A smile is the new black....
Friday, November 05, 2010
I have found that a smile is so slimming. This after 30 years of hating the chubby cheeks a smile brings me. This week taught me that smiling, believing in myself and pushing through discouragement and doubt does pay off. As you may know from last Friday’s blog I had a rough morning weigh in. But it was that moment of fear that I would never reach my goal that pushed me to change my thinking. I made a promise to myself that I would not beat myself up anymore.
This week was interesting. It is funny how once you learn to cope or move through something, life will find a way to test you in another area. I found myself in a quandary earlier in the week. I had some information that everything in my being said to let out, but I felt I would be betraying a friend if I did. In the mist on my battle with myself I realized how much energy I put into pleasing others. I wondered why it so hard for me to think of betraying someone else but I won’t think twice about betraying my body with extra unnecessary calories. I am naturally a kind giving person. I wouldn’t think twice about helping someone out no matter the cost. But when it comes to myself I can’t find a good reason to go the extra mile. How sad. With this revelation I decided to challenge myself. How difficult could it be to put into myself what I am willing to put into someone else?
Every time I passed a mirror I said to myself “There is someone that loves her self.” “Hi beautiful, keep up the great work” “Look at you skinny!” Every time I thought about maybe cheating “just this one time” I thought of it as a betrayal to the self that worked so hard all day to be healthy.
The result? A smile; all day every day. (There are people that are always smiling…but I promise I am not one of those, so this is big for me)
This morning th1e scale proved to me how slimming a smile can be; I lost 3lbs this week!