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Fat Loser Day 14 - Approval?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Yesterday's topic about sexual energy was interesting. I have my own opinions and have chosen not to post about it because I need to hone my focus on my mental toughness.

Okay now that that is out of the way, today is all about approval. The only approval I need is my own. Life is all about changes.
I'm an advocate for families of children and adults with disabilities and have found that what I say may not be liked. If it is what I feel is right, then I do not care what others may thing of me or blame me for. I'll take the hit if it gets the necessary result. It may sting just a bit when the disapproval happens, but Knowing that I an operating from the bigger picture is satisfying and sufficient.

So what does all this have to do with weight loss, it is doing whatever it takes.
Bringing in lunch from home. Selecting what my body needs from the menu, not what my emotional me and friends desire. I have a great desire, a spark within. I want to fan that spark so it burns brightly. I will follow my path alone if I must. Sure it is nice to have some company... I need to do what I need to do for me, I do not need any stinkin' approval.
A girl's gotta do, what a girl's got to do.

'nough Said!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERMELLEN 1/19/2014 2:37PM

    Well said. I am sure that your advocacy cannot always "win friends": but it has to be done. Good parallel.

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TRAVELGRRL 1/19/2014 2:17PM

    Good for you! Yes, not having people think the same way we do may sting, but ultimately we have to live and be responsible for our own selves.

I know I'm happier not having to always GIVE approval too. If my daughter does something I don't like (which is basically all the time) I just keep the old pie-hole SHUT. It's not my job to approve or disapprove of how my adult daughter lives or what she does.

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NEW_PARADIGM 1/19/2014 11:29AM

    So true. I like that you have an example from another area of your life where you can draw from that place of power and apply it to your weight efforts. I have learned to notice when what something says unnerves me -- when I *know* I'm in the right others' opinions have no impact on me, so what's not resolved in me when it does? I can now often name it and gain more clarity. I'm going to notice wavers in my lifestyle improvements this week and see if I can apply the same power and reflection. Thanks for the great blog!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/19/2014 11:04AM

    I agree; I've always needed ONLY my own approval. Never been a crowd pleaser. Have a wonderful day.

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