Movin’ Like Skinny (Weighin’ in on Wednesday)

It’s the old mindset, pure and simple.

The other day hubby told me I “moved skinny.” Then said, “You must feel skinny.”

And you know what? That day I did. My mood was light. I had music on. I felt healthy and energetic.

His words have me pondering.

Why, at my new weight, do I have days I DON’T move skinny?

Or feel skinny.

It’s been 2 years since I lost weight. But sometimes I still see myself as much heavier than I am.

Honestly, sometimes in my head I’m fifty or more pounds over weight. I feel sluggish. I feel the discouragement of weight gain. In the mirror of my mind sometimes I see this:

1 heavy

 

When I’m more like this:

1 thin

 

In reality, I’ve gained a little from my lowest point, but I still move skinny. I still live better and stronger. I still fit into my new clothes.

I think my husband hit on something important that day.

What happens to me when I start thinking heavy again? I am sluggish. I eat more. I move less and with greater effort.

When I remember I’ve changed and am changing, I have more self-control. I want to be active. I am more energetic.

I think that was as true as I was losing weight as now when I seek to maintain the weight loss. So much is in the MIND. What do I see THERE? What self-talk am I allowing?

Do I see an overcomer? Do I tell myself I CAN?

Or do I allow my past struggles to define me?

I’m shocked to be dealing with this issue again two years later. It’s easy to forget the hard-earned mindset of one who believes in who she is becoming instead of who she’s been.

But whether we’re losing weight or maintaining the loss, it’s imperative.

Thinking skinny helps me feel skinny which helps me move skinny which helps me BE skinny!

Until Next Time,

Paula another test (401x192) (2)

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10 thoughts on “Movin’ Like Skinny (Weighin’ in on Wednesday)

  1. Julie Harris February 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm Reply

    I love your positive thinking! You are beautiful inside and out 🙂

  2. realchange4u February 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm Reply

    Paula Its like we got to go back to the day when we first really made the “CHOICE” that we were going to live better and be better. It was important then, it must be important now. I love the new me. Well I am almost two years old now. Shirts that actually fit. A more powerful and confident fellow ministering to others. My self diginity is intact. I am so thankful for my health that the Lord gave me the strength to achieve. I get down in the floor and crawl with my grandchildren and can actually go to bed and sleep and not have breathing attacks because my chest is to heavy. Praise God! Yes its still about that first choice. What a great reminder of the old and the new we have now. I am staying the course and through Christ I am a over comer. Thank you Paula for all the encouragement.

    Joy to you

    • Paula Moldenhauer February 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm Reply

      Tom, I am blessed every single time you post. Your comment made me want to jump up and down. Can I use part of it for a Wednesday Weigh in post. Would you let me use your words and link to your blog?

      • realchange4u February 26, 2015 at 12:34 am

        Go for it Paula!

      • Paula Moldenhauer February 26, 2015 at 1:03 am

        Proabably next Wed. my friend. Let me play with it a bit.

  3. Rhonda February 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm Reply

    Very encouraging post Paula. Thank you 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer February 26, 2015 at 1:03 am Reply

      You bet Rhonda! Great to hear from you. It’s been a while since we connected.

  4. Karla February 26, 2015 at 12:52 am Reply

    It’s all in our heads isn’t it?
    Have you ever read Geneen Roth?

    • Paula Moldenhauer February 26, 2015 at 1:03 am Reply

      Geneen Roth? Nope. Do you have a specific title to recommend?

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