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Being a Friend to Myself

Sunday, August 25, 2013

I have put on 5 pounds and am now 8 pounds way from goal. I know I’m not working hard enough and it’s showing on the scale (and yesterday, in how my pants fit). I lost 50 pounds with very few struggles with motivation. Now, I can’t seem to stop struggling with motivation. I don’t feel good physically or mentally. (Seriously, I haven’t had clothes in my closet be too tight in 18 months. It’s not a good feeling). I want to get it together and I just can’t.

And I found an article here on SP about motivation and it asked a question (well it asked lots of questions but I’m going to answer this one): If someone came to me asking for advice about how to deal with this problem, what would I say to them? Would I tell them it’s a lost cause?

Of course not. So why do we say nice things to others and not ourselves? I don’t know. But I’m going to break the cycle and I’m going to say all those nice things to ME.

Way to be your own worst enemy, Martha. This is hardly a lost cause. Game plan: focus on what I do right instead of what I do wrong. Every little bit counts and something is always better than nothing. Try taking those most basic baby steps again – did I drink all my water, get all my freggies, and 8 hours of sleep? And be kind to myself! Everything else will follow.

Interestingly enough, that really did make me feel better.

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    Sometimes just putting it all out there in a blog helps solidify the plan.

    We are here for you emoticon
    1703 days ago
    emoticon topic and post. We are too often our own worst enemies instead of our best friends. You've accomplished so much. I think we forget that maintenance is often harder than losing when we are fired with enthusiasm and focused on a goal. emoticon because you are emoticon
    1703 days ago
    So true! What worked for me was everyday when I looked in the mirror I found one positive thing. Maybe I did my makeup well, my hair looks good, my eyes are bluer with this shirt on, etc.

    I'd also look around at my life. I have a great husband, my kids are health and doing well, my pets are a comfort to me, I have a job I like, I talk to my mom almost daily, etc.

    Believe it will change the way you think. I now have a much more positive attitude and it makes EVERYTHING better. My little motto is Let go.Be.

    Google it. It's a great message and before I had it tattooed on my wrist, I had it on a bracelet. It means let go of the past, let go of the negatives, let go of everything that is "tripping you up." Be in this moment. Be a better mom, wife, human. Be positive. Be YOU!

    I hope this helps. I was there, the place I'm at is much better. Take my hand and I'll pull you up so you can Let go. Be!
    1704 days ago
    Try to be nice to yourself! I've found it's always more difficult to lose when you are close to your goal.
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    1704 days ago
    I have always said "You have to be your own best friend"!!! I love your attitude emoticon
    1704 days ago
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