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Each day is a new opportunity!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I have always been a positive person. There is rarely a time when a person will pass me and I will not have a smile on my face. I am a great cheerleader and friend. I believe that other people are worthy and deserving of praise and love. But here's what I have figured out...The one person who I should be the biggest cheerleader for and friend to (myself) is the one person who I don't believe is worthy of it. WOW! That realization was a real turning point for me. If I am truly honest with myself I know that if I am not perfect then I think I am falling short. I hate blaming my childhood, but I grew up thinking (and being told) that I didn't measure up. So here I am...my imperfect self. Emotional eating has been my crutch for as long as I can remember. When the hurt of not measuring up, or fear of not being perfect creeps in I have turned to food for comfort. The emotional eating has manifested into my obesity and given me even more reason to feel that I'm not good enough. I'm sorry for the babbling, but I am really just sorting through this as I type. I have known these things, but writing it down really does make it sink in.

I went a bit deeper in this blog then I intended. What I meant to get to is that I am taking things one day at a time. I really have learned that I am worth just as much as anyone else, and just as deserving of praise and love. I know that I am not perfect, and that I don't need to try to be perfect. I just need to be me. The caring, loving, funny, friendly me. So I will enjoy TODAY. I will do my best to make good choices for my mind, body and spirit TODAY. I will choose to love myself TODAY. And hopefully...God willing...I will get a chance to do it again tomorrow.

Take care Peeps, and thanks for listening.
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LITAPOWER 5/8/2013 8:58AM

    Thank you, Jessica, it was great to read something so inspirational , I am in the same situation and I will try to change it, starting today!

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PKBOO3 5/6/2013 10:17AM

    Good for you to encourage others and now to encourage yourself. I think writing is good therapy for self.

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LYDDIECAT 4/27/2013 2:39PM

    So true! Why is it so hard to be kind to ourselves? Thanks for the reminder.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/23/2013 1:34PM

    Such a truthful blog and something many of us do! We are hard on ourselves sometimes to the point of cruel but we would NEVER think to do that to our friends.

Makes one think!

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VALYNN26 4/23/2013 11:27AM

    Great blog!! That's is so much my problem. Great cheerleader for others but not for myself. Then I finally made my mind up that I am the only one who can do this. Nobody else is going to do it for me. For the most part I do ok now but I had a rough week a couple of weeks ago where I just wanted to throw my hands up & say heck with it all then I read something "losing weight is hard, maintaining weight is hard, being fat is hard, CHOOSE YOUR HARD" I literally had to keep repeating this to myself while working out. We are the only ones who can do this for us & it don't matter if we fall, just that we continue to get back up! emoticon emoticon

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SORTIZA99 4/23/2013 10:26AM

    Yes each day is a new opportunity.
Keep up your positive attitude.
Good day.

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