Every bit of motivation helps. Behold:
Our Lady of Weight Loss--an art-oriented, humor-filled, motivational site for those on the journey to fat loss--has e-cards you can send.
Know a pal online who needs a dose of motivational art and humor?
There's a great e-card at left. It's the "Love Thyself" card, and the little scribblngs say:
"Exercise is my middle name."
"Yes, I can."
"Fruit over cake."
"No matter what, I'll stay the course."
~~and my fave of all:
"I do not accept delivery of my ancestors' fat genes."
While the e-card is free, there are cool greeting cards and motivational objects for sale, and I just bought a bunch of them.
I especially am wild about the one at right. It's not ARTISTICALLY the neatest one. But the message is spot on. When you make a mistake. When you eat that bit of crap food. When you go over your calorie count. Sit, take a breath, assess the whys of it. Think of strategies for future avoidance and triumph. But, most of all, remember to say:
"All is Forgiven. MOVE ON."
Don't get ovewhelmed. Don't get depressed. Don't beat yourself into a bloody psychological pulp. "All is forgiven." You are human. You are complex. You have to struggle and strive. "Move on."
I am human. I am complex. I must struggle. And I must strive.
And I must move on.
Love that. Good to remember. Always, keep moving on. Leave the guilt and shame behind and MOVE ON and tackle the next snack, the next meal, the next hour, the next day, the next weigh in.
ALL IS FORGIVEN...Move on.
That works for more than dieting.
Oh, and dig the one on the left here. I keep wanting to put a "Thou shalt" in front of what's written: "Turn a deaf ear to cake."
And, oddly, I don't find this disrespectful. I guess I always imagine Mary being supremely poised and cool and with a healthy sense of humor. I mean, geesh, you get to be the mother of the Son of God and watch him grow, utterly perfect and full of grace. And he scolds YOU, instead of vice versa.
You HAVE to have had a sense of humor to get through that!
I think Mary would approve. And giggle. And add that, "Well, every once in a while, have some cake. But not that often."
So, you gonna send someone an e-card?