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I am Worth it, so are you

Friday, August 02, 2013

A Spark friend and FFF Team mate posted this

Now it is my turn to state why I am worth it

I always hid away and never thought that I was worth bothering with. I ate to make myself feel better and convinced myself that it did not matter that I was fat.
The reality was I did care about my weight but felt trapped in the cycle of yoyo dieting and decided to stop that and just eat what I wanted.
Then after a bad marriage and a divorce I eventually met someone who really loved me and encouraged me to be who I am. My self esteem grew along with my self confidence and I decided it was time to shed the pounds.
Dieticians gave me pages of foods to avoid and very little else. I worked hard to lose weight but gained it back plus extra the yoyo dieting was back and I felt awful.
I found Sparkpeople and the rest as they say is History. Blogging has helped me lot and so has being part of Teams and their Challenges. I have learnt that I Am Worth It and it is not just words I truly feel it.

I have times when things go wrong and I feel down, times when I gain or the scales are stuck, times when I am tempted to comfort eat and times that feel like giving up.
It is then that I look back and see how far I have come and decide that I will not undo all the hard work I had put into things because I Am Worth It.

You Are Worth It.

I am making this promise to myself that I will not give up because I Am Worth It

Now if you believe you are worth it. Put this on your blog and sign it.

I am worth it!

I am going to do everything I can to make this a healthy life.
because I am worth it.

I am going to look at myself and see the good inside
because I am worth it.

I am going to get off the couch and make my body alive
because I am worth it.

I will say to myself every day words that make me feel good
because I am worth it!

I will not let anyone make me feel that I am not beautiful
because I am worth it.

No matter my size, my nationality, my ability to read or write
I am worth it!

I may not be a genius, but I am smart and I can shine
in this world as a special, one of a kind person
and I am worth it!

signed on this day August 1st 2013 by Paula Ward ( 160 pounds) I am not afraid to put this and next year I will sign it again with a smaller amount of weight.

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ROCKPORT9 8/3/2013 1:05PM

    We are worth it to make ourselves the best we can be! emoticon hugs, Laurel

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KAMINEKO 8/2/2013 8:21PM

    Great blog post. You ARE worth it. I can relate to what you've said so much. Thank you for sharing!

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 8/2/2013 7:15PM

    Wow - this touches so many nerves - good and bad - self-worth is such a struggle. This is so wonderful that you are in a "good place" to take on the rest of the journey. Well done!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 8/2/2013 4:09PM

    Good for you! Great blog!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/2/2013 12:58PM

    I think you have written about something that is not well understood by the weight loss industry. We do not feel better about ourselves after we lose weight; we must understand and accept ourselves before we can lose weight. Great job!

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NEWVINE 8/2/2013 12:48PM


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NASFKAB 8/2/2013 10:33AM

  lovely all the best

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