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Positive Self Talk

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Today was my first weigh-in of my SparkPeople reboot. A lot of defeating thoughts came up this week, as I began anew: "If I had stuck with this the last couple times, I would have hit my goal by now." "I'm frustrated that my current weight is 13# higher than my last logged weight." "Ugh I hate how I look in photos." So, it's time to reframe these a bit. My highest weight, over ten years ago, was 30# more than I weigh now. The fact that I lost that much and kept at least that much off tells me I can succeed and reach my goal. I'm not waiting to be "thin enough to be happy." I can make positive changes and still live and approve of myself as I am RIGHT NOW. I got married last year, to a loving, supportive man who thinks I'm beautiful, inside and out. Every time I see myself in a photo, if a negative response crops up, I will remind myself to try to view it through his eyes. Happy New Year, and remember not to say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend.
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  • SASSYSONJALOVE1
    Great advice! Self love is the best love!
    1021 days ago
  • JOIEDEVIVRE74
    Thanks for the kind words!
    1021 days ago
  • LOLAHH
    My sister tells me the same thing to me all the time! I'm the queen of negative self talk but it's a hard thing to break when you've heard the same things most of your life. Good luck with your journey.
    1021 days ago
  • CANDEE412
    You are very beautiful!!!!
    1021 days ago
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