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The Life I Want -vs- The Life I Have

Friday, November 30, 2012

I had posted a question about working from home, but one of the answers I got back was about mindset. Not what I had anticipated...but, it started me thinking...

All of this, the tracking, the activity, the portion control, green pyramid foods, etc. All of this is Mindset.

It's changing the way we do things, forever. Re-learning how we think....Re-programming if you will. I know that weight loss is not truly about the numbers on the scale, it's about what is in our hearts/minds and how we deal with our emotions. Many of us have learned at one point or another, that we can cope with food. Maybe it makes us feel better, maybe it makes us feel full instead of feeling other emotions, maybe it makes us happy, maybe it makes us forget or remember...whatever food "is" for each of us, the lesson is the same. Our mindset needs to change if it has caused us to gain weight and be unhealthy.

It is so strange how we can get these glimmers or moments of clarity and how quickly it can fade away. I don't want this to fade away again...so I am writing it down while it is fresh in my head.

Kristi, you need to change your mindset.

Food will never make you truly happy, it will never truly comfort you, it will not really keep you company, nor is it a real activity. Food is not love, food is not feeding the life cravings you have right now. You want to be happy, you want to be confident, you want to fall in love (not settle for someone because of your weight) and most importantly...you want a life that you do not have right now. The life you have right now is not making your heart sing, it is not bringing a smile to your face and it is not fulfilling you. Frankly, it is all work right now. There is not much you are enjoying. You know this, Kristi.

It is time to make some changes. Little changes so they stick. Remember what you life is like right now, so when you have the life you want, you don't ever give it up and come back to this place again. Keep it in your rear view mirror, girl!
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SHELLE13 11/30/2012 10:55AM

    I agree Ryder B....It's important that I learn from my past as well so that my "today" can change. =)

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RYDERB 11/30/2012 7:54AM

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But remember that life is right now, TODAY. So make sure to enjoy it, to live it, and appreciate it. It's so easy to take "tomorrow" for granted. To put happiness off until "tomorrow". But that's how life slips away. You're amazing today and getting even better with each new day.
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