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Being A Friend To Myself

Friday, April 26, 2013

Negative thoughts...if an alleged buddy said them me I would not think of them as much of a friend. Negative self-talk is just as bad. "I knew I'd fail" if someone said that to me I sure wouldn't like it. But I say it to myself all the time. Negative self-talk turns into damaging self-fulfilling prophecy. It is not what I would call good friend talk. I need to be more of a friend to myself. I need to treat myself like I am my best friend. My self-esteem needs that to grow strong and healthy. I need to build myself up not tear myself down.

I have been doing plenty of good things for over a year and a half now. I have cut way back on eating fast food. I cook most of my owen meals. When I do go out I make healthier choices on what I eat. I eat the smallest hamburger instead of the huge double cheese burger dripping with mayo. I have gone from large fries to a small serving, dipping them in mustard instead of ranch dressing. And some times I just have the salad with no dressing, I like the taste of lettuce. I am making healthy choices on what I eat.

I no longer sit all day watching the world go by, I get up and walk. I bought a pocket pedometer and most days get over 10,000 steps in. This week end I am going to walk my friends dog and play fetch for hours. I ride my exercise bike every day for 30 minutes. I work out with weight 3 times a week. I am not a couch potato I am an athlete, and growing stronger every day. I am doing a pretty decent job on getting healthier.

I have done these things and many others to get myself healthy and strong. I am doing a good job, I have gone from a size 20 to a size 10/12. I have gone from weighing 205 to weighing 174 (gained 3 pounds this last month but will have those off soon). My body is starting to look pretty good, double chin is gone, buns thighs, and tummy are smaller. But I am not going to stop here I am going to keep up the good work I am going all the way to my goal weight of 135.


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    You've got the right attitude! You can do it. emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 5/9/2013 2:47PM

    I saw you needed support on the team huddle and looks like you are doing great!!! Very inspiring to us! You show us that with determination and willpower, we can do it - one day, one step, one food item at a time! We all need to keep the same attitude you do! Reading this blog helped me today! I am on a plateau and working hard to break it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CVRONEK 4/26/2013 9:54PM

    Yes, Kathryn. I am so proud of you! Great attitude and what a GOOD friend you are to yourself! You are emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 4/26/2013 8:45PM

    Wonderful! And you can do it. Go for it!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 4/26/2013 6:35PM

    Thanks for your blog it is so true. We all need to be our own best friend!

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DIDMIS 4/26/2013 4:39PM

    emoticon I loved this blog and it is so true. I have had so many things happen to me I have done a lot of negative talk but you spoke to me. Many more have gone through worse things. I am thankful I can walk w/o pain now. Just have to get the other knee done when this one is perfectly strong.

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4EVER21B 4/26/2013 4:09PM

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BABYSMAMA12 4/26/2013 1:35PM

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What a wonderful accomplishment! I have no doubt that you will go all the way!

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11TERRY20 4/26/2013 11:08AM

    What a wonderful Blog! Sent you a personal response via Sparkmail.


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SUNSHINEGB 4/26/2013 9:57AM

    Way to go, you've got the right attitude. We MUST be our own best friend and give ourselves pep talks daily.
We CAN do it!
Keep up the good work!

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 4/26/2013 9:53AM

    Bravo on your healthier lifestyle and exercising.... emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 4/26/2013 9:04AM

    You should be proud of yourself!! emoticon emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 4/26/2013 8:57AM

    No doubt in my mind that you'll get there! You sound like a very proactive person who's always working on expanding the repertoire in her personal "tool box," and your progress only proves it! Congratulations :) emoticon

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    You are a work in progress! What a beautiful wonder you are!! Keep it up!! emoticon

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