My depression makes self worth & motivation a challenge. I try to ignore my negative thoughts. I talk frankly with my 7 yr old about how bad obesity feels and why people need to be healthy - healthy, not skinny. I fake motivation when it's gone. I applaud the tiniest success and forgive my failings.
Tell yourself "I'm a person of change." Make up affirmations, a phrase or a picture. I drew one of me liking myself, at times I write down good things I do. Ask for reminders about water, walking etc. Stop being ashamed about size, fitness etc. be proud of trying to do something about it!
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I'm an emotional eater. I eat to celebrate and to comfort and to stuff. I know this and I accept that changing this is a process. I need to find other ways to celebrate, comfort, and deal with life events and making those changes will take time. I have to accept this journey and keep trying.
Recently I fell off the weight loss track. I was off for a few days due to disappointment at a plateau and then I was sick. But, after not tracking for 4 days I realized how important this journey was to me, and I started doing it again. If I just keep doing that, I'll reach my goal eventually.
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