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If you haven't got anything nice to say...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I grew up with that old chestnut ~ "If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." There were a couple times this week when this saying came up. The best, though, was while I was getting a massage on Friday.

I was "spreading the Spark" to my new massage therapist as we chatted on & on about how we've both lost 35lbs, and how much we enjoy working out now, and eating healthy, and making time for ourselves as a priority and how SparkPeople has been key to my success. I was also sharing my frustration with the fact that I've been on a weight loss plateau for the past SIX WEEKS (ever since I began strength training). I spoke about how I know all the positives that are still happening in my life, even when the scale doesn't cooperate. And yet, even knowing these things, I've been beating myself black & blue over the lack of weight loss.

My massage therapist shared a lovely, wise thought. She suggested that I practice not saying negative things to/about myself. Don't too many of us engage in negative self talk? I certainly do! I'm a believer that what you put out to the Universe you receive in return. As much of an optimist as I am, in general, I've been pretty negative about my own progress (or perceived lack thereof).

So, new daily goal for Michelle. If I haven't got anything nice to say about myself, then I'm not going to say anything at all! Need to add that to my Fast Break goals! Today, I can check that little box with pride!
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  • CATWE5
    Very true...what a great way to put it! I also need to not say anything at all if I can not say anything nice! Thanks for the thought!
    3008 days ago
    That is the best advise you can give yourself! You would never beat anyone else up with negative comments about a 6 week plateau! Just think about what you would tell me if I were in your shoes? It's just crazy how we as individuals can be so hard on ourselves yet be compassionate to others. The lesson, for sure, is learning that compassion for ourselves! I think it's amazing how wonderful you are doing. Just think about how fit you are now compared to before. I have every confidence that once that pesky scale gives in, you will be amazed! I'm your number one cheerleader and I know you will continue to be successful!
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    3016 days ago
    emoticon thanks 4 sharing wishing u a great week ,,trish
    3016 days ago
    Great thought for all of us to put into our lives.
    3016 days ago

    Great advice...

    Positive thinking is a great motivator, when I read blogs or pages of spark friends that have negative thoughts about ther self, I try to encourge them with a postive way to think about it.

    Your right is a great goal to live by.

    Happy Thoughts..Keep on Sparking
    3017 days ago
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