This is what I try to tell myself: Starts and stops are part of the past. You can't do anything about them or change them. All you can affect is the right now. Track your food; get up and move. And when my Negative Nelly becomes incessant, I write down the meanest, most sabotaging things she says and read them out loud. They usually sound ridiculous, and the absurdity allows me to tell her (myself) to shut up!
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A year ago my arthritic knees had gotten so bad I was barely walking. It was a vicious circle, it hurt to move so I stopped moving which made my joints worse so I moved even less. The doctor recommended a round of physical therapy and regular pool exercise which got me moving again. I still have pain but I can walk and move normally through daily activities again. The lesson I finally learned is to keep moving to keep moving, especially when you don't feel like it!
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