"The Secret" is available free online; my husband found it someplace. You could search for it, if you like.
You might take a look at my page and find out why I must lose. It may motivate you. It's a scarey thing when a doctor tells you that you must choose between hot fudge sundaes and a liver for transplant. Seriously, I hope you never hear those words.
I can feel your pain in that question. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make you beat your goal wt. you desire to be, but I can't. What I can do is suggest you write a positive letter to yourself explaining why you are wanting to change your lifestyle and that nothing is going to stop you from doing so. You are a beautiful person inside, and I know change is scary. We get so comfortable where we are, but are we really comfortable? Only we can change ourself, and only we can make goals and determine that we are worth it, You say you have tried prayer, and ask are there any other suggestions. Here are a few if you don't mind.
1. Don't stop praying. Ask for the strength and courage to walk the path to a new you and a healthier you. We all need a Higher Power( mine is God). 2. Start making positive affirmation cards and put them around the house where you can see them. Do this and say them out loud 5 times a day even if you don't believe them at first or if you feel silly ( and you will at first). 3. Start one day at a time or one second at a time. Track you food and let others see what you are eating. They may have suggestions. Set up your nutrition page here on Spark, 4. Post on the boards, on your page, read other blogs and posts, and stay connected to everyone here. We all want to help you. We all know how it feels to run to the refrigerator and eat to fill our emotions. We need to find something else more healthy to fill that empty void inside us. We eat when we're not hungry, but we think we are hungry for food, but we're seeking something else.
Please try these suggestions and see how you feel after a time has passed and you keep in touch with your Spark Friends, and we all are your friends,.
What has helped me is finding something that makes me feel good, something I can be passionate about. Try something new that you don't know if you would like and it may be your niche. Prayer works for me, usually, but I really have to believe that I can do my part too.
Best of luck to you, keep posting and coming to this site. My progress is slow and I have had plenty of days I wanted to just give up, but I kept going.
Hi Missy-Happy belated Birthday!! Have you picked up a copy of "The Secret" yet? A POSITIVE attitude can get you anywhere!! I'm still overweight but I no longer stress about what I should or shouldn't eat. I have learned to enjoy exercise and am comfortable with myself and know that I CAN get to my goal(it just may take awhile-lol) Have faith in yourself-you are stronger than you think and this isn't anything you can't handle. May I also suggest "The DreamGiver" by Bruce Wilkinson- I have a feeling you would really enjoy that book. It has a "slay the dragon" sense of overcoming obstacles. I loved it! Here's to a fantastic April- let's get out of the 180's!! (((hugs)))Lisa
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