Week 41’s task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You is Thumber.
Thumber, from the Disney movie Bambi, said one of the most quoted lines ever…
I have a pet-peeve…how often people, and especially women, will talk about their weight, face, hair, body, skin, eyes, nose, you name it, in a disparaging way. Or how often someone will comment about how they shouldn’t eat/drink this or that, or how eating/drinking this or that is going to end up on their hips, stomach, thighs, etc. Or a negative or sarcastic comment about the amount of calories in something.
It’s probably a pet-peeve because I was terrible at this, whether I spoke it out loud or in my mind. It sure made it hard to enjoy parties or holidays…and sometimes eating in general!! It made it hard to like my body or how I looked… and often myself in general. I felt like I was in a constant battle. Fighting does not fix anything…only love heals.
This being no way to live, 10 years ago I said no more talking this way out loud or in my head about my body or food. Once this became my norm…saying nothin’ and being much more kind and loving about my body and food…then things changed. I became lighter physically and mentally. This freed up a lot of energy and freed me to make choices that were more loving for my body.
I was in this battle a long time. This is a process and can take time to settle and heal. Last week’s task and this week’s task are a good place to start.
This week your task is to follow THUMBER’S advice and SAY NOTHIN’ negative, sarcastic, or mean OUT LOUD in regards to your body, weight, face, hair, etc, or about food, calories, eating/drinking this or that.
Take notice of how often you say something in your head...and maybe how often you hear others say something.
Cheering You on to a Whole Thumber’s Advice Heart,