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Day 2: Give Credit When Credit is Due

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Monday, June 07, 2010

My filtering system: Seeks validation and feels people rarely understand you
Today I acknowledge myself for: Not smoking
My 25 Acknowledgments of the year
1. Found a job in career field
2.went on 5 interviews for teaching positions
3. Applied at MANY places
4. I am spending time with my grandfather
5. I have given birth to a beautiful baby boy WITHOUT DRUGS
6. I quit smoking cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant
7. I lost all my baby weight
8. I have become more assertive
9. I started paper work
10. I came up with a system to stay semi-organized
11. I spend time doing homework with my son every day
12. I have looked at about 150 houses trying to find the right one
13. I finally dyed my hair
14. I got back into a exercise routine
15. I overcame my fear of needles
16. I read several books
17. I have somehow managed to live off $300 a week
18.I learned how to better interview
19. I learned more about classroom techniques and autism
20. I have been out with the girls
21. I picked and dropped my brother off several times
22. I started drinking 8 glasses of water
23. I started flossing regularly
24. I went to the gym for 2 months straight
25. I fit in size 2 pants

In what area do you have a hard time giving yourself credit?
Being strong in general. I know that I am strong because of all the things I have accomplished but I still feel like I should be doing more.

What could happened if you began to give yourself more credit?
I would realize how hard I do work and how much I really have accomplished

Schedule for 7/08/10
6am-workout Billy's bootcamp
B- Whole wheat waffles with syrup
L-Turkey and swiss pita
4-5- Advanced pilates
D- Steak and potatoes
5-6-study for interview
7-8-Ty homework and bed
8:30-9:30-read go to bed

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WDWGIRLS 3/13/2011 1:43PM

    Great List and great accomplishments! Thanks for sharing!

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SANDY92308 6/30/2010 11:56AM

    Wow great idea!! I am going to make a list of all my accomplishments.You're doing great keep it up.

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SOPHIETR 6/19/2010 8:57AM

    Thank you! for sharing with us. Continued good luck!

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LNZMANSFIELD 6/16/2010 11:22PM

    You are doing great! Congrats!

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JIBBIE49 6/16/2010 9:58AM

    Glad to see your BLOG in the SPOTLIGHT.

I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)


1. I値l look better.
2. I値l be more attractive.
3. I値l be able to wear a smaller size.
4. I値l be able to wear nicer clothes.
5. I値l like what I see in the mirror.
6. I won稚 feel so self-conscious.
7. I値l be healthier.
8. I値l be able to exercise without discomfort.
9. I値l live longer.
10. I値l feel better.
11. I値l have more energy.
12. I値l be fitter.
13. I may actually have romance in my life!
14. I値l like myself more.
15. I値l feel like I致e achieved something important.
17. I値l have more self-esteem.
18. I値l be less self-critical.
19. I値l be more outgoing.
20. I値l do more things!
21. I won稚 have to listen to anyone commenting on what I知 eating.
22. I won稚 have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
23. It might help my career.
24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
25. I might get a new love life.
26. My back won稚 hurt any more.
27. People won稚 make snide comments behind my back.

Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.

Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!

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SLURAAS 6/15/2010 11:58PM

    Well done! Especially on giving up smoking. Your past accomplishments will help propel you forward. emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 6/15/2010 11:44AM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments - you really know where you are headed.

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MENDY72 6/14/2010 10:30PM

    I'll have to try this idea for myself as well. I am always so critical of all I do. I should also take the time to acknowledge those things that I actually can do and do well.

thank you! emoticon

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FATHINSN 6/14/2010 7:11PM

    Wow, good idea to make list of personal accomplishments emoticon

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DZFAIRY 6/14/2010 3:46PM

    Good for you! Keep it up - so positive

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SONO4U 6/14/2010 1:50PM


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SUZANNENICOLE 6/14/2010 8:47AM

    Thanks for reminding us that we should be proud of ourselves. emoticon on your journey.

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GOING-STRONG 6/14/2010 1:19AM

    I'm in awe of all your accomplishments.... spark on sista!

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SHEEMAH_MAC 6/13/2010 11:39PM

  Thank you for posting your accomplishments and congratulations. I am determined to achieve the goals that I set.

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LADYLOCKS54 6/13/2010 11:26PM


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    I vote with Spiritcatcher's comment!!

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SPIRITCATCHER 6/13/2010 5:45PM

    You said "but I still feel like I should be doing more". Well, I have a friend that says "Don't SHOULD on yourself". Don't fill yourself with expectations ... celebrate who you are in the now!


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DARKKAT 6/13/2010 5:00PM

    Great list - congratulations on all you've accomplished.

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RGDSGAL 6/13/2010 3:36PM

    Sounds good to me!

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BESEENU52 6/13/2010 12:52PM

    congratulations on all you do! sounds like a very busy and much productive lifestyle!! emoticon

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MARGIEKS 6/13/2010 11:50AM

    Thank you for your blog comments. Motivational for me. I frequently focus on what I haven't done instead of my accomplishments. This often leads to emotional eating.

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DREENAMT 6/13/2010 9:47AM

    You are wise to take time to acknowledge yourself -- that will surely help you toward your goals. And you had some challenging stuff on there!! Hooray for you!

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SHOSHANADP 6/13/2010 8:33AM

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Good luck in the future.

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CBLANK20091 6/13/2010 7:46AM

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!!

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SHARONBEFIT 6/13/2010 6:41AM


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CINABEE 6/13/2010 1:25AM

    Wow emoticon

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LIZZIE13 6/12/2010 11:55PM


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ANNABELLA007 6/12/2010 8:21PM

    emoticon emoticon

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SAL1512 6/12/2010 7:46PM

    Just think what the world would be like if we gave credit to ourselves for what we did!!! You have made this world a better place for you and your son.

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MARRAM53 6/12/2010 12:27PM

    This is a great list. I know I often forget that I have put hard work into this and I have not given myself enough credit or acknowledgment of what I have done. I can see it in other people, but rarely in myself.... Off to create my list ~ regel

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KARRYB1 6/12/2010 11:24AM

    We need to not be so hard on ourselves.
Your Blog is a great reminder of that positive thinking. emoticon

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NANASNOW 6/12/2010 10:27AM

    I think we all could use your idea! We are always giving others validation and hope they will notice us. If we notice ourselves first most likely other will notice too!

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DEBRA-B 6/12/2010 9:20AM

    WOW emoticon

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EATOMANY 6/12/2010 8:44AM

    What a wonderful idea :) I think I will make a list of my own today!

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NORDAKOTA 6/12/2010 7:09AM

    Great job!!!

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GETFITTER7 6/12/2010 5:21AM

    You sure do got it going...keep up the great work! emoticon

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CAROLYNINJOY1 6/12/2010 3:29AM

    emoticon emoticon

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ALLIESMOM71 6/12/2010 3:08AM

    I like it!

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HYE101 6/12/2010 12:00AM

    You give us a good reminder to give ourselves credit !

Have a great weekend ! And much success on your journey to a healthy lifestyle .


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MJDEVEREUX 6/11/2010 11:45PM

    Congratulations! You're awesome.

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SPARKANN 6/11/2010 10:27PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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HJLOCKHART 6/11/2010 8:50PM


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  Wow! You are truly amazing!

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AMH2010 6/11/2010 8:10PM

    It seems like a great start to the year!!! Best wishes to you!! emoticon

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