This is a fabulous article... although there are those who take offense to the word, I don't. We struggle with losing the weight because of bad attitudes... and they are what keeps us fat! IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!
I am not a drama queen any longer, used to be, but just sucked it up and decided to STOP IT! - if you want a funny on STOP IT... go to You Tube, type in Bob Newhart - Stop It! It is hilarious... and you can apply this to anything you do in your life that is self-defeating. I watched it a couple times and had a good laugh... then decided to apply it to myself.
Personally, I would rather work at developing a WINNING ATTITUDE than hang on to a FATITUDE because the word itself bothered me! Personally, I say get over yourself and get on with developing a better you! Yes, I am applying that to ME!!! No one likes to hear or be told the negative stuff, but if ... IF ... you want to get on with living a healthy life we all need to face the negative things in our lives that got us to where we are today. I have had to deal with a daughter who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder - and the one thing I had to face... I CREATED IT IN HER!!! I didn't start it, but I certainly didn't help it either. That was a shocker to me, and I had to learn to deal with her. She will change only if she works at changing herself. Why did I do this, well, I listened to some REALLY BAD ADVICE! ~ REALLY BAD ADVICE!!! Once I learned I was behind all this, I could have just blamed the person that gave me the bad advice, but no... I just smacked myself upside the head - told myself it was a really stupid piece of advice to listen to... accept what I had done and just love her, and learn techniques to deal with her that do not threaten her existence... because she is very threatened by so many things. Does not matter what it is that is going on, she can make the war in Afghanistan all about her! I love her, and well, she is changing - because she has a very loving husband who is helping her grow up. How did this all start - Grampa!!! He spoiled that child, we had many MANY fights over things he did. Oh, it all eventually came to a head, I got my point across to him... and he did stop thinking he was her father and switched to the grandfather mode, but it was not easy. When you are a product of disfuntion, you teach it, and one thing I am very thankful for is the group of people who helped me to become more of a positive thinker, and not accept what is just because. We all have the power to change and it is only a decision away.
- 8/2/2010 6:16:56 AM