urloved33 wrote: »
HONESTLY ..this healthy lifestyle and all the choices we make to have this healthy lifestyle...demands we behave the same way regardless of how we feel. SO. eat well when you don't FEEL LIKE IT...go to the gym WHEN YOU DONT FEEL LIKE IT...anyone can do this when THEY FEEL LIKE IT...you are missing the point.
glennagael wrote: »
The thing that inspired me in the first place was realizing for the first time that I deserved to be treated well, and that no one had more power to treat me well or treat me badly than I had over myself. You can walk away from bad jobs, bad apartments, bad friends, and bad lovers, but you have to live with yourself every instant of every day. Kindness is what makes the good things happen. Self love is a better motivator than any bad photograph.
The photo on the right, February 2017, is a girl who was brave enough and cared about herself enough to start. The girl on the left, September 2018, is a girl who is brave enough and cares about herself enough to forgive herself and keep going. This is a little self motivation to help me with that, and it starts by celebrating success.
katsheare wrote: »
Like so many others, I've done the dance: decided to see if I could lose weight in 2014 by just watching intake and moving a little bit more (I could. I know. I was shocked, too.), then over the course of about 2 years gained it all back again; fought hard against doing the things I knew would work until a random evening in July 2017 when I decided to stop being silly and start doing what I knew would work. Have been at my maintenance weight since December 2017 or so.
And in a way, I'm really glad I had my health success to look at and nurture in the early part of this year: I'd lost my grandmother, my first best friend, late last year and her memorial service - with all the family drama that naturally brought - was an incredibly hard week. But I started every day before anyone else had woken up with a 30-45 minute run or bodyweight workout, and that time kept me sane (especially in a place where I had no control over food options... Though my family appreciated my mad veg-prepping skills!!). Then this spring we had our first foster child placement, lasting 4 months, and it was not a good fit for our family. Again, being able to set an example of self-care and self-love to a child who had never been shown any of that made me feel like I was doing something (plus knowing I was giving him food that would nourish him when he hadn't really had that before was huge).
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