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What Are You Becoming?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I'm discovering that it's the whole processes that is refining who I am becoming, not just the part about the loss.

In the work I am doing towards my second goal, I have discovered that I really enjoy walking. There is something about putting on my gear, slipping in the ear buds and cueing up the bpm (beats per minute) music podcast I'm listening to that morning and then heading out the door to walk my circuit. It has become my private "me" time, when it's my body moving to the beat and keeping an almost meditative mental state as opposed to mulling over problems, worries, or my day.

What discoveries have you made about yourself and your goals?
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AJDOVER1 12/22/2013 11:48PM

    I learned that I can run. What a surprise that was!

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CERTHIA 12/21/2013 12:47PM

    Good blog, and good question.

I too enjoy walking now. I used to walk everywhere mainly because I had a phobia of public transportation. I've been doing exposure therapy, and I'm now capable of riding a bus without too much anxiety, still I choose to walk over riding the bus whenever I have the time to do so.

My main discovery along the way is that losing weight has become less important to me, to the point where I have completely stopped weighing myself. These days my journey is all about my moving my body in way I enjoy and eating healthy, nutritious, delicious foods.
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GAILANN48 12/21/2013 10:08AM

    Very good question, Friend. I guess I'm learning to view the mistakes of the past NOT as a sharp object with which to punish and further wound my spirit, but as a chisel that chips away the "not me" to reveal the "me" that's been trapped inside the shell. What a blessing it is to breathe deep and smile at that person in the mirror. Thank you for the reminder, CherylAnne.

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KANOE10 12/21/2013 8:25AM

    I also love walking and enjoy the time alone. However, winter makes it hard.

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TIME-4-TINA 12/21/2013 8:18AM

    I am such a different person than I was two years ago. There are good things and bad things about that. Good things, I'm thinner, I'm in control of my body, I'm dedicated to exercise and nutrition. Another good thing is that I am less stressed and even tempered. I don't yell at the kids and husband nearly as much! ha ha! I'm much happier. and confident.

Bad things? Well, I'm a little neurotic about counting calories. I think people get annoyed with me because I will turn down a specific food and then proceed to blurt out the calories for that food. I'm sure people don't appreciate that. I need to keep that kind of stuff to myself. Unfortunately, every time I look at a food, I am calculating in my head. It's become habit now.

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RIVERS1948 12/21/2013 8:11AM

  Thanks for sharing with us what you have discovered about yourself and your goals.
Also asking what we have discovered about ourselves and our goals. My goal over the festive season was to watch what I eat at gatherings. I am becomming - of good mind & choosing what I eat - not eating mindlessly but savoring the lovely butteryness of a short bread cookie is melt in your mouth delicious. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2013 7:41AM

    Awesome! Congrats.

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REBIRTHDIVA 12/21/2013 7:09AM

    I have discovered that even though the scale is moving slowly I am feeling so much lighter in my being as I work on the deeper stuff. I know eventually the scale will catch up with how I am feeling on the inside. emoticon

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