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Learning to love myself?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

So this blog is long and full of stuff. Goals, re-evaluating eating habits, being told I'm not beautiful for so long, and inspirational eminem song (interesting I know). Enjoy, comment, live, love.
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    Wooow Sarah! You're doing so well :-)
    Well done for setting those goals. No eating out for a week is a great idea!! I know we're gonna see those pounds coming off you soon! Keep optimistic, you're doing SO well! Woo!! :-) Love watching your blogs.
    Healthy snacks:
    - plain yoghurt with fruit, nuts are great (plus all of the above that Trentdreamer mentioned)
    - Chopped carrots in the fridge, just have a munch on them!

    I have found it very difficult to learn to love myself. But I have to say, that since I have been treating myself right, since I have been trying to look after myself, it's been a lot easier to love myself because I'm actively doing things to make me feel better. But you're right, it's something that takes time. But you will achieve that, I promise.

    You're looking good and focused.

    Thinking of you, today and wishing you strength! (JUst looking at the eminem song now!)
    2829 days ago
    Great blog! emoticon
    2829 days ago
    I just joined SparkPeople and just randomly looking at blogs, etc. and came across yours. Wow, I am glad I watched all ten minutes of are SO authentic and honest with yourself and just "putting yourself out there" in sharing your journey.
    2829 days ago
    Quick things for breakfast..... one major thing I would suggest is Bananas... and I say that especially for you if you want to include more fruits and veggies because a banana doesnt have as much fiber as alot of the other things. An orange would work too... Also they have these great new things called bagel thins.... I use low fat strawberry cream cheese on these. It's really yummy and quick.. Also maybe a yogurt Instant oatmeal is one of my favorites but that does have alot of fiber.

    So I was sitting around this morninga nd I got out a note tablet and pencil and started writing down things I wanted to talk about on my blog today... lol... One of my main things was my goals of not trying to eat out as much. So when you watch mine, just remember I DID NOT copy you... lol... the only difference with mine is I keep thinging about this blog I saw and the girl saying it takes 28 days to create a habit. I don't think I've ever stuck with ANYTHING for 28 days so I'm going to do it... it's gonna be my 28 day blog of NOT eating out because I do almost every day. It will be ahrd but when I set these goals for myself, I hate giving up and losing so if I can make it through, MAYBE just MAYBE it will be a habit!!! Great Vlog!!
    2829 days ago

    Wow! Those are some really big goals. Best of fortune to you on them! I would personally taper the eating out and slowly ramp up on the exercise unless you're already close to the levels you articulated.

    Trader Joe's has some really good whole grain cereals. I love them.

    Quick things:
    * Nuts (almonds, walnuts)
    * Bananas
    * dehydrated fruits
    * Low fat cheese
    * Low fat granola (goes with the fruit)
    * Small portion of whatever you ate for dinner the previous night.
    * You can prep something the night before (or four portions at the beginning of the week)

    I'm sorry that your family treated you like that. I am so sorry.

    This is the trick to loving oneself imo is to actually treat love as love itself:
    Love is a decision from which actions stem.
    If you had a friend who was unhealthy/overweight, what would you say to them to encourage them. If you could control what they ate, what would you tell them to eat. You have this control.

    Love is not about how you feel about yourself, it's about how you treat yourself. One can totally hate what one looks like or how unhealthy one is and love them self enough to help them.

    That being said, I know the struggle that you speak of so I am just going ot leave you with a big heartfelt SparkHug.

    2830 days ago
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