LA Weight Loss - Self Fulfilling Prophecy
04-03-2006, 05:37 PM
Okay girls, I am going to get a little deep here, but bear with me. I am sure many of you are familiar with the self fulfilling prophecy. Basically it states that the things that we say about ourselves or other people repeatedly are more likely to come true. Case in point, the whole time he was growing up, EMIL told my BIL that he would be in jail by the time he was 18, because he was a difficult kid. No big suprise then, that by the time he was 18, he had been in jail many times. He lived out the prophecy she had set out for him, because he was told that he would.
So how does the self fulfilling prophecy relate to weight loss? In a profound way, I believe. I think that we have got to set out our own prophecys, and cancel out all of the feelings of self doubt that we all battle with. It is my challenge to all of you to come up with your own prophecy. Write it, print it, post it here if you want, post it in your house for sure. Read it and live it. If you do, your prophecy WILL manifest itself.
So here is my self fulfilling prophecy: I will get to goal in June. I will be thinner than I have been in 10 years. I will be in good physical condition, and I will feel great. All symptoms of Fibromyalgia will disappear. From now on, I will honor my body by making good food choices and exercise daily. I will allow myself to let go of any negative energy that is affecting my weight and my body. I am worth it, and I will do it. I believe that by doing these things, my prophecy will manifest itself.
04-03-2006, 05:54 PM
Are we soul sisters?Totally agree on the self fullfilling prophecy, and my self fufilling prophecy is that in 15 weeks I will be in 180 lbs. I am gonna put my heart and my soul in it, all the temptation that surround me is not going to exist.All the negativity is already gone, my prophecy is already manifest itself.
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Here is my self fulfilling prophecy: I will get to goal no later than June 1. I will be thinner than I am now, but more importantly I will be healthy. I will continue to exercise and treat my body right. I will make good food choice for the rest of my life since this is not a diet it is a new way of life. I will no longer let anyone's hurtful comments get to me. I will stand up for myself. I am doing this for no one else but me. I will be a happier, thinner, healthier me. :)
04-03-2006, 06:28 PM
Here's mine: I will be at goal before I move from here on June 3rd. I will exercise 6 days a week NO EXCUSES, and I will not go on a 3-day binge when I slip up and go off plan! I will wear a bikini this summer on the beach in San Diego -- and not be embarrassed!
04-04-2006, 01:00 AM
Way cool idea, Kate.
I will accept myself for who I am. I will make my goal by the end of 2006. I will reward my hard work by getting my Yoga Teacher Certification. I will respect my body by eating healthy and exercising. I will not doubt myself, or beat myself up if I have an off day. I will remember that I am ok as I am right now, and I am doing this to be even healthier and happier.
04-04-2006, 02:18 AM
I WILL make it to my short term goal! I will stick to the plan! I will not see the 170's again! I will be proud of myself!!!
04-04-2006, 08:50 AM
Katie...I didn't know you had Fibromyalgia. My DH has it so I understand how miserable it can be. He needs to lose about 50 pounds and I think he would feel better if he did. I have been trying to get him to sign up for LAWL but so far he is giving me the "we can't afford it" excuse (which is an excuse...he's worth it).
Have your symptons improved since you lost weight? If you can share that experience, maybe that will convince him...thanks...Suzette
04-04-2006, 09:07 AM
Suzette--will he do the eating plan without joining? If so, he can do the Luna's or just up his color. Just a thought. I'm sure someone here would know what color he needed. My DH started at 232 and is on purple with lites--now 202 in 13 weeks!! Good Luck--he is so lucky to have you looking out for him!
04-04-2006, 10:43 AM
I am currently on red with lites. My DH is 6'2 and about 250 lbs. Do you think he would be red or purple? If it is purple, what is the difference between red and purple regarding exchanges? Suzette
04-04-2006, 12:45 PM
Suzette, Changing my eating habits has been very helpful with FM. When I eat a lot of sugar I hurt a whole lot more, so the limited carbs on this plan have made me feel a ton better, not to mention that I can finally exercise without feeling awful.
04-04-2006, 03:55 PM
I think this is a good idea. I have thought about what I want to see. I have an idea in my head, which comes up when I want to cheat. I don't want to be super skinny, but healthy. I am learning how to eat better, and treat my body better, I guess I have already attained some of the prophecy.:)
04-04-2006, 04:00 PM
Hey Pingree, thats great!!!
04-05-2006, 10:40 AM
I will be proud of the person I am now and not be down on myself for being overweight...being thinner will not change my mind or my heart. I will still be the same person, just healthier. My life is wonderful and I will enjoy every minute of it now...not wait until I reach my goal weight, which, by the way, I WILL DO!!!
04-05-2006, 11:28 AM
You ladies are so on point here, Repo, Emmy, Ping, Boos, Space, muji, yoga, stiesta,30lbs & Rad...All this positivity that you are putting out in the universe is making such a huge difference! Since I've been back posting i am so much more focused and clear, while before i was REALLY struggling.
It's funny because maybe 2 days ago i was talking to DH about this very same thing, how i wanted to make a list write down my goals so that they are real to me, put them out there in the universe. And then i read this and it's basically the same idea...that's called shared-consciousness. When people in totally different places have the same stream of thought. It's happened countless times through out history like when two separate primitive cultures will develop the same technologies simoltaniously and have no possible way of having contacted each other to share the idea. OK I guess I'm getting a little to deep w/ it...but you started it!
Anyways, I will get organized in every aspect of my life, that includes LAWL, i will plan my meals ahead, buy everything i need in advance and not self sabotage. I will be healthier at 30 than i have ever been in my life. I will make my health and myself a priority. I will go back to school to get my master's and be done in less than 2 yrs and graduate w/ honors. I will stop looking for the short cuts and do things the right way, with hard work & commitment. I will stop procrastinating and just 'do it'. I have a wonder husband, amazing sons and family support to help me. My life is amazing and i am dishonoring it when i complain, and focus on petty things. I will appreciate how lucky and blessed i am.
04-05-2006, 11:29 AM
Sorry such a long post Ladies!
04-05-2006, 01:42 PM
What a wonderful post Denise!!
04-06-2006, 09:42 PM
I will make me and my health my top priority. I will ensure every decision and choice I make supports my goal of achieving my goal weight of 124 or size 6/8 by November 20, 2006. I will be proud of my focus and dedication and will celebrate each of my successes throughout the journey. I will love myself and will give myself the gift of improved health for my 30th birthday.
04-06-2006, 09:48 PM
This is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Jillian Michael's book, Winning by Losing:
"Having the right attitude is so important because thought is behavior – the power of mind is total, and the way you think of yourself manifests as your reality. We all know how easily negative thoughts about ourselves can lead to poor self-image, lack of confidence, hopelessness, and depression. You’ve heard about self-fulfilling prophecy, right? Well, if you tell yourself that you’ll always be fat or that you’ll never find happiness, chances are you will always be fat and you won’t ever be happy. But imagine what could be possible if you harnessed your mental power with positive thoughts."
04-06-2006, 09:52 PM
Wow, thanks for that Suzanne. I knew that Jillian was a smart girl!
04-07-2006, 12:50 AM
I will feed my body for fule. I will not over endulge. I will practice what I preach. I will get to goal and be the me I know I can be.
04-07-2006, 12:54 AM
I will feed my body for fuel. I will not over indulge. I will practice what I preach. I will get to goal and be the me I know I can be.
Ok so I can't spell. It's late and I was on my soapbox. I'm back now and I took a deep breath.
Good Night ladies.
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04-07-2006, 01:19 PM
Here's my self fulfilling prophecy... I WILL stay on plan and I will loose 50 pounds (total) by Table Mt. Star Party in July.
Thanks for this thread. I think this is a wonderful idea.
04-07-2006, 04:11 PM
This is a great idea! It has really made me stop and think about what I want in the long run.
I will be healthy - at a healthy weight, whatever that may turn out to be, and I will live an active life so that I can meet the daily challenges that come my way - rather than avoiding them because I'm not sure I'm strong enough, fast enough, or have enough endurance. I will not focus on my weight for the 2nd 50 years of my life, but on being healthy and active.
04-08-2006, 05:07 AM
i want to finish medical school and become a selfless doctor
i want to be a helthy being...poor diet is the cause of MANY cancers...3 of my grandparents died from stomach cancer, and my aunt at 55 died from pancreatic cancer...i dont want to die due to self inflicted reasons
i want to feel whole, complete, love myself and accept myself so i can love others
04-08-2006, 12:21 PM
Aggie what are you diong up at that hour. You are all right I am going to take this one day at a time by making smart choices and accepting my faults each day.. That way I can only improve, not get stuck on the bad days and reach my weightloss goal this summer.
04-09-2006, 04:18 AM
laurie-the time difference...thats why it seems im up when all you guys are sleeping...hehe...its 6hrs to ny, 9 to california...and the other hours in between! i should ask you what you are doing up!
04-10-2006, 02:39 PM
I'm glad I have found this forum. I'm new to LAWL and I while I have support in my life, the others don't always know exactly what I'm going through. After reading your posts, I am very excited about the outcome and happy that I have found you all! Thanks for all the positive thoughts!!:hug:
I will stay on the plan and lose the weight to be around for my 2 beautiful kids. I will become healthy and active and not sit around on my butt. I will not just change my eating habits, I will change my life. Last, but not least, I will surprise my old classmates at my 20th reunion this November by not showing up as "the fat girl." :carrot:
BTW, where did you all get the tickers, and how do you add them? I think the visual of the ticker moving would definitely be motivation.
04-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Welcome Holly! Jump over to the Losers and Friends thread and say hello. This is where much of the chatter during the day takes place. To get a ticker, go up and click onto User CP, click on Edit Signature, and follow the directions there.
04-10-2006, 02:58 PM
Thanks Repo for the info. I found it.