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Mind over matter

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's amazing how mental the weight loss game has been. I've recently been struggling with the ability to congratulate myself for my successes. I go back and forth between feeling proud of my everyday efforts and feeling unchanged.

Today, I feel proud. I worked out extremely hard on my lunch break and I think I must be experiencing the post-cardio endorphin high. It feels good and I feel like I've accomplished something big.

My body is changing. I know I'm losing inches, and even though it can be hard to tell when they are gradually coming off, I can feel the difference. I have little to no back pain anymore. My clothes are getting looser. I am starting to feel more confident when I look into the mirror. I am seeing the change in myself and I'm on my way to becoming the person I want to be.

Today, I will embrace this feeling of accomplishment. I will be proud of myself for doing the very thing I could never get myself to do before. And I will overcoming my mind and allow myself the celebrate.
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    Congrats on being proud of yourself and seeing the accomplishments you have done. I struggle with that too. I also look on the negative side like why aren't I lose pounds why aren't I seeing any results. But I've got to remember to be positive for myself so that I keep going. Its that negative spiral that sends me over the edge and in to stop mode. I just recently got back on the kick of doing things right starting on Monday. I have an I AM attitude.

    Congrats on all the small and big accomplishments!!!
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    2309 days ago
    good for you!! i've found that losing weight is a mental game especially on days when i just don't want to take another step on my treadmill but when i'm done...i feel awesome! i also keep a log of my measurements and pics to see the difference and how far i've come when i need that confirmation. great attitude and blog! YOU are making it happen! keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    2322 days ago
    i've had that feeling, it's great! today, not so much, i haven't worked out today and i ate half of my son's hotdog. it's early, you have motivated me to get moving. THANK YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2324 days ago
    this is my goal, see things in the positive emoticon
    2324 days ago
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