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The mind is a terrible thing to Waist !

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Our thought process is like a two edged sword , It can cut both ways . I learned this this week ! The scale wasn't budging and that lead to a lot of negative thoughts and also amnesia . I am a failure . always will be a failure , I am ugly , disgusting . and also I forgot I lost 40 pounds . I forgot how much weight 40 pounds is . I forgot that I threw out a lot of my clothes because they are too big for me now . but then I think God gave me a message because I KNOW IT DIDNT COME FROM ME ! not with all the negative thoughts I have been having lately ! I always tell my son "When God wants to communicate with us , He starts out with a whisper , then if you don't listen he Yells ! and then if you still dont listen HE KNOCKS YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A SLEDGE HAMMER .. So listen to the whispers if you can. " I think he got sick of me insulting what he made , so this time He didnt have to shout or hit me over the head , I listened to his whisper.
I was putting some sunscreen on and all of a sudden I went ! Wow , I feel muscles in my legs I never felt before ! Then as I was doing my arms I again said Wow more muscles I never felt before ! As I got dressed I put on a pair of shorts that last year would have looked like daisy dukes on me but this year they are baggy ! Something in my mind told me to remember the day I bought those shorts.. and how disapointed I was that they were way to revealing for my taste , and now they hang on me and nothing clings !The other day I had a sundae and I thought omg ! I over ate I blew it I am a failure again but when I came back and tracked my food on Spark , I saw I had 23 calories left for the day ! Ive decided not to be hard on myself . To make smaller goals and to listen to the whispers and say to myself everytime I have a negative thought , That thought is making you gain weight ! get rid of it ! Not only that but this morning I got on the scale and I Finally lost a pound . emoticon
My advice is to anyone who wants it , I was eating on track and exercising I didnt lose . The fact that I realized some positive truths about me this week was what made me lose that pound ! So please realize that your mind can play a huge difference in your health even if you are eating and exercising well. Please remember your accomplishments . Start looking for even the tiniest changes for the better and do not be hard on yourself ! I wish that every single person here will meet their goals because if we all feel better about ourselves , its the first step in making this world a better place for everyone ! End of sermon ! emoticon
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    That is an excellent point. Love your writing style......down-to-earth and real, with humor.
    1587 days ago
    Yes, the mind does in fact play a huge role when it comes to weight loss. It is difficult when a person gets into the habit of demeaning themselves and saying they are fat or ugly, I have been there and I often need to remind myself to listen to God's whispers like you said. Thank you for the reminder of how important it is to not beat ourselves up and focus on the positive. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1598 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/4/2013 8:48:02 PM
  • COOP9002
    Thanks for sharing your insights. Continued blessings to you on your journey.
    1600 days ago
    I think we miss way too much by ignoring our mind body connection. Thanks for the reminder.
    1600 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    Excellent blog! Thank you so much for sharing some of your insight. It is very realistic and inspirational. emoticon
    1600 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1600 days ago
    emoticon That was NOT a sermon- it was a really inspiring, down-to-earth account of reality and I loved it! emoticon And God DOES make sure we hear Him! He used YOU to speak to ME today! emoticon is our God!

    emoticon Have a blessed day! emoticon
    1600 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2013 12:30:30 PM
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