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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I recently started really getting my act together. I'm exercising a fair amount etc. I keep sabotaging myself with my eating. I am even doing it on purpose, sort of, and a bit compulsively. I'm scared. Of a lot of things. I'm scared of trying my best and failing. I'm scared of succeeding. I'm finally trying to get it all together to be healthier and I can't get past my fear to do it right. Why?
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    I can totally relate! Thanks for putting it out there. Just know you're not alone.
    4088 days ago
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    Praying for you! Sometimes we have done something for so long that the change is scary. You can do this! I have been doing little of it myself and need to get back to where I need to be and finish the job!
    4088 days ago
    Being scared is a natural response. You are filled with what ifs which can be very intimidating. And yes failure itself can lead you to being afraid of success

    "Forgiving yourself as a conscious act leads to a sense of completion. Then you can move on and not act out your failure over and over again."

    Psychology Today has an excellent article on the Fear of success

    I like this little rhyme by Linda Ellis

    I've learned that every loss or defeat
    reveals an important surprise...
    for time will prove each setback,
    was really a blessing in disguise.

    Learn from your setbacks, adapt your plan to your lifestyle and you will be on your way. PS: It sounds like you already are!


    4088 days ago
    OK girl with the cute puppy, you ARE going to be OK. Don't be scared. You will be able to do this. I completely understand the sabotaging...I do it too but you are aware of it so you CAN stop it. You are going to succeed because you are trying your best and you are thinking. Keep using SP. Take it one day at a time and take baby steps (It all sounds cliche but it is all true). Oh and here is one more. Every day is a new beginning. It is true. If you overeat or under exercise one day (or even for one week) that does not mean that it is over, give yourself a break, realize that you are a person and that this is a life long thing not a one day thing and wake up the next day and get back to it.
    One other little thing...don't worry about doing it right. Find what works for you. Keep trying and when something doesn't work, learn from it and move on. You seem to have a good plan according to your spark page. You won't fail, you won't let yourself.
    4088 days ago
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