All our weight loss efforts - exercise, planning, tracking, figuring ranges - are all temporary unless we are kind to the person in the mirror. That person is the one we have to learn to love FIRST. Search out the positives........talk to the person in the mirror about those rather than all the hateful things you are used to saying. Learn to be your own best friend! It leads to a whole world of possibilities - not just in weight loss ...........
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Smile at that person in the mirror, bring her / him to life. Let her or him know that she / he is very important. That smile should spark who you are inside...Do this everytime you walk past a mirror or just getting ready for the day.
I was getting very depressed in my body. Felt that the person inside me did not count anymore. I knew she was there but was stuck inside. I was at a store one day and I felt depressed, a stranger simply smiled I smiled back. it felt gr8. I now smile at the person in the mirror.
I had to change my mindset for times I would "slip". No more beating myself up... now, it's "A new opportunity to be successful!" How lucky am I that I can start again? I don't wait for the next day to start fresh... I do it with the next MEAL! Soon the little successes snowball to big success!
I post my favorite postiive quote in several places around my house..."It's hard to beat a person that never gives up." Babe Ruth I remind the person in the mirror that she is special and deserves a hug!
204 When I was morbidly obese, I, like so many of us, avoided the camera and the mirror... I think that I was afraid to face the reality of my size and what others saw. I did not want to "ruin" pictures that were taken. Now that I am half way to my goal, I can see the need to acknowledge
the "lady in the mirror" Each day I say "good morning" to her and I smile...she smiles back. I tell her I understand how she must feel about being "lumpy", but that with the help of her friends (like me) and SparkPeople, she can change her size and her future! I can see that she likes that!
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