"Once you have a goal, focus on the process of the work and what needs to be done to get there. Don't let any of your emotions take over what you want."
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"I still occasionally enjoy a dinner roll or fries with a pint of beer when I am out with friends."
"I cut out bread, pork and added sugars."
You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?
"He laughed at me with some unkind words. I used it as ammo!"
That almost 100-pound weight loss started with just a little movement.
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"He was part of my inspiration to change my life around."
Some movement is always better than no movement. Make yourself start moving, break the workout down so that it feels manageable. Do something, even for just 10 minutes. Your future self will be happier if you move!
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For those of you who've been thinking that it's been far too long since the internet has given us a way to judge and hate our bodies, you can relax because there's a brand new "am I skinny enough?" challenge fresh from China that's trending like crazy, called the "belly button challenge."
We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.
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WHO: Julie Piette, works in accounts receivable AGE: 30 CITY: Deux-Montagnes, Que. By The Numbers: 235 at my heaviest, currently 135, for a total weight loss of 100 pounds The Weight Gain: I was skinn...
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