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OOOOOOOOOOOH!!! Its Positive!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

LOl -- ok sorry -- not pregnant or anything like that, but it IS positive...what am I talking about? my attitude!

Lets face it most of us who have been on the "diet go round" for any length of time has those self doubts... you know the ones -- "I can't do it" "I have tried before and nothing works so why bother"

I am a firm believer in self fulfilling prophesies...you know -- what you believe when happen, and say will happen, will happen because you have told yourself that is what you should do....our subconscious mind is a tricky place -- if you think you can't do it, your right....the point here is ..you have to think positive, you have to have the right attitude...but if you have been in the cycle of being a negative thinker (which btw, has been me) for any length of time, its hard to let go of that self recrimination.

Soooo -- I am doing this, and you -- yup you over there who happened to stumble across my blog --- you can do this with me!

I am doing a 40 day affirmation...I have 10 affirmations that I am going to say to myself...OUTLOUD -- every day (works great to look in the mirror and face yourself) and I am going to do this 3-4 x a day x 40 days -- it takes 40 days of consistantly hearing that for your brain to change your thought process.

If you want my list I am more than happy to give it to you via private message...but you can make your own, or you can get mine take the ones you like and change it to something you need.

The point is -- be positive -- instead of the "I can't do this, I have tried in the past and always failed" try this instead "It doesn't matter what happened in the past, I am reaching my goals now and I am worth it!"

The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7 For as he (a person) thinks in his heart, so is he

try it for 40 days with me lets make some positive life changes in our attitudes today :)

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REALTYLADYLISA 6/13/2014 12:43AM

    You go girl! Stay positive and positive things can't but help happen!

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RUDITUDI2000 4/25/2014 12:23AM

    Great idea! Excited to hear how you progress. You CAN reach your goals as long as you never give up! emoticon

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/15/2014 9:17PM

Although I'm not sure that that particular verse actually applies to this, I do agree that we need to have positive thoughts and also let go of the multiple ways we verbally abuse ourselves.

Good luck with the affirmations ~ I believe they can work.

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NBARNES 4/6/2014 3:16PM

    YES - it's wonderful to see positive posts here. Seriously, life is just too darn short to focus on the negative. I love the task and think I'll just embrace the whole idea. Good for you emoticon

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STUDLEEJOE 4/6/2014 2:10PM

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RYDERB 4/6/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon Great plan.

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My -- "Why ME???" light bulb moment

Monday, March 31, 2014

I have struggled with weight my whole life, and I have often asked that lovely question -- why me? Why do I have to struggle with my weight when others can eat whatever they want and still not gain, and I eat good (mostly) and still struggle to take off anything...why God -- why me?

How many of you have done that? be honest -- at least with yourself, its not a test -- there is no pass or fail.

Well, I am going to say --- THANK YOU GOD! Thank you for allowing this to be my challenge, thank you for making me who you have so that I would be little miss research and the one that could find information. Thank you for leading me to do a whole30 and thank you for allowing me to talk to my friend about it.....why is that? Well today my friend was told that she would die if she did not eat lean proteins, fruits and veg with no sugar, no carbs (aside from the fruit) -- having just finished my first whole 30 in Feb and struggling to get back going again (because I am a little stubborn) I mentioned that the way the doctor told her to eat is EXACTLY how I eat on whole 30 and how much better it makes me feel when I do...I have been put in a position where I can help her save her life...just by sharing my experience with her...are you following me here? I have been blessed with the struggles of obesity -- with the struggles with food -- but I am BLESSED because I am now in the position where I am able to help my friend SAVE HER LIFE!

So that pretty much sums it up in a nutshell doesnt it? the why me...because I was going to be able to be put in a position that I could help someone else. And you know what -- that feels pretty spectacular! PTL!

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HEALTHY513 4/5/2014 10:21AM

  Great attitude! emoticon

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NBARNES 4/1/2014 9:26PM

    Way to turn around a bad situation! You go girl.

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CAMPINGFAN 3/31/2014 7:57PM

    What a great perspective to have and what a lucky person your friend is that you'll be able to and are willing to help her with this journey!!

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I have something to say!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I know this may come as a shock to anyone who knows me..but.....

I am NOT perfect!

There I said it, I struggle with things that no one knows about -- I work my butt off to get where I am at ..and I stumble and fall. I have inner demons from my childhood that cannot be erased -- and it has shaped me into the person I am today.

I might be smiley on the outside and angry and crying on the inside, and no one will know --

BUT -- I do not have to let my past hurts or my present ones run my life, they don't dictate who I am -- I do...I get so tired of people saying, well if my parents had done xyz thing -- guess what, that doesnt fly with me...my parents (and most out there) did the best that they could to protect me, to love me, to teach me and guide me...and yup -- I made mistakes (who doesn't?) but when did my choices, my mistakes become my parents failures? they didnt! -- neat concept huh? they were my choices!!

I shared this quote with a friend last night - Too often we keep repeating the same mistakes, blaming the past. Take responsibility. Don’t keep going down that same path. Break those cycles of repetitive behavior and go to a new level of your destiny.
J. Osteen

And she said -- thats pretty but God let me down because I depended on him to stop me from getting hurt by not letting horrible people in my life -- now ...let me stop here for a second and say -- I love this woman, she is a good woman -- but lets back up a second...God gave us free will , and when you have not 1 but at LEAST 2 people tell you that someone is not who they say they are -- and you STILL go out with him, and develop a relationship -- not out of love so much but out of desperation, if you ignore EVERY warning sign that God throws in your way as a stumbling block and STILL do it ...who is that on -- you? or God? --

Ok so same goes with our parents -- same goes with us...

Let me go back to the statement -- I am not perfect -- I have been known to say the usual -- I have no willpower, I can't do this -- but ya know what ..it was a lie I told myself to enable myself to be lazy. I do have the willpower -- I do have the ability -- I just didn't want to put the work in - I didn't want to put in the effort that is required by me to lose weight, to be healthy ---

What lies do you tell yourself to enable yourself to do something and what do you get out of it?

Interesting thoughts.

I can do this, I don't always like the effort required but I am worth it and will keep pushing forward -- some weeks are not as good as others (thanks for the reminder Pookie!) -- but I will move on and even if I don't get the scale to where I want it to go -- I will be healthier for the effort.

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RYDERB 3/31/2014 4:10PM

    Sharyl this is such a great blog! I've been struggling with the fact that I didn't fall off the wagon in March, I jumped! And the choices I made were the equivalent of lying in the road while the healthy lifestyle wagon drove over me again and again. emoticon
Thanks for reminding me that the only person that can stop me from reaching my goals is me. Time to dust myself off and make better choices.
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NBARNES 3/23/2014 10:40PM

    Good for you! You're right, all we can do is the best we can do - and I KNOW you CAN do this because you're worth all the effort it will take. NO one said this would be easy. But then life isn't easy so we just need to make the most of every minute. Take care friend and I hope this is a most terrific week for you!

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RD03875 3/23/2014 4:47AM

    Great blog, wonderful words!

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Thats What Faith Can Do.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Faith is a funny little thing, not substantial -- not something you can go out and buy -- you either have faith or you don't. But here is the thing, faith is such an integral part of getting to your goals...now that being said -- I am a Christian, I don't hide that fact, I am proud of it...but I am not talking about a religious faith here...that is not for me to say or decide for anyone but myself... What I am talking about is a faith -- that belief in yourself that you CAN do your workouts, follow your goals, work on achieving your dreams ...and KNOWING that you...yes YOU..can do anything that you put your mind to .

The definition of faith - complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

So -- self actualization time! If you don't have that complete trust in yourself -- repeat after me -- I can do anything that I put my mind to, I am a strong person, stronger than even I realize.

Yup--- its true! Also -- grab a buddy -- heck grab a handful of buddies -- someone to pick you up when your flagging, or to call in a moment of weakness BEFORE you do what you KNOW you DONT want to do -- have them talk you off that ledge -- bolster you up, because even when you don't have faith in yourself -- someone else does.

And if you believe in God -- or whatever deity or higher power you ascribe to, if any -- draw strength from that as well..for me, God has promised that I can do all things through God who has strengthened me...yay!

I have a song in my heart today -- Kutless - Thats What Faith Can Do - (Lyrics)
Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes
And make a new beginning

Anyone can feel the ache
You think it's more than you can take
But you're stronger
Stronger than you know

Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason
For someone not to try

Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright

Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do
That's what faith can do

Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

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BETRHO48 3/11/2014 4:34PM

I really like that song! emoticon

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RUDITUDI2000 3/10/2014 12:24AM

    Love that song! emoticon

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RYDERB 3/9/2014 9:03AM

    What a great song! Thanks for sharing! While reading your post, about having faith in yourself, I was reminded of a fitspiration message that read… if you tell yourself you can't or you tell yourself you can, you're right.

"I can do anything that I put my mind to, I am a strong person, stronger than even I realize."
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I too am a Christian and find that when I lean on God, He is always there for me. Thanks for posting the song!

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

I am solidly back in whole30 mode -- feel better again, energy level back -- yup just wanna stay on whole30 LoL seriously its hard when you havent felt well for years then to feel good and lose weight -- I feel like I am solidly back in control of my life and my eating habits.

yay for solid!

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RYDERB 3/7/2014 8:29AM

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RUDITUDI2000 3/6/2014 11:07PM

    Oh me too! Day 4 completed here! Good to be solidly back in control, you rock emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and inspire me!

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