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Friday, July 11, 2014

I did good yesterday until dinner time. Then I got distracted, got hungry and got upset. So I ate, and ate. Totally screwed up. I was beating myself up till I watched today's Spark video on Spark Coach. It said to put myself in the position of my best friend, and talk to myself like she would. Instead of all this negative self-talk I should be pepping myself up and getting ready to make it better the next time, not set myself up to fail with talking bad to myself. So true. My 'homework' for today was to write a note to myself as if from my best friend. So here goes:

Self, you have a lot of odds going against you, from family history of obesity, to medication that makes it harder to lose weight. All of this and you are still mostly staying motivated and dedicated to your goals. So you screwed up a couple of times, so what? Your not perfect, so don't try to be! It will only drag you down and you know it. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again today. This time eat your dinner on time, if you get hungry get some carrots, if you get a sweet tooth eat some prunes or fruit. You can do this!

That felt weird to write... I think next time I'll just call my BFF and have her give me the pep talk!

emoticon I've got my food all laid out for the day, and even have about 200 cal to play with in case I'm still hungry and want to eat some rice crackers or something. I'm going to stick to my plan. Having a plan is always best, then i don't have to guess at dinner time what I'm going to eat, I just go grab it.

emoticon About to go workout along with one of my work out DVD's and then I'll do the rest of my time on the Wii Fit. I overslept again today and did not get out to walk. I may go walk later just to see how far I can make it and what my goals should be. Don't know why I keep sleeping in, but it has got to stop! Going to aim at getting a full hour of exercise in plus the walk later.

emoticon Going to take the girls to the Library today to stock up on books for them to read next week. I'm going to take away the TV, they've been watching way too much this summer! And make 'Quiet Time' into a reading time instead of a TV time. They can still have some TV, just not as much. They need more reading and playing outside, I will not have little couch potatoes!

On the days that I accomplish my goals I do go to bed with a smile on my face and more determination for the next day. No more excuses, I will stick to my goals no matter how hard they may seem. I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me! I know I'm not strong enough to do this on my own, but I'm not alone, and we can do this!

emoticon MUST drink my water! I'm taking a med for my kidney stone that widens your ureters so that the stone can pass more easily, but that means I need more water to flush it out. This is the last kidney stone and once it passes I'll be free of them! Praying my body does not make more of them!

emoticon Finally finished my bobble stitch scarf! I found some adorable purses online and I want to try to make, have to get all of my yarn together and figure out what colors I want to make it and how big I'm going to make it, should be super cute!

Today's goals:

emoticon Stay in calorie goals!
emoticon Exercise!
emoticon Drink at least 8 glasses of water!
emoticon Get my cleaning done!
emoticon Quiet time with God
emoticon Go to the Library
emoticon Start next crochet project
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    I like that idea about talking to yourself as someone else would. That makes sense. We shouldn't beat ourselves up if we slip up. Just get up and keep going. I do that. After I ask myself why did I do something or didn't I get back on the path to victory. No condemnation! Thanks for sharing. Great blog!
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    2088 days ago
    Remembering who I am in Christ is also a great way to beat the negative self talk.

    Post a picture of you bobble scarf. Is it knit or crochet?
    2088 days ago
    Sounds like you have a lot planned! Have a great (busy) day!
    2089 days ago
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