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Fishing for compliments...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

I am not fishing for compliments. I do not take them well. I like my sister Amy, have a hard time taking a compliment. We are so good at seeing the negatives and have a hard time finding the positives in ourselves. It is hard. BTW Amy is the BOMB! Amyjeanhealthy, look her up!
I have worked really hard at losing 46 lbs. No one gave me a free pass. I walked. I skipped desserts. I found recipes for foods that I was craving and I made low carb versions of them. I have changed my whole way of life. I have no regrets. I am proud of my accomplishments. And I love how I FEEL eating low carb.
I stink at taking compliments. So I have learned to pause a second and say thank you. I have people look at me now and say, " you have lost weight!" My response is, "I have lost some." When they say I look great my new reply is, "Thank you." Maybe to you this is not a big deal but for me this is a huge milestone.
This weekend I saw two people that made a big deal about my weight loss and I was truly flattered. It gave me a thought. I have a weight loss binder. It has many sections in it. Picture section, Motivational success stories in it(I copy blogs that people write that I find so worth reading and rereading), food journal, exercise workouts, ect. and it is not tied to cyber land for the whole world to see. I need a compliment section in that book!!! Why not? I think that I am going to put a compliment and non scale victory section in it!!!!
When I am feeling down I can look at the compliments that people have given me and I can remind myself of my progress when my mind is not being kind to me. I can see the NSV that have motivated me along this journey.
Just my thought of the day. I wont go fishing for compliments but I think I need to start tracking them so that I can see in myself what other people are seeing.
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    What a great idea!!
    1663 days ago
    Gurl, You Rock!! I bet that binder fills up in no time.
    Have a Great Day!
    emoticon because you deserve it.
    1664 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Ahh, am I seeing that you are denying that you are successful, more than that you don't want compliments? Think about that. If I'm right, then ask yourself what it is about success that bothers you.

    Loosing 46 pounds is a success. I'm guessing that you are downplaying that. But it is actually you deserve double credit. You used to eat way more, or way more unhealthy food, and that is what made you gain the 46. The first victory is to stop gaining. The second victory is to loose.

    By the way, I too am low carb, so I know your path.
    1666 days ago
    I think it is a great idea to record the positive things people say to you. Why not? You deserve it.
    1666 days ago
    I like your binder idea. That's awesome. I might try that. I hope you learn to see yourself in this new light.
    1667 days ago
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