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Time for me to stop complaining

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I've been sitting here and am realizing how negative my blogs have been lately. I feel like crap, my life is too busy, blah blah blah. Noone cares. It doesn't really help me or anyone else for me to complain about my life. It just makes me sound whiny and negative, and that is not who I want to be. I read Frenchifal's blog today entitled "I quit" as well as Sadwhitewolf's blog about how we're all broken. It helped me to realize I've been wallowing in the crap in my life, when I really should be getting up and looking for the positive things. So here are some positive things.

Even though I haven't been perfect, I've been staying within my calorie range most days.

Exercise has taken a back seat in my hectic schedule, but I haven't totally given up.

My cold is improving. My head has been a lot clearer today than in the past couple days.

I'm still maintaining my weight loss.

I have been talking to lots of people about the fact that I need a place to live and I have some good people looking out for me, so I'm sure I will find something soon.

I have a date tonight.

If I start complaining again, tell me to stop it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLRWILLIAMS25 1/28/2013 10:53AM

    Sometimes, it seems downright impossible to stay positive and it really helps to get your thought out. It is great to have everything in writing so you can go back and read through what stressed you out and how you felt about it. You really do have a lot to be proud of, it is just hard to look past negatives and see the positives sometimes.

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 1/25/2013 10:55PM

    Sometimes its easy to fall into the ruts of life. I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better! You're already making the first step by snapping out of the negative! Good job emoticon

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COXBETH 1/24/2013 1:42PM

    When I get stuck in a negative rut, there's always a point where the switch actually FLIPS and then I'm able to get back on track. It's not easy...but all of a sudden it's possible. Sounding positive is not the result of feeling positive all the time - for me, it's usually actually the reverse. Sometimes you just fake it till you make it.

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SDLEE514 1/24/2013 8:57AM

    I've been feeling frustrated too and was going to blog about it, I still might, but you've inspired me to at least double check myself and try to be more positive. So Thank YOU!!

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SADWHITEWOLF 1/24/2013 8:22AM

    I do not feel you have been that negative. You have been complaining and getting things off your chest (as we all need to do from time to time, and sometimes longer stretced that others) but you have no been wallowing and defeatest. Still it is good that now you have had some written purges to start focusing on the positives!

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FEB_SHOWERS16 1/24/2013 8:12AM

    I'm sorry you've been feeling negative lately, and it's a good goal to want to start concentrating on the positive! But don't feel bad about it. You're allowed to complain!! They're your own blogs!

But you're right... you have a lot to look on the positive side! You're actually doing quite great!! Staying within calorie range and maintaining your weight!!! That says a lot! Hang in there and keep up the good work! I'm glad you're feeling better! emoticon emoticon

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CAMAEL100 1/24/2013 5:44AM

    It is good to concentrate on what you are doing well and what is going right in your life. I find that when I concentrate on what is going wrong in my life, more goes wrong.

Baby steps, you will get there. Give yourself credit for what you are doing right!

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/23/2013 11:10AM

    I have been wallowing in self pity too. It helps me though when I get it out.

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ASTRA58 1/23/2013 10:50AM

    I agree. I've been having a really crappy couple of weeks, too, and I guess I've been wallowing a bit, too. It really does help when people post about their own wallowing and what they are going to do about it. Hang in there.

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TIG123GER 1/23/2013 10:29AM

    You know, we all need to wallow sometimes - it is the coming out of it that tells more about us. Life sucks sometimes and honestly, you have to get it out or it will drive you crazy and that's what our blogs are - a way to express how we feel....good or bad. You do have a lot to be thankful for and your crabbiness led you to realize just how much so it wasn't all bad. To be honest, I've had a really crappy few weeks and knowing that others are having a rough time does make me feel better - reading lots of upbeat, happy things doesn't always make me feel better but knowing that others understand how I feel because they suffer too helps. I'm really glad you found your happy place and wish you lots of luck on the positivity but just know that we're here for you regardless of a good day or a bad day!

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