Friday, August 6, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday...on Friday

Life has been busy, and children hoarding the computer because it's been hot and rainy...  I finally have a moment this morning to write.
This week I lost another 1.6lbs, for a total loss of 54.8lbs.

This week at Tops, we talked about our attitudes reguarding out weight loss (or lack there of in some cases) and how it all boils down to our internal dialouge.  How often do we convince ourselves that because of a bad day, or naughty children, or frustrating life circumstances that we might as well consume whatever we feel like?  How often do we decide that we aren't really worth the effort?  We say things to ourselves like "I might as well give up", or "tomorrow, I'll start again tomorrow", or "this is too hard, and chocolate tastes too good", or "I hate how some women can never gain an ounce, it's unfair!".

This week, try to think of a few catch phrases that you can tell yourself again and again with that quiet voice inside your head.  When I first started dieting, mine was, "I don't know if I can do this forever, but I know I can do it today".  Then I switched to, "It's just food, and you are in charge of it, not the other way around".   Others that I say include:

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.
You are worth the effort you are putting in.
You deserve to be as good at this (dieting and losing weight) as you are at everything you do for your family.
One day, you won't be fat.  I say that one a lot lately, but the ending is always different.  One day, you will run three miles without stopping to walk.  One day, you will compete in a 5K and place. One day, you will hand in your Lane Bryant card and tell the cashier that you'll no longer be shopping in their store (looking forward to that one).

It might sound a little weird to talk to yourself like that, but it really does work.  Each time you start to think something negative thoughts about giving up, hating your body, or thinking it's just too tough, start to think a positive thought.   Then another. Then another.  Pretty soon, the positive with outweigh the negative.

Think positive this week.  You can do it!!

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff, Stacy. Here are mine right now:

    You're worth it, so stay focused on the prize.

    You're not a garbage can, so throw that food away (when tempted to finish those 2 or 3 bites on Ava's plate).