Thursday, September 10, 2009

Exciting Find!!

I am doing really well in my healthier life overhaul. I'm at 52 pounds lost. I'm dealing with the mental aspects of my weight loss journey and I find that I am the happiest I have been in years.

The other day I had to move my dresser to make room for a new one. I found some index cards that I had made a few years ago after reading Dr. Phil's Weight Loss book. What's cool is that back then I was trying to convince myself that what they said was true. I was reading the cards the day I found them and am so excited because I believe them now. Dr. Phil's advice was to write these down and read them to yourself everyday until you believe them. I will keep reading them, but like I said am very excited because I DO BELIEVE THEM. :) I hope that these quotes may help you in your journey as well.

Here is what the first card says:

It feels good to be in control.

When I get up in the morning I'm excited about the day!

No longer ashamed of my reflection in the mirror, I like what I see and I'm proud of who I am.

I've found discipline to eat according to my needs rather than be driven by self-destructive habits, impulses or diets.

Able to face another day without overeating, I no longer allow habit and cues to dictate my life.



Here is the next card I found:

I have a rock-solid foundation for my new eating habits that cannot be destroyed.

I live more fully now that my body is functioning better, and I am free to forget about food and get on with living.

Gone are my old excesses, and I now have time to use for productive, enjoyable activities.

Whether learning a new sport (TRIATHLONS), reading a book, or writing a poem, I enjoy it more because I am not overeating.

I've discovered skills I didn't think I had.

I have CONFIDENCE to get involved in new pursuits.




I love this next one:

When I walk into a room, people are cheering for me because they have known and shared my struggle.

I'm asked what I've done to look so great.

I finally feel good in my clothes-no more pants that won't fasten across my stomach and no more outfits intended to hide my fatness.

As my body gets thinner, healthier, and more athletic, I experience it with greater awareness and pleasure.





The next one says:

I have gained new satisfaction and self-respect in whatever I choose to do.

I know life won't be a bed for roses in the future anymore than it is today, but I know how to deal with difficulties.

I know how to handle life with greater maturity.

I know how to cope with life in positive ways without escaping into food.

I am no longer going in circles, but moving forward with tremendous clarity about why I am in this world and what I am supposed to do while I am here.

There is adventure in my day and joy in my heart. I have learned to live a life of meaning and significance.




The final card is to read when a crisis hits. I have seen this in motion in the last month in my life. Enjoy:

This is exactly what I knew would happen and I will not be ambushed by this situation.

In the past, a crisis was a cue for disintegration, now it's a cue for coping!

I am prepared because I have positive ways to cope with crisis, rather than react by choosing food and behavior that put my physical and emotional manageable fashion, and not make foolish choices.

I AM IN CONTROL, AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO JEOPARDIZE THAT CONTROL



I really think it is neat after years after making these cards they fit my life so much right now. I do not think it is a coincidence that I found these cards. God knew that I was ready for them and had me find them. I have grown so much. Back when I made the cards I was not ready for change. Not only am I ready for change now, but I am changing, and will never go back to that person I had become. I don't even know her anymore and am very excited to get to know the new person that I have become and am becoming.

Exciting things are yet to come and I CAN'T WAIT!!

All of the above quotes that I had written on the index cards were taken from Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Book.

1 comment:

MadisonDuo said...

Got your #...I can't delete your comment, I think you need to do from your end.

If you can't delete, let me know.

i'll be out on the course all day long...so I'll try to come and find you or text you to let you know where I am hanging.

Not volunteering, instead i am chasing 13 friends around the course.

See you Sun.
Jen