Monday, August 26, 2013
I realized something yesterday. I don't have to lose weight for other people. What?!?!? I know right? This is something that I should have been aware of a long time ago....or maybe I always have been but it is just in the forefront of my mind right now. I was looking around at the people in my church and thought, "Wow, they don't care if I lose weight or stay the same." This isn't to say they are uncaring...not by any means!!! They would be happy for me when I did, but honestly it probably doesn't matter to them if I don't. Why would it matter to the random person that I come across out in public? Guess what?!?! It doesn't! But I tend to put so much focus and energy into those thoughts and allow those thoughts to consume me. Why? I am always so worried about what people think of me and how do I compare to everyone around me. This is such faulty thinking!
If [NO] when I lose weight it will have to be for me and me only and because I want to change. No one else can do it for me. I can't blame it on anyone else. (wonder who planted that seed? lol) Yes, other people play a role in my life, but when it comes down to it, the responsibility lies with me. I am the one that isn't getting up in the morning. I'm the one complaining about being tired. I am the one that is stuffing food in my mouth when I really don't need to...or stuffing the wrong food in my mouth.
I hope you all have a wonderful and successful week!