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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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  • v MIATIA1
    Positively a very smart person who understands herself... emoticon
    1253 days ago
    Thanks for the comments, everyone. I am glad that I am not alone here. I will keep moving forward. :) emoticon
    1253 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.
    1253 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
    1253 days ago
  • v CAMENDEZ13
    Good job! You can do this! Don't let it derail you, just use it for momentum to move forward!
    1253 days ago
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