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The power of Negativity.....

Friday, July 17, 2015

This morning I just feel defeated. I am reading about positive attitudes and this phrase stands out as so real to me: Surrounding yourself with negativity will drain the energy, life and hope right out of you like a leech (Mike Kramer's 'Picture Yourself in a Positive Light').

I have been on this Spark People weight loss journey for 6 months today yet I have only lost 13 pounds. I try not to beat myself up about that - the positive here is that I've gone down one size and actually do feel better than I did last January. But I have encountered one roadblock after another - primarily health issues. The latest is some problem with my right foot that causes me pretty intense pain when I walk - and how do you exercise when you can't even walk. The other day I was buying some yarn and I wasn't sure I'd make it back the car without assistance! I saw my doctor about this a week ago - she prescribed an elastic knee-high stocking. I've been avoiding getting it filled because I HATE SHOES and hate stockings even more. But I'm ready to try anything. She also says it will help to loose more weight - again, how am I suppose to do that when I can't walk. I have at least been doing yoga and also riding my stationary bike. But how do I find the positive in this - or at least turn away the negative?

Suggestions are to find an image that will remind me WHY I am on this journey which I posted on this blog. Last Saturday I hosted all 5 of my children, their spouses and my three beautiful grandchildren for dinner - first time they've all been with me at the same time in four years. THIS is why I want to loose weight, get healthier and stay motivated. I want to be around long enough to see my grandchildren grow up!

Other ideas: use positive words, read positive books and listen to music that makes you happy. My own personal favorite: talk to the Lord and make note of all the things I have to be thankful for!
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