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At least your inner voice is way nicer than mine… not helpful, but nice. (Working out in your undies, by the way, is sure to keep you from eating anything that might get in the way of your healthier lifestyle. Nothing like seeing everything bulge and jiggle to keep you away from the bagles.)
Oh too funny! I wonder what my workout partner, aka husband, would think if I did that!
My inner voice is congratulating me for navigating successfully through this holiday season. And it is reminding me not to screw up now. I have a history of making really good decisions through the hardest part and then messing up when it’s over. This was a good reminder for me. I’m choosing to listen to the voice of reason and paying attention to the way I feel!
I’ve been thinking about you and how you sailed through this season. Just goes to show the rest of us that it CAN be done! I’m rooting for you, and I’m confident IN you. I “hear” something in your voice right now:)
My inner voice keeps telling me that “once in a while” won’t hurt. Problem is, it’s never just once in a while..
I get that one too:(
focus on the husband.
work will always be there.
Sweet:) And so true.
Hmmm, my inner voice is telling me I’m doing pretty good and to keep it up. (It helps that she likes me a lot.)
Does she have a Southern accent?
My inner voice has talked its way into laryngitis lately. I consider it a great accomplishment that the inner voice I now hear is my own voice – it used to be my mother’s.
Oh – interesting!! Now that you say that, I can remember hearing mine a time or two or three as well. Now if only my teen heard MINE is his head every so often!!
Love this post Karen! My inner voice said a lot of those things over the holiday season, ugh. Now my inner voice and my body is saying eat light, fresh and healthy,
Mine is reminding me how much better I feel when I eat well. I need to hear that next time I’m reaching for or craving something I know will make me feel like crap!
Boy, did this post whip me right across the forehead. Hopefully it was enough to shake loose those annoying voices of my own for a while!
Your comment reminds me of your challenges and the idea that we can rewrite the script ourselves!
My inner voice says “you’ve done good this year!” Yep, I ate a little more over the holidays, but I enjoyed it all and am happy to report no significant gain. Moderation is the key. Me and my inner voice are content.
Yay!!! You are so great with moderation. And a steady, consistent course. BTW – read a magazine article the other day that made me think of you – it kept using the word ruminate over and over!
Oh, one more thing. I think you are really hitting your stride with writing. I still think this is your hidden “passion.”
Well thank you, Michele:) I’ve had others suggest I do something with writing but I think if I “had” to write something, I’d hate it.
Boy oh boy – that last one about the mirror…really is a good idea!!! My inner voice is urging me to go to that Boot Camp class tonight and I am going to listen to it!
Staying MOtivated MO
Good for you! This morning mine piped up that I intended to work on my abs right now while I can’t do cardio but I haven’t been. Maybe it will be enough to motivate me:)
It appears that for the past six months, my inner voice has been a clone of your holiday inner voice. The problem is, when I push that inner voice down too far, it just builds up steam. My 2012 goal is to learn to give her some tough love. Tough, meaning control her most of the time, but love, to acknowledge and occasionally treat her. It’s the balancing act that I have to work on perfecting. 🙂
Sounds like a great approach if it works for you. I need to find what degree of balance works for ME still. I do best when the scale (no pun intended there) is tipped wayyyyy in the direction of control with every bite and no little treats. Sigh.
My inner voice is saying I should listen to it more.
Mine says that too. Which is okay when the voice is encouraging me to do the right things:)
I love this. When I find myself trying to justify things, I know it’s not good. When you make a decision and you feel really good, it seems to be the right one.
Oh yes – justifying! So easy to fall into that trap for me.
Mine says “you’re sick…you’re on antibiotics…there’s no way you’ll lose weight on those…just don’t worry about it and stop torturing yourself…when you feel better you’ll really put your energy into your diet”. Sneaky isn’t she…attacking when I’m weakest. Yikes
Oh no! That voice needs to tell you to have soup!
We are on the same page today with posts. Too funny – or not!!! I say that the first voice is what leads you to that 2nd voice – the learning voice.
The point to get to is that the inner voice is THE VOICE you hear all the time or most of it. I am at the 2nd voice but it took time to get there…. ya have to make yourself a priority & nsabotagingng yourself! 🙂
My voice needs to learn from YOUR voice!
My inner voice says “be kind to yourself” and kindness means getting healthier, happier and never regreting. Thanks so much for this, and for all your posts Karen!!!!
I love your voice:)
My inner voice is actually more responsible and is telling me to get my act together!
Are you listening? Seems that I can ignore mine when I want to… and I don’t mean that in a good way.
Oh my what a good post! Today my inner voice is screaming at me because I am going through sugar withdrawals. It’s not very happy today. It has been pretty happy and congratulating me for all the exercise I’ve done the past few weeks, even when I was tired and busy. It’s reminding me that January will be an extremely busy month and that I need to actively manage my stress level so that I don’t come unhinged at someone. And right now it’s upset because I have a terrible headache so I’m off to take some vicodin.
Funny thing for me is that this week, not eating sugar, my inner voice is quiet. Last week, on a sugar binge, my voice kept begging for more and more!
My inner voice is saying – stay the f_ck away from the Chex Mix! 😀
We’ve got that in my house too! So far, that’s not tempting me:)
My inner voices are at war right now…
(cool media, BTW)
Okay… I’m trying to figure out what that last part means. I am soooo out of things!
“by the way” Sorry, I don’t usually use “text” type on blogs. See how out of sync I am?
My inner voice is saying, “I’m okay…just let go.”
I wonder if we are better off with an inner voice who supports us, or no inner voice at all?
I sent my inner voice back to school where it learned to say “Just for today … you can eat right today. Maybe you have that other stuff tomorrow.”
My inner voice is saying ALL of those things…. And more!!!
Power to us both! To ignore the noise. Or… to change it.
My inner voice must be cousins with yours!!
Oh – that gives me an idea! I need to channel my inner Diane voice:)
OMG I can completely relate to all of those things that my inner voice says and that I usually go along with it.
We need to rebel against our inner voices!!
It’s interesting how you see your inner voice as the one urging unhealthy choices. I’ve always suspected most inner voices were the critical voices. Perhaps it’s actually both…
Truthfully, mine IS both. Often running a debate in my head. “You know you’ll regret buying those biscotti.” “The whole container is only 350 calories… even if I eat the whole thing that’s not so bad.” And on it goes.
I think my inner voice and your inner voice get together at the end of the day and conspire against us. Let’s make this new year about shutting them up and only allowing kind inner voices!!!
I love this post — Our inner voices can really do a number on us. It is our thoughts that lead to our feelings that lead to our actions or inaction. True change comes from understanding our thoughts….it is such a journey — thank you for sharing yours throughout the years!
You are so smart! It really all comes down to our thinking first and foremost.
Mine is saying…enjoy yourself till new year…
Mine would have said… but then the other voice said “you can do a lot of damage between now and Jan. 1.”
Oh Karen, this post is fantastic!!! My inner voice says all the above!!
I will tell you though since eliminating those refined sugars and aspartame from my diet I have had NONE of that and its been a blessed quietness in my head. It can be hard, but so worth it.
You’ve mentioned before the positive impact for you of taking those things out of you diet. Hmmm… the first I could do… the second… hmmm.
Great post, for me it’s not my inner voice, it’s my outer voice. My husband is no longer allowed to say I am eating for two. He tells me I’m barely eating anything when I need to “eat for two” and I told him eating for 2 is the LAST thing I need. I’m amazed how many people have told me I need to eat for two. I’m like NO!!! GO AWAY! :p
Wise woman:) I will NOT tell you what I ate thanks to morning sickness and weird cravings during my pregnancies. But, I started both pretty thin and managed to gain a very “normal” amount of weight through them both.
Inner Voice, not always looking out for us. JUst can’t listen to what is said, even by yourself. Have to think about what was said before acting upon it.
Think more, weigh less!
Happy New Year!
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Glad I could be your inner voice with this one, Patrick:)
Happy New Year! Right now my inner voice is all on-board with making this the best year ever so she’s being encouraged. We’ll ignore her when she starts being a brat again (which she will).
Oh mine was so acting up yesterday! Which was ironic since it should have been the best inner voice day of the year!
My inner voice is like I kind hearted mother who says things like, “Sugar, don’t eat that bagel, you know low quality carbs make you feel lethargic.”
I might need a drill sergeant right about now! Bagels – NO!
I love this post! My inner voice is so nasty. I wish it came with a mute button. It has a tendency to think I should reward myself with food. A quote has stuck with me for a while now “Don’t reward me with food, I’m not a dog”. Must remind my inner voice of that.
Love that! First time I’ve heard it.
My inner voice is telling me something a friend shared with me: “never give up, never give in” I AM worth it!
I’ll second that inner voice, Julie:)
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