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I believe that our emotions can take a toll on our weight! Be true to yourself and to God and don't let others bring you down! If someone doesn't have a good thing to say about you, then I say turn around and say something nice to that person and let them know that they are special!
I used to let one small screw up derail my weight loss plan for the day, or sometimes week. Now I just learn from it and move forward with my plan. I know I'm not perfect so why should I get dissappointed in myself when I'm not?
Having a hard time staying on the positive side of life? Try keeping a Blessings journal, writing down all the things/people you have been blessed with.
Whatever it is you want in life, the outcome is determined in a large part by your attitude toward it and about it. Yes, losing weight is difficult and sometimes long, but so was becomoing overweight a long process. When you think you just can't anymore, read the success stories of those who did.
Learning the ability to forgive myself when I go off course on lifes journey whether it is diet related, fitness releated, or family related. Learning that if I eat that piece of cake its not going to destroy what I have accomplished.
You - and only you - have the power to make changes that will improve your life. You control your destiny. Where you are today is because of choices you made in the past, and where you will be tomorrow is because of choices you make today. Embrace that power and choose to live a healthier life.
I had to change my mindset for times I would "slip". No more beating myself up... now, it's "A new opportunity to be successful!" How lucky am I that I can start again? I don't wait for the next day to start fresh... I do it with the next MEAL! Soon the little successes snowball to big success!
Just discovered stickers. I have a monthly calendar that every day I exercise, I put a sticker on the day. It is encouraging to see when you can go for different lengths of consistent stickers. And sometimes, it even encourages me to do it when I don't fell like it, just to keep a streak going.