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Interest Versus Commitment

Monday, January 07, 2013

I committed myself to becoming the healthiest I could be long before I ever told anyone outside my immediate family (my husband and Mom) what I was doing. I needed the extra time to really wrap my mind around the lifestyle change and find out what worked. Once I'd accomplished that, I was good to go.

Oh yes, I got comments. Lots of them. About a third of them negative. I used to let them bother me but one day realized they were coming from a place of fear - that these people could see the changes happening and were interested but somehow hadn't reached a point where they wanted to do anything about it. Maybe, just maybe, if they trash talked and made light of what I was doing, it would cause doubts and I would stop - alleviating their ambivalence. Or not.

I didn't ask. Not because I didn't care - I do, but because I'm not the food police or a food nazi (what can I say, these things stick with you).

I'm committed, not obsessed. And I care a great deal about my health so I continue on this journey.

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KAYDE53 1/7/2013 7:51PM

    You go girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NUTRON3 1/7/2013 9:20AM

    Love the attitude

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FRANNIEDID 1/7/2013 8:59AM

    I am glad you can ignore the negative comments. The also often come from the fact that people don't want change and they don't want you to change in particular. Keep on working for yourself, that is the best motivation there is!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 1/7/2013 8:39AM

  It's great you've found that place within yourself where you can stay committed to eating healthy and doing what needs to be done to continue to reach your goals. So many of us ( me included) still struggle to find that inner place within us. But I won't give up til they bury me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECKYLIZ 1/7/2013 8:32AM

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