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#121 - A Letter to Myself.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dear Samantha,

I know that the last two weeks have been rough. First, you had a stomach virus, and now, its sinuses/cold. I know you aren't feeling well, and the lack of energy is frustrating. However, turning to crappy food won't help your body; in fact, it only leaves you feeling worse. For example, Monday night's Mexican dinner didn't help you at ALL! You felt sick (both sinuses and stomach) and bloated. Heck, the Taco Bell you ate yesterday just made you feel guilty. You KNEW your body needed nutrients, not crap. Your body can't heal properly with high-sodium, high-calorie, yucky food. (Sure, it may taste good at the time, but is it worth it?)

It's time to turn things around TODAY. RIGHT NOW. You made a great choice this morning for breakfast, and I'm proud of you for drinking two cups of water, but you have to continue it throughout the day. Fruits, vegetables, water, green tea, and healthy proteins will help you recover faster. Those foods are jammed pack with wonderful vitamins that will make you feel better. It will keep you on track even though you aren't 100%. It will get you back down to the 146 pounds you saw last week which is in the right direction. Don't allow the 150 pounds or this illness control what you eat, how you sleep, or what you drink. Got it? Good. Now, let's do this!


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  • BREW99
    Sounds good, I'm sure your body will thank you later for the wake up letter. emoticon
    1368 days ago
  • MSLEO88
    Great Letter!!! Just take it one day at a time. Mistakes happen as long as we learn from them!! emoticon
    1368 days ago
    I love this letter and think that it really says Dear Carrie, I went through the sicknesses in December and have been slowly getting in the groove. I am one day at a time taking over my life. However, I do not like water currently. I need to drink more and have to turn it into a habit of something I like instead of just not doing it. My food decisions have been horrible and I feel if guilty because i am putting alot of time into exercise and not seeing anything for it. Thank you for posting this. It is what I really needed to see and I feel like it's the same thing I needed to think and am now thinking about.
    1368 days ago
  • LBP1961
    great letter. I love it. Good luck.
    1368 days ago
    Great letter/pep talk to yourself! I am the same way. When I feel sick/icky all I want is a Big Mac combo. I was craving that tonight, but instead I had a microwave Indian meal that was healthy and low calorie. Sometimes having healthy micro meals are handy when you're not feeling good; especially when there's a healthier version of your favourite foods!

    Anyway, I hope you feel better soon my dear! emoticon
    1369 days ago
    Dear Samantha,
    You are doing terrific and you will succeed.
    I just know it and I believe in you.
    1369 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Now that is a letter we all need to write to ourselves sometimes.

    Way to go with the turn round

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    1369 days ago
    What a great letter to yourself! Hope you are better soon - and all the best!!
    1369 days ago
    Keep it up girlie! you've got this!
    1369 days ago
    Your letter not only was wonderful but inspiring to me as well! Keep going girl!
    1369 days ago
    This is perfect - way to go! I need to give myself a similar pep talk right now. I keep eating junk because I feel like crap right now, but it's not an excuse. We can push through this. Good choices can be made the rest of the week.

    Let's do this!!

    1369 days ago
    Great, Samantha! :) You can do it. I know that when I am sick(cold or whatever), all I want is icky comfort foods. So maybe give yourself a break? I'm not saying dive face-first into a bag of Cheetos, but maybe just rest up and allow yourself to eat whatever junk food you want, in moderation, until you feel better? It is so hard to have motivation to track and plan everything while battling a head cold. hang in there! and feel better!
    1369 days ago
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    1369 days ago
  • C8TSON
    This is a good idea to write yourself a letter. Great way to put it in perspective. But don't beat yourself up for the mistakes. Heck, who wants to cook when they feel like crap?! But, on the flip side, yes, eating healthier DOES make you heal faster. That's a tough place to be in. Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself! emoticon
    1369 days ago
    Awesome pep talk! I need to do one for myself today, I can relate to everything you wrote (minus the sickness). We can DO THIS! Feel better!!
    1369 days ago
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