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Enough is Enough

Monday, October 28, 2013

This was my introduction message for my sparks page and I want to change it up so I am entering here as a blog post so I have it for my records.

In December of 2011, I wrote how it was time to take back my life. I posted it on my Spark page and that was it. I did nothing..well enough is enough.

Then again on Oct 25, 2012 I did the same thing and posted.

I want my health body back. These ache and pains of caring around all this weight is not good for my feet, my back and my heart. I am worth more than this. So while surfing around the Web I found a list of Mantra’s that I intend to follow.

Mantra #1- Fat is not Funny. When you reach for that extra piece of bread or "just two" cookies, remind yourself that you find no humor in being overweight.

Mantra #2- Food is my Friend, Fat is Not. Like any friend, food can wear out its welcome. In measured quantities it is enjoyable, but overdo it and it becomes annoying.

Mantra #3- If it is Sweet, It is Sugar. You don't have to read labels to find the sugar in a lot of snacks. Remind yourself that if the reason you like it is because it is sweet there is probably sugar in it somewhere.

Mantra #4- My Family, My Friends, My Food. This is to remind you that food should not be used as a comfort. Family and friends should always come first and food is simply a necessary distraction.

Mantra #5- Live, Love, Lose Weight. Just like #4, this one is a reminder. While losing weight is important, don't forget to live life and spend time with those you love.

Mantra #6- I am a loser. Turn a negative into a positive with this one. In most cases being called a loser is bad, but when dieting we all want to be losers.

Mantra #7- I think I can, I think I can... It worked for the Little Engine and it will work for you. Just remind yourself that it can be done and keep chugging along.

Mantra #8- One pound at a time. The great pyramids were built one block at a time, a long journey is accomplished one step at a time, and your weight loss will occur one pound at a time. Total success will be measured at the end.

Mantra #9- Food does not control me. When those cravings strike remind yourself that food is an inanimate object that does not control you. You control when and how you put food into your body.

Mantra #10- I can do this! Deep down you know that you can. It is important to fight the urges to give up or slip from the path. When that urge creeps into your brain, just shout it out with a hearty "I can do this!"

I have posted this around the house, on the refrigerator, on mirrors, or anywhere else that I might need a boost. I will take time in the morning to repeat my favorite a few times before starting the day. Before slipping off to sleep, I will repeat one or two a few times.

I have a lot of pounds to lose in fact I have dozens of pounds to lose and that doesn’t matter. They didn’t go on over night and they won’t come off unless I try.
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    Great advice and very encouraging! Keep it up!
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