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Destination Discipline

I used to think being fat was not a choice. I thought I was doomed by a mixture of bad genes, slow metabolism and a severe addiction to chocolate. I was embarassed to go out in public because I didn't fit the societal norm. Being thin simply wasn't an option.

I knew how it felt to be ashamed of my body. I knew what people thought when they looked at me. People had long ago stopped saying "You have such a pretty face." But none of these things sparked me into motion.

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I used to think being fat was not a choice. I thought I was doomed by a mixture of bad genes, slow metabolism and a severe addiction to chocolate. I was embarassed to go out in public because I didn't fit the societal norm. Being thin simply wasn't an option.

I knew how it felt to be ashamed of my body. I knew what people thought when they looked at me. People had long ago stopped saying "You have such a pretty face." But none of these things sparked me into motion.

Some co-workers held a biggest loser competition and invited everyone in my department except me. Humiliated, but mostly angry, I decided to try one last time... But this time I had a bigger goal in mind than simply losing weight. I wanted to learn how to be disciplined.

I am a follower of Jesus and in most respects felt like I was a complete failure in the realm of taking care of my body. I wanted to learn what it meant to truly be disciplined and have the courage to say no to food even when I didn't want to. I was tired of serving my desire for food and feeding an addiction that was killing me. I made a difficult decision: Learn to be disciplined in all areas of my life.
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To lose enough weight to feel healthy and have a positive self image. Even if I don't reach my goal, I hope to be happy with the way I look and my energy levels.

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I am trying to find the fun in exercise. I enjoy walking, jogging and cycling. Also, I'm loving jumping rope and aerobics. When I get bored of one thing, I find something else. I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle in general, not just doing another diet.

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TX.PATRICIA
11/6/2012 1:54:49 PM

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Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith & belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination & dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~ Gail Devers

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

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NOTABOUTHEFACE
10/1/2012 8:58:17 PM

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Before you know it, it'll be time for emoticon , emoticon , emoticon and of course emoticon emoticon !!

Let's make the days from here to there count! emoticon



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TEENY_BIKINI
7/10/2012 10:51:53 AM

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Thank you for your comment on my blog - The Great Snoring Caper. I am leaving behind a gaudy display of the new emoticons - because what is life without a little gaudy. I'm just sayin'.

Have a great week, rock star!!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL
5/10/2012 9:43:02 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I worry about your mom, I hope she knows it's never too late to take your life back. I feel like that's what I've done and everyday when I enjoy being normal, I know giving up the fattening food is really a small price to pay. BUT...I know there's nothing you can say or do...your mom has to make up her own mind when she's ready to make the changes she needs to make. For her sake, I hope she can do it!



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NOTABOUTHEFACE
5/1/2012 4:05:13 PM

Just swinging by to say howdy do! emoticon



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