South Beach Diet - Love thyself!
10-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Just had a thought that maybe we could make a thread of things we love about ourselves - I know I fall into the negative cycle and don't spend enough mental energy saying positive things about myself so here goes -
1) I love my smile
2) I love my compassion
That's enough for now, but my goal is going to be to post something positive about myself here every day this week.
Anyone with me?
10-09-2006, 06:30 PM
Sounds like a good idea. We all need to think more positively. I'll try one thing every day. So for day 1:
I love my eyes.
10-09-2006, 06:49 PM
1. I love my hair.
2. I love my heritage.
3. I love my work ethic.
10-09-2006, 07:51 PM
Alright well I don't mean to steal some, but I am.
1. I love my smile. (Parents paid enough money for it!)
2. I love being Irish.
3. I love my voice, both speaking and singing.
Ok . .
1. I love my Personality
10-10-2006, 09:27 AM
So we're supposed to post something here every day eh?
1. I'm creative.
2. I'm a good cook.
10-10-2006, 10:27 AM
I love that I can wake up at 5 am to work out on days I need to get to the office early!! :)
10-10-2006, 12:39 PM
Kim - that is a good one!
1) I love the fact that I'm a morning person ; )
2) I love my sense of humor and "cleverness"
10-10-2006, 12:56 PM
I love my sense of loyalty and my compassion.
10-10-2006, 01:15 PM
Great idea, Sarah! :hug:
Kim, I am so envious of that ability...that's just what I needed to do this morning...and didn't. :( Good for you! :cheer:
I love my sense of empathy.
10-10-2006, 04:07 PM
Okay, my good thing about me for today:
I love my height (6' is freakishly tall but I wouldn't want to be shorter).
10-10-2006, 04:53 PM
Hey, you can weigh more when you are tall!!!!!!!
10-10-2006, 05:35 PM
I love being only five feet tall. I'd love it even more to be called tiny and cute!
I love being able to have two great dogs and the space for them to run and play.
10-10-2006, 06:15 PM
I just plain think I rock!!! I would rock more if I lost 40 lbs!!!!! I would be hot and rock!!!! LOL!!!!!
Maybe I should work at being humble LOL!!!
Seriously, I love that I have good self esteem.
10-10-2006, 06:32 PM
No humility on this forum! We beat ourselves up enough as it is that we need to take a sentence or 2 (or paragraph or novel) a day to focus on our strengths and what we like about ourselves.
I love myself, even the self that ate 4 SB diet bars, 2 string cheeses, 1 bowl of cereal, 2 crisps w/ laughing cow and a veggie burrito ALL so far today - Loving myself is loving my binges.
10-10-2006, 11:07 PM
I love my eyes....not the wrinkles under them tho...lol
I love my laugh....it's loud but usually infectious
I love my hair...
I love my compassion for others...
Thanks for this thread...we need more positives!! I for one beat myself up quite a bit!
10-11-2006, 07:33 AM
Okay, my turn:
1. I love mornings.
2. I love my job as a nanny to a wonderful family.
3. I love my new hairdresser!!!!
4. I love being "petite".
5. I love the fact that most of my family lives nearby, and that we're a close-knit family.
6. I love being a grandmom!
7. I love knowing God is taking care of me.
10-11-2006, 08:27 AM
I love that I can cook a good, hearty meal that satisfies DH and still stick to SB!
(I also love that I woke up to work out again, in spite of needing to be at work even earlier today!! ;))
10-11-2006, 09:32 AM
I love the fact that I'm naturally honest.
10-11-2006, 09:39 AM
Man ladies - Woke up and the self esteem monster was whispering mean things into my ear, so gotta think of some truly nice things about myself -
1) I love my eyes and how unique they are
2) I love my body, I am amazed at my body's indurance in working out
Hopefully these few things will spread a theme of sweetness throughout my core so that I can like myself for the rest of the day.
10-11-2006, 10:27 AM
I still rock!!!
10-11-2006, 11:13 AM
Today's thing I love about me...
I love that I'm smart (and not afraid to show it).
10-11-2006, 11:21 AM
I love my honesty
10-11-2006, 12:08 PM
I love my skills - sewing, gardening, cooking and dogging it!
10-12-2006, 09:27 AM
I love that I can go to Pizza Hut and not eat pizza and make two tres leches cakes and not eat any.
I love my singing voice.
10-12-2006, 10:36 AM
I love that even when I'm freezin' my :censored: off, I can come up with productive ways to keep warm, like baking and doing laundry.
10-12-2006, 12:53 PM
You chicks are really making me feel good...not just about myself, but about our world and the fabulous women in it. :cloud9: I just finished reading a book that had a lot to say about how awful we women are to ourselves...and how much the world can hurt our self-esteem because our culture doesn't always value who we are. Here's a quote from it:
“Women weep, [feminist Germaine] Greer believes, because they feel powerless, and because they are exhausted and overworked and lonely. Women weep because their own needs are unsatisfied, continually swept into the background as they tend to the needs of others. They weep because the men in their lives so often seem incapable of speaking the language of intimacy, and because their children grow up and become distant, and because they are expected to acquiesce to this distance, and because they live lives of chronically lowered expectations and chronic adjustment to the world of men, the power and strength of a woman’s emotions considered pathological or hysterical or sloppy, her interest in connection considered trivial, her core being never quite seen or known or fully appreciated, her true self out of alignment with so much that is valued and recognized and worshipped in the world around her, her love, in a word, unrequited.”
-Caroline Knapp, Appetites: Why Women Want
Reading the very intuitive, wonderful, respectful things you're writing about yourselves makes a huge dent in my worry about women and how we can ever learn to love ourselves. Thanks, chicks! :grouphug: I think you are all amazing...and I'm amazed at the wonderful ways that you stand strong in spite of stiff winds and hard lives. :workout: :strong: You ROCK!!!
I love my creative nature.
I love my ability to see beauty around me, everywhere.
I love that I can mess up and still love myself and believe that I'm worthy of love anyway. :love:
10-12-2006, 04:50 PM
Good stuff Laurie - Thanks for sharing, I always wondered why I cry all the time ; )
So today is a new day fresh with no mistakes -
I EVEN love the me that went and drank and ate too much mexican food last night - I had a blast doing it!
I love the me that loves running ( I HATED it as a child)
I love how cute I feel sometimes.
I love the me RIGHT NOW, not 5 pounds lighter.
10-12-2006, 04:52 PM
This is hard we do beat our selves up all the time. Here goes:
I love the color of my hair, its the perfect strawberry blonde and it's thick and really shinney. I also have a great hair cut.
I love the fact that I'm only 5'2. I love it when people say I'm cute.
I love the fact that I have a 19 year old son, and when people find out they immediately say No way, how old were you when you had him. I'm 40, that makes a girl feel great.
I love the fact that I'm a good mom to both my kids.
Maybe we should all print these out and keep them with us to look at when we start to feel crummy about ourselves.
10-13-2006, 09:22 AM
I think we should either print these out, or make this a constant daily ritual!
This morning I love the me that is able to get up while it's still dark to go work out! Oh and ladies I think I might need to post some before and afters - was realizing last night looking at old photos how much I really have lost! Almost embaressing actually
10-13-2006, 10:10 AM
I love that I care about everyone, even people who don't care for me.
10-13-2006, 11:14 AM
I love that I'm a loyal friend!!
10-13-2006, 11:32 AM
I was going to head to the city at noon to do some printing and run errands.
1 little guy here, who is not supposed to be here but was dropped off anyhow. Will go and do my stuff.
I love that I am adaptable and flexible.
10-13-2006, 10:54 PM
I love that I'm learning to forgive myself.
I love my compassion for animals.
I love my ability to enjoy solitude.
1. I love being a mom to two awesome girls
2. I love that I always like to learn new things
3. I love that I am not a quitter, but always work to perservere
10-14-2006, 10:53 PM
I love that I can make a whole pan of healthy brownies and only eat one a day, and that's ok.
10-14-2006, 11:49 PM
This is a good idea!
1. I love that I can make people laugh
2. I love my eyes
3. I love my curly locks
Have a great day!
10-17-2006, 03:53 PM
Woo, haven't been on here since Friday the 13th! Maybe that's why I'm feeling a little blah?
1. I love that am able to forget about the messes and stresses of life and soak in the tub while watching Fred and Ginger!
2. I love that I can finally stand up for myself!
10-17-2006, 04:08 PM
I love myself for maintaining a cool head in crisis situations
I love my pragmatic approach to life's major and minor blips
10-18-2006, 06:09 PM
I love exercise! (I really do, atleast today I do)
10-21-2006, 04:02 PM
I love that I can work out in public! (Today was the first day in a long time!)
10-23-2006, 12:56 PM
I like that I am, generally, an upbeat, happy person. Before starting SB I had a tendency to be depressed and mopey. Not anymore!
10-25-2006, 07:48 PM
I love this thread!
I love my eyes and smile. I love how I now love my hair after spending far too long and too much energy hating it.
I love the fact I walk 4 miles 5 days a week. (I gave up my car and it's a 2 mile walk to class and another 2 home.) I'm so impressed that my body is standing up to the challenge.
10-26-2006, 04:58 PM
I love the fact that I'm willing to try new things.