I’d like to say I don’t swear, but I do. If I stub my toe – $*&#!!! I owe money at tax time – $*&#!!! The Leafs miss the playoffs – meh, I’m not surprised. However, there are two other curse words I use that do more damage than dropping the occasional F-bomb.
ALWAYS and NEVER have eroded my soul and defined my reality. They’ve kept my spirit small, and my body large.
“You’ll never get to a normal weight.”
“Whenever you lose weight, you always gain it back.”
“You’ll never amount to anything.”
“You’ll always be the fat girl.”
That folks is stinking thinking at its best, and I dined on that defeatist diet for decades. However, it wasn’t until I started searching for my after, that these words began losing their power over me. Normally, I would take the declaration at face value, but since starting this journey, I’m questioning and challenging them whenever they arise. As a result, I find myself in a new (and somewhat surreal) reality – I’m at a weight I haven’t been since my 20s, my confidence is boosting, and a new voice is piping up saying the most absurd and wonderful things like…
“I always knew you could do it!”
“I never gave up on you!”
I know I’m not alone when it comes to being under the always and never spell, but the good news is the curse of the curse words can be broken! You can change your world (and your waistline) by simply changing your words!
The Results Are In
To find out how much I lost last month, click here.