These words to myself - these ugly, painful words - do nothing but erode my self-worth. And instead of encouraging me to do good, I overeat - I binge.
I would never speak this way to another human being, yet I allow the words to be directed internally at myself? Why?
In order to heal from the harsh, mean self-talk I have directed at myself over the years, I need to change my mind-set. In years past, when I would have a slip-up or have a no-loss week, I'd just throw up my hands and quit and berate myself for my supposed shortcomings. But one thing I now know is that I don't have to be perfect, but I have to keep going. So if I eat a whole bag of chips (that has happened more times than I care to admit and I will do everything in my power to make sure it never happens again) - but if it does happen, I just get right back on track the next day. Or maybe the next minute or the next hour.
I got a bracelet last year or maybe it was the year before - one of those rubber band type things - that says "one bite at a time, one decision at a time."
My mind - my words and my thoughts - can be a powerful weapon in my weight loss. One kind word at a time.
Until next time, friends,