21 January 2014

Weight Loss and Self Criticism: 60 Example of Positive Self Talk

21 Lovely Thoughts
"I am frustrated with diets."

"I have no time to make healthy and tasty meals."

"I am depressed because of my weight." 

"I regain weight easily."  

"I have been fat all of my life and I should stay fat all my life." 

"I cannot lose weight. I don't know how to be thin."

"I have been struggling with losing weight for years."

"My body is trained to be fat."

"I gain weight because I am afraid I will starve."

"I feel in danger if I am thin."

"My parents do not support me to lose weight and thin."

"I attract unwanted sexual attention if I am thin."

Self critic. Can you relate with the above self-talk? A little self-criticism is a healthy means of increasing personal growth but too much can lead to self-doubt and stress.

 

If you still remember I posted this picture of me and my children last year to discussed about weight loss freedom. I always insecure about myself. I refuse to have my picture taken because my body is fat and ugly. I am the one who would always volunteer to took family pictures so I would not be in them. Or else I would hide behind others or use my children as props to cover my body. My friend thinks I look good in the picture and I just being self-critical.

It's true I'm my worst critic. I hate my body. And I am giving myself critical and demeaning messages. I am too hard on myself.

What do you tell yourself about yourself? 


Self-talk is so familiar that sometimes we don't even notice its existence. Negative self talk can limit you, increase your stress level, bring down your self-esteem and confidence. I realize now that turning negative self-talk into positive self talk is vital for successful weight loss. If you have negative beliefs that you're ugly and fat, you will stay ugly and fat, making extremely difficult for you to lose weight. To release the belief that you are ugly and fat, it is important to change your negative self-talk.

"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine."

― Margaret Thatcher 

Here are 60 example of POSITIVE self-talk:

1. I am celebrating feeling light and alive at my perfect body weight of one twenty-one.

2. I am successfully losing weight and be thin.

3. I am supposed to be thin even though every one in my family is fat.

3. I am happily in charge of my own life. I am enjoying creating my own reality.

4. I am enjoying the thrill of finding many things I can do to lose weight. 

5. I am feeling relaxed without eating. I know how to comfort myself without eating. I am happy.

6. I am feeling awesome being thin regardless of my age.

7. I have the discipline to lose weight. 

8. I am feeling comfortable giving up excess food. 

9. I am feeling energized working out.

10. I am free from my obsession with food. 

11. I am focused and control my eating when I watch TV.

12. All my diets succeed.

13. I am patient when I am on a diet. I know that weight fluctuates.

14. I feel good about myself without the approval of the scale. I am fine without it. 

15. I eat less so I can be happy with my weight. 

16. I see my new "thin" self. 

17. I am strongly training myself to be thin and stay thin all my life. 

18. I think, I eat , and I exercise like a thin person. 

19. I reprogram my mind for me to be thin. 

20. Staying thin is possible.

21. I eat food moderately. I know that food is always abundant.

22. I am feeling extremely safe if I am thin.

23. I am feeling loved getting support from my family to lose weight and be thin.

24. I am feeling protected and attract healthy sexual attention if I am thin.

25. I am beautiful and thin.

26.  I am happily celebrating my progress.

27. I am socially confident.

28. I am proud of my stomach, hair, skin, arms, _________.

29. I am as capable as anyone else out there

30. I am comfortable in front of people and say the right things.

31. Anyone who meets me will remember how fascinating I am.

32. I find things out when no clear answer is defined.

33. I am worthwhile, successful, and happy.

34. I eat food that has a lasting benefit for me.

35. Occasionally I indulge myself in tasty food.

36. Vegetables and fruits strengthen me and I love to eat them.

37 I love going for a walk and seeing the outdoors.

38. I love to eat healthy food!

39.I only eat what I need to sustain myself.

40. Running makes me feel good.

41. Exercise is a time for me to get stronger and reflect on life.

42. I am successful in anything I try.

43. I don't worry about anything.

44. I accept the things I cannot control.

45. I always give my best effort and that is good enough.

46.I am smart, confident, and capable.

47. I love challenges and the gain from overcoming them.

48. I am always cool, calm, and understanding.

49. I am organized and know what I need to do.

50. I am learning and growing.

51. I am special, unique, and very important.

52. I do not require the approval of anyone, except myself, to be happy.

53. I love myself for my own uniqueness and value.

54. I am beautiful, both inside and out.

55. I am kind, loving, and smart, and that is who I will be with.

56. I will focus on the awesome opportunities that are ahead.

57 Positive Weight Loss Affirmation

58. I'm happily making weight loss progress.

59. I am feeling carefree handling my situation.

60. I'm willing to try this new exercise. 


This is how I look in tagged picture. My belly is so big makes me look like I'm seven months pregnant! And 77 kg is pretty heavy for my small frame. Mr.Husband took this candid shot last week during a visit to Crocodile Farm. He secretly took few pictures of mine lately. I hope it's because he admired me like the first time. But no, I know this is his silent way of telling me to lose weight. I have gained 3 kg since Christmas.


I have had second thoughts before decided to publish this shameful picture here. But then I decided to pursue because this is part of my accountability. I don't want to look like this anymore in 6 months to come. Yes, I hate the way I look in this photo but I want to replace this negative thought into positive thoughts pattern. "I am strongly training myself to be thin and stay thin all my life." I believe every time you think a positive thought or make a self compliment comment you are actually affirming it as your personal truth.



What do you tell yourself about yourself? Do you let yourself off the hook or do you put yourself under unnecessary pressure?

Let me hear your voice in the comments. You can also connect with me on Instagram @honeybeegeb
  

16 January 2014

Thinspiration Thursday: Molly Found Fitness and Lost 9 kg

7 Lovely Thoughts
"Once upon a time, 21 lbs ago.... I was overweight, lazy, depressed, and ashamed. I had let my desire for the temporary pleasures of food and laziness take over my life and shape me into something I didn't want to be. One day, I woke up and decided that it was time to stop feeling sorry for myself. You can't change the past so there was no reason to dwell there anymore. I found a little drug called fitness and I started to feel GOOD. How you lived yesterday does not dictate how you will live tomorrow. If you want something go after it." - Molly King

That's how Molly began her weight loss journey. Her Weight Loss Diary gets up close and personal with Molly in a short interview. This is the debut success story for HEWLD in 2014. Her story may help you find inspiration to eat right, burn calories, and get the best body you've always wanted.

Her Weight Loss Diary (HEWLD): What is your starting weight and current weight? 
Molly : Start -  175 lbs (79 kg) current - 154 lbs (70 kg)  

HEWLD: What made you decide to lose weight? 
Molly: I felt disgusting, slow, and ugly.


HEWLD: What challenges you facing in losing weight? 
Molly: Mostly resisting eating everything. I'm a natural born foodie and LOVE almost everything in large portions. 

HEWLD: What changes you made to lose weight? 
Molly: I've cut out unscheduled snacking, starting working out 6 days a week, starting drinking Shakeology.

HEWLD: How long does it takes to see your weight loss result? 
Molly: It depends on how hard I work that week. And also depends on how hard I train. My goal is 1-2 lbs per week.


HEWLD: When you didn't lose weight for a few weeks, how did you keep motivated? 
Molly: I stopped basing my progress on weight and started looking for non scale victories like inches lost, attitude, and how my clothes fit. 

HEWLD: Do you believe in cheat days? 
Molly: I think they are good for some people. I usually eat what i want, but make sure the portions are either cut in half if it's not good for me. 

HEWLD: Emotional eating is common. How do you gain control of emotional eating? 
Molly: I drink Shakeolgoy to cut cravings. Sometimes I will do a quick 3 minute interval training and see if it gets rid of it that way too. And usually it does! 

HEWLD: Diet and exercise - which one help you lose weight faster? 
Molly: Diet 

HEWLD: Can you share your diet plan and workout routine? 
Molly: Currently I am doing P90X3. It's a 30 minute program that is 90 days long. Maximum results in a shorter amount of time. My daily meals consist of greek yogurt with fruit/granola, Shaekology, rice cakes with peanut butter or salsa, chicken, lots of veggies, brown rice, and fruit.

Thank you Molly for sharing and inspired me on my weight loss journey. I hope her story will inspired you as well. Now I want to hear from you dear lovely readers out there.

What's works better for you - Diet or Exercise?

Feel free to share your comments, they never fail to encourage me. If you know any success story or you want to share your own success don't hesitate to drop me a line here.

*All pictures are belong to Molly King. Follow her on instagram @mlmcbutter.





08 January 2014

Happy New Year! Top 10 Inspirational Words of Wisdom

3 Lovely Thoughts
This is the opening post for the year 2014. Happy New Year everyone!



First off, thanks to all Her Weight Loss Diary's followers, friends, family and stalker for your support in 2013. Thank you for the encouraging comments, motivation, and the listening ears. May this new year brings all the crazy colors and fun in your life. 

It was so sad and embarrassing to say good bye to 2013 because I DID NOT complete my weight loss goal. Not even close. But to give up? It's way too early to call it quit. I posted this question before, about setting a deadline for a weight loss goal. I believed weight loss deadline could be a great motivation booster. Hence I set my goal to be on my ideal weight before my birthday last November. But that never happened. That soft deadline clearly did not help me to stay motivated until my goals done. It stresses me out, to be honest. Another year goes by without any major accomplishment. So this year losing weight with a deadline is not going to be part of the plan anymore. Giving weight loss a deadline is creating a sense of urgency that sometimes coupled with unrealistic expectations. And when things don't go as planned you may end up with frustration and that will altogether kill your motivations. Furthermore, weight loss is not about exercise and diet but it's about healthy lifestyle. It's a lifetime commitment.



I don't want to apologize for being an annoying blogger. You read a lot about weight loss stuff here but you were like, she's not going anywhere. It's true that I am not a success story yet. Well, MISSED DEADLINE IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE. I don't need to feel bad about myself after not achieving my weight loss goal on a certain time frame. And there's no reason to worry about what friends and family might think. I'm not in a competition to win approval from anyone. I am in my own race to be healthier. And as we're entering a new year, I think it is important to reflect and re-evaluate myself and my weight loss goal. 

Here are top 10 inspirational words of wisdom worth sharing. I hope these wisdom can help you to reevaluate your failed goals whatever your goals might be and I hope it stays with you throughout the year, inspires you to set realistic and obtainable goals you can actually reach.

Imagine becoming successful
1. What you declare, you will achieve. - Abraham Lincoln


3. If I have correct goals and I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing, I am going to succeed. - Dan Dierdorf

4. If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. - Jim Rohn

Have faith in what you can do
5. If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar

6. Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. - Donald Trump

Take action and do your best
7. Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. - Brian Tracy

8. If I had to select one quality and one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick persistence and determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, "Here comes number seventy one."
- Richard M.Devos

Learn from your past experience, and try not to repeat your mistakes
9. If you mess up and learn nothing, it's a mistake. If you mess up and learn something, it's an experience.
- Mark McFadden

10. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John C. Maxwell

I don't have "losing weight" in my New Year's Resolution list this year. What about you, what's in your bucket list for 2014? 

 
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