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I learned that positive self thinking is the key to keeping you healthy on the inside. Pick the things you like most about yourself and focus on that. Whenever you start thinking negative revert back to that list. As you lose weight add more things you like to that list.
Shame might masquerade as a motivational friend, but I find that a negative inner dialogue does not inspire me to change, only to drag me down. I've been cutting short those negative messages and finding it easier to stay on track.
Everyday I wake up with a positive attitude for just about anything, I find that a smile will help get the day started and a great way for the day to end, no matter how upsetting life is always smile, it helps!
I find that by doing one or more of these things I am much more positive: getting outside and letting the warmth of the sun soak into my bones,listening to the birds, watching the clouds roll by, looking at and smelling the flowers enjoying a view
at 3:00aon my way home I stopped for coffee when I went to the convience store there were those doughnuts I was trying to focus and found my self ready to give in when i realized how hard it has been to lose 55 #s and then I saw a banana and thats what I bought I won!
Every day I write a TODAY motivator. It is something I create on the spur of the moment, but place in view to help me throughout the day. You will see many of my TODAY's on member pages, blogs, posts, etc. Yesterday's gone, tomorrow's not here, so TODAY is all I need to deal with!