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Bad Choices


Thursday, July 08, 2010

Making bad food choices wasnít my only issue; I historically made bad choices when it came to relationships. I seemed to gravitate towards men with ďissuesĒ. Of course, no matter how long these relationships lasted (or didnít last); they were obviously just as unhealthy for me as the bad food choices I was making. Although I didnít realize it at the time, I chose these relationships so that I could focus on their issues and avoid mine. Typically, this made my problems worse, as my self-esteem plummeted and my weight soared.

It has been one year since the last relationship I was in ended; I havenít even been out a on a date since. This certainly isnít by choice; I simply have not been afforded the opportunity. It is much harder the older you get and being almost 50, there is less and less of opportunity out there. But as I make better choices with food and my spare time, I know that this knowledge will carry over with other things in my life. I work each day to make myself stronger, both physically and mentally. Some days this is quite easy; other days it is a lonely struggle. I would love to have someone to share my new life with; but each day I face this rebuilding of me as a single person, I become a better person for that relationship that I hope is out there for me.
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MEOWROWRIE 7/10/2010 6:02PM

    Well said and spot-on. As my icon Ru-Paul says, "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?"

Figuring out YOU is the most important task you have in life - when you know yourself, you can more easily love and help others. You can also more easily spot those who will use and abuse and should be left behind.

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MARLADIA 7/8/2010 4:28PM

  It is out there. Just take it slow and before you know it there it is. Giving yourself some time off from bad relationships is a good idea. The right one will come along and you will have this new healthy body and lifestyle to go with it.

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