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Because I Love Myself

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I read a wonderful SP blog today that said losing and maintaining weight is all related to loving yourself. I hadn't thought about it that way, but yes. Yes, it is.

And Flylady (FLY = Finally Loving Yourself) sent me an e-mail this week saying that loving is an action and, along with the organizational and home blessing missions, she recommends a "pamper yourself" mission each day. If you don't feel love toward yourself she says act like you do or fake it 'til you make it.

One pamper suggestion was to wear your jewelry. So today I got out the blue topaz necklace, earrings, and bracelet hubby gave me 20 or more years ago. It had been at least 12 years since they had been out of their case. I wore them to the Senior Dance this morning. It felt good. And he smiled.

This may not be the last pamper mission I undertake. I truly do maintain my weight because I am learning to love myself.
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MILLERGIRL719 9/14/2013 8:56AM

    Good advice and good for you!

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AQUAGIRL08 9/13/2013 8:33PM

    I love Gary's reaction! I struggle with pampering myself but manage to do some small thing every day! emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/13/2013 11:04AM

    Good for you! As hard as you work on yourself, you deserve to pamper yourself just as much.

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NATPLUMMER 9/13/2013 10:40AM

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GABY1948 9/13/2013 10:39AM

    What an eye-opener today, Marsha! Do I really love myself? I'm at least getting there which is far better than where I come from! emoticon for this thought provoker! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 9/13/2013 9:28AM

    Embracing your worth in a positive way is empowerment! Stay strong always!
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CELIAMINER 9/13/2013 9:27AM

    Lots of blogs the last few days about loving yourself...thanks for sharing yours! Think I'll check out my jewelry box tonight.

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_LINDA 9/13/2013 8:48AM

    That was a great blog post! Something I learned early on in Sparkpeople that you won't lose weight unless you learn to love yourself because otherwise you won't feel its worth all the effort. For me pampering is getting to spend a day off in PJ's doing whatever I feel like and not having some place to go to. But some day I would love to treat myself to a massage.
Would love to see a photo of you in your finery, bet you looked awesome!!


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CHANGINGHORSES 9/13/2013 6:56AM

    That sounds wonderful, good for you!

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TINAJANE76 9/13/2013 6:42AM

    What a nice idea! I have a whole treasure trove of jewelry that I hardly ever wear that I think I might dig into as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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WATERMELLEN 9/13/2013 6:33AM

    Blue topaz: love it! My DH gave me a "right hand" blue topaz ring a few years ago and it's something I wear every day . . . . he says, matches my eyes!!

No wonder your DH was smiling.

And: I'm betting you were the belle of the ball!!

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TAICHIDANCER 9/13/2013 6:01AM

    Excellent.

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COCK-ROBIN 9/13/2013 12:47AM

    Wonderful!

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BOOKAPHILE 9/12/2013 11:52PM

    I'm glad you had fun. I bet you looked awesome... no wonder he smiled!

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BLUENOSE63 9/12/2013 11:33PM

  Pampering for me is a long hot bath and a good book in the middle of the afternoon

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FRAN0426 9/12/2013 11:16PM

    Wonderful idea, and I have started wearing jewelry several times a week, just because it makes me feel good when I do. Don't need a special occasion, just make do it for you.

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MSLZZY 9/12/2013 11:13PM

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JOYINKY 9/12/2013 10:59PM

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BESTSUSIEYET 9/12/2013 10:45PM

    Good for you! Sounds like a very good thing to do! I pampered myself with a massage this afternoon. And bought a package for 4 more!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/12/2013 9:55PM

    emoticon What a great idea!!! I think I will get out some of my jewelry and wear it just to pamper myself.
THANK YOU for sharing!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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