Welcome to the team. Make a list of your positive attributes, or even a list of things that you would say to your second graders to encourage them. Look in the mirror each day and recite them to yourself. Saying mean things to or about yoursefl only undermines your self esteem and hold you back.
Co-Leader of Fighting Depression with Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=56426
Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.
Life is short, live it; Love is rare, grab it; Anger is bad, let it go; Fear is a mind killer, face it; Memories are sweet, cherish them. www.atti-tude.com
September Minutes: 85
Fitness Minutes: (254,972) Posts: 38,739 6/29/12 12:56 P
PEPPDOGG and to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Edited by: PLATINUM755 at: 6/29/2012 (12:58)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (529) Posts: 1,398 6/28/12 4:56 P
Thank you all for all of the kind words and encouragement! I will continue to work on myself and now know that I have the support of so many! Good luck to all of you in your journeys and let me know if I can help you!
Nikki Pepper :)
September Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (4,444) Posts: 369 6/28/12 11:48 A
My eye balls got a little leakage, when reading this post. SELF - TALK - Has been KEY to keeping me here on Spark and all the positive changes in my life, that I never thought possible!!
YOUR in the best place Sunshine!!
Hugs to you my friend. When I first heard "Talk to yourself as you would to a close friend" for support, encouragement, tough times - I STOPPED IN MY TRACKS, wow, wow, wow. What I use to say and still do from time to time(I can now stop myself, usually lol) What I would say to myself was mentally abusive!! Horrible things.
You can do this!
"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship." Louisa May Alcott
"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrow's." William Osler
You have come to the right place to find support on your fitness journey. You are NOT DIETING---you are BECOMING MORE FIT. Spark is not a diet. It is not about deprivation. Spark is about making healthy choices in your nutritional intake and in your exercise. The Spark fitness program works best when you set your fitness goals then make small changes at a time in your lifestyle until those changes have become a habit.
I resonate with your feelings about your being too hard on yourself. One really positive thing is that you have found the insight to know that you are doing that to yourself, which is the first step to changing that behavior. I am certain that your family thinks you are special, as do your second grade students. Now you just need to learn to love yourself as much as they do. Here's the link to an article on that subject. I think that it just might help:
It would be helpful for you to remove the private setting on your Spark page, so that your fellow Sparkers may send messages of support to you. You have joined a team of compassionate individuals who are in various stages on their fitness journey. We are willing to listen and to share with other members from our own experience. Stay in touch, okay? I'm glad you've joined us!
Co-Leader, Dealing with Depression Team
"When I say itís you I like, Iím talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.Ē Mr. Rogers
Pounds lost: 36.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,988) Posts: 17 6/28/12 1:34 A
Just introducing myself! I am a proud mom of two kids (9 and 12). My husband and I have been married 14 years this July. So lucky to have a supportive family! I also teach 2nd grade. I am my own worst enemy. I am so hard on myself and I have such a hard time controlling the negative internal dialog that I have with myself on a daily basis. It becomes a nasty cycle. I beat myself up......eat.......beat myself for eating......eat.....and so on. Hoping this website helps me out! Thanks for having me!
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