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Secret Power of Awesome


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Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentineís Day! Hope youíre putting a smile on someoneís face, starting with your own. Thought Iíd take you on another morning walk, because I had something that seemed appropriate to share today. I want to share the Secret Power of Awesome. Itís been the most instrumental tool in my SparkJourney. Really. This one thing has been huge, in changing the way I think about myself and others. Iíll go ahead and spill it, in case you donít have time to watch the vlog right now (I know it's a little long).

A year and a half ago, I made myself one rule: Iím not allowed to say anything bad about myself. No matter what, no negative self-talk can pass these lips. At all. Ever. Wow, that was a really hard rule to follow at first!! I had slipped into a terrible habit of self-bashing and it wasnít pretty. Plus, it was counter-productive. It never helped me achieve any of my goals and Iím pretty sure it made people around me uncomfortable. Not good. So, I made the rule and I worked and worked at keeping it. Eventually, it led to other things, like a whole new way of thinking. It gave me confidence and helped me re-discover my naturally sunny disposition.

It seems like such a simple thing, but I canít stress enough, the positive impact itís had on my life. It absolutely makes the weight loss journey better. When the scale moves up instead of down, when I get frustrated, I donít take it on myself anymore. And that keeps me moving forward, instead of giving up. There really is power in a little self-love, without being narcissistic. That one, simple rule gave me the Secret Power of Awesome.

If this is a problem area for you, why not try this? You can be stealthy, like I was, and not tell anybody. Just see if they notice. Or, maybe you can get some friends/family to help hold you accountable. You have nothing to lose and itís not going to hurt to try. Just give yourself time; it might take a lot of practice. If you do try and it works for you, let me know, okay? Iíd love to cheer you on, because guess what? Youíre pretty awesome. :)


Happy Valentine's Day, from Chubbs and Pudding
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HYATTI1 2/16/2013 4:34PM

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NANHBH 2/16/2013 1:51PM

    You ARE awesome, Shelli. Thanks for sharing this blog.

Even God's word supports what you are telling us to do --

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableóif anything is excellent or praiseworthyóthink about such things." ~ Philippians 4:8

"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." -- Matthew 12:34

If we think true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable thoughts about ourselves, our heart will be full of these beautiful thoughts - and our mouth will speak those beautiful thoughts about ourselves and about others! The tongue is a powerful muscle. I choose to use mine to give life - to myself and others.

Love you, Shelli!
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TEDDYBEARGIRL 2/16/2013 1:44PM

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Great blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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YOADDICTION101 2/16/2013 1:01PM

    Secret of Awesome is emoticon Diffidently need to be doing this. emoticon

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FEISTYOWL 2/16/2013 12:49PM

    Such a simple thing, but something I forget! Thanks for the reminder of how important positive thinking towards yourself can be! Self-love is a good thing!!

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CIROHIO 2/16/2013 11:48AM

    Way to go. I have this thing I call PMA. POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE. I am very good at showing support to others, but need to work on it for myself. Your blog just might have gave me the push I needed. THX Cathe emoticon

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VTRICIA 2/16/2013 10:06AM

    That is awesome! So many great posts coming out of Valentine's day.

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STEFF871 2/16/2013 9:41AM

    Wow, what a emoticon blog. I am going to try this. I am not always "nice" to me. emoticon

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MARTAY123 2/16/2013 9:36AM

  I loved your blog. You are awesome!

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I'm a self-basher (big time)... am going to give this a try. thank you!


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TINA2BFIT 2/16/2013 9:11AM

    just was busted this week about my negative comments about myself from a good friend and mentor. I usually am a very positive person, but my body image is one of my issues. I make jokes about it, but the truth in the jokes is there. Thanks for the reminder to only think positively about others, but also myself.! emoticon

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MICHELEC13 2/16/2013 8:44AM

  Love your video and your message! Your awesome!!!! :)

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  I love your blog! Thanks for the idea, I'm going to give it a try! emoticon

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SJKENT1 2/16/2013 7:28AM

    You put the cap on the head of a huge issue - the secret power of awesome. I think we all know this deep in our heart, but how easy is it to push the positive aside and clasp onto the negative. I'm going to start today on the journey. thank you!!!

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IDLETYME 2/16/2013 7:23AM

    Hope you, Chubbs and Pudding had a wonderful Valentines Day and have a super week!!! emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 2/16/2013 5:49AM

    Okay, I can't read through 191 comments, but I hope someone commented on the awesomeness of your ninja turtle hat, I LOVE IT!! :D

I love the power of awesomeness, you are awesome and I love it! I also love the pic of the pigs! emoticon

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CAMAEL100 2/16/2013 5:42AM

    I must try this. I might try a streak to see how long I can last with out thinking something bad about myself or putting myself down. It is so easy to get in the habit of negative talk.

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CYDNEYLEECH 2/16/2013 4:32AM

    You hit the nail on the head. I do this to myself all the time. I hate when my mom does this and have hated it all my life. She did it constantly. Now I do it. I guess, I have always been self-deprecating, and it bothered people; but now I am guilty of hateful self-talk. I must do something about it. Thanks for the idea.

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LISAREADS 2/16/2013 2:28AM

    OH MY GOD, I am so glad I found this......
You ARE AWESOME! This will definitely help with the
"self bashing" as you called it. THANKS!
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BOPPY_ 2/16/2013 2:27AM

    - Good rule.
- Good video.
- Good blog.
- Good integration of all of the above for effective self-therapy that helps others as well.

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HIPPIEGURL 2/16/2013 1:49AM

    Great idea!

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! Well SAID !

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Yes, we tend to be a LOT
harder on ourselves than
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It is a HARD habit to break

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WE CAN !

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for the encouragement
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Have a Wonderful Weekend !


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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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JAMER123 2/15/2013 9:51PM

    So right! A positive attitude in life is a must and when you apply it to yourself, it make the rest of the positivity easy. Thanks for a great blog again!!
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JANETTEB553 2/15/2013 9:49PM

    will do...

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JERICHO1991 2/15/2013 9:44PM

    Positive self talk is getting easier, the more I read comments like yours. Thanks for the reminder.

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JUNEAU2010 2/15/2013 9:26PM

    Thank you! I will start doing this.

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    emoticon Thanks for the reminder.

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DEEEBEE 2/15/2013 9:21PM

    Wow! You ARE the most awesome, ever! Such insight is remarkable. Many thanks. You are helping so many people.

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DURANGOREDDOG 2/15/2013 8:33PM

    Thanks for your sincere sharing. I want you to know I have done this and have felt the positive energy and thoughts that have replaced the negative in my head. Now I have rule #2 - I am eliminating the negative thoughts I have about other people. You know those people you work with, in social groups with and maybe even live with who push your buttons. I try to think of something good about them. I don't react to their negativity any more. If I have to - I try to respond with something positive or change the subject. If that doesn't work then I distance myself from that person because I won't allow them to ruin my aura of positiviy. It is awesome and it makes my world happier.

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    I got to see it today thanks

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SVELTENSASSY 2/15/2013 7:16PM

    Thank you. This is just what I needed.

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LSIG14 2/15/2013 7:00PM

    Such a thought provoking blog. I wasn't even aware of how much self bashing I did until I mentioned this blog to my hubby and he said, "You put yourself down all the time!" I guess I really need to pay more attention to changing my negativity! Thanks for a great reminder!

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CHERYLSBUTT 2/15/2013 6:24PM

    Amazing how silence can be golden!

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CARRIEANNE1027 2/15/2013 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing the "secret power of awesome"! I'm going to give it a go!
BTW you and your family ARE all AWESOME!

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SUSIEMT 2/15/2013 6:03PM

    Thank you! I do try not to bash myself however, I will be very vigilant (I almost said try).

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8HABIT 2/15/2013 5:53PM

    I have to try this!

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JFLEXSER 2/15/2013 5:50PM

  Thanks, I really needed to read that today! You are totally awesome to share this brilliant thought with those who are struggling.

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