Sunday, February 27, 2011
"God, grant me the wisdom to accept the people I cannot change,
the courage to change the one I can,
and the wisdom to know it's me."
- anonymous, quoted on MINNIE signature
"If you're the only person in your family who's trying to change, that's OK. Maybe you'll serve as a role model for them. Your commitment to exercise and healthy eating will positively influence those around you. Wanting to change your body and your life is not a judgment on your family's eating or exercise habits. It's about making your own life better."
- from Stepfanie Romine Spark article,
"How to Tell Others About Your Weight Loss Goals."
Saturday, February 26, 2011
New reason to keep losing weight:
When my daughters and I find BEAUTIFUL clothes SO CHEAP, I want them to look good on me, not just look nice on the hanger.
We have some great secondhand stores, well organized with changing rooms and low, low prices. Tonight sweaters were all ONE DOLLAR on clearance. SUCH great looking sweaters, so many textures and unique details . . . including one that had a nubby texture and twelve different artsy buttons. I tried on so many cute sweaters (cardigans) and found only one that looked attractive on me. Now I feel very motivated, very specifically driven to CHANGE THIS.
This is in my hands. I can do something about it. Next February when the sweaters are clearanced, I can be a shape to fit many of the sharpest items.
For the Beck Diet Solution we list our reasons to lose weight and review them daily. Somehow I never formulated this one. I'm adding it now:
I want to lose weight so great clothes will still look great off the hanger!
Friday, February 25, 2011
At exercise group I heard that one woman lost 7 pounds this week. Another has lost 30 pounds since the beginning of the year.
I was excited for them and genuinely rejoiced with them.
But later I found I was not smiling as much as I had been, about the pound I lost.
So I had to have a sober talk with myself. That is great for them, but it is not relevant to me. I am losing quite slowly, but it is a great thing for my health. My number is no less exciting, even though it is smaller.
I am using proven processes that will bring me to my goal in time. I am becoming a strong and balanced person. It is okay if it takes a long time.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I "felt like" I wasn't getting anywhere, but when I ran my weight tracker, I have lost slowly but steadily since the first of the year. I'm still waiting for my pants to get looser, but I feel stronger and less draggy.
I am going to keep "doing the process" and be patient.
Tonight at strength training we had an upbeat feeling in the room (we are all on a weight loss quest). It gave me a good feeling of teamwork, that we all have our eyes on better health, and together we're determined to keep walking that path.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This Spark article was great material to ponder and apply.
I've been feeling dismayed about how I look, so here's an excerpt that grabbed me:
#4 "Compliment yourself in ways that have nothing to do with your looks. We tend to focus so much on what we see in the mirror and overlook our many other amazing attributes. Are you a good friend? A good listener? A successful professional? A smart driver? How about simply a warm, caring, friendly, or positive person? Make a list of 10 things you like about yourself that have nothing to do with your looks. Then next time you feel down about your appearance—or start to self-criticize—take out this list and remind yourself just how awesome you are."
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