Diet Sabotage is something we don't expect but nevertheless, it exists all around us. Everyone applauds the plump friend who announces she’s about to join Weight Watchers. They admire the dedication which leads her to lose her first few pounds but then watch out. When the dieter starts taking on a whole new look and attitude people start feeling ambivalent — or even hostile.
It doesn't matter whether your friends and family are thinner or fatter than you,when you start to shed the pounds they feel threatened. But knowing thisu can't distract you from your goal. You need dedication - not negative input.
Valentine’s Day can be a real downer if you happen to be a single cougar. All the hype about love and romance can land you in a funk, if you let it.. My suggestion for this Sunday is don’t focus on what you don’t have, simply decide to celebrate with what you do have instead. There are so many ways to have lots of fun on February 14th - it just takes a little creativity and a good attitude.
Here are a few ways to paint the town red.
Have Dinner with Friends Go out to a nice restaurant – have a great meal and a decadent dessert. You deserve the best regardless of relationship status.
Toast Your Friends and Your Life Yes, go for the champagne. Toast the good things in your life and your good friends. Go around the table and have everbody make a wish for what they want most for next Valentine’s Day.
Buy Cards for Friends and Neighbors Do you know someone who is sick, single, older and/or alone? Is there someone who often helps you at work? Brighten their day and yours by remembering them on Valentine’s Day.
Celebrate with Your Children Your kids can make your Valentine’s Day very special. Make a big deal of the holiday for them. Cook a special meal, put chocolate hearts in their lunch boxes, or have a family game night. Whatever your family would like – do it up and share the love.
It’s Just One Day Remember it’s just one day. Keep reminding yourself that you are the magnet that attracts life’s experiences to you. Happy attracts happy. Fun attracts fun. Passion attracts passion. You get the idea. So have a blast – stay in that good place on Valentine’s and all the days that follow. If you do this that Valentine’s wish you made will become a reality quicker than you can imagine.
Discovering how to make yourself happy is the best Valentine’s Day gift you could possibly give yourself.