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Feeling stressed. Petting a kitten and listening to it purrr at your is incredibly relaxing. Come home from work and pickup your kitten and pet it behind the ears and you'll feel the stress disintegrating as you listen to the purrrrrrrr-ing.
No matter what the scale says, it doesn't change how you feel or how you look. In fact, it means very little in the grand scheme of things. Expect nothing and any loss will be a pleasant surprise and cause for celebration.
I like to check out random strangers on Spark, to see their progress. When I find someone who has a similar goal, weight, or motivation as mine, then I'll friend request them and tell them what a great motivator they are! Not only does it make feel good, but I'm sure it does the same for them!
Negative thoughts are not who you are - your true nature is all good! So if a negative thought comes, say to yourself, "These thoughts are not mine & they do not belong to me. I am all good & I only have good thoughts for myself & others." Now you are speaking the truth! - The Secret
Others expect us to never make a mistake or have a bad day when we're on our weight loss / fitness journeys. And we tend to allow a single bad day as a trigger to give up. But we're human - we have bad days, and we're allowed days to "celebrate".