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Do you think like Fat Person?


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The longer I'm on this journey, the more and more I realize how much our thoughts, our mental picture and processing control the results. During the 1/2 marathon, all 4 hrs and 59 minutes and 20 seconds of it gives friends a lot of time to talk. My running coach and BFF James said during the conversation whatever it was at the time, "It's because your thinking like Fat Patty, not Healthy Patty". He's like, your Healthy now, start thinking like the healthy person you've become. I realized he he was so right.

For me, (maybe for you too), the physical is maybe about 20% of my journey, and the mental about 80%. I've spent the majority of my life as very over weight, and very unhealthy. While I still may be overweight, okay according to those little boxes, that drive me crazy I'm obese (I hate that). I'm healthier than I've ever been. Even though physically my body might still be in transition. My mind has mind that switch.

Having a healthy mindset, allows me to make this a life style, which is leading to permanent changes, and not temporary ones. It's what keeps my daily choices in
check, and not simply just a means to an end. I'm not completely there yet,
part of me still thinks like a fat person.

I mean being the Fat girl, that's who I am, it's all I know. I don't really know who I am, not being that person. It's automatically, wondering if the chair is strong enough to hold me, it's understanding that many people sweat in 90 degree humid weather, and not just me, because I'm fat. It's being open to the fact that someone might actually want to take me out on a date, and that it's not some cruel joke that I didn't catch on to.

There's still a lot of healing, mentally and physically to happen. It's a process, it's God's Grace. Thinking like a healthy person, just the thinking, is a big part of that change. The mental change, that will help facilitate the physical one.
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LORIVIOLA 10/19/2014 1:34PM

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/6/2014 8:00PM

    Yes! Great blog! Our mindset is key!

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LIZZIE138 9/1/2014 1:02AM

    You are so right on. I could have written this so I know exactly where you are at.
Keep working on the mental side of this journey.

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BABAOF4 8/31/2014 4:24PM

  Very true. Most everything is 80-90% mental and the rest is the physical. I have started to become lax in my behavior around food. I must start thinking of becoming healthy and feeling good about myself. Thanks for the reminder. One decision at a time, and one good choice after another is the way to go.

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NANCYANNE1956 8/31/2014 2:17PM

    Thank you! I needed so read your blog.

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SPEARGIRL 8/31/2014 11:21AM

    Thank you! I needed to hear this. I must stop thinking like a fat girl, and just think like me...

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MAYBER 8/30/2014 9:47PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts it took me awhile when shopping for clothes to realize did not have to go to the plus sizes one day at a time
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2BDYNAMIC 8/29/2014 8:27PM

    Since you mentioned God's grace ........ I can add a verse from proverbs .......
'As a man thinketh in his heart .... so is he." ........... Only we can and do carry out our own self prophecy so it is good to see ourselves thru the eye of faith ......... Until changes actually become reality. ....... And matching our self-talk positively as well as thinking in a positive way.
I also know of a woman who is anorexic and is 5'3" and weighs 88 pounds last time she admitted to her weight ..........But she SEES herself fat! ........ Yes, it is true and she said if she got over 100# she would HATE herself! ......... Not kidding! ......... that is her inward perception of herself.

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LEANMEAN2 8/29/2014 6:30AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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NUTRITIONALBEE 8/29/2014 5:33AM

    I completely agree with you! I have only just started thinking like me recently. For a long time I was letting the old, fat me do all the thinking and it meant that I did not progress mentally at the same speed as my physical progress, meaning the physical progress slowed right down. Even in shops i would never pick up the right sizes. I couldn't get rid of the old mental picture of me and carried it around like it was a precious possession. After a lot of thinking i realised that even though i was achieving my goals, i was scared. We are creatures of habit and our thought process is no different. We want so much in life, yet sometimes when it is put in front of us, we panic and miss opportunities! We shy away as we rarely get what we want and are not really used to how it feels. We have forgotten how to embrace all that is good in us and in life. I've realised that the mind/body connection is just as important as getting your breathing and posture correct when it comes to exercise and fitness. And once they are on the same page, the results are better, last longer and provide their own truck load of motivation! Great post. And as you can tell by my ramblings, this is a subject close to my heart. Take care, keep up the good work and enjoy yourself!

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WHITEANGEL4 8/29/2014 1:57AM

    Thank you for sharing. These are things many of us need to hear

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MARYJEANSL 8/28/2014 11:57PM

  So true - thinking like a healthy (or some might say, thin) person is more than half the battle.

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ARTISTSBRUSH 8/28/2014 11:10PM

    Thank you for coming up with a different way to describe this concept. For me, I could hear a key clicking in a lock! Much more makes sense now!

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AMBER461 8/28/2014 10:08PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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KEEPITUP62 8/28/2014 8:19PM

    I think one of the most difficult parts of this journey is to think like a healthy person but with practice.... emoticon
Great BLOG

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JERICHO1991 8/28/2014 6:12PM

    I need to think more like a healthy person also.

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PENOWOK 8/28/2014 2:57PM

    I still struggle with that all the time. Even when I was quite thin, I didn't see that. I still saw me as fat, big butt and all that goes with that. It makes it very difficult! Then family gave me clothes that were very large on me, so I grew back into them. Apparently I was till the fat person to them, too. That was difficult. I am at an ok weight...would like to be 10 pounds thinner, but in a different mental place. I am not thin, but I am not miserable about myself. I eat good things, I move a lot. I am pretty healthy. So, healthy it is!!

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WHYTEBROWN 8/28/2014 2:42PM

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JIBBIE49 8/28/2014 1:58PM

    Glad to see your blog in the Spark Mail.

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HONEYBADGER666 8/28/2014 1:58PM

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NONNAOF2 8/28/2014 1:20PM

  I'm older now and taking a more positive approach while continuing my weight loss. When I look in my mirror, I don't see a 'fat person' but the person I will eventually be! :-)

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ALICE_TENNIS 8/28/2014 11:38AM

    emoticon Sometimes our brains get stuck with old ways of thinking about ourselves.

Thanks for providing encouragement & positivity!!!!1

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SUSIEMT 8/28/2014 10:08AM

    Wow! Really well said! Woo Hoo to you!

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VAINVT 8/28/2014 9:31AM

  Great blog. Best wishes as you change your 'fat girl' thinking.

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WOOFERCOALBOY 8/28/2014 9:31AM

    Yay for the healing!

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MPETERS79 8/28/2014 8:11AM

    Thanks for sharing! Keep it up

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HMBROWN1 8/28/2014 8:07AM

    Well said! Makes me think! Have a great day!

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BESSHAILE 8/28/2014 7:51AM

    Wow! and Wow wow wow!

this is such a core truth and you shared it so eloquently.

Thank you - beautiful you.

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TORTISE110 8/28/2014 6:32AM

    We need to always remember that fat or thin, we deserve our place on the planet. So we journey on together! Thanks for the insightful blog.

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IDLETYME 8/28/2014 6:30AM

    emoticon Nice blog - thanks!

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SHERYLP461 8/28/2014 5:49AM

    Our minds are amazing.

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ANDI1984 8/28/2014 12:32AM

    I've never really given though about fat mentality versus healthy mentality. I will definitely have to look into my thoughts more often because I totally see what you are saying. I don't know who healthy Andrea, but I want to know her and I want to see what she is going to do because I know it will be amazing! So, I start tonight to find her!

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YMWONG22 8/27/2014 11:45PM

  True. Mindset change is just like physical weight loss. We acquired the mindset and weight gain over long period of time. To change both requires long time as well. Keep pushing and don't give up.
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DOLLIE6 8/27/2014 11:38AM

    you are so right. I enjoyed your blog very much.

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ANITACO3 8/27/2014 11:24AM

  Very well said, and so true !! Good luck to you on your journey!!

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TENNISJIM 8/27/2014 6:31AM

    Well said.

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    You are heading in the right direction. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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MSROZZIE 8/26/2014 7:35PM

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IMALOSEIN 8/26/2014 7:09PM

  So true, I know KEEPING that mindset is key and that's my biggest struggle . You are doing great, a wonderful blog, thank you!!! emoticon

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AJB121299 8/26/2014 6:09PM

    nice

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