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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".
When my weight loss seems to plateau (a regular occurence) I remind myself that the lean muscle mass I am building through exercise weighs more than fat...so as my body tones & shapes, my muscles grow. Then...the muscles burn more calories & I start to loose pounds, once again.
I called the bakery late for a carrot cake, when they delivered it. I gave the guy a nice tip..he said I made his week! We took a cab and I gave the cabbie a nice tip as well..I won't always be able to give money..but to see the expressions of happiness was wonderful. I want to give one act a week!