Positive Words, Habit-Change, and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT Week 2 – Natalie

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For this week’s journal, I would like to start off with a cheer. Feel free to join me…

Change your Words (clap,clap), Change your Life (Clap, Clap)

Change your Words (clap,clap), Change your Life (Clap, Clap)                

Change your Words (clap,clap), Change your Life (Clap, Clap)

I am not defined by what I eat. I have worth whether I eat greens or junk food. My negative thoughts/words affect my choices. Do these sound familiar… “I am destined to be fat.” “Something is wrong with me because I keep indulging.” “I am an addict.” “I can’t do this longer than a week.” “I don’t like salads.” “I miss my comfort foods.” “I will never get to eat____ again!”

The list can go on and on. What I say to myself can change my life for the worse or better. I have worked on re-framing my negative thoughts to positives this week. Has it made me perfect? Certainly not, but I certainly feel less beat up. An example I tried this week was whenever I started negative talk, I tried to replace it with a positive mantra like, “I am human. Humans are imperfect. Keep on going. You can do this. It will come.” The key is changing the negative thoughts to positive. “I hate salads” could be changed to “I am treating my body with love when I put these fresh greens in me. I am worth this goodness.” You get the idea.

So this week, I have decided to end with celebrations of my not so perfect week vs. all the mistakes…

  • I got a new fridge and oven. Now I can roast veggies and fill my fridge with goodness.
  • Although prep wasn’t possible without a fridge and unexpected challenges this week, I still ate salad and lentil soup at lunch. Now the soup and salad were premade in a package with my added veggies. It may have had too much sodium, but it was the better choice out of eating junk.
  • I walked over 10,000 steps 3 days this week.
  • While I didn’t lose enormous poundage this week, I did lose.
  • I am going to be a grandma in May for the first time, motivation to be healthy.










About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.


  1. Shelly D January 18, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Huge congratulations on becoming a Grandma Natalie! And on changing those negative voices to positive. Such a good habit to get into and so hard at the same time!

  2. Melissa January 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Stay positive Natalie! Even tho there might have not been any weight loss on the scale, you are still improving your health! And I bet it will show (on the scale) next week! And you got some great “step action” going on too!

    Oh, and CONGRATS! on being a grandma!!

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