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It Doesn't Matter What Anybody Else Thinks

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

(Read this out loud to yourself...!)

My gift to myself is choice and peace of mind during this hectic time of year.

The only person I can control is me. That means controlling my reactions to the "helpful" things other people feel inclined to say especially during all the get-togethers, instead of becoming annoyed and letting them bother me.

I will rise above the baiting, teasing, and gentle prodding. They don't "know" what I'm trying to do or how far I am on my journey. I have no plans to discuss it with them. It is none of their business.

Food may equate "love" to them, but I am in control of the utensil that conveys the fuel (food) to my mouth.

That also means refusing to bow to the dictates of the Food Police. Their problem, not mine.

I will not waver in my commitment and promise to myself.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMONEKP 12/27/2013 3:35PM


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SOPHIEDO13 12/26/2013 3:05AM

    I sure needed this one !!

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BECKY0111 12/24/2013 9:59PM

    Yes! I totally agree! No one can tell me what to eat, and I refuse to discuss it. Thank you for this blog. It confirms what I already know, but easily forget when someone says something like, "have another cookie, it's Christmas".

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123ELAINE456 12/24/2013 8:59PM

  Awesome Blog!!! Well Said and Done. This The WTG!!! This Christmas Season. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. May Your Day Be Filled With Laughter and Joy. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KANOE10 12/24/2013 12:09PM

    That is exactly right. You do not have to explain yourself to anyone and you can ignore the comments of the food police. I am headed to a luncheon at my inlaws and know they will not be happy with my food choices.

You are going to have a healthy holiday and are going to make good choices.
I love your strength and positive attitude.

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SPARKPOTATOE2 12/24/2013 11:57AM

    You're such an inspiration. Love your blog, including the button background! emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 12/24/2013 11:08AM

    What an excellent blog for me to read on Christmas Eve!!! You are so right. We need to keep our eye on the target. That's not to say that I won't be partaking in some less healthy food -- but it affirms that the decision is MINE to make.

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GAILANN48 12/24/2013 10:18AM

    emoticon Your image of yourself (and the rest of us) calm amid the storm of comments, reminds me of the image of that swan, gliding placidly across the lake, underneath legs paddling like mad. Our work is for ourselves.

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BOOKLOVINGGIRL 12/24/2013 10:07AM

    Yay! emoticon blog post!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/24/2013 10:00AM


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REGILIEH 12/24/2013 8:46AM


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MISSUSRIVERRAT 12/24/2013 8:19AM

    You gotta have that attitude at holiday events. Hang tuff!

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NUTRON3 12/24/2013 7:55AM

    You go!!!

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NELLJONES 12/24/2013 7:32AM

    It takes a willing Pushee to have a successful Pusher. "No, thank you" said from conviction usually has them moving on to the next person.

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ELRIDDICK 12/24/2013 7:02AM

  Thanks for sharing

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