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MAKBABE SparkPoints: (26,623)
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12/7/13 4:50 P

Yes, by make time for fitness and healthy eating, you are saying I am important an worth it. In order to be there for others you have to take care of you. Self love is important!

REBCCA SparkPoints: (270,164)
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12/7/13 4:16 P

Yes, I feel that thriving robust health includes balance and wellness of body, mind and spirit. . . when the health of all are optimal love is easier to allow without barriers we make with bad health.

CAPTNSHORTBOB Posts: 1,305
12/7/13 9:11 A

I have found that when my body is unhealthy then my mind is also. I know that when I overeat it makes me mean because I feel sick. Plus, blood sugar has a lot to do with how a person feels in their own head. When you feel better, you act better and you are more open to positive feelings and experiences. So, yes. Congratulations and enjoy!

PATRICIAANN46 Posts: 10,957
12/4/13 9:04 A

Yes, Yes, Yes............your self-esteem is healthier too.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,737)
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12/4/13 8:54 A

Absolutely. When you feel better about yourself, you feel better about the world (and people) around you. Congrats on the success!

ROBBIEY SparkPoints: (119,537)
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12/4/13 8:49 A

Definitely

KABMPH SparkPoints: (31,305)
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12/4/13 8:46 A

Absolutely! And congrats!!

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (26,271)
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12/4/13 8:45 A

I definitely know for me, exercising is a HUGE mood regulator. Or even just a huge release. Because in that time, nothing else matters and while I have a million things running through my mind, I either push harder or I turn it around so I think more about my workout instead.

Glad it is working for you though and you're seeing other non-scale victories from working out :)

SISSY_24 SparkPoints: (30,303)
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12/3/13 9:51 A

Only to yourself!

CAPTATHLETICA SparkPoints: (3,133)
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12/3/13 8:50 A

I'm not sure how to word this question haha. When I was more overweight I was angry all the time especially towards others. At work I was a d*ck a lot of the time and was depressed. I've hit the 40 lbs mark and am going to keep going, but what I am more happy about is that I'm not that person anymore. I am always laughing and smiling now, people are always inviting me out to parties and to go hang out with them, and I even started to fall in love! lol I never have had such good feelings before this journey. I honestly never thought I could fall in love with anyone as hard as I have. Can simply losing weight/getting healthy genuinely make you happier and confident with yourself? It just seems surreal that the only thing keeping me from happiness was my weight.

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