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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Several times in the last few weeks while dieting I would find myself really, really hungry and on the verge of binging, and I desperately tried to remind myself why I shouldn't. I knew that I had good reasons for staying on track, but in a crunch - when yummy food appeared in front of me - those reasons seemed to just vanish.

So what I did is get a regular 5x7 index card, which I've folded and keep on me/in my wallet. On it I've written helpful comments to motivate and inspire me for those weak moments when I need an immediate pep talk. So far it's worked wonderfully. Just knowing it's there is also reassuring.

Some of my notes:
> This diet is only TEMPORARY pain, then you'll be done!
> Think about having that flat stomach [fill-in-the-blank] again.
> If you give in, you're going to feel like CR*P again afterward and get depressed! Don't do it!
> Won't it be cool to show off a sleek physique again and be admired?

Anyway, this has helped me and I thought it may be helpful for others here, too.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like excellent motivation
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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so simple, but sometimes we all need a reminder. Thanks for the tip and good luck to you!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:10 AM   #5
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oh, that is a great idea!!!! I am keeping a journal type scrapbook, and will write when something like that happens, and read some of the motivation stuff in my scrapbook!
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Awesome idea! I've been struggling to find ways to avoid temptation. When I give in, I feel guilty and think to myself that I really should not have eaten that. By the way, I'm in Orlando too
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I find food porn works for me. I imagine myself eating something then reality off it. If i felt really bad about eating it, then it really wouldn't be worth it.
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I find food porn works for me. I imagine myself eating something then reality off it. If i felt really bad about eating it, then it really wouldn't be worth it.
Oh I wish that worked for me (lol).....I imagine myself eating and reality puts my hand in the fridge....and THEN I feel bad . I think I like your reality bettewr.
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