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Wise Quote for Hard Days

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I love this quote from Marc and Angel Hack Life:

“Use disappointment and frustration to motivate you rather than annoy you. Be mindful. You are in control of the way you respond to life.”

I’m feeling it today. My weight is up to ‘scream level’ as my Sparkfriend, Bess, calls it. I feel discouraged. However, I do so know the drill. I can do this. It will take time. And I will get on with it.

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    Oh - can't believe I missed this! SUCH wise words. I try to never envy other people, too, but fully appreciate the good choices they've made and use that rush of good feeling to inspire me to make better choices.

    Toni, honey - I am definitely at the scream weight these days. In fact, I feel like some 12 year old naughty child standing just over a dare line, making faces at the playground bully. I know it can step across that line and crush me - usually I play far away in the safety zone (stay well below this weight). Time I quit acting like a bully-wannabe and go make some good choices.
    104 days ago
    Great quote and great response to from JEANKNEE.

    I'm sure: you've got this!!
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    142 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the quote. It is a wise quote for hard days!

    And dear Bess has likely spoken many words that have become memes among the maintainers. I suspect many of us talk in terms of 'scream' weight.

    I wish I could remember where I picked this up. But, it is classic Bess:

    ""The thing to remember about weighing daily is that if it is interesting, informative, challenging and detached - it's good. If it is depressing, frustrating, and shaming, it's bad. I think regular weighing is important so that you don't suddenly find yourself lots heavier than you thought you were - but daily weighing is only good if it is useful."

    And more words from Bess seen in POINDEXTRA's signature line:

    "Maintenance is as much work as losing, but it has the advantage of allowing us to do it in cuter clothes" - BESSHAILE

    So, many wise women amongst this group. I consider you among them. Exhale and release the feelings of disappoint. They have served you by getting your attention; but, they are not you. Let the disappointment go. You've got this! emoticon
    143 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/23/2019 11:16:04 AM
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    That’s why we are on the Maintenance Team. We have all been there and know how to get back to where we want to be.
    Paying attention is the key.
    I know you have got this my friend!
    143 days ago
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    143 days ago
    Thank you, needed this today.
    143 days ago
    So true
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