The quiz

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This is a continuation of the 100 days I am doing with Patricia. I do hope the last 8 days have been helpful. It is important to inlist the help of those who are around you. Sometimes they are not the biggest help. If the ones closest to you are not supportive, do remember that we are here, and more important than that- God is with you.

My words are not as many today. I am having a hormonal headache and have to take care of myself. I will be back later, when the pain is gone. Take the quiz and then talk to those who you want to enlist as your support team.

Today we are going to tell our support system what we want!

(I’m copy this quiz out of the book- Thanks again Patricia!)

In the quiz below, pick out the answers that fit best for you. If the answers don’t exactly work for you, come up with some different ones that match your needs. (I’ve marked my answers with an “X”.)

1. If you see me eating something that’s not on my diet plan
___ Ask me, “Should you be eating that?”
___ Ignore it entirely
___ Ask me if I’ve had a bad day
_X_ Give me a hug and remind me that you love me

2. When I’m making progress, such as losing weight
_X_ Compliment me on how I look
___ Praise me in front of others
___ Never comment on my progress in front of others
_X_ Give me non-food gifts or rewards

3. When I’m struggling or gaining weight
___ Tell me you notice and really care about my struggle
___ Ignore it entirely
_X_ Hug me and show me extra affection
_X_ Ask me how you can help
_X_Pray for me

4. When I’m making progress you can’t see (such as improving my self-esteem)
___ Ask me how my efforts are going
_X_ Compliment me on how I look
___ Ignore my efforts and my changes
___ Give me non-food gifts or rewards

5. When I’ve maintained my weight (even though I may still want to lose more)
_X_ Tell me you are proud of my current efforts
___ Ignore the subject entirely
___ Ask me if I’m struggling or feeling discouraged
_X_ Compliment me on my looks and my efforts

Thank you for all the comments. My spark friends are one of my greatest support.
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    How about giving you and hug and telling you I love ya --- even if I don't see you eating something you shouldn't???

    I'm so glad that God allowed our paths to cross.

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    4340 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Oh, Mary, Mary. emoticon emoticon
    4341 days ago
    Mary....I am praying that God heal your headache.Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.Be blessed.

    4341 days ago
  • KAYO17
    Thank you for the quiz, Mary! And as one who struggles with headaches and knows your pain- I'm sending a virtual hug your way and will pray for you as well. May the Lord be merciful and heal your pain soon. emoticon emoticon
    4341 days ago
    Praying for you today Mary and that your headache subsides. You are a blessing. Thanks for all you have written and for the words yet to come. I look forward to them each day. You are beautiful, inside and out!!
    4341 days ago
    I like the survey it is a good tool to use and it makes people know how you are feeling and what your NEEEDS are.. WTG Mary!
    4342 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    I am praying that your headache go away!
    You are doing fantastic as losing weight and I am proud of you! emoticon
    Thanks for helping me to stick with my goals and also for being a good friend. emoticon
    4342 days ago
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