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!
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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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