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Need to be proud of myself

Thursday, April 05, 2018

I am forever a work in progress, on so many levels. Learning to be nice to myself, be my best friend, love myself and to be proud of myself!

I read a SP article today titled "It's Time to Get Out of Your Own Way". Boy oh boy, isn't that the truth!!

I tend to sell myself short ...like almost all the time emoticon I need to not only accept myself, but to take pride in myself. I thought I did, at least at some point. Maybe I still do, but I have buried under all kinds of other negative garbage that it doesn't shine anymore. I need to change the way I think. I truly believe that it has held me back these past 6 months or so.

I keep talking about "I'll do this or that tomorrow"...well good grief..tomorrow has come and gone and we are getting closer to the middle of the year already!!! I am just spinning my wheels...I need to regain some traction and get moving forward.

Depression over winter has fueled the dark cloud and weighed me down too.....and I'm so tired! Tired of being tired.

I have still been tracking my foods daily and keeping the basic principles of keto/low carb, so I know I can do this
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    Spring sunshine, when it comes, will boost both your spirits and energy levels. emoticon
    1127 days ago
    I think we are all forever works in progress, Tracy. It's this thing called life. I can relate to so many of your points though and am working on many of the same things. Keep on keeping on and you'll get there. I've made a goal this year to just keep going through motions, even when I don't feel like, because I figure something is better than nothing. Keep up the good work and you'll get to your goals! emoticon
    1129 days ago
    I think my blog today would benefit your spirit. Check it out.
    1131 days ago
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    cheers richard
    1131 days ago
    Here is my view of restarting simplified. Every journey starts with one decision. Drink a glass of water. Now take a moment and celebrate the fact that you made that one healthy decision and acted upon it. Atta girl! Celebration feels good. We are all doing this so we can feel good. Let the good feeling help you make the next healthy decision. Plan a healthy meal. Celebrate the fact that you took the time and made a plan. Feel proud of yourself. You just completed two steps in the right direction. Celebration builds upon itself and strengthens my journey. Before long, you will find it gets easier and easier to make the next decision. Celebration also destroys fear. Fear of failure is the biggest reason I stay stuck. Let’s clink glasses when you get your restart going.
    1131 days ago
    Something that has helped me a lot is: listen to how you talk to yourself. Whenever you notice you're not building yourself up, stop and change it. Hope it helps!
    1131 days ago
    Very well put--try to hang on for about 2 more weeks; we will have more sunshine by the end of April and you should notice your energy go up after about 3 days of sunshine. emoticon
    1131 days ago
    I may not know you yet...but I feel we might have a lot in common seeing I feel like this post a lot. I found so much comfort in reading my Bible...it really calms me down and helps me focus that I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me...Philippians 4:13...You can do this...I can feel your strength behind the weakness...for when we are weak...God makes us strong....I'll be praying for you blessings and peace

    1131 days ago
    I'm sorry you've had a tough winter... I struggle with SAD, too, which also messes with metabolism (we've invested in some light lamps and they do seem to help... my sleep seems to be better, and I haven't had to struggle to stay engaged and energetic). You've done great simply continuing to track daily and keep to keto principles! Good for you!

    RE: "Learning to be nice to myself, be my best friend, love myself and to be proud of myself!" This really is the crux of the whole journey. Until I began making choices from a place of self-love/respect/honour traction was fleeting. I really strongly advocate those image boards SparkPeople goes on about... they really do work because they keep what you do want/love/appreciate right in your mind's eye, and it all becomes harder to ignore. The momentum grows from there.

    As you've already said yourself, you CAN do this... and even better yet, you don't have to do it alone!
    1131 days ago
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