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What is different this time?

Monday, January 23, 2012

I have failed this journey of weight loss so many times in the past.
I began to wonder what I was doing differently this time,
that I had not given up on myself yet, despite several setbacks and disappointments.
I think this time has been different because I became more willing:

to talk with God about everything
to accept that I cannot always have things my way
to understand my past ways of dieting did not work
to accept that my family might not like the changes I am making
to accept my husband will continue to make unhealthy choices
to stand up to my own people pleasing needs
to know I am not responsible for other people's problems
to know I cannot make other people happy
to hear what others have to say, take only what works, leave the rest
to hear the occasional negative remark and not react
to accept that surgery was not a good option for me
to join a support group and remain active with it
to hold myself accountable
to hold others accountable for themselves
to become disciplined and track all of my food
to preplan meals
to eat whole grains and unprocessed foods
to pay more for the healthier choices when I can
to give up many food items known to be unhealthy
to get my trigger foods out of the house
to exercise, if only for 10 minutes a day
to blog my thoughts and feelings
to know I will make some mistakes
to accept setbacks without walking away
to know that this is a life long process
to accept and deal with the lonliness of this process
to let myself enjoy sweets on occasion
to learn more about the process of positive weight loss
to take this one choice at a time
to know that I am the only one responsible for my health
to stop blaming others for choices I make
to understand that no one has power over me except for me
to remember that there are many things in daily life I am powerless over
to accept I am never going to look like a beauty queen
to know that good health is the better goal
to be proactive in my own recovery, one day at a time.
to keep my eye on my dreams for my future

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WATREKKIE 2/12/2012 5:22PM

    WOW! My Babysteps Brigade leader, BLESSEDBEING, put a link to this on our favorite blogs, huddles, and quotes a while back, and I just now read it. This is definitely a keeper!! I'm gonna print it off - cuz several of your items really spoke to me.

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RAINWATCHERDAR 1/27/2012 5:29PM

    Thank you, I love this and have ringed it it to read every morning

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CREVOISERATA 1/25/2012 1:18AM

    This is very inspiring... I'm impressed by your honesty!

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NOTGIVINGUP49 1/24/2012 8:05PM

    Belinda, You did NOT fail all the "other times" at weight loss. I have leaned that for me it was all part of the process. I had to keep trying until I changed on the inside. It is when you stop trying that you fail. Keep your eye on the prize - your health!

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_KATHY 1/24/2012 1:01PM

    Wow Belinda... Awesome blog today. If you don't mind, I am going to print your list.
Hugs
Kathy

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FLYFROG 1/24/2012 9:21AM

    emoticon That is a great list!

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BARBLIVESHERE 1/24/2012 8:32AM

    I see so much on your list that I need to work on too.
Thanks for the beautiful blog!

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MICKEYMAX 1/24/2012 5:54AM

    So very beautiful, just like you are to me! YOU GO GIRL! I am so proud of you and I am trying to adopt this for my own life. I see myself in what you write.

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BLESSEDBEING 1/23/2012 11:40PM

    Wow! So much wisdom in these words! You really get and express eloquently that the inner changes are as important as the outer ones. I am sharing this on some of my teams. emoticon for a great blog! emoticon
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RONDINI2 1/23/2012 6:05PM

    I have to thank you for opening my eyes and seeing myself in this..too.
Absolutely awesome Sis.and beautifully put...I think you hit the mark...
I am going to print this out so I can read and remind myself too. . emoticon

I am in awe of every word.. emoticon
It makes me cry to see myself on this page...


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COPEMA 1/23/2012 4:45PM

    So beautiful!

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WORLDSERIES11 1/23/2012 4:41PM

    That is really beautiful!!! Do you mind if I print it out so I can put it somewhere to read and remind myself of what I need to be doing/not doing? Much of what you said also applies to my life.
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