Letter to Me

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  1. BubblyPenguin

    BubblyPenguin Recovering Foodaholic

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    Mike Scott's newsletter 3/10 had a great activity suggested: Letter to Me (can't link it yet as it's not linked on his website.) Here's what the activity instructed.

    I wrote a letter to me as directed by the activity dated for my birthday in July next year and it has been a fantastic tool to help me refocus and get back on track, remembering why I started this journey in the first place... Hope it helps others, as much as it's helped me xx


    Letter to myself; dated 14th July 2010 (my 31st birthday)

    Dear Me,

    I'm writing this to say: 'Well done!'
    You have reached your goal and are now successfully maintaining; doesn't it feel wonderful to have embraced a new way of life?

    It's not been easy, has it? You've had to work hard- those times you wanted so badly to stick your head in the fridge to satisfy an emotional feeling, not a hungry one; trying to keep drinking water, although unmotivated to drink another drop!

    You've learned that however hard it might seem, it's worth it because to quote another 'nothing tastes as good as being slim and HEALTHY feels.'

    It's not just the attitude towards food, you do things now; household chores aren't put off, you go out, socialise, attend clubs and do things for 'you'. You feel confident about yourself and no longer seek solace in food, your 'friend'. You've learnt that it will not make you happy, it will not solve your problems, rather mask them and create further ones, it will not fill that empty void- only YOU can do that by getting off your behind and making every minute count.


    What tips have you learnt to get to you here?
    • Remind yourself EVERYDAY of your goal and how much closer you are to achieving it, remember it's a journey and everyday is a step closer to that destination.
    • Visualise yourself being happy and confident.
    • Tackle problems head on- do not postpone them until they become too big to manage alone.
    • ASK for help when you need it but do not expect other people to do the work for you.
    • When you glass is empty, go and fill it back up!
    • Do not use food as a reward and only reward yourself when you have done something to earn it; this doesn't mean deprive yourself, but make sure you do something worthwhile as the reward feels so much better when you've worked for it!
    • Accept compliments- you HAVE achieved so much, acknowledge your hard work and efforts and do not brush it aside. You have shown great strength and determination to get where you are today, you have it in you to be whoever and whatever you want to be and achieve all your dreams.
    You are special, you are worthy and I love being you.

    Me x
     
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  3. boardwitless

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    Fab! I love Mike's newsletters they always ring true
     
  4. sasha63

    sasha63 I ♥ CD !!

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    what a wonderful letter claire
    very inspiring, we just need to be kinder to ourselves and congraulate ourselves, on sucess and also not to be so hard on ourselves when things dont go quite to plan
     
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    Wow! Thats a good assignment, i'm going to keep that idea in the back of my head for when i am in trouble on my way to getting there. Or maybe i'll expand the idea and put it in some diff. form :)

    I love the letter you wrote :D and you got a nice slogan in there :D
    "when your glass is empty, go and fill it back up!" You can take that in many diff ways, besides the obvious one that you have to drink enough :).

    Now whenever your down, you can read this letter again to get you back up!
     
  6. MsJMC

    MsJMC Strong women stay slim

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    That is a really useful post . I have mikes newsletters but am lazy and don't always read them , but i am going to do that .
    Thanks for sharing
     
  7. Blingbabe

    Blingbabe Back On Track!

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    I think its a great idea, thank-you BubblyPenguin for sharing.

    I had to do this as part of a course that I did at work (an assertiveness/self-development training) - it was so strange but very touching to receive a card from myself months later, which the trainers posted to our work addresses.

    Think I will try this, anything that helps to motivate is a good idea for me x
     
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    Katycakes Stubborn tortoise

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    Great post... think that you (& Mike) have inspired us all...

    xxx
     
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