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Negativity

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In my "previous life" I was always negative. I can't or I will never be able to was a part of my daily mantra. It was a wonderful place to hide; after all, how could it be my fault if I had no control over it?

Fact is, I had control. Rather than actually try, I did what is known as "projecting"; planning the results negatively. I was really good at projecting.

Sad thing is, I continued to be overweight, out of shape and heading towards disaster. I lived in a co-dependent choke hold, focusing on others issues and not on my own (because I believed I couldn't fix my own issues).

How wrong I was! When I finally let go the rush was exhilarating! I could do this! I WAS doing this! ALL FOR ME! Sure, at first it was frustrating. I had to make major changes in my life. I had to pay attention to what I was eating. Physical exercise had to be more than just the walk from the car to my office.

So now I am hearing those excuses from others: "I will never be able to eat healthy, so I'm going to DIET my way", "obesity runs in my family, so there's no point in trying", etc. emoticonAlthough I do my best to point them in the right direction, I know it is a path they must decide to take on their own. It took me 48 years to accept something that I never believed I could do...and if I can do this, what else is out there for me?! emoticon
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ALIMESSA 4/28/2010 11:18PM

    You are doing great! Congrats on your weight loss! And Congrats on overcoming your negativity...most people never even really realize that they are negative...and you are right...it is a rush to actually be able to say "I CAN...!" You want to yell it at the top of your lungs...and should!

I noticed your status...at a plateau...just want to remind you that the scale is not the best way to measure your success on this healthy lifestyle journey...a better measurement is how you are feeling (feeling and being more positive is a great sign of success!), how your clothes are fitting, what you do when confronted with not so good food choice....have some of your habits changed to be healthier? Those are all much better measurements of your success if you ask me, because really, the main thing we are trying to change here is our lifestyle, right? Losing the weight is just a byproduct of the bigger change we are making! Take care and stay strong!

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JILLIBEANIE 4/28/2010 3:12PM

    Everyone takes different steps, good for realizing! The possibilities are endless for what happens next for you!

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