“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.” ~Willie Nelson
The answer to this question is YES! About 4 or 5 months ago when I stopped blogging for a time I was going through a very rough time mentally. I had so many negative feelings about myself and was so confused as to why. I mean all I ever wanted was to be skinny and healthy and here I am, I reached it!
Well let me explain, even though I lost the weight and began to run which was fulfilling a life time dream I was still miserable inside. I had to break away from the things that were causing me to have these feelings. I had to make a change again away from the things that I thought were good.
For example, I belonged to the online community of Nutrisystem since losing my weight right? Well, what was pulling me down was hearing all the negatives “I gained a pound” or “I feel fat” all the time. People who go on maintenance have a force behind them never to gain weight I know I do, but the worst thing you can do for yourself is to focus on the negatives.
Yes, gaining a pound should be addressed, but don't beat yourself up over for crying out loud. I lost 60 pounds, I reached my goal even though all things were counting against me to be able to achieve it. The last thing I needed was to go into a downward spiral and only say “if only” or “I should lose more”.
No, I am thrilled with my body NOW. I am so happy to be where I am at even though I gained 15 pounds back over a period of a 2 ½ years. That is where my body wants to be, so I am letting it. I don't have to see 171 on the scale anymore, I love 180's!
My point is move your mind and yourself away from all the negatives in the world. All it does is make you doubt yourself and not allow you to take some pleasures in life. My last post “No More Fretting” shows, I was able to enjoy my vacation and not feel guilty for eating out. It was wonderful!
I have signs in my office to be positive and no negativity, not because of work, but because of me. People at work think its because of work causing me to be mad, but that isn't why their there. Their there to remind me how much I love myself and how proud I am of where I am today. To stay positive means I can achieve anything and so can you.
Are you a positive or negative thinker? How does either effect you?
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