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Day 3 of 'Tude

Monday, March 04, 2013

Okay so day 3 was well...honestly, it was an emotional day for most of the morning.

I had a slow start as I was in some pain. My back was hurting and my feet and legs were causing me pain from the water retention. The water retention is getting better because I am drinking more water but it isn't gone yet. I can keep making sure I drink the water. I wanted to just stay in bed and whine and do the poor me dance. I was sulking and fussing like a baby. Yep I am serious. I am really good at the poor me, fussing like a baby dance. I did the dance for a while and then I slowly pulled my head out of the sand and got a better attitude. I was really slow to make that change but I had in the back of my mind that my challenge for myself was to work on my attitude and to have positive thoughts. How could I lay in bed boo hooing and doing the poor me dance? The objective is to be positive. The idea is to grow positively and change the 'TUDE!

Then I had a moment when my mind told me that I was a total failure in everything. When I say everything I mean that the negative thoughts said that I was a terrible wife, mother and that I was failure to myself. I had a short cry session. Then I sat up and said NO! I am not a failure. I just need to make some changes. I need to see myself in a new and positive light.

I came to a huge realization that my negative thinking about myself doesn't just affect my eating and whether I exercise or not. It also affects whether I do other things. When I think negatively about myself, I don't want to do anything. I want to avoid doing anything productive. I don't want to exercise. I don't want to get dressed. I don't want to take care of my home. I don't want to cook. I just want to slump around and eat all day and think more negative thoughts.

NO MORE!! I can't sit around here and do that. I can't let those thoughts affect me like that. I have got to stop them at the go! I have got to nip those negative thoughts in the bud before they take hold and run me back down the rabbit hole. I have to get out in front of them and when they start to rise up, I need to squash them quick fast and in a hurry and bring them down with the positive thoughts.

I can already see that this month is really going to take some work. This isn't like just planning my menu or adding a more minutes to my workout. This is dealing with the mind and honey, the fight is on.

I am going to start reading Joel Osteen's book Becoming a Better You. That is what I want to do...become a better me! I have read part of the book before and then stopped reading it to read something else. I am looking forward to getting back into the book. I know that when I was reading it before, I got lots out of it. It actually gave me the idea to make my little signs of positive affirmations that I have on my motivation wall. I also made a book of affirmations that I got out of the book. It is a spiral book of 3x5 cards. I think I will have to find that and keep adding things to it and then use it everyday to keep my mind positive.

I just had to put a squash on a thought that came up about writing this blog. Boy I have allowed the negative thoughts to run rampant for so long that nothing is off topic for it to attack. I have a huge job this month. I can see that this is going to take a lot of work.

The negative thoughts really try to take us down but we have to stop them in their tracks and turn those thoughts around and make positive ones. We have to be diligent. Don't let any negative thoughts take control. They are so toxic! It doesn't matter how big or small they are. They are all toxic and cause so much damage to out lives and our journey. When those negative thoughts come up, stop them in their tracks and immediately tear them down with positive thoughts and affirmations.

Start your day off with a positive thought. Create a positive theme of the day. When we start our day off on a positive note, it sets the tone of the day.

Here is the song that I chose for today. I think it will be the song of the month!

Much love, positive thoughts and a NEW Attitude!!
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    Dear God, thank you for IMSOOZEQ's determination to grow her positive attitude muscles. Please help her to see her endless possibilities, and shelter her from the demons of negativity who are so strong because they have been exercising for to long.
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    Making this a positive journey is the biggest challenge of all. That is what will help you reach all your goals and beyond!
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    Fantastic that you were able to stop a pity party in mid-whine. They are much harder to stop when they've got going. Casting down imaginations... emoticon
    Love, Mom
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  • JUDY106
    When you were talking about water retention I thought about what I do to get rid of my water retention and thought you might want to think about trying it. I buy Lipton 's Green tea and drink at least 3 to 4 bottles a day. They have a Berry Blend flavored Green tea that is really good tasting. I drink this for about three days straight and All the water is gone by the third day. If I drink at least 2 bottles per day I don't get so bloated, unless I go crazy with some type of salty food.
    You are going to beat the negative thoughts because you are fighting really hard. Every morning you will have to start , "A New Day" and fight back with the most positive thoughts and actions you can mustard up! Just like it is with our food plan we start every day a New.

    You can do this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    it is so hard to stop the negative thoughts but you can do it. emoticon
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    Wonderful post I am still working on tuning out the negative self talk that I have going on inside of me as well you ae right its not easy to break free from WE've allowed this to be in our heads for years and in some cases decades but it can be turned off and I know emoticon Oh I loved the song
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    Great tune & 'tude!! emoticon
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    Have you read any of IndyGirls blogs? We will do this. Posted a video on my blog today that is powerful.
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    emoticon I talked about this very thing with my counselor today.
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    Your friends are right here supporting you! :)
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  • LINDAK25
    You've got it! Let go of the negative thoughts! Embrace the positive! That video is a blast--check out the shoulder pads. Patti LaBelle has an incredible voice. Amazing.

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    Love Patti Le Belle Love you blog :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • TERESA159
    Great blog!!!!(you are a good writer)
    And so true, it IS very easy to let the negative thoughts take over and then it gets to be just like an addiction, doesn't it? You are one smart lady to realize that's not who you want to be and then, THEN to figure out ways to overcome that. And you've got great ideas! Am going to see about that book you mention as I have a voice in my head that needs silenced as well.
    Digging the tune as I write this comment, love Miss LaBelle! Go girl!

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    In the end everything is a mind game. Exercise is the key for me. When I do something good for my body I feel good about me and continue to do good things. First I have to set my mind to do the exercise. Getting your 'Tude right will be your key! emoticon
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    I thought that was the song you chose! Enjoy your 'tude!
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    You are doing some big things here, no not big, HUGE! Like I was mentioning to you, the goals of like drink my water, eat the right food, exercise those are the easy goals. Those are trackable, those are black and white do it or don't do it. Digging into our brains and trying to figure out WHY we react the way we do, what makes us do it and how we can change it is TOUGH WORK. You are figuring out on your own what people pay thousands of dollars in therapy to figure out.

    The fact that you put a stop to the whiny baby dance and made a positive change was huge. But the thing that is huge here is that you took time, you figured out why it started. You figured out what exactly the negative thought was, you figured out it was total BS (Cuz you are flippin' amazing) and you worked on shutting the negative thought out and replacing it with a positive thought. Seriously, I am so proud of you.

    I'm going to send you a link to a vlog (no not mine) on here that was on this positive thought topic and you might have already seen it, it was a popular blog post, but I think it hits on what you are doing here.

    Keep up the outstanding work my friend! Each day isn't going to be emoticon 's and emoticon 's but I think if you have learned something at the end of the day, it is a success no matter what! emoticon
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