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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Many many years ago we had an assignment in Weight Watchers to write a letter to the one person in our life that was our biggest saboteur. In this letter, we were to tell this person what we were doing as far as our weight goes, why we were trying to lose weight, what we wanted them to do to help us, and thank them for what they have done so far. This is the letter I wrote:
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Dear Alice

I want you to know that I am seriously trying to lose weight for my health - medically, physically, and mentally. I want to be able to have a good quality of life and enjoy doing things to build happy moments and happy memories. The ways you can help me is to be wise in making healthy food choices. You can recognize my weak moments and help me to be strong. Help me to remember that food is my drug of choice when I want to bury feelings and situations with food so that I can work to overcome this addiction. Help me to love myself so that I can recognize my worth and realize that I do deserve the time, energy and work that goes into making me healthy and happy. Be with me when I buy groceries to encourage me to buy the healthy foods to have in my house. Encourage me to leave the foods that tempt me and send me overboard on the shelves at the store. Your help and conscious involvement in my life is so important to me.

Thank you so very much for all the help and push you have already given me. Thank you for the push you have given me in my exercise program. Thank you for helping me to realize that there is no excuse stronger than the reasons for me to eercise. Without you, I cannot do this.

Love, Alice

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MA_DIDDLES 2/21/2013 10:24AM

    Alice: Great Letter. I will have to come back and read it over a cple more times. I can relate.
I want you to know I have been thinking about U lots. I have been meaning to get to you, but I have been busy up to my eyeballs again.
I am doing a Trash n Treasure sale Saturday, so digging stuff out and pricing.
It has been hard fitting exercise in.......and I spend way to much time on computer trying to inspire and motivate teammates. I seem to be at a plateau, but I sure hope your journey is still on a downhill slide. Missin U. MA

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/20/2013 6:04PM

    Wonderful letter! Thanks for sharing.

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LISA01605 2/19/2013 10:13AM

    Love this blog!

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JILL313 2/18/2013 10:37PM

    Your letter is so sincere and thoughtful with a great approach to your ?friend. I've never written a letter like this before but like others have asked did it help you in any way? Or you at a good place now? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHANTODD420 2/18/2013 11:24AM

    Keep going Alice you can do it one day at a time and one step at a time.

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PEGGYO 2/18/2013 7:17AM

    Keep on keeping on!

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MAGGIEVAN 2/18/2013 12:38AM

    Was it effective?

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IOWAGRAMMA 2/17/2013 9:07PM

    This is really wonderful! Did it help? Maybe it will be more help now...sometimes being in a different place in our lives things work even better! Hugs, Jeannie

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BELDONDOG1 2/17/2013 7:48PM

    I love you too, Alice and hope that the letter helped you then and will help you now.
Good luck in all of your goals. (hugs)

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HOLDINGMYOWN 2/17/2013 5:56PM

    LOVE ALICE TOO~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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