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What do you need? A carrot or a stick???
Motivation can ebb and tide like the tide from the ocean.  When trying to "get" motivated, what do you need?

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1. I need a carrot with big rewards and lots of kindness

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2. I need a realistic goal and I'm usually fine

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3. I need a stick and someone to keep pushing me forward

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4. I need gentle prodding now and then

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5. I need a little of both, the carrot and the stick
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594189 tn?1386920207
I need a stick and someone to keep pushing me forward
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657315 tn?1319494987
Well, as you could probably guess, I need a little of both.  That's why I set up my "final push" with both motivators built into it.  You guys are SUCH FUN!  I never dreamed it would be this much fun working on the last *dreaded* pounds.  With all this *help*, well, WOW.  What a difference.  I don't feel like I'm just going to run out of gas and coast to my last stop.......
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649848 tn?1424570775
I usually do ok with a realistic goal and a realistic solution - yep, I'm a real realist... lol
I won't say that I haven't gotten discouraged and derailed because as we all know, I did just a few weeks ago.  Now that I got my new med and things have kind of turned around, I have renewed hope (that 5 pounds I lost last month didn't hurt anything)!!  

AND....what better occasion could there be to hit it full throttle again than to celebrate twehner5's last 9 pounds.  And visions of Skailark dancing in his tutu and ballerina slippers - wow that was just the nudge I needed to get back on it again!!  
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703362 tn?1427769928
The carrot is good sometimes, but when the chips are down (no pun intended), I really need the stick.  I hope it's something like a riding crop for horses.....that should do the trick!  ; )  
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I just need to set realistic goals and I will keep moving forward!
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637356 tn?1301928422
I have to have good support. (like what I get on here) and the carrott at the end. For me the carrott will be the look on everyone's face when I get skinny again.

I also need someone there telling me how great I am doing and prodding me to continue.
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269786 tn?1243797307
Hey Lonelymom, I like your carrot. It is great when you look  & feel good - people just look at you and smile, don't they......



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637356 tn?1301928422
Yes they do!!!!


Mostly I can't wait for my in-laws to see me skinny again so that is one more thing I can say see I can accomplish anything I want without your help!! I know I know another wrong reason but if it keeps me on track then that is what I am going to use.
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