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One Small Sentence

Friday, January 29, 2016

It is amazing to me how one small sentence can send me into a tail spin, depending on who says it. My husband made a very innocent comment, that made me suddenly re-think all the progress I have made, and second guess everything I am doing to lose weight, without even realizing it. We were talking about getting a new car at some point in the future, and I mentioned there was a car I used to have that I wish I still had because I loved that car so much, and he said that I wouldn't fit in that car now. While that is a true statement I guess, although I had never thought about that, it still was unnecessary to say. I said well I don't plan to stay this size forever, why do you think I am doing everything I am doing? I also said that wasn't very nice to say, while it might be true I didn't need to be reminded of it. He sort of shrugged it off, like it wasn't at all important, and I know he was only saying it in a practical, way, in case I had thoughts of getting another car like that, and he did not intentionally hurt my feelings, but the amazing part is that over the next few hours, I began to take that sentence, and blow it all out of proportion, of course. I started thinking wow maybe he can see that I have done this before, and here I am bigger than ever, and maybe I'm not ever going to go the other way, and I never will fit in a car I cant fit in now. I managed to talk myself down off the cliff, to convince myself that he was not thinking of that, and that I AM headed in the right direction, and that all I can do is keep going and he will see. I was not going to let that sentence derail what I am doing and I am not giving up this time.
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    Good for you for not getting derailed. I don't think your husband realized how his comment would affect you. Keep positive thoughts in your head and toss the negative away.
    emoticon Dee
    1969 days ago
  • NORE1969
    Take a picture of that car, print "you'll never fit" and make it your mantra.
    1969 days ago
    Today someone said they were proud of me. I didn't want to hear it. I thought it was too soon to be proud. The point is, we have to prove to ourselves we can do it no matter what the people around us say. They aren't why we're doing this. We are.
    1969 days ago
    I believe there is a lot of energy in our thinking. Think positive thoughts. You can do this. You will do this. You are in control of your destiny. Tell all negative thoughts where to go. 😉
    1969 days ago
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