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Nurturing My Whole Self

Monday, September 30, 2013

I am in the BLC23 True Blue Team. I requested to be on this team because I believed that it would help me address non-weight problems that are interfering with my goal of healthy eating and more active lifestyle. This is the first week of the challenge and on the very first “Mindful Monday”, True Blue has helped me view things in a different light.

The question of the day asked me to choose from a list, my number one non-weight goal. And there is was, on the list – something I have always felt, but never quite voiced. That goal – “Nature your whole self and discover more joy and a healthy appetite for life”.

You see for me, losing weight by itself is not enough. I am smart enough to know that the number on the scale does not determine happiness. Intelligently, that is. But, emotionally, that’s the tricky part. And that emotion is linked to how I compartmentalize my life. I have separated out my weight loss efforts with all or nothing focus. Totally ignoring my other needs or wants. I am not just someone who is overweight. I am so much more than that – daughter, co-worker, friend, sister, etc.

And I do enjoy so much more than exercising and eating better. I love to travel, garden, spa pampering, reading, etc. And, I am certain there is still more for me to do and enjoy. Exercise and eating better can be accomplished with all I want to do.

I definitely need to and deserve to create time and schedule time for self care and not just the 20 -30 minutes of exercise I committed myself to, but anything and everything else that I tend to place on the back burner – like why can’t I just get my nails done even if Mom doesn’t want to do it on that day?

I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. That reason does not have to be a negative one. My joining the BLC23 and becoming a True Bluer is the kick in the behind, eye opening and soul searching step, I deserve, need and want right now.

A change is coming!
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    emoticon I'm so glad you found your way to True Blue and I hope you have many more of these realizations as we move forward!
    1158 days ago
    emoticon You can do it. Great blog. emoticon
    1159 days ago
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    1159 days ago
    I emoticon emoticon emoticon this blog. What a emoticon to read today. Thank you!
    1159 days ago
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    You are very right that losing weight is not all it's about! I applaud you for recognizing this and that true happiness comes from more than weight loss. I wish you the best on your continued SparkJourney. I'm so glad you're TRUE BLUE! xo
    1161 days ago
    I am so glad you decided to do BLC and we are on a team together. I have also realized it is way more than just losing the pounds. It is a life style. Keep it up and let this journey take you far
    1161 days ago
    BLC team sounds like just the ticket to help you with your non-scale goals, as well as the typical scale goal!

    Enjoy life!! That is what it is really about a a great balancing act.

    True Blue, through and through!!!

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    1161 days ago
    You are wonderful now, not only when you achieve a set goal. Treat yourself well every day, because you are worth it!
    Great attitude. Keep it up, and good luck in your BLC!!!!!
    1161 days ago
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