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A Different Attitude

Friday, May 14, 2021

So after thinking about things, I came up with a different perspective on things. I realized I really like everything about myself already. I like the way I look right now and I love all of my clothes as well as like the catalogues I shop in. I eat mostly healthy food and I exercise. So why am I always trying to be something other than what I am? There's no need to try to lose more weight. If I do lose more, fine, but I'm going to stop expecting myself to reach some magic number that might not make me happy anyway. So I'm going to stop tracking my food since I really don't need to. When I track my food the numbers are always relatively the same. I'll still track my exercise since I enjoy doing that. I'll still blog, of course, and just keep track of my weight to see where I'm at. I'm going to start enjoying life right now instead of ten pounds from now. So my blogs will be a little bit different. These are the areas I'm going to focus on from now on:

Eating Healthy Food: I'm going to focus on eating as healthfully as I can because it makes me feel my best. I want to be good to my body and be able to do as many things as I can and I never feel good when I am eating junk food. So I am going to work to make good choices, the right choices, but not worry so much about calories.

Fitness: I am going to make fitness as fun and therapeutic as possible, at least for right now. I will work on building up to a more difficult fitness routine as my ribs start to heal more, but for now I'm just going to work on doing what I can when I can.

Meditation: Meditation is of course always important to me. I want to make sure my mental health is good so I can be my best.

Self Esteem: Self esteem is a big part of what makes this whole thing work and of learning to appreciate your body even if it may not look like what you envisioned it was going to look like at the start. Appreciating yourself for who you are--flaws and all--is important and necessary.

Drinking Water: Drinking enough water is also important. I usually don't drink enough, so I have to remind myself.

Getting Good Sleep: Resting enough is important as well. If I'm not on a good sleep schedule things just don't work for me.

Rewarding Myself: Finding ways to reward myself that don't include food are important so that I don't start eating emotionally. I can tend to be a stress eater so I like to regularly reward myself with self care and small material rewards like new clothes or makeup etc.

So those are the areas I'm going to start focusing on. Hope everyone has a phenomenal weekend. Keep Sparking! emoticon
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    Way to go
    34 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Feeling better and being healthy are great goals to shoot for!
    34 days ago
    Great! Focusing on how you feel vs. numbers is the way to go.

    Good luck! HUGS
    34 days ago
    What a great blog. You expressed beautifully just how I have felt lately. I have not stepped on the bathroom scale for two months now. I felt like I was beginning to let my weight control my life. I have taken a note from your page and am paying much more attention to how what I eat makes me feel. I have been working on eliminating certain foods and enjoying the benefits. Thanks so much for always sharing what you know. Big hugs, Kat
    34 days ago
    fabulous blog
    34 days ago
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