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Accentuate the Positive! Eliminate the Negative!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Accentuate the Positive! Eliminate the Negative!!

This will be a constant "battle" if we allow it. I am changing my vocabulary to more positive phrases!

Less than optimal food choices instead of slipping, sliding or binges. I am not on a wagon, therefore I cannot fall off it!

Fluctuations instead of weight gains.

3-5 pound weight range instead of expecting the weight to remain constant.

I was a closet eater for too long! Now I enjoy myself and the next morning I face the consequences of my actions (scale).

This is a lifestyle change - but I refuse to be on a diet for the rest of my life - I am more than willing to continue tracking though!

**MARTY728 says:
If you encounter a "3-5 pound weight range" just lift your arms.
WARNING: Do not lift your arms if you having been sweating recently or it is late in day and you have not shower, bathed or applied deodorant recently.

I believe this is going to be with me for a long time! (looking thinner by lifting my arms!)
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JENIKINZ17 3/12/2011 5:56PM

  I absolutely agree!

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DEBSZOO74 3/10/2011 6:23PM

    I love your attitude! emoticon

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MARTY728 3/10/2011 9:05AM

    We must add a Warning Message to my "If you encounter a "3-5 pound weight range" just lift your arms." comment.

WARNING: Do not lift your arms if you having been sweating recently or it is late in day and you have not shower, bathed or applied deodorant recently.

The credit really goes to your DH, his comment you posted in your other blog inspired me.

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JENIFIREHARP 3/9/2011 9:25PM

    I am going to do you one better:

I am planning on lifting my arms and only inhaling all day in order to look thinner.

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ANTEEKER 3/9/2011 9:16PM

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MNOT2THICK 3/9/2011 1:24PM

    Yes, Yes, Yes. I think I will walk around with my arm up from now on. emoticon emoticon

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2PONDS 3/9/2011 8:23AM

    I LIKE THE NEW WAY TO THINKING you are so creative and inspiring in so many ways!! MY emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/8/2011 10:26PM

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TGRLLY130 3/8/2011 8:47PM

    Your blogs are so inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing!!! Hope you had a wonderful day and may the rest of the week be great for you as well!

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ERIN1957 3/8/2011 4:51PM

    I read an article recently about weight being in a range and people gaining a bit and then losing it right back...it is not a fat gain, it is life gain.

Positive no matter what, think it, live it, be it!

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T2SEE140 3/8/2011 4:18PM

  Always stay positive, it gives a better outlook on life.

For those who mention "cheat days." I don't have them because if I really want a candy bar or something not very healthy than I fit it into my range. It just means I need to take an alternate route. Don't think of cheating think of it as positive manipulation to get what we want in life. :o)

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MARTY19 3/8/2011 2:04PM

    I have turned into a faily positive person but I have to work on the language when it pertains to myself. Thanks for the reminder.

Love you,
Marty

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MSLZZY 3/8/2011 2:03PM

    Sounds like my kind of thinking! HUGS!

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 3/8/2011 1:40PM

    I often fall into the trap of going along with the saying of "Having a cheat day" even though I have also said I don't like that term, that I prefer to say, "I have a planned treat day, or I am cylcling my calories and carbs". Cause I really am not cheating since this (IS) part of my plan. Yet I still fall into that language cause it is the 'common' language used.

Same goes for "I lost weight". I use that term too, though I prefer the term "I removed x amount of weight". Cause after all I didn't lose something, cause I'm not going back to find it (not this time, or ever again).

These words we use often seem innocuous, but they do 'play' with our subconcious in ways that aren't the best for us.

Amber

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NEW-CAZ 3/8/2011 1:29PM

    love positivity it breeds a better outlook on life. Great advice emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 3/8/2011 1:14PM

    I agree! turn it around to the positive! emoticon

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RIMAJO 3/8/2011 1:01PM

    emoticon That's the ticket!

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COOLMAMA11 3/8/2011 12:49PM

    emoticon advice..positive all the way!

Elaine

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LIZABETT 3/8/2011 11:38AM

    Short and Sweet and To The Point! Good Advice From a Good Girl! emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 3/8/2011 11:20AM

    I like your style. Such subtle changes can make a world of difference. Positivity is so important in our daily speak.

Always count your blessings,
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MEADSBAY 3/8/2011 11:07AM

    I'll triple that!
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MARTY728 3/8/2011 11:05AM

    If you encounter a "3-5 pound weight range" just lift your arms. I am sorry I just had to write that or else I would have burst! I hope you know I am kidding!

I love your positive attitude (no attempt at humor). You motivate me. emoticon emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 3/8/2011 11:03AM

    Oooooh, good stuff. Thank you! I really do need to check my head-chatter more often.

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TAILSCHRIS 3/8/2011 11:01AM

    Ohhhh. . .I like this way of thinking!! I like being positive!!

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DESTINYE 3/8/2011 10:58AM

    Great advice!

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KATH02 3/8/2011 10:54AM

    Raylin, you never cease to motivate me!! I agree I love to write down every positive thing I did for the day. It makes me feel so good about my day. They say whatever you give your focus to grows, so let's grow some positive thoughts here.

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VALERIEMAHA 3/8/2011 10:52AM

    Well, we'll just DOUBLE the wisdom prize here!!!
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VALERIEMAHA 3/8/2011 10:52AM

    Such wisdom -- words have power!!!
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