Focus on the Positive

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Focus on the Positive

 

 

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I read a great blog entry from www.halfsizeme.com about focusing on the positive, even when you've been making unhealthy choices.  It was a great reminder that just because I have one bad day or meal, that doesn't mean I have to throw in the towel and get really down and negative about myself and my progress. 

 

Instead I should make a list of all the positive things I have done for myself today.  

So, here it is: 

1.  I got up and walked the dogs this morning and then snuggled with them back in bed for an hour.

2.  I folded laundry. 

3.  I cleaned the cat boxes. 

4.  I did the dishes. 

5.  I read some inspiring blogs. 

 

Hey, that is not bad, huh? 

 

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Where is my desire?

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Where is my desire?

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I am struggling with emotional eating and mental mindset. I understand that I am in control of the way I react to the world, and right now I am not choosing to put my health first. I am choosing to wallow in what is happening that I don't like and that I cannot change. I am disgusted with myself yet still make negative choices and then beat myself up for making them.

Why is the part of the mind that can make you feel so badly about yourself so powerful and the choice to love yourself so difficult?

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Rock Bottom and Working My Way Back Up

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Rock Bottom and Working My Way Back Up

I have let lots of things hold me back this week.  Normally, I don't let national news stories impact how I feel, but the shootings in Dallas hit really close to home.  Also, I have let others and what they think of me at work impact the way I feel about myself.  I have always been prone to this, but in reality, my life is my own and no one else's to live, so why should anyone else get to choose what I do and dictate the life I live for myself?  

I have to stop focusing on all of that and remember all that I am lucky to have in my life.  My wonderful husband of 18 years is such a gift.  Our dogs and cats that make up our family so far make me so happy to come home to each and every day.    That feeling I get at the end of accomplishing a race that I thought was impossible is an amazing feeling I have yet to experience this year, but want to so badly.  Why should I let other opinions make me feel that is a worthless goal?  Why should I let those emotions drive me to think about stopping my training or not even starting it?   I shouldn't.  That goal is not worthless.  I should not feel bad about myself because I have setbacks in my weight loss journey.  There will always be struggles to overcome, which, in the end, make the success that much sweeter.  

Those are the things I need to remember.  Fuck everything else.

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I need to embrace this challenge

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I need to embrace this challenge

Weight loss is a challenge. Especially for me. I have always been an emotional eater. But right now, I am so close to being where I was last November and that was my goal for vacation. Actually just a smidge below that was my goal. I'm almost there. 1.7 lbs away from that and 14 days from vacation.  I need to believe, put my thoughts into action, and to get this goal. 

 

 

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