Why Positivity Matters
The weight loss journey isn’t always the easiest journey for your self-esteem. Making the decision to get weight loss surgery will open up plenty of wounds. Learning about your own strengths and weaknesses is never easy, and it can grow incredibly tempting to give into negativity. Self-deprecating is not the way to weight loss success. If you want to reach your goals you need support, and there is no reason that you can’t be your own best cheerleader as you move forward along this journey. Putting yourself in a position where you are constantly bullying yourself as you attempt to make healthier choices is only going to push you to abandon your efforts and turn to the comfort foods that you are trying so desperately to avoid.
How to Avoid Negativity
It is difficult to stay motivated when you are constantly surrounded by negativity. When you are only told that you can’t do it, that you aren’t worth it, or that it just won’t happen so why bother trying, it becomes nearly impossible to stay positive. When you are the one who is hurling those insults at yourself, your likelihood of staying positive and motivated will drop down to nearly zero.
Try keeping yourself motivated by following healthy positive-thinking techniques, such as:
- Put positive quotes in places you’ll be most triggered to be negative, such as on the bathroom mirror or on the refrigerator.
- Create a positive mantra that you can say back to yourself every time you start to get negative.
- Start the habit of “paying yourself back” for those negative comments that you make to yourself daily, such as putting a dollar in a jar for every negative comment.
If you believe you can do it and you show that you are remaining positive and motivated, then it will become a lot easier to cope with obstacles and any external sources of negativity.
Once you start a medical weight loss program and decide that you want to improve your health there is absolutely no room in your life for negative self-talk. That means no more looking at yourself in the mirror and saying mean or insulting things about your clothing, your choices, or your body. Instead, now is the time when you need to make an effort to move forward and reverse those negative things you’ve said about yourself in the past by being as positive as possible.