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Why am I thankful for being fat?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

You may think that's an odd "lead in" to a blog. I was taught as a child to find a reason to be thankful in ALL things. That doesn't mean you have to be thankful FOR all things. There is a BIG difference. Pollyanna (the Disney movie character played by Hayley Mills) played the GLAD game. When the mission box came and instead of the doll she had requested she received crutches she was GLAD she didn't need them! I guess that's where I am.

I'm still OBESE so why am I thankful for that you might ask? Here are my reasons:

1) I'm thankful I am alive and educated to my need to make this journey to health and fitness.

2) I'm thankful that my husband and son love and support me regardless of my success/failure.

3) I'm thankful that my obesity led me to Sparkpeople where I have made amazing friends.

4) I'm thankful that being obese has taught me to see the inner beauty in ALL persons.

5) I'm thankful that my inability to do things at 345# has led me to where I am now at 252.2# where I CAN do things (walk, swim, bike, etc.)

6) I am thankful there are foods that are nutritional with lower calories so that I CAN lose weight.

7) I'm thankful that sparkpeople principles have spilled over and helped me improve other areas of my life (cleaning, organization, budgeting, etc.)

8) I'm thankful that I appreciate each day more because it's a gift.

9) I'm thankful that there is a WAY to lose this fat and that I'm not doomed to remain obese my whole life.

10) I'm thankful that each day is a new beginning.

Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. " 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRAZY_DIET_MOM 11/26/2012 4:25PM

    Great great attitude!! Thanks for the perspective.
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MICYWALTON 11/23/2012 8:43AM

    Wonderful blog! emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/22/2012 1:44AM

    "You have learned to give thanks in all circumstances...."
Living life giving thanks for where you are today is a much better place to be living it with regrets for the past.
Loved reading your blog, a fantastic blog.

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BONNYSPARKGIRL 11/22/2012 1:23AM

    Awesome blog. Thanks for sharing emoticon Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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TREYONE 11/21/2012 11:49PM

  thank you for reminding us that blessings come in many sizes and shapes!!! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 11/21/2012 11:44PM

    And those are things to be thankful for.

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GOING-STRONG 11/21/2012 11:17PM


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FEMISLIM 11/21/2012 10:46PM

    So much to be thankful for.

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/21/2012 7:00PM

    We have so much to be thankful for and I am thankful for you!

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JENAE954 11/21/2012 4:56PM

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LYNMEINDERS 11/21/2012 3:59PM

    Amen...awesome blog...

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 11/21/2012 3:42PM

    AMEN !!!!!!! I TOTALLY AGREE. emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 11/21/2012 3:41PM

    Beautifully said!! Thank You!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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L*I*T*A* 11/21/2012 3:39PM

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TRISTAROSE 11/21/2012 3:33PM

    Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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LEMON2012 11/21/2012 2:56PM

    Well stated and encouraging! Love it!

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NORWOODGIRL 11/21/2012 2:44PM

    What a terrific post! Thanks for those well-thought out reasons for your gratitude. I hope your amazing progress continues until you reach your goals - and are thankful for that.

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