"Just Today"

Friday, September 06, 2013

This past week I've been catching myself getting down and essentially insulting myself for having 55 pounds to lose, even though I've been eating much better and getting more active.

So as I am in the kitchen where I can either raid cabinets or eat something healthy, or as I am getting dressed in my largest of large clothes, or as I walk by a mirror and want to say derogatory things to myself, I instead say, "Just today."

"Just today" is telling me to focus on what I can do today and today only to make my health better.

This means not saying to myself things like, "Wow you've gotten big" as I walk by a mirror, or "I'll just eat this [insert name of food(s) here] and get back on track tomorrow" or "so you've lost 3 pounds but you still have 52 more to go."

As if insulting myself will make 52 pounds magically disappear overnight.

So, fellow Sparkers, "just today" is my mantra that I will continue singing. If I ever get frustrated about my lack of progress, remind me of this, okay?

Peace Out,
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  • 68ANNE
    Love it.

    I do the 'i love you' when I go by the mirror
    2050 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    WOW!! that's emoticon

    Thank you for a wonderful idea. You just stopped a long running lunch in it's tracks. You're such a good friend. emoticon
    2050 days ago
    I know the feeling. I've lost 76 lbs and since I still have another 50 to go, I tell myself, big deal? But then i stop the "brain tape" and tell myself what I would tell a friend - wow that's amazing!
    Treat yourself like you would a friend. Be your friend.
    2051 days ago
  • no profile photo SUEPERWOMAN

    Yep, I will reminds you!
    I am also guilty of that horribly negative self talk, as if, if I abuse myself enough, that will give me the incentive to lose the weight, LOL. I am actually finding quite the opposite to be true.
    By loving myself, by thinking kindly of my journey, I am able to make strides in the right direction.

    Love, Ginger
    2051 days ago
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