Me: You got this. Really, you do! It's all there right there inside you.
Imaginary Response from someone other than me: (But I don't feel like I do - I feel [insert emotion here]. I could use some support... yes I know I belong to SparkTeams but I really haven't participated much and offered my support and help to others and I'm afraid I might not get support and help now so why even bother?)
Me: Trust in yourself. Be positive. Love yourself.
Imaginary Response from someone other than me: (But what if [reasons why I think I can't]. I only get "heard" when I have a problem or feel bad. I get ignored when I'm happy. It's too hard. Nothing ever works the way I want it to. There's no proof that positivity works, if I walk around that way all the time people will think I'm nuts!)
Me: Muster up that cheering committee residing within because You ARE worth it.
Imaginary Response from someone other than me: (But it's really hard when I have no outside support from my family/friends, I have a lot going on in my life, I work better if others cheer me on, it doesn't feel the same if I'm the only one doing it, I can't be the only one doing this).
Me: One foot in front of the other. Keep going. You will get there.
Imaginary Response from someone other than me: (It's a lot of work to: portion out my food, track my nutrition and water; I don't like seeing my weight or my measurements, Gee this is taking a long time - I don't have this time to waste - why isn't working - the scale doesn't seem like it's moving - this is so not what I expected - why is it so hard?)
Me: Oh, and if you should find that you've gotten in your own way, stop the self sabotage and continue on your way.
Imaginary Response from someone other than me: (What? I don't do that! I know my calories are based on working out X number of times a week but I just don't feel like it - have the time - want to - and it won't really matter because I'm eyeballing my portions - my calories are already low - I'll just eat less next week. Why is everyone else losing weight but me? There must be some secret to it...)
I'd love to hear a positive "secret" that has helped you along your journey to becoming the healthiest you can be!