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So today...

Thursday, June 09, 2016

I'm feeling slightly more motivated. Slightly. I have to admit the water didn't go well yesterday, I was so busy first thing in the morning that it through my whole day off. Also, I hit up the vending machine again. So, today I remembered to leave my wallet in my car. This has almost always been effective for me.....that is, until I forget it's in my car and go into a store and can't find it. Whoops.

Anyway, today I promised my amazing friend that I would focus very much on what I could do instead of what I can't do. I feel a more positive attitude just typing that.

What I can do, easily: Drink all my water. I love water. I really really do, this should not be an issue for me.

What I can do: I can stay out of the vending machine. For me it is simply a matter of habit, and truly getting past this week of the month. It's pre TOM week and I'm smart enough to know that's what it is by now.

What I can do: I can have a more positive attitude about this. I've been pretty grumpy about it, forcing myself. It feels wrong. No, I'm not quite ready to jump in with both feet, but I AM ready to start.

What I can do: I can be kind to myself. I can stop saying things like "if I wasn't such a cow" or "I've got enough flubber to jump to the moon. Twice.".

What I can do: I can continue reading your blogs. They inspire me. They remind me that I once did this. They remind me that everyone struggles, but we can't give up.

Thank you so much for everything you do, without even realizing it.
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  • RADOOGA
    Hello old friend! Lovely to see you back posting. Looking at your FB posts, you do indeed look very happy, which is lovely to see. I hope you do this, for your sake, and get to a weight you feel comfortable at. I have missed your cheery face, and brilliant blogs. I hope you find what works for you this time - maybe you need to review the whole thing in light of your new life...maybe you need new strategies for a new you? :-) I'm very glad you are back x
    Debs x
    743 days ago
  • JENSTRESS
    Be kind to yourself, and baby steps. I will say, taking certain things gradually had really helped me. You got this my friend.
    743 days ago
  • CHRIMSONFYRE
    I struggle with water at times too. A friend told me to mark on a fun cup what times I need to drink so much by. It has helped, but like you said, sometimes I just get so busy at work I don't think about the water bottle even though it is sitting right next to me.

    All we can do is take it one day at a time. We can do this!
    743 days ago
  • DOROTHY58X
    I set up a drinking schedule, if you will. Every hour, on the hour, I drink a glass of water. It gives me an excuse to get away from what I'm doing, refresh my brain by hydrating it, and I'm drinking more.
    743 days ago
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