

--Suck it up, Princess. (Not original to me, but I have this note posted on my elliptical, covering up the minutes readout)
--Pull on your big-girl panties and get busy (also not original to me, but this is what I tell myself when that whiney 2-year-old in my head starts in about wanting cookies or not wanting to exercise)

KforKitty
08-16-2009, 05:13 PM
The one that has kept me going is 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'. I consider myself to be tough!

Kitty

moonkissed
08-16-2009, 05:43 PM
Mine is :
Being fat is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining weight loss is hard,choose your hard. ( this is not original with me ).
That is posted on my refrigerator along with....Don't sabotage your diet.

I really love that one alot!

Just do it- is one I am liking. Because I can sit here and come up with a million excuses why not but I just need to do it. period. the end lol.

But my favorite is- Life is a journey not a destination.

It reminds me that I am doing this for my life and that each moment and choice matters here and now.

devadiva
08-16-2009, 05:43 PM
"Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!"

evilwomaniamshe
08-16-2009, 06:18 PM
"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life.
The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip!"

sml4thecamera
08-16-2009, 06:20 PM
"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life.
The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip!"

I really like this one :D

SoulSurvivor
08-16-2009, 06:23 PM
I don't really have a mantra but there's a song by Dead Prez called Be Healthy that always motivates me when I listen to it in the morning , some days when I'm on my way to work and feeling sluggish I put it on repeat and it just plays in my head all day :) It's not something I imagine most people liking but I think it's a beautiful song!

Onederchic
08-16-2009, 06:40 PM
I just read this on another site and like it -

I think I can, I think I can... It worked for the Little Engine and it will work for you. Just remind yourself that it can be done and keep chugging along.

Cali Doll
08-16-2009, 07:11 PM
Mine is :
Being fat is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining weight loss is hard, choose your hard.

I LOVE this! I just shared it with my friends...

jendiet
08-16-2009, 09:51 PM
This is not original to me but it is THE BEST mantra I have found to work for me

"The only problem food solves is hunger". I am an emotional eater. So it really GRABS me. When I tell myself that.

kiramira
08-16-2009, 11:23 PM
Mine is personal and won't make sense to everyone:

WWKD?

Keeps me in check EVERY time...

Kira

Hun.e.B
08-16-2009, 11:26 PM
LMAO!!! Thats mine too!!! Great minds Kira...great minds!!

kuhrisuh
08-16-2009, 11:39 PM
I don't really have a mantra but there's a song by Dead Prez called Be Healthy that always motivates me when I listen to it in the morning , some days when I'm on my way to work and feeling sluggish I put it on repeat and it just plays in my head all day :) It's not something I imagine most people liking but I think it's a beautiful song!

just listened to that song.. I really like it! Def. using it for a pick me up :)

sml4thecamera
08-17-2009, 12:12 AM
This is not original to me but it is THE BEST mantra I have found to work for me

"The only problem food solves is hunger". I am an emotional eater. So it really GRABS me. When I tell myself that.

I really love this one. I'm an emotional eater too