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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I recently wrote about telling on myself. Not sliding quietly by in the shadows, particularly when I'm not really doing what I said I was doing. And not bothering to correct misperceptions.

Well, equally, there is another side. Today I hit my goal on the scale. 10 lb weight loss. I have been working toward this since March. And I find, I don't want to tell anyone. 'Maybe it isn't real.' 'Maybe I should wait to say anything until it stays there for a week or so, before I say anything.' 'Maybe I haven't really succeeded in what I set out to do.' 'Maybe it wasn't really that big a deal after all. It is only 10 lbs, and others have lost hundreds.'

I think that these strong tendencies to not value myself, and not value what I do accomplish play a huge role in my life. And keeping me stuck. And maybe not being as happy as I could be. Those strong prohibitions of not bragging (or complaining or asking for help) have been taken to such extremes. My head knows there is a difference between bragging, and saying out loud "You did something hard for you. Job well done Dawn." But inside it feels too similar.

So here goes. Today I reached my goal. 10 lbs. And I am proud of it and myself for sticking to it, and actually doing it. Job well done Dawn!
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KMIRANDA2000 5/14/2011 8:35PM

    That is so fantasric...I am soooo very happy for you! emoticon

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CANNIE50 5/14/2011 3:03PM

    YOU DID SOMETHING HARD FOR YOU - JOB WELL DONE DAWN! Yes, yes, yes - you did do something hard, and you did do something well, and you did do a hard job, well emoticon I think you are on to something. It is okay to keep our head down sometimes, but sometimes it is time to throw our shoulders back, head up, eyes straight ahead, and announce our presence. This is inspiring to me (straight from the middle of yet another, but at least not unexpected, plateau). I am proud of you and I am glad you are proud of what you accomplished.

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