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Convincing Myself

Monday, July 08, 2013

I needed the reminder today that the weaknesses I find in myself do not erase the strength that is there also.

I'm beginning this weight-loss journey yet again. I know myself. I know how unreliable I am. Too often I am my own worse enemy. Those statements are NOT negative self-talk. They are truths that I've experienced. But does that mean I must remain in the rut of tripping myself up? I wonder if I can change and become my own greatest cheerleader and encourager. Can I be a friend to myself?

If a friend was having this problem, what would I tell them? What pointers could I give? What I've been telling myself over the last day is ~ Today is the day to start something positive, no matter how small or minute the start may be. Some days I may have the success of being OP for one meal......Or getting in 10 minutes of exercise......Or having been a cheerleader for someone else.

I would remind myself, not of past failures, but of past victories. Bring to mind those times that exercise has become something to look forward to. Think of the times I've had several days of healthy food choices. Remember success with prior weight-loss. I've experienced progress in healthy living. I can have that experience again. And I can experience that progress long term.

Today was my day to start afresh. I have no doubt that I will have to really work at convincing myself that success is possible.....for me.
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