Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Good Advice

Why is it so hard to take our own good advice? So many of us write posts about how we screwed up, we binged, we're disgusted with ourselves, went over our points, didn't exercise or didn't do this or that but then we'll go and leave comments for others telling them that they can do it, it was just a slip up, get back on track, stay positive, it will happen, you can do it. Why don't we listen to what we tell others? We sympathize with everyone except ourselves.

From now on I'm going to try to talk to myself as I would a friend. I would never call a friend a fat ass but that is what I think when I look in the mirror. I would never tell a friend she disgusts me but will think it when I eat in excess. I would never call a friend lazy but will think it every time I miss a workout.

I want to be positive and look forward to a healthy new life. I am determined to get there and stay there this time. Treat yourself with the love and respect you show to your friends. Who knows, this might be the missing link. Maybe I just need to believe in myself.

Just like the L*Oreal commercials say "I'm worth it" and so are you. Be good to yourself and start taking your own good advice.


  1. Excellent post!! I agree that I'm my own worst enemy at times too. We need to be kinder to ourselves and count our achievements and not just our failures.

    And yes, YOU ARE WORTH IT!!

  2. This post is SO true! Here's to no more self-verbal abuse!!!

  3. Hey thanks for de-lurking! Nice to find a new post to read (especially on a friday afternoon!) I completely agree with this post! No matter how off track you are, nobody improves with negative self talk. Think - you wouldn't even talk to a dog that way! The best way to train a dog is through positive reinforcement. I think that we work the same way! (now don't get all twisted and think i'm calling you a dog. that's not what's happening! Think positive ;) )

  4. Good for you! I totally have no idea why I find it so hard to do for myself what I would tell someone else to do either. Maybe I should pretend to be someone else? LOL.


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