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I Quit

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Monday, May 14, 2012

I quit judging my self-worth on my weight or the size of my waist.

I quit reading magazine and internet articles like "How to Blast Your Blubber and Get a Flat Tummy in 4 Weeks" or "The Amazing New South Amazonian Fish Fin That Can Make You Lose 20 pounds in 2 Weeks!"

I quit tormenting myself by going into stores I -know- don't have my size and fantasizing about "oh, the day I can fit into this..."

I quit obsessing over calories, carbs, fats and sugars and weighing my food.

I quit making myself feel guilty for actually enjoying something I'm eating.

I quit stressing myself about my dad or sister coming to visit and what they'll think of my weight gain; I wouldn't love or think of them any less if they gained weight, and if they do of me that's their problem. And furthermore,

I quit apologizing for my weight. I am the way I am and if you don't like it then go somewhere else, no one is making you look at me. And on that same topic,

I quit allowing myself to be any less beautiful that I am. Just because I'm bigger doesn't mean I don't have beauty. Maybe some people can't handle so much "beautiful-ness" in one place, but they'll just have to live with it.

I quit waiting for some man, who may never come along, to make me feel beautiful, too. It's time to learn to feel beautiful because I AM beautiful. That's all the reason I need.

I quit acting like I'm worth less than I am, too.

I quit hiding my face when strangers talk to me, and responding with a voice only slightly louder than a church mouse. I'm an opera singer for pete's sake!

I quit hiding at home every night because "someone I know might see me"! Let them! Let them see me smiling and happy. Let them see that my size has nothing to do with my happiness.

I quit refusing to accept myself as I am right now!

I quit punishing myself for my size by refusing to buy new clothes because "I'm not going to be this size for that much longer anyway".

I also quit keeping clothes in my closet that I can't fit anymore in order to "motivate"myself. More like taunt myself... If it doesn't fit, it goes. Time to make room for fabulous, well-fitting clothes that help me showcase who I really am, instead of hiding under breath-constricting, dulled, frayed clothing that tell nothing about me.

I quit letting what other people think of me dictate what I think of myself. And,

I quit listening to what other people call me (fat, ugly, lazy) instead of what God calls me (daughter, beloved, beautiful).

I quit putting myself down. I wouldn't say the negative, degrading things I say to myself to anyone else, and I'm not going to do it to myself anymore.

I quit treating God's temple like a cheap, pay by the hour motel.

I quit letting my weight issues ruin, diminish or reduce even one more minute of my life. It's going to be a struggle, but as long as I don't just roll over and let it run amok, then it doesn't have the chance to. And most of all, and I do mean, most of all,

I quit being ashamed. This is a trial for me. An issue that I have to work out and through to be better, and stronger. I know I can't do it by myself, but with God's help and the support of those He has placed into my life I know I can be victorious. I may have to quit every hour, every day until I get the hang of it, but I'm just a person with my own problems to work through and there is absolutely no reason to be ashamed of that.
So, I quit!
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JOANNHUNT 2/11/2013 5:33PM

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NVRDWN88 10/15/2012 9:47PM

    Great attitude quitter...just kidding....awesome post

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MIDNIGHTER1 9/14/2012 12:00AM

    this was great.

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JIBBIE49 6/5/2012 3:22PM

    emoticon Wonderful to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor and you certainly are an inspiration to others. emoticon

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JEANNINEMM68 5/28/2012 3:38PM

    I am printing this out and working on the things that I quit!!!!

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COUSINCAROL 5/22/2012 6:57PM

    Whew you had me worried when I saw the name of your Blog but then I started to read it and I agree you are awesome. Good Job.

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DEVERYLEJ 5/21/2012 7:22PM

  "I quit listening to what other people call me (fat, ugly, lazy) instead of what God calls me (daughter, beloved, beautiful)." My favorite of your affirmations! Touche!

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IRMAN9 5/21/2012 6:11PM

  You just made my day. Thank you.

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LADYDIANA44 5/21/2012 2:47PM

  This was beautiful. If you're not already, you should be a writer. I'm looking forward to your future blogs. Thank You!

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LESSISMORE2010 5/20/2012 9:59PM

    Absolutely Beautiful!

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DWHARLOW 5/20/2012 8:48PM

  That was said very well. I wish I had said it. I will need to read this one over and over. Thanks

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JULIA1154 5/20/2012 8:01PM

  Brava!

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MARYAE1 5/20/2012 2:49PM

  Thank you for a beautiful way to start the week. emoticon

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TEALADY0531 5/20/2012 2:30PM

    YOU are amazing, Beautiful, and Blessed!!! emoticon so much for saying exactly what you needed to say to yourself, and sharing exactly what I needed to hear so badly (and start saying to myself!) emoticon

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QUIERRA 5/20/2012 11:53AM

    Thank you so much for posting this. When I first clicked on it, I thought it would be a comeback story of someone who quit Sparkpeople and came back like me, but I was pleasantly surprised. Your blog opened my eyes and made me realize everything that I've been holding onto. I still have multiple kinds of pants that do not fit, but I stare at them everyday in envy hoping to fit into them again. I eat a piece of cake and feel as if I have to run a marathon in order to burn it off. I still feel as if I need an outisde product or pill to "assist" in my weight loss journey. To hear your story reminds me that weight loss is a journey only you can conquer. It's helpful to hear someone use the words "I quit" in a good way. I've quit way too many times and you've taught me that it's not about those bumps in the road but about how we respond. Thank you.

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TERRIMMIX 5/20/2012 9:31AM

    Hello beautiful! :-)

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FORBANDE 5/20/2012 9:03AM

    AWESOME!!!! What a wonderful blog!!

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NOTGIVINGUP49 5/20/2012 8:26AM

    emoticon blog!

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LREID1969 5/20/2012 6:32AM

  Awesome! More folks need to take this kind of attitude! Good for you! So proud of you!

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KELTIC-CARA 5/20/2012 3:44AM

    emoticon and good for you. You have made a wise decision, many wise decisions but the main one is to quit and now it is time to move forward and don't look back.

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MACHOL 5/20/2012 12:50AM

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PACOISAWESOME 5/19/2012 9:18PM

    amazing

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ALASKAN 5/19/2012 6:13PM

    I SAY THAT YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON FOR THE WAY YOU ARE AND DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL OR SAY DIFFERENT. IT TOOK A BEAUTIFUL PERSON TO SAY ALL THAT AND TO SHARE IT. SAY WHAT YOU WANT AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL AGREE WITH YOU. YOU HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH ......

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-SEVEN- 5/17/2012 3:44PM

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JMARISK 5/17/2012 3:23PM

    I'm printing this out and posting it on my refrigerator. Thank you for the inspiration! Love it!!

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NLDOWNEY 5/17/2012 2:03PM

  This is awesome. I too am a quitter and it feels so good.

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DEB_LEA 5/17/2012 2:01PM

    Beautiful!

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AMOSHATCH 5/17/2012 1:57PM

    Love this!

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EMIEDAWN 5/17/2012 1:53PM

    HOW MAY WAYS CAN I LIKE THIS!?!?!?!!

BRAVO, BEAUTY!!

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IRONBLOSSOM 5/17/2012 1:47PM

    GREAT things to quit! Keep quitting! :-) emoticon

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JELLYBELLY221 5/17/2012 1:08PM

    Good for you!! You are on a good road to happiness. emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 5/17/2012 12:37PM

    I have done this too and it's liberating!!

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ANNE1123 5/17/2012 11:57AM

    Never doubt, quitters are winners!! emoticon

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PATSMOM20 5/17/2012 11:45AM

  I vow today to become a quitter, too. It's about time at 60, but never too late. Thanks
for putting into words my exact feelings.

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CJDIMPLEZ 5/17/2012 11:28AM

    Amen..... Keep up the good work and God Bless!!!

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LNBITZER1 5/17/2012 11:27AM

  Thank you for writing this - well done! I'm joining you and the other "quitters"! emoticon

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IM_GETTIN_THIN 5/17/2012 11:26AM

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RIET69 5/17/2012 11:17AM

  Thanks for the inspiration to become a quitter too!! Love your blog and healthy way of looking at life. emoticon

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CICELY360 5/17/2012 11:11AM

  Most of us, as women, need to develop these mantras.

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KAREYGRAY 5/17/2012 11:09AM

  I think I'll try and quit too. Thanks for the inspiration

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BANDMOM2012 5/17/2012 11:06AM

    Love it!

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JAGRIF 5/17/2012 10:56AM

    We should all quit.

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MYKIDSFAN 5/17/2012 10:54AM

    This is an awesome blog! Kuddos!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 5/17/2012 10:53AM

    Great blog! :)

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