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Day #10 of 100, Accept Compliments

Monday, January 03, 2011

Today’s goal is to learn to accept a complement gracefully. It is even okay to fish for a complement if I need one. It is also important to thank people for the complements. I know that I have a bad habit of saying things like “Thanks, but no I haven’t lost any more weight,” or “Thanks, BUT, I have a very long way to go.” It is almost always “Thanks, BUT…..” when someone pays me a complement about how I look. I have never felt beautiful or even pretty. When I look in the mirror I usually just see someone who is clean and well kept and while not ugly but certainly never someone who will be beautiful. I remember my Ex telling me “I wouldn’t have married you if you hadn’t been good looking.” He also told me that “You will never be classically beautiful but you make up for it in cuteness.” I didn’t appreciate either of these comments at the time but looking back and knowing the huge ego that he had I can see that he believed in the truth of these statements. Thinking back now to these statements and the fact that I am dating a new man who likes me for who I am and how I look maybe there was some truth in these statements.


Day #9 of 100. What I want Quiz

Sunday, January 02, 2011

The following quiz was taken from 100 Days of weight loss by Linda Spangle. It gives some ideas about what you can tell others what you want to hear from them about your weight loss and struggles.

1. If you see me eating something that’s not on my diet plan…
2. When I am making progress, such as loosing weight…
3. When I am struggling or gaining weight…
4. When I’m making progress your can’t see (such as improving my self-esteem)…
5. When I’ve maintain may weight (even though I may still want to lose more)…

Possible answers:
- Ask me, “Should you be eating that?”
- Ignore it entirely
- Ask me if I’m having a bad day
- Give me a Hug
- Compliment me on how I look
- Praise me in front of others
- Never comment on my progress in front of others
- Give me non-food gifts or rewards
- Tell me you notice and really care about my struggles
- Ask Me how you can help
- Ask me how my efforts are going
- Ask me if I am struggling or feeling discouraged


Day #8 of 100

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Today's recommendation is to tell people what you want to hear in regards to meeting your weight loss goals. For example, do you want people around you to say nothing at all. Do you want people to comment on your weight loss or your diet? For me, I like to hear that I look good, but I don't want comments on what I am eating. I don't mind if people ask me what I am doing. Then I can point them to this website. I have even offered to work out with various co-workers who wanted to know what I am doing to succeed..


"I can do it!" Day #7

Friday, December 31, 2010

I made it through the first week. Today’s goal is to become my own best cheerleader and to inspire myself. To be my own cheerleader I have to develop and regularly repeat positive affirmations.

“I can do it!”
“I can reach my goals!”
“I am completely determined to reach my Goals!”
“I can do anything that I set my mind too!”
“I am capable of accomplishing anything!”
“Others have lost weight and kept it off and so can I!”
“I am using Spark People a proven weight loss plan!”

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Protect Yourself Day #6

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Today’s goal is to develop habits to avoid situations that will cause over-eating. One way to put off eating in a group setting is to say “Not just yet, I’m going to wait a little while.” Most people will say Okay when you tell them this. Some people will try to sidetrack you from your healthy eating plan but stick to your commitments and you will reach your goals.

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SUNSHINE6859 12/30/2010 7:15PM

    Just Say No. Sounds like a plan.


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