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No, I'm not entitled

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I loved NELLJONES's blog today "Are We Entitled?"

The bottom line message is powerful: "We all know that people aren't automatically entitled to stuff, but we also aren't entitled to thin. Both take work."

Nell made me think hard about my own background. I was not raised in a wealthy family, so when I got out on my own, I felt a need (compulsion?) to amass things. Lots of things. Like I was addicted to things. Now I want those things out of my house and out of my life, but the task of getting them gone seems so daunting. The same thing happened with my weight, as I ate what I wanted when I wanted, especially foods I did not get when I was young. Lots of food. At some point, I reached my limit and had to reassess and reverse that process to get rid of excess weight. I hope the time comes soon when I hit my limit with excess things and conquer that addiction, too.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 5/9/2013 10:47PM

    Celia, you have done an amazing job on your weight loss journey, and look how far you have come! Try to stress less over it - let it go, and in the letting go you will find peace, and the balance will come on it's own. . .

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/9/2013 9:14AM

    I can relate to this. When we were first married all our world possessions fit in a station wagon pulling a U-Haul. Nearly 50 years later "stuff" is everywhere. I need to limit the stuff in my house and what I put into my mouth.

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PINKNFITCARLA 5/8/2013 11:25PM

    You'll get there, when you're ready. You've done amazing things with your health and you should be proud of that :-)

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/8/2013 2:25PM

    Its funny how our childhood can affect our futures and we do the opposite of how we were raised

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SOPHIEDO13 5/8/2013 10:39AM

    Yes our past as children have allot to do with how we are today. I have my own issues with that and am at the point as you. I am more secure with myself to bring about the change. Easy to gain the weight hard to get rid of it. emoticon

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LEANNAW4 5/8/2013 10:18AM

    I also loved Nell's blog today, and I can see myself in your story as well. When I moved out on my own, I also ate unwisely because I could and now I'm trying to better manage current decisions and undo the damage of past ones.

Good luck to you on your path to overcoming addiction to excess things!

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