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It is really easy to feel defeated or to beat up on yourself when you go off your plan--but it is important to notice all of the things you did well around that one issue. We have learned to drink water, be active, cook foods more healthy, avoid trigger foods and fast food, be more active, etc...
Sometimes when I'm discouraged by how little progress I *seem* to be making, I'll pretend I've already lost a lot of weight to get where I am. If that were true, I'd already be proud of my progress! It helps me get through momentary setbacks.
I try to stay positive by remembering how far I have come; how much better my health is than a year or so ago. Even if the scale doesn't show it, I can breath, I can walk, I have a better attitude and my clothes fit better!
Each day write AT LEAST 1 thing you are grateful for! You can write it in a journal, or on your calendar. It can be one word or a complete paragraph. When you start feeling down or that things aren't going as planned, refer back to it to remind you of all the good things you surround yourself with!
The power of positive self-thought is undeniable. What you think, you make so. Next time you have a negative feeling about yourself, or your progress--without processing--tell yourself "CANCEL CANCEL." Get back on track right away and you won't get derailed!
You know the type. Everything is horrible. It's all drama and it's all bad. You want to listen. You want to help. But your suggestions fall on deaf ears. They don't want help. They just want to complain. And drag you down with them. Don't let them do it. Be strong and say enough is enough.
I once attended a seminar on how a person's attitude could affect the attitude of others. If I go into the day with a positive attitude, then, hopefully, it will rub off on those around me. Attitudes are contagious ... is yours worth catching?