How to loose weight through your attitude!
For me, attitude is one of the hardest parts of weight loose. We hear it all the time “think thin, LOVE YOURSELF, be positive”.
I tried! You have tried too!
Instead, I would just end up looking in the mirror and having an even worse attitude about my weight and myself over all.
I had given up on being thin. I didn’t “love myself”, I didn’t even like myself. My weight just went up.
Positive attitude? Mine was give up, buy bigger clothes, and hide from the world. Sound familiar?
What could I do to change this bad attitude into good?
You may or may not believe in GOD, but the teaching of the Bible can help in this part of weight loose. Behavioral Scientists have proven that we can’t love ourselves, if we hate others.
One of the main reasons people have hate or lack of love for people around them, is people have hurt our feelings. This was my problem too. Some one would say something to me or about me and I would add it to the list of reasons to hate myself.
When I started to forgive others for hurting my feeling, I was able to forgive myself for not being perfect. My attitude changed over night. I quit hating myself.
Instead of giving up, I was ready to start loosing weight. For the first time in many years, I liked myself and could think positively about myself.
I wanted to loose weight!
I believed that I could loose weight. After years of being over 200 pounds, I finally got back under 200 pounds.
Attitude really does make a difference. Instead of holding onto the negative things in life, mostly my hurt feelings, I started to look at the positive things in my life.
It is much easier to go walking with other people. Who wants to be friends with an unhappy person? After I started to let go of the hate for others and myself, I started to smile all the time. For the last 10 years, I have smiled and people smile back at me. People want to be around me and I want to be around other people. It has been easier to keep the weight off.
Look at the thin people you know. Most, if not all of them seem happy. Happiness makes it easier to keep the extra weight off.
How do I start this attitude change?
Personally, I didn’t even know I needed to forgive anyone. A pastor was talking to me about some other problems I was having and realized I was bitter towards someone. He didn’t know who, but asked me to close my eyes and see what came to mind.
For me, the forgiveness started with my dad. I realized that I didn’t like him anymore and was avoiding him. I couldn’t even remember why or when it started. After I told him that I forgave him for whatever it was, I felt physically better and started smiling.
Life got better the more I forgave.
Another thing I have found to help my attitude towards others, is to say thank you to people. This may seem like a little thing, or even silly, but it has helped me to feel better about myself.
Over the years, I have found that the things we want, we must give first. If you want friends, be a friend.
Say mean things to others, they will say mean things to you. Say thank you to others, and they will start thanking you. I am very specific in what I thank people for. Never just say “thank you”. Tell the person what you are thanking them for.
This has made a big impact on how I see others, myself, and how they see me. I have a great life circle going now. YOU CAN TOO!
Bible verses to help loose weight through attitude.
Mark 11:25–26 KJV
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
If you don’t forgive others, you won’t forgive yourself and neither will GOD or other people forgive you. Be the one to start the forgiveness circle.
Ephesians 5:20 KJV
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Don’t forget to thank GOD for things like food, friends, and forgiveness.
A very popular Psalms is the 23rd Psalms. GOD cares for us, so let’s care for ourselves.
Psalms 23:1–6 KJV
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
This is a post written by Janice Aldridge for LIFE BLOG at www.lifeimprovingmentor.com
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