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Don't keep your intentions of eating healthfully &/or exercising a secret. Let your family &friends know. You may find a workout buddy! Someone who was keeping their intentions a secret until you let your cat out of the bag!
I decided this week that it is time for Fat Girl to take a hike for good! I have carried her around since I was about 10 and I am done with her. I can always blame her for binges, and why I can't lost the last 5 lbs, and for, well, just about everything. No more scape goat! I am close to 40 and I am taking full accountability and responsibility. It is me and no one else so get out Fat Girl so the thin woman that God created me to be can come out and shine.
I used to leave the gym tired, worn out and feeling like a failure because I was out of shape (I would always quit going after those thoughts started coming). I changed the voice in my head so it now says "I am healthier than I was yesterday!" For me this creates a feeling of a mini goal that I have accomplished and it always makes me feel great and motivates me to work out tomorrow to get even healthier! There are no small victories when it comes to your health!
When I feel really down about myself or am really stressed I buy myself flowers. Specifically something I can cut and arrange myself - smelling the fresh cut flowers and arranging them into something beautiful soothes me, makes me stop and use all my senses to enjoy the moment and makes me reflect on beautiful things, about myself and my life that I appreciate - always puts me in a better mood, and makes me smile every time I look at them for days to come
My hypnosis cd's have Wendy on them and she is always positive. She tells you that you self talk everyday. So be careful of what you say. Watch out, that little voice in our head can be our biggest help or our worst enemy. When you talk to yourself, ALWAYS be positive. Say things like, I am ready to, I want to, and I would love to, and cut out comments like, I have to, I need to and I have got to. These latter comments make this one more burden you have added to your life.
I'm 33 and I've been battling aggressive cancer (caused by my obesity!) for almost exactly a year. I have no hair on my head - or eyebrows or eyelashes. Some days I'm really down and start snacking - but, I've discovered that what I really want is some time to feel good about myself. I'll give myself a facial and paint my finger and toenails, and then I'll use a really pretty smelling lotion on my legs, arms, shoulders. I even have a fun pink wig. :)
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. – Norman R. Augustine