Was time to update this since the last update started out that I have been on SP for over a year...........well is closer to 5 years now. Procrastination seems to be an obstacle. OK now...........when I joined SP I was heading into the 170's and pre-diabetic ...........my entire family diabetics and on insulin. Seen first hand what can happen if this disease is not taken seriously. That is not to say I have my nose to the grindstone all the time but rather I am a work in progress, thank you ...
Was time to update this since the last update started out that I have been on SP for over a year...........well is closer to 5 years now. Procrastination seems to be an obstacle. OK now...........when I joined SP I was heading into the 170's and pre-diabetic ...........my entire family diabetics and on insulin. Seen first hand what can happen if this disease is not taken seriously. That is not to say I have my nose to the grindstone all the time but rather I am a work in progress, thank you Lord! I have managed to lose some weight and have had set backs like surgeries and illness, and yes just plain laziness. I am responsible for what I have become and what I can be. With help of this wonderful site and even more wonderful people that I have met on this journey I hope to be around a few more years so might as well make them as healthy as possible. Would appreciate a "boot" along the way and if I can give a helping hand to you along the way I will gladly do so. We can do this together!!!
The only way I know to replace negative voices in your head is to fill up your thoughts with positives...I guess that would be called my "replacement theory!" LOL! I am great on positive reading, positive TV, positive affirmations, etc. There is a little devotional book that I loved called the Daily Word. It is published by Unity and can be found on line. It can be good for anyone, of any religioous persuasion! Amazon also has some good books on affirmations. Hope this helps, as it is terrible to say bad things to yourself! Been there, done that!
Thank you my dear for your get well wishes. I awoke this morning with the back of my head/neck aching. It's a little better now, but I feel kinda wiped out. It was sweet of you to acknowledge my pain. Hope your day it filled with laughter.
Your posted a comment on an article about silencing the negative talk in your head. I know it isn't easy, but it can be done.
I carried that voice around in my head for years. Any time things didn't go well, she told me, "I knew you'd fail." She constantly told me I was too fat, too slow, too dumb. And I put up with it! If anyone else had said that to me, I would have fought back.
It took a lot of work, and it took a lot of time, but that voice is mostly gone. She still tries to drag me down, but I have an inner coach who drowns her out. My inner coach can be tough, but she's never belittling. When I need encouragement, she's there, yelling "You got this! You can do this!" When things don't go as planned, she helps me sort out what went well, what can serve as building blocks for getting better, but she also helps to not obsess about the negative. When things go well, she's the voice in my head yelling "That was awesome! You rock!"
I know it's not easy. It took me a long time to get there. But it starts with complimenting yourself. "I did that really well." "I'm proud of myself." Every time you focus on the positive, it's easier to leave behind the negative.
A lot of us were taught pride is a sin, and humility is a virtue. I somehow turned that into being proud of what I can do is bad. I don't believe God ever intended for me to put myself down or dislike myself in order to avoid the sin of pride. I thank God constantly for the body he gave me, the health he's blessed me with, and the amazing things I can do because of those gifts. That is the complete opposite of what the meanie who used to live in my head wants to hear.
I'm a total stranger, and I have completely invaded your SparkPage to post this message. I'm pretty passionate about seeing people learn to love themselves, and recognize their value. You are worth the time and effort you invest in yourself. Learning to shut off the negative thoughts does take time, but I am so happy I did.