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I believe being negative is a strike against seeing the big picture: Negativity Clouds the truth. I can change. I can get fit. I can do one thing a day and that is in the direction of making the right choices for me to get well. Finally, refraining negative thoughts and judgements is a waste of time.
Being compassionate towards myself helps me turn off the self hate when I am less than perfect and when I fail the very high standards I set for myself. I am learning the deepest lesson of moderation in all my affairs.
If I slip, I say so...and treat it as a step back and a chance to step forward again, twice. This way, I as quick as possible shut down the "shame attack" in my heard and turn on the "willingness glow" in me that I must remember each day.
Let your daughter pretend to be one of the BIGGEST LOSERS trainers...and laugh with them.
Change to change is a tool for recognizing we have to do some and do something different to get a different result. So change to change is a mantra...and stance to look at self from...to ask the deep question: Am I willing to change so I can change?
I realize that losing 71 pounds without leaning balance and without fitness is really a set up for maintaining that number on the scale. I am so glad to be SPARKED by someone on my spark page who shared with her similar journey and challenged me to go back and reframe my goal of fitness.
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