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Saturday, February 04, 2012

I USED TO BE ......

I USED TO BE afraid to get on the scale.
...Now I can't wait for Monday mornings!

I USED TO BE ashamed to talk about my weight.
.....Now I openly tell people what I weigh.

I USED TO BE one who took life for granted.
....Now I live in the moment and savor every day.

I USED TO BE one who hated exercise and felt working out was a chore.
... Now I have two doggies that beg me to go walking with them and it is so much fun! I'm addicted!

I USED TO BE so happy to just sit in front of the TV and eat mindlessly.
...Now I plan the timing of my dinner, eat more protein and eat a low calorie snack at night.

I USED TO BE a really good cook who loved to make oh so good comfort foods.
...Now I scour cookbooks for scrumptious low-calorie, healthy recipes! Good food doesn't have to be loaded with fat and calories!

I USED TO BE hopelessly looking for big girls clothes that made me look thin.
....Now I walk into any store and buy clothes that make me feel beautiful.

I USED TO BE the fat sister, the fat daughter.
.... Now I am the one with the big smile and sparkling eyes.

I USED TO BE afraid of going on another diet just to fail and gain it all back again.
... Now I am confident in my food choices and know that 1 slip up does not equal failure.

I USED TO BE a size 20W.
.... Now I am a size 14

I USED TO BE resigned to being fat for the rest of my life.
.... Now I am confident that I have all the tools I need to be fit and healthy the rest of my life!

I WILL BE forgiving of my past addiction to food, unhealthy choices and weight loss failures.

I WILL BE strong in my conviction to never lose sight of how important a healthy body is.

I WILL BE what God intended for me to be..... Joyous, loving, fun, confident, fit, smart, healthy and happy.

I WILL BE the best that I can be.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSIEWHITE1109 2/11/2012 3:54PM

    emoticon emoticon Terrific blog!!! You absolutely have all the tools for a healthy, happy, joyous and fulfilling life! I'm so glad we've met and get to share the journey! Wonderful job!

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LITTLETEAPOT17 2/10/2012 3:01PM

    I love this Marg and I love you too! You are amazing inside and out and I am so blessed that we are friends.
Hugs and much happiness to you, dear friend. Don't forget to copy and paste this into your POA....for reference.

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CHUBRUB3 2/5/2012 11:54AM

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Awesome blog Marg!
You are an amazing woman and an equally amazing friend.
I am so glad to have you in my life.
You are an inspiration and motivation to me and others.
Hugs and love,

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BBAMMOM 2/5/2012 12:23AM

    You are a role model, you are beautiful (inside and out), and you are a great friend. Thank you for sharing. Reading yours inspires me to finish mine!

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    You are beautiful! Congratulations!


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STLADEE 2/4/2012 7:13PM

LOVE the blog so inspirational! Thanks for sharing!

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LALMEIDA 2/4/2012 6:49PM

  emoticon Thanks for the inspiration

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JUDYAMK 2/4/2012 6:47PM

    You will be ,You are

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