I don't want to be thin, I want to be fit.
I don't care what size I am, as long as I am healthy.
I don't care if I have a gap between my thighs when I am done.
I won't give up the foods I love.
I will never starve myself.
I am committed to doing this the right way.
I am committed to beating diabetes.
I am committed to beating PCOS.
I am committed to waking up in the morning with a smile on my face.
For the rest of my life.
1st Goal: 235 by May 1 Didn't make this one. :(
195 235 by August 9
We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.