Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wednesday weigh-in

Still up, but down from last week, so that's a good thing. I'm hoping someone else will be able to do a website like Tales from the Scales. I wish I could, but with my husband's hip replacement surgery coming up, I know there will be times when I just couldn't do it.

I cracked my forehead really good last night on a doorway and got quite a big bump out of it. It's still swollen this morning, from my hairline down to the eyebrow. And of course, I've got a good headache as well. I didn't black out, get nauseous or anything like that, just iced it for quite a while. Just total clumsiness. :-P

Email from Denise Austin today:

Pep Talk Yourself!
What's the voice inside your head saying about your efforts to lose weight and get fit? Are the messages positive and encouraging, or just the opposite?

Make a conscious effort today to take note of your inner chatter so you can see if it's helping you. If not, you can learn to look on the sunny side — it just takes some practice, say experts from the Mayo Clinic. The secret? Take note of the negative messages and replace them with a positive spin! Here are some examples:

* Instead of "I can't stick to a diet," think "I know I can do this!"
* Instead of "This won't work," think "I can make this work!"
* Instead of "It's a waste of time," think "It will be worth the extra effort!"
* Instead of "It's not going to make a difference," think "I'll never know unless I try!"
* Instead of "It hasn't worked before," think "I'll try again!"
* Instead of "I've already tried," think "I can learn from my mistakes!"
* Instead of "I don't like that (food, exercise, etc.)," think "I'm excited to try some new things!"


Slenderella said...

Great news that you're down from last week, keep going.

Ouch on the head. My daughter took a nose dive into some concrete and has a goose egg to wear as a badge of honor.

Have a great week. Let's both keep focused on what's best for healthy bodies.

Tiffany said...

congrats on being down from last week. If I knew how to do that mr linky thing I would carry on Tales from the Scales but I haven't been able to figure that one out yet.

Good luck on your journey!! And I"ll add you to my blog roll too.

Mom's on a Diet said...

Good news on going down from last week - that is excellent!

Ouchy about the head - I fell last week and really messed up my knee and wrist so I can relate to your pain. Ice is a miracle :)

Heather said...

glad you are down for the week! the pep talk is great!

mandapanda58742 said...

I WOULD LOVE TO BE BLOG BUDDIES!!! im so sorry you got hurt- im a huge cluks and fall and get hurt all the time. im so happy for you that you are still going down- keep it up.

Jim Purdy said...

I really liked this bit of advice:

Instead of "It's not going to make a difference," think "I'll never know unless I try!"

I've always lived my life that way. I'll try almost anything once (and sometimes twice, when I'm a slow learner). I've failed at lots of things, and succeeded at some, but at least I don't have any regrets about not having tried. Thanks for sharing!