5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing These Common Tricks Never Motivate--Find Out Why

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5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing These Common Tricks Never Motivate--Find Out Why
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Mon, 10-03-2011 - 8:45pm

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=1676

5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing These Common Tricks Never Motivate--Find Out Why

What mind games do you play?!?!

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My fall is:

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Awwww thanks Judy!

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I guess I'll be the odd guy out here.

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Oh, I think it is awesome that your husband is your partner in developing a healthier lifestyle. If I felt that way about mine, it would be a huge help. DH, himself, used to be very thin

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I also have mixed feelings on some of these. #3 about whether to try new diet and fitness fads--I agree with Veronica that mixing up the fitness routine can help get us out of the exercise doldrums. I think the key is to be realistic and not believe that if I buy that fitness DVD that I'll actually lose 20 pounds and 4 dress sizes in 2 weeks. But if it looks like fun or targets some different muscles, then why not give it a try?

#4--I definitely fly under the radar. Probably because in the past I've started a lot of "diets" that crashed and burned and left me feeling kind of like a failure. If other people knew about my "failure" I'd feel even worse about it...which would probably trigger some emotional eating lol. The part about having a "diet buddy" or someone to hold me accountable is good, and the support is important too. Online support will have to do for me. My dh would be supportive to the extent that he knows how: to him dieting means cutting back on bread for a couple of weeks. He doesn't have a sweet tooth, or emotional eating issues, and he's an avid exerciser--partly to keep his weight in check. He's very disciplined and self-motivated, in other words the complete opposite of me LOL. Nor does he face the same post-menopausal metabolism issues, so he doesn't really have a clue of the challenges that I face in regards to weight control.

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Yippee for you Veronica!

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It's so hard when you aren't sure who those comments are aimed at Judy......a bit of insecurity into your day just to bother you some.