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How did "You look great!" take away my motivation?

Monday, March 25, 2013

I am down 47 pounds (great, right?) and a lot of friends/coworkers, etc have been giving me that positive affirmation "Wow, you look great!" "You have been working hard" etc. etc... What I realized is that all of that positive feedback, while it felt great, it kind of derailed me. Seems odd, but I had to step back and notice that I was creeping back into old way/habits. If everyone thought I looked great, I must be done, right? NO! I still have a long road ahead of me. I am proud of myself for noticing how I could be side-tracked and am committed to being back on track.

I will embrace the kind comments and use them to MOTIVATE me to keep moving in the right direction. :)
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    Positively a very smart person who understands herself... emoticon
    1667 days ago
    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I am glad that I am not alone here. I will keep moving forward. :) emoticon
    1667 days ago
    I have had this happen too, like since I got so far, I can start to slack again. Obviously that can't happen!

    Two people came up to me and told me how great I've been doing last Wednesday, I don't even know who the second person was.
    1667 days ago
    It is so funny that you mention this because I have the same problem! The moment people tell me "you look great - what you are doing?" I think I might see it as an excuse to slide back into some old habits as a reward. Then - I am totally derailed. I am tracking my progress this time so I can see myself how far I have come hoping that that might help!

    You can do it! Congrats on losing 47lbs! That is amazing emoticon
    1667 days ago
    Good job! You can do this! Don't let it derail you, just use it for momentum to move forward!
    1667 days ago
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