Put Your Mind To It, Go For It

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I’ve been on a weight loss and healthy lifestyle journey for nearly 10 years now. I’ve had my ups and downs. I’ve given up, gained weight, started over, etc. But over the past 3 years I’ve finally figured it out. Sure, my weight fluctuates. I am not always perfectly within my weight watcher points. I will take a week off from exercise now and then. But I have been able to get back on track quickly when I start to fall off.

I have found that my weight loss success has come not from being perfect with calorie counting and exercise, but with the ability to dust off quickly and get back to it when I slip up. In order to get back on track with my tracking and activity, I have to get back on track mentally as well. In order to do that, I need to find motivation somewhere.

The same motivation that helps me to re-focus can help me when I start getting tempted to take a detour as well. I find that writing a list of the reasons I want to succeed reinforces my choices and is a great way to battle temptation. But, when that temptation comes out of nowhere, I need to be ready with an arsenal of motivation to battle against my lacking will power.

That’s where motivational quotes and mantras come in. When I’m feeling particularly weak, I will simply recite in my head “I am worth more, I am worth more.” Other times, I will remember a slew of quotes and phrases that my weight watcher leaders and friends have provided me over the years. These have all helped me in one way or another and I hope they will help you as well. Keep Reading…


The Weight Watchers (WW) program considers its weekly meetings to be a major factor in the success of its members. I once had a WW leader who told us that we need to come to the meetings because “your fat friends don’t want to hear it and your skinny friends don’t understand.” AMEN! That leader was spot-on.

In my experience, a weight-loss and healthy lifestyle support system has been a major key to the success I’ve had with the program. I’ve found my support first from other WW members at meetings, then as part of a WW message board, and now from my husband and a few friends. But all of our support can’t come from others. It is equally important to be supportive of myself.

The message board I frequent posts a healthy tip of the day. Today’s seemed especially relevant to me: Keep Reading…

Hot Sundae

Fictional girl singing group, Hot Sundae, sang "Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat!"