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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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REENIE131 5/16/2012 2:02PM

    Yes! Awsome post!


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LIBERTY2005 5/16/2012 1:52PM

  Love it! Wonderful and so True.

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CM_GARDNER78 5/16/2012 1:39PM

    This is great! :-) What a fantastic way to look at it.......it is totally true. And with how many times I have gone up and down with my weight, I NEED to have this kind of attitude just to forge ahead! Thanks for sharing!

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HALLEYSG 5/16/2012 1:38PM

  Amazing, I QUIT TOO!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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RAINBOWCHARMER 5/16/2012 1:11PM

    Love it!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/16/2012 1:09PM

    Fabulous!

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SHELLEY81 5/16/2012 12:52PM

    It's been over a year since I quit and am so much better off (and losing weight!)

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CTUPTON 5/16/2012 12:41PM

    You're the Best already! Chris

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TAURUSGIRL3 5/16/2012 12:21PM

  Amen!!!

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SKYWATCHERRS 5/16/2012 12:19PM

    WORK it, sister! What an empowered blog - I love this!

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KENDAL0525 5/16/2012 12:02PM

    Great post! So many people can benefit from this! I truly hope that everyone reads it.

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PGNBRI 5/16/2012 11:54AM

    Wonderful and Inspriational!
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RYANB1982 5/16/2012 11:44AM

    So inspiring! You have something bigger than self to conquer this, you have our awesome God! emoticon

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WELSTEACH 5/16/2012 11:10AM

    You are a magnificent creation, meant to share in all the blessings God has given. You are NOTHING less. Keep on quitting until you love yourself like HE does.

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MSROZZIE 5/16/2012 10:52AM

    emoticon blog! Look back at your achievements. Look forward to your goals. Spark On with your ambitious attitude! You Rock!! emoticon emoticon

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AJB121299 5/16/2012 9:56AM

    nice blog

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KBLASEN 5/16/2012 9:50AM

    A wonderful and inspiring post!

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BEACHBUM4LIFE 5/16/2012 9:31AM

    Wow!! This was an awesome blog! Thank you so much for sharing this -- I really needed to read this!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 5/16/2012 8:55AM

    You are not a work in progress.

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MUSOLF6 5/16/2012 8:38AM

    You are beautiful. Enjoyed reading your blog and your page. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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IAMSHE-RA 5/16/2012 8:31AM

    You are gorgeous babe! Inside and out!!

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LYNLE0423 5/16/2012 8:22AM

    Well, then I quit too...

It's too hard to live up to everyone elses expectations, when I can barely live up to my own. I wonder sometimes, are the expectations we put on ourselves ours, or really someone elses.

Thanks for sharing and inspiring me today.

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FINDGME 5/16/2012 8:13AM

    Very inspiring!!! emoticon

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    emoticon for sharing!

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CAROLZ1967 5/16/2012 7:24AM

    Great blog and great list! I wish everyone could do that. If we could truly love and accept ourselves just the way we are, it would probably make our new lifestyle journeys much easier to follow & maintain. Keeping God and faith in our lives is very key too. Thanks for sharing!

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DEEDLEDEE21 5/16/2012 7:14AM

    Thank you! Your words are so true! Very inspiring. emoticon

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    Yes!! Well said. emoticon

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CRINKLYMONKEY 5/16/2012 6:54AM

    You have inspired me to be a "quiter" as well! Thank you so much for this.

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DNS9264 5/16/2012 6:47AM

    Well said!!! :-)

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BILBYGIRL 5/16/2012 4:06AM

    I'm with you - I've recently quit too!! More power to you emoticon

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    congrats on the popular blog post!

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    Great Blog!
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WORDGIRL830 5/15/2012 9:12PM

    This is well said. And so timely. Thanks. I wish I could print it out and put it on my mirror in my bathroom, with your permission of course. It is oozing with truth. Are you sure you don't know me? Some of your post sounds like things I have thought. And now I must quit too. Thanks a million.

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Great posting! Keep it going to meet all your personal goals!!

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NEWTINK 5/15/2012 6:13PM

    This is amazing .. you are amazing ... thank you for sharing this with me ...

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PCASEY7 5/15/2012 5:34PM

    Wow, great blog!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/15/2012 5:22PM

    I love this blog! I quit too!

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SUPERACHIEVER 5/15/2012 5:09PM

    I gotta say, this is sooooo motivating. You posed many things that make us think about things in ways we never did. Way to go lady. Thanks for opening our eyes to see things in a different and proper perspective. You are a light on the darkest night!

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SJKENT1 5/15/2012 4:34PM

    Awesome!

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    emoticon I quit too!

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