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Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

Good Things Come to Those Who Believe

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  • Good article. One for the editor: you feel badly with your hands, not with your brains. You feel bad about yourself. - 11/19/2014 7:49:17 PM
  • This article really hit home with me. I recently reached my goal weight, and it have been obsessing about whether or not I can maintain it. Of course I can! - 7/28/2014 10:14:11 AM
  • COASTAL6
    I could be my worst enemy or my best friend, I leave it at that. But Today I chose to be my best friend. - 7/27/2014 1:35:12 PM
  • VAINVT
    I agree you have to tell yourself you are doing positive things. Turning down the brownie benefits you, it does not deprive you. - 2/28/2014 10:12:00 AM
  • I really needed to read this one! I've been struggling a lot with this exact problem lately and this really helped! - 10/17/2013 3:59:07 PM
  • NEARLYNINA
    I really agree with this article. While I never felt affected by fashion magazines in high school (I just wanted to look at the clothes!) I DEFINITELY noticed the way it would affect a lot of the other girls around me and I think that fitness magazines are even worse. Just a whole lot of negativity masquerading as positive "healthy" adivce etc.

    I will say though that I also think SparkPeople could do better in this aspect. None of the models look heavier than 120lb at most and none of them are really athletic looking. I'd like to see more images of women who look like Coach Nicole; athletic and healthy not skinny. Or how about some "plus size" models? Particularly since "plus size" in the industry is size 10-12 or even size 8 nowadays. How much more inspirational and healthy would it be to see happy smiling women with everyday healthy bodies!

    - 10/5/2013 12:46:41 PM
  • Hmmm. - 10/4/2013 12:38:27 PM
  • UN_TAMED
    I need to share this on tumblr-the amount of fitness and thinspo on there....it's counter-productive people! - 6/27/2013 4:11:01 AM
  • Great article. The mind does play tricks on us. - 6/11/2013 8:07:50 AM
  • Excellent article thank you. - 11/17/2012 8:34:47 AM
  • I've spent so much time reading fitness magazines and coming away from them with a certain self-loathing. This article was an eye opener and I truly appreciated reading about being your own best friend. I think this is something that our society in general needs to accept and cherish. Being okay with myself and remembering to give myself credit for all the effort (even the small accomplishments) will now be my new "norm". Thanks! - 11/4/2012 7:29:48 PM
  • This finally 'clicked' for me earlier this year. I have spent the better part of my life (since childhood) always putting myself down and focusing on the things I didn't like about myself. For some reason that all changed. I now have motivational quotes and reminders all over my house and talk to myself constantly...in a good way. - 10/17/2012 9:32:08 AM
  • Great aritcle made me change my way of thinking and looking at things... will start today on postive thoughts every step of the way today... - 9/26/2012 6:52:38 AM
  • BRENNAGIRL
    Great article ... and I'm glad I read Oprah. :) - 6/30/2012 1:50:08 PM
  • I'm so glad the author mentioned that oh-so-annoying phenomenon of craving what you have told yourself you cannot have. How many rationalizations have I invented over the years in order to do what I don't even want to do? I love the idea of substituting the thought with a positive thought. Take charge! - 6/30/2012 12:40:57 PM

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