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When I say something negative about myself to myself, it helps me to turn what I said around to the positive. Something I commonly say is "I'm depressed." When I catch myself saying it, I'll say "I feel good." You can use this most things if what you're saying is just habit or not really true.
Try and spend one day not complaining about anything and looking for only positives..when in traffic ...time to do butt crunches.When really hungry think of the new healthy you..you will smile and it will become habit..then lifestyle
Decorate a box and put all of your wishes and prayers in it. Be as specific as possible. For example instead of "I want to lose weight." Change it to: "I am at my desired weight goal." Put all of your health goals and wishes in it. "I love the taste of fruits and veggies." You can be as creative as you want to, and use affirmation statements as if they have already came true. Review your wish box daily and have faith, you may be surprised how you're inspired to make your wishes a reality.
I learned to stop criticizing myself. I wouldn't say such cruel things to anyone else. So, why say it to myself?
It is hard to stay motivated when life itself can throw negative trials your way. Such as the scale tipping upwards, job related issues, family problems, and such...... when you are trying your best to loose weight and stay focused on a healthy life-style it doesn't take much to throw you off kilter! Don't allow this steal from what you have already accomplished!
I envision the fat just melting off my body. . . My face is getting slimmer, etc. I tell myself very day how much stronger I am getting. Because I speak positive to myself through out the day when I am faced with a temptation I can walk away. . . Smiling.