On this team we've talked about Harriet and how she sabotages us. Too often I (and probably others) spend time being mean to ourselves to help convince us to 'get thin'. What are we doing to nurture ourselves? As parents, friends, girlfriends and wives we all know you don't get a positive reaction by being mean, yet that's what we do to ourselves. What are we doing to be nice?
For me, I no longer try to squash into clothes that don't fit. I used to say, '18 is as high as I will go. After that I will just have to not breathe'. So when I started to lose weight I was still miserable until I actually fit the 18s. Now I am anywhere from an 8 to a 12 (thanks to the wonders of women's clothing which is not 'one size is your size'). If there is a pair of pants I really like but the 12 doesn't fit I'm going to try the 14 now. What does it matter? If it looks good is anyone going to see the size tag? If they do, what difference does it make? I'm still the same lady. I want to look good and be comfortable.
What have you done to be good to yourself?
If you win 51% of the battles you have won the war.