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Saturday, July 06, 2013



This month, in addition to my regular workout (DDP Yoga) I am also doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. Its a tough workout, but I always tell myself that I am even tougher!

Positive self talk really helps me to stay strong and to strive to do my best. I spent most of my life hearing others say such negative things about me. Those negative messages, pounded into my head over and over and over, eventually became my reality. I truly believed I was ugly, stupid, worthless and in the way. At home, I was either abused or ignored. In school, I was bullied and picked on. I was regularly beaten up. I withdrew into myself, hardly ever talking and barely eating. If I did eat, I would purge. If the stress and sadness got to be too much, I would cut myself. No one in my family ever noticed, and I was fine with that. I wanted to be ignored and invisible, because it was easier that way. As an adult, I put on a lot of weight, and I realized that being obese was just another way to be invisible. My self esteem was so low, I didn't feel that I deserved to be part of the world.



I joined Sparkpeople in 2008, and that is where I found love, friendship and acceptance. The caring and understanding of this community is what finally helped me to believe in myself as a person deserving a healthy, happy life. With the support of my Sparkfriends...and with the great example of those who have such amazing weight loss success stories...I began to believe in myself. I began to realize that I was NOT all those negative things that everyone has said to me for years. I was worthy and capable of so much more!



I used to always say such negative things to myself, but that has changed. Now, I only speak positively. Even if I go off plan and eat junk food, I do not berate myself. I only give myself encouragement and love. I love myself, and that is an awesome thing! Because I love myself, I want to take care of myself. I want to be healthy, fit and strong. I love myself enough to workout every day. I love myself enough to do my best to eat right. And I love myself enough to forgive myself when I get off track. I believe I am capable of reaching any goal I set for myself.





"Rather than fretting over whether other people love you or not,
learn to love yourself. If you love yourself, other people will usually
love you too, as they will feel captivated by your passion for life.
If not, it won't matter, because you love yourself!"

I hope you believe in yourself too. Please remember, you are always, always, always worth your best effort. Its never too late to start loving yourself enough to change your life for the better. I'm 52, and I'm going to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life...because I am worth it!




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GRAMPIAN 8/21/2013 6:15AM

  You've done so well! emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 8/16/2013 11:55AM

    emoticon We can all love ourselves!

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CATNCAG 8/13/2013 4:08PM

    I love it Pixie! U are on the right track & going strong! I believe in u! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 8/5/2013 9:14AM

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STARLY1217 7/31/2013 4:38PM

    This was just what I needed to read! emoticon

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KIKIMAV 7/21/2013 2:34PM

    Lovely post!!!! emoticon

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MONTREAL12 7/21/2013 10:14AM

  I agree. Our mindset is very important towards achieving our goals emoticon

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GINA180847 7/14/2013 12:28PM

    So you had one of those families too. Thank God you have found your way to becoming what you were meant to be. Thank you for sharing.

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MECHELLE2207 7/12/2013 1:28PM

    Great post. I wish you success.

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MOMMA2SKI 7/11/2013 6:08PM

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BOSSONBABE 7/10/2013 11:40AM

    Pixie, you have obviously come a VERY long way! To surmount your horrible experiences and to learn to love yourself takes strength and character.
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XXJDXX 7/10/2013 5:49AM

    You're great Pixie. Keep sharing that attitude.

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TREV1964 7/9/2013 8:27PM

    Hi Pixie,

Another great blog here - it seems I have a lot to learn about writing them and so through reading ones like this I no doubt that I will.

Cheers

Trev

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TPETRIE 7/9/2013 4:58PM

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IAM_HIS 7/9/2013 1:26PM

    Love this blog..thank you!!

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SUNGIRL822 7/9/2013 11:32AM

  always posting great blogs!!

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HFAYE81 7/9/2013 11:18AM

    Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring self-love talk!!

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PARKERJEAN 7/9/2013 11:07AM

    This blog will make a difference to me. I will give myself positive talk, which has been something I rarely do.

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STHOMAS1009 7/9/2013 7:14AM

    Go Pixie ... you always know what to say to inspire me to do better!

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MSLADYBUG3 7/8/2013 10:07PM

    Very nicely said, I enjoy reading your blogs.....

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CHERYLSBUTT 7/8/2013 9:07PM

    Love it! Say the things to yourself that you want to hear.
I believe in me and therefore others believe me!

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SHINAKO 7/8/2013 8:09PM

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So happy you were able to find your Spark- for so many things- right here with SparkPeople!

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AJB121299 7/8/2013 5:14PM

    nice

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YVONNE2001 7/8/2013 3:18PM

    Loved your blog, Pixie. Along with my regular DDPYOGA I am doing Jillian Michael's "Banish Fat Boost Metabolism" DVD. Seems like we have similar tastes in workouts! Of course I do the modified version as I work up my strength and endurance! Love your positive attitude and your encouragement. emoticon

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DFG5876 7/8/2013 1:55PM

    emoticon I have decided I am going to make some mini posters and hang them around the house for myself. emoticon




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PENOWOK 7/8/2013 10:54AM

    You are right on!!

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BANDMOM2012 7/8/2013 10:05AM

    Great blog!

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GUDDIGO 7/8/2013 9:00AM

  very motivating

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WENDYANNE61 7/8/2013 7:48AM

    Dear Pixie, what a beautiful blog! Thank you for writing about the hurts and wounds that we overweight people so often have - self-love and stepping out towards a better future seems to be the key!!

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LEANMEAN2 7/8/2013 7:43AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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WILMA102 7/8/2013 7:28AM

    great blog

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JUST_BRENDA 7/8/2013 5:21AM

    Awesome! Isn't it great to get our power back (especially when we felt we didn't have any)

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LOULENE 7/8/2013 2:28AM

  Wow, what an inspiration

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BOOERDEM 7/8/2013 12:30AM

    Pixie - you are a beautiful person & you are helping many others!!

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CICELY360 7/7/2013 9:57PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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DAUGHTER9MOONS 7/7/2013 8:32PM

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this; I need to think positively about myself too. emoticon

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SUBARU4BRAVES 7/7/2013 8:28PM

    I could have written this myself. Thank you!

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ANYVAR54 7/7/2013 8:26PM

    Thank you for sharing. I was just visiting my sister last week. She is disabled, when she was a child the doctor gave her experimental shots of steroids for an illness and it started to effect her bones and joints starting in her 40's. She is so wracked in pain, and also has received negative words from parents, siblings as a child, and suffered 30 years of mental and verbal abuse from her husband.

This message is one that she needs. thanks to sharing. I plan to share with her and give her some positive affirmation from me.

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MOCHWR 7/7/2013 8:26PM

  Thanks for posting that, it's a great reminder!
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