Gaining weight is a personal affliction, in which "the cause" can vary from person to person. The good news is, there is a cause and cure for this....
Many of us have often reflected on our own personal weight problem, only to come out even more confused by our findings. We tell ourselves, "I've tried to lose weight, but I just can't do it!" Then, we repeat this statement over and over again, as we try anxiously to console our inner pain!!! Self denial is a smooth operator, although it does have its benefits. It helps us forget our wants and desires, temporarily, and allows us to cope with the everyday disappointments in our lives. Accepting self denial is mistake number one, as we try to make POSITIVE CHANGES.
POSITIVE CHANGES require POSITIVE THINKING!
On the other hand, negativity also breeds negativity, so when we tell ourselves that we can't do something, we actually believe it. Can't is a very powerful word! In reality, there's not much we can't accomplish, unless we don't want to learn the particular trade or skill involved to do so. We CAN make POSITIVE CHANGES if we really want to. It's mind over matter, essentially. In order to make the change, we have to remain focused on the main objective, sometimes forcing ourselves to experience the uncomfortable feeling or "unfamiliar-ness" that may be involved in the beginning.
Out of FEAR... WE FAIL ourselves!
And after much soul searching, I have come to realize, and I'm comfortable admitting, "I have failed myself many times," but that does not make ME, or MY LIFE, a failure! I have failed myself because of a situation, a deed, or a human error, if you will, but there are still plenty of opportunities for change in my life, and for personal growth.
The first step in making that change is SELF FORGIVENESS!
We must learn to forgive ourselves for the many times we've fallen. When we are at PEACE within ourselves, our SPIRITS SOAR, and our hearts are open to new challenges. In effect, we are able to stay focused, and remain OPTIMISTIC about our endeavors, as we watch our dreams become realities!
To make my journey to "health and freedom" much easier, I have decided to start a **NEGATIVE ENERGY DIET!!**
During this time, I will continue to learn the art of SELF FORGIVENESS, to remain as POSITIVE as I possibly can, and to stop allowing fear to dictate who I am!!!
(Can't... is no longer an option for me!)
MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU, DEAR SPARKEYS!!