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Talking to myself as a winner helps me banish the negative voice and keeps me pumped. I call it ChampionSpeak because I know that those Olympic athletes probably talk to themselves the same way and I want to get a gold medal too.
I have 135 pounds to lose. Sometimes I wonder if I will make it. When I start to have doubts I love to read the stories of others who have lost as much or more than I have to lose. If they can do it I reason so can I.
I am going to have good and bad days. I do not flog myself over every little misstep, but I also know that giving up is not an option and accountability is key. I note where I fail (and my responsibility in that failure) and make a measurable plan to help avoid that situation in the future.
When you are feeling blah, bored, useless, or need to just do something different, then give of your time.
Have one unscheduled day a month, where you get together with your friends, have a movie marathon or whatever and eat whatever you want (as long as you're hungry- don't eat for the sake of eating!). It always helps me de-stress and therefore not become too uptight :)
To stay positive we have to learn to stay away or not listen to negative people !!!! If you have ever been really happy and somone negative messes up your happy mood than you know what I mean.A good support group is a great way to stay positive.TOPS is great and very affordable and so is OA.
I got this idea when I saw a curse jar on the desk of someone I was visiting. Instead of putting in a dollar every time I curse, I draw a paper from the jar I keep on my desk. I list things that I can do from work in a quick few minutes, like run 2 flights of steps, do 20 sit ups, etc.