Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I'm realizing I'm so negative about all of this. Everyday my blogs complain about something.
I'm having a hard time with increasing my exercise, hard time eating well these days....including not being able to eat well when I go to a restaurant or to other invitations out to eat. I've just regained almost 3 kilos thanks to Halloween candy. My motivation has flown out the window. Plus I'm tired....from the illness, from not sleeping enough.
How can I think positively? Today when I did my exercises I tried to smile. did nothing. Everyday from now on I'll try to look for the positives for the day.
I'll try to make this weight loss fun....Is it possible?
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I've read through all these responses and they are spot on. I read them because I was yesterday where you are today and you responded to my blog and encouraged me on. Now I'm here to do the same for you .
My thoughts are that it took so long for the weight to pack on that it is not going to come off overnight. The hardest part of this journey I feel is right now when we are trying to lose that weight to get back to our optimal weight.
Once we are there, then it comes down to maintenance which I believe will be a lot easier (just my opinion).
I think of all the good times I had whilst packing on my weight - now this is my sufferance I need to go through in order to get it all off again.
You can do this I know - don't give up or you'll regret you do and you'll feel worse. This is the best of 2 evils right now !! LOL
With that in mind work on getting your mindset into line with your wishes and desires. It all starts in the mind. Don't worry I'm right along side you doing exactly everything I just preached!
PS my blog today is a reflection of my pity party yesterday if you want to read it.
1207 days ago
Been there got the t-shirt.
Now I am trying to purchase the new one, that says 'I felt like the above, but got on with it anyway. Fake it to make it, as Shakesalot says, keeping your eyes firmly on the top of the mountain.
We may be going a more circuitous route than others, but if we keep our eyes on the prize and work through all our emotions instead of feeding them with food that is not right for us, surely success is inevitable!!!
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
1207 days ago
You know in your heart that you are making bad choices and then making excuses for that. All of it is within your control, Jackie. You are worth it!! Just because you have a dinner invitation it is not an invitation for bad choices. Choose wisely. You are there for the fellowship, not the food. Focus on the friends, and choose food only to nourish your body...let the friends nourish your soul...food cannot do that for you anyway.
Yes, the disease does cause some physical things, but you have to just keep thinking of health and wellness. I know this is easier said than done...but what you think about you bring about. Hang posters and stickers if you have too. You are worth it. It's a choice you get to make many times throughout each day, sometimes minute by minute. A wise man once said, "There is no such thing as wrong, there is no such thing as right...there ARE consequences."
I want to read your positive blogs about heading up to the top of the mountain again. Not the ones where you had company and over-ate or went out to dinner and over-ate. I know we need to talk about the steps backward...but you're right, they have become quite negative. I don't believe that's the kind of person you are. Dig down deep and find the woman who wants to see the view from the top of that mountain! She's in there, Jackie. She's YOU...and she's worth it!!
1208 days ago
Comment edited on: 11/12/2013 2:55:01 AM
Don't be so hard on yourself. Retraining your mind takes time and life in general is not an ideal setting. You will get there, just keep getting back up again and again... it's all about effort. If you keep bringing that, change will come. Keep up the good work! You can do this!
1208 days ago
Wow, I could have wrote your blog!
Great job for attempting to smile. Studies show even fake smiles raise our moods. Eventually won't be false, but will become natural.
Congratulations on realizing your negativity, now you can prepare to win.
Three cheers for moving in the right direction now!
Have a great day!
1208 days ago
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