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Getting Support from Myself

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I need to learn how to be my own support and not need/want support from others... not just in getting healthier but in the destressing and organizing aspects of my life too.

I get very little support/encouragement in real life for any of these areas. Not that anyone tries to sabotage me or anything... it's just that no one seems to care. My boyfriend wants to be neither healthier nor organized, and he makes me feel silly if I talk about either around him. The other people in my life either don't have the issues I have or don't respond. I don't get a lot of support on Spark either-- again, mostly because few people respond to anything I post. (My sincere thanks to those who do, especially OLIVIANIGHT! :))

I think my problem is how I deal with this; it's not anyone else's problem, because really, why SHOULD they care about what I'm doing? I need to learn how to be proud of myself FOR myself, and since I'm a Christian, to live in a way that will make God proud of me. I think maybe I'll go back to paper journaling instead of blogging or telling people about what I'm doing. Then it will just be between me and Poof (my stuffed balloon, to whom I address my journal entries... yeah, I'm silly), and God of course. Without putting anything out there, I can't be disappointed at a lack of response... and I'll know I'm doing things for the right reasons instead of for praise from other people emoticon

This is Poof :) I almost treat him like my child; I did make him after all!
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    LOL, I get it... No one in the real world wants to talk this stuff much and dh only a little bit... they just aren't into it. I'm glad we have sparkpeople to meet people who are interested in this kind of stuff. hang in, I think that just takes time to get acquainted and connect :)
    1056 days ago
    Aw now I feel special : p
    Sorry that you're not getting the support you need, it can make everything so much harder.
    1056 days ago
    I could have written this myself I feel exactly the same way. You are correct we should start with being our own cheerleader but sometimes when you give, give ,give it would be nice if someone would throw you a bone once in a while.

    If you ever need to vent or just gab I check in here everyday I would love the opportunity to vent as well.

    Best of luck on your journey.

    1057 days ago
    I'm here. I'm new but would be willing to go along with you on your journey. The more the merrier. Feel free to email me at my work address if you want. I don't have a computer at home (LOL yes for real) and I don't have internet on my phone (LOL yes I'm cheap that way).

    I'm usually always at work & will respond when I have time. But you are right in saying that it is up to US to make the changes that need to be made in order for us to be healthy!!! No one can want it more than we do, no one can force us to make better choices & for sure no one can force us to excercise.

    Our success depends on US!! We are ultimately responsible for the choices we make. I'm ready to start losing again, I need to get back down to where I was. These extra 30lbs I'm carry around are bumming me out. There again only I can make the decision to get them off. You wanna come along with???

    I'd be happy to join in on the fun.... emoticon ~Berta~
    1057 days ago
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