What gets you through?

on 6/7/20 2:52 pm

I struggle and I struggle daily. Whether it is day to day life or my weight loss it happens.

What positive affirmation or mantra gets you through. Mine is "Everything Happens for a reason". I try to see the positive each time so it teaches me Something. It works most times, but lately I feel overwhelmed. I'm sure it has a lot to offer with the current events.

on 6/8/20 6:15 am

I've been walking more and spending more time outside on breaks. I'm just connecting to the world, watching people and their kids.... playing with my dogs. I was going crazy, but this has centered me over the last week. Which also has lead to my better sleeping in the last 3 or 4 days. I've also gotten back to listening to music before going to bed vs. the news. Good luck.

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (stretch goal to get 10 under) / CW 160 (I'm near the charts ideal weight - wonder if I can stay here)

RNY November 2016

PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019

Melody P.
on 6/8/20 7:46 am - TX


being able to cling to hope that the next day will be better than the last.

39 F and 6 foot 1 inches

VSG - 3-14-18 - - - Revision to RNY - 5-29-19

I can?t control everything but I can control what I put in my body.

on 6/9/20 10:42 am

I second this one!!!

H.A.L.A B.
on 6/8/20 12:15 pm

for me it is a few of them"

  • one day at a time, one meal at the time

Instead of saying to myself "I can'that" I use "I don't eat that", or "Not today"

last but not least

" I cam eat or do anything I want, as long as am ready to deal with the side effects after that." *BTW- the side effects can be anything from feeling sick, dumping, nausea, pain and throwing up.. or simply gaining weight". That often stops me from doing something really dumb.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

on 6/11/20 6:21 am
RNY on 04/15/19

I understand the struggle-especially during these unpredictable times. I have a daily positive affirmation book here in my home somewhere and I need to find it. I remember it being very helpful to me before. I do read my bible but not as often as I should. I actually bought a children's bible copy as it is easier to read and understand. (For me!)

on 6/12/20 8:41 am

I have always thought there is someone out there in a worse situation than I am, so that helps keep me in line a bit. However, with all that's going on right now, I do find that my weepy emotions level is rather unhinged. I am just sad for everyone and can tear-up at a TV commercial. Is anyone out there more emotional than normal?


on 6/22/20 2:21 am

I'm a bit alternative in my thinking, instead of "everything happens for a reason" I find a lot more peace personally in viewing things as random: as in, the universe is not out to get me in any way. I had some things happen early on in life that led me down certain paths, wrong place and wrong time for the most part. I've had a lot of disappointments and my life is just always going to be harder in certain areas compared to other people. But I finally view myself as worth it, worth all the effort it takes to maintain my health and happiness. The alternative is to go back to how I was: and that's the scariest thing I can imagine.