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Threw Out the Welcome Mat

Friday, November 18, 2011

Old thinking is no longer welcome around here.

I watched myself from afar for a minute yesterday. I realized that behavior that was accepting as gospel is no longer the truth for me. I indulged in a few too many pieces of chocolate yesterday and automatically, I went into my previous throw in the towel mode, and thought, "what's the use?" Seriously, I did. I admit it.

That is so yesterday. I am not the same girl who would see the lack of separation between moving and eating. I once told my previous trainer that I could NOT do my walk because I had eaten poorly. He had no idea what I was talking about. Once upon a time, I did not see the difference between those two behaviors. It was my perfectionist tendency getting the best of me. I say it out loud now, and it sounds like the reasoning of a crackhead. I know. ha ha.

Chocolate does not keep a good woman down. At least not here, and not anymore. I got up early this a.m. and did 15 mins of wii time. HA! Take that!

I had a smile on my face walking out the door for work. yeah! It's Friday, baby! Woo hoo!

I'll be away in Gettysburg, PA this weekend and while I won't have my wii time, I will have plenty of walking around. Have a great weekend, sparkies!

What sorts of thinking have you changed?
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    The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was thinking that exercising gave me the right to eat whatever I wanted. I had to drop that mindset in order to lose any weight. Once I did, it started coming off!
    2373 days ago
    I agree with you that rigid planning can lead to failure just as fast as no planning at all. I love your way of making sure you have the ingredients on hand to do what works for you.
    2374 days ago
    Congrats! and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
    2375 days ago
    WTG! Thanks for the motivational blog!
    2376 days ago
    Great! I'm learning to just do something and not let things prevent me from moving forward.
    2377 days ago
    That I have learned that nothing we do in this weight loss journey can be tempory it has to be a life time life style change to last.
    2377 days ago
    I no longer am willing to listen to the ugly voice in my head!
    2377 days ago
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  • _KATHY
    You are awesome! Have a great weekend!
    2377 days ago
    Perfectionism -- that was me too! Perfectionism leads to inertia for me. Was afraid of failure so didn't even TRY!

    NOW my thinking is, OK, first of all there is no such word as TRY -- you don't TRY to breathe -- you either do -- or NOT -- and of course there are dire consequences to not breathing! LOL So I DO -- not TRY to do. And if I fail, well, I've learned two things:

    1. apparently that is not the way to accomplish what I'm wanting to accomplish.

    2. I will learn a NEW, IMPROVED, BETTER way to do it that WILL allow me to reach my goal!

    Have a fantastic weekend. Be a Sparker!!
    2377 days ago
    That is FANTABULOUS! I'm really proud of you for snapping out of our old whacky thinking! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2377 days ago
    That's awesome. It feels amazing when it feels like you are in control of you instead of say... chocolate. I hope you have a great time on your trip. I'm sure you'll get in plenty of exercise.
    2377 days ago
    Good job! When you start checking your behaviors and throwing the bad ones away, you are getting closer to your goals!
    2377 days ago
    Way to kick it in the tail and get in some Wii time. I'm proud of you!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend. Enjoy!

    2377 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Way to go, Mickey. You are doing this for you:)

    It is amazing how physical movement (no matter how much or how little) lifts the spirits, isn't it? Makes much more seem possible ...

    Here's to endless possibilities, and a rewritten future!
    2377 days ago
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