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Cancelling the Pity Party!!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I found out on thursday that some of my meds are causing weight gain as a side effect. There's nothing I can do except continue to take them to improve my mental health and then we will gradually get me off them when not needed anymore. While I take comfort in knowing that there is a reason for the weight gain and I am not doing anything wrong, it still is disappointing as I felt like it was a hopeless situation. Hope was I to continue my journey now? What's the point? Why bother? Why is this happening to me? All these thoughts were running through my head all day yesterday...hence I ended up doing alot of NOTHING.

My good friend and coach Amy, said something to me that really woke me up. She said "Stop it!" The negative thoughts and feelings would get me nowhere. She said to focus on making healthy choices in my everyday life...my diet, workouts, positive thinking. All these play an important role in not just losing weight but making a healthier lifestyle for myself. There is no time limit on this journey. By focusing myself on good daily routines I can perhaps slow down or even stop the weight gain until I can eventually get off the pills. In the meantime, I need to do everything I can to work on getting myself out of this rut. Continuing my daily morning bible studies, seeing my therapist, taking the pills, and positive thinking. I am grateful for a friend that does sugar coat things. She tells it like it is and I needed to hear it!

The pity party I had planned for myself was def not going to help me in my weight gain. It would have probably contributed to it. So I am officially cancelling the pity party! I am not just a number on the scale! I am not just a pant size. I am not just a bmi number. I am worth the hard work and determination. i am worth the extra effort. So if you are reading this blog and find yourself in a similar situation or just stuck in a rut...please tell yourself this: "I am worth the effort!"
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    emoticon I have to learn to cancel my pity parties too!
    1840 days ago
    You are way to hard on yourself. You should look in the mirror and see what we all see...
    a good and caring person. So take a deep breath and repeat after me I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend, because that is who I am. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
    emoticon Jeanne emoticon
    1843 days ago
    WOW this happens a lot lately. My meds to get rid of sinus infection had steroids in them. Without realizing it I was eating constantly. Which put on about 7 pounds. Upon realizing my errors, I started toting water around with me and drank that instead of mindlessly stuffing my mouth.

    Hope this tip helps. I agree with your trainer, be positive, find a way to minimize the damage, dont' gain if you can maintain! smile it is only a temporary set back and you can start that downward slide again soon!!

    emoticon m emoticon emoticon
    1846 days ago
  • SINGER73
    Yes we are all worth the effort.
    1847 days ago
    So let's have a positive party instead! Instead of dwelling on the negative, let's list the good stuff. I don't know you well, but from what you have posted before I know:
    Charity is a wonderful wife.
    Charity is an excellent and loving mother.
    Charity is a good and caring friend.
    Feel free to keep going! emoticon

    1847 days ago
    emoticon Charity. If it was tough love you needed and Amy gave it to you; I'm glad that is what you needed and it worked because girl you've been told many ways that you're worth it and we mean it. YOU have to believe it and own it. And of COURSE you are more than a # on the scale - look around you girl. Do you think Brian and the girls care about how much you WEIGH? H e double hockey stocks NO. They love YOU for you and your beauty inside and out but they want you healthy and happy and here to live and laugh and love life with them for a long time to come. Shake it off, put on your big girl panties and move forward with those baby steps one step and day at a time. And if you stumble, you know you are SURROUNDED by friends who love and care for you and want only the very best for you sweetie. Today, tomorrow and always.
    1847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2013 4:19:17 PM
    You are awesome and definitely worth it!
    1847 days ago
    This is a good blog to read over and over and commit it to memory! Stay Positive!
    1847 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Good job in canceling the pity party. Once you have all the other life style changes put into place you will start to lose, maybe, as you said, before you off the medication. You can do it. Stay positive! :)
    1847 days ago
    we can do it charity
    1847 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Good for you! emoticon A pity party (is fine for a few minutes) would just lead to a worsening of everything, even your need for meds!!

    Good plan on healthy eating and getting healthier. Forget the scale for awhile and concentrate instead on tracking your food and exercise. That way you know you are doing well!!

    1847 days ago
  • RONI122
    Good for you for not allowing the Pity Party to continue. Even when things seem hopeless if we can let positive thoughts take over we can tackle any hurdle. emoticon
    1847 days ago
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