Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I am reading a book called "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" by Linda Spangle. I am also following along with her book "100 days of weight loss".
This was recommended to me by Kitt52, who is has lost almost 200 lbs, following Sparks and using these books to help with emotional eating.
I read on Day10 "Appreciate Good Support"
Here's an example from the book.... "When someone offers you a genuine comment about your progress, try to respond warmly to the person who pays you the compliment. For example, if people remark that you look great because you lost weight, don't minimize their words by saying, "Yes, but I still have such a long way to go. Instead, use your response to affirm and appreciate the other person by saying something such as, "You can't imagine how much it means to hear you say that. Thank you !"
This got me to thinking. How many times have I said the exact thing, I have such a long way to go? Or it's so hard !
I need to totally change my acceptance of compliments and really appreciate them. I worked hard for my loss and I appreciate people noticing.