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What has joining Spark People done to improve your Self Worth?


Saturday, January 18, 2014

The First Step Towards Getting Somewhere is to Decide That You Are Not Going to Stay Where You Are.
~Author Unknown

I am so grateful to have found Spark People.. emoticon

& I hope for more and more 'Self Discovery'..



I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH HAPPIER NOW

Since returning to Spark People I'm reminded about how much more confidence and power I seem to have over my life since I put focus into myself & how much 'over eating and self worth are related'.

BELOW IS THE PICTURE OF ME THAT INSPIRED ME TO JOIN SPARK PEOPLE


TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO AT 180lbs!



Recently I've been watching the body language of over-weight people. I see beautiful eyes, hair, and smiles.. which is the most apparent physical beauty that can't be hidden. I say hidden because I have come to believe as I reminisce about my own journey that I was hiding behind my weight. I know now that I had been feeling very unworthy and unfulfilled in my life.


EATING WAS A WAY TO KEEP FROM BEING HURT AND WAS A WAY TO DISTANCE MYSELF FROM RESOLVING OR WORKING TOWARD SEEKING HELP AND FINDING ANSWERS.




AN IMPORTANT LAYER TO SELF WORTH
AND HAVING SELF-CONTROL I BELIEVE IS TO SEEK COUNSELING AND TO ADDRESS ISSUES SUCH AS CO-DEPENDENCY, ABUSE (OR OTHER DEEPER MORE INTRINSIC PROBLEMS).

Joining Spark People inspired me to go back to school and seek counseling emoticon emoticon

What has joining Spark People done to improve your Self Worth?


Keep Sparked!

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Jane

If you find yourself interested in how over eating and self worth could be related see the attached link.


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MBTEPP 1/27/2014 8:39AM

    Love your energy. Keep Sparking.

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SMITTY4RL 1/27/2014 6:31AM

    Glad you have found your way back to SP. I returned last October and it has been inspirational as well as motivating. Thanks for the link--it looks like an interesting study. Keep Sparked!

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INTRINSIC_2014 1/20/2014 9:01AM

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I saved the chart as my desktop picture!

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CHERYL_ANNE 1/19/2014 9:10AM

    Great question, Jane!
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I have benefited the most from taking a good long look at emotional eating and its impact on my life. Half the time I've spent here on SP has been learning coping skills, strategies, and defense mechanisms to deal with emotional eating. I will always be an emotional eater, but I am one that is now armed with a toolkit that works for me to use when EE strikes.

SP has helped me narrow my focus to realize that there is a lot I can do that I was not aware of before. I have learned that I am a capable, physical being and that I need to show my body respect so that I can rely on it. "The body achieves what the mind believes."

We get out of SP what we put into it. Sparkers have a great wealth of tools and resources available if we only go explore the SP content and start using it.

Finally, there are SparkFriends, those fellow Sparkers who already understand the shorthand of what weight loss and struggle is like because we've been there, done that, have the tee shirt, poster, and concert booklet.

The support, encouragement, understand, and cheerleading is a huge positive influence on me and makes me strive to do better because I am accountable to demonstrate to my fellow Sparkers that I not only "Talk the talk" but "walk the walk."

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