Wednesday, July 03, 2013
OK, so it didn't go as planned. That's alright. Even the best intentions don't work out the way we had hoped. All is not lost. Today's a new day and you've been given another chance to try. "Trying" is the most important thing. Don't ever give up. Stop demanding perfection from yourself. I know you learned that early on, but consider the source. Was your Mom perfect? Of course not and you didn't expect her to be. Is Tito perfect? No, and you wouldn't want him to be. Why do ask more from yourself? Stop already. You don't like it when others expect and demand perfection. Quit doing that to yourself.
Look at all you've accomplished in the short 14 months you've been on Spark. You've accomplished quite a bit. First off, you're still here! What an accomplishment! You never doubted yourself. When you put your mind to something, you get it done. I'm so proud of you! Your determination is untouchable! You're 54 pound lighter. Now that is nothing to shake you're finger at! You went from obese to normal in 6 months. Sure, your weight loss has slowed down quite a bit but there are extenuating circumstances. You started out focusing only on your physical health, but then extended that focus to your mental health. It's not your fault that the psyche meds cause weight gain. I'm proud of you for sticking to it despite the weight gain once so far already. You stuck to it and lost that and more. You continued to go through medication adjustments to take care of yourself and gained some. With your untouchable determination, I know you aren't going to let that stand in your way of reaching your goals. You haven't yet and you're not going to either. I know you. I know you better than you know yourself! Nothing can stop you. You're unstoppable!
Look at you! You're sober! WOW! Not everyone can say that. You know who I'm talking about. What's more is you have a genuine desire to be. You started off not drinking because of the empty calorie content of alcohol. Now you're doing it for your physical and mental health. Good for you! Every one is so proud of you! I'm your biggest fan, next to you of course. I know how proud you are of yourself, and that's a great thing. You're even, already, bringing others along for the ride. They are sober too. You are affecting those around you in a positive way. I know that's got to feel good. Kuddos to you! Just as your healthy journey on Spark has influenced those around you, so has your sobriety. God says, "Well done, my good and faithful servant"! Who can ask for more than that? God loves you so much and so do I!!! You are some awesome woman and I mean that from the bottom of my heart! Don't you forget it!