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How Will Getting Fat (Again) Help?

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

I received a comment on my blog that was GENIUS! Just what I needed to ask myself to give myself strength when fighting emotional eating- I call it emo eating.

How will getting fat (again) help?

WOW POWERFUL! I thought about the situations that are getting me down and none of them would be easier if I gained weight. They would be harder. Why? Because I recently regained my ability to walk and my freedom from a wheelchair. I need to stay thinner to take care of myself and my husband, whether he has cancer or not. I just now started working again and I need to stay mobile to do that. I do SparkPeople Rallies and I REALLY enjoy that part of my life. That too would go away of I got fat again. So everything I have worked so hard for= a life, would go away of I got fat again and I would once again lie in my bed waiting to die. Not going to happen.

SO WHAT IS IT YOU WANT MORE THAN FOOD?

I went back to thank the person for their comment, and the comment was either gone, or I couldn't find it. So thank you and all of the rest of you who said prayers, offered advice and care. I know I communicate in blogs most of the time, rather than individually. That's because I care about so many of you and I just don't have time to write each of you. I also want to encourage anyone and everyone who may happen across my blogs. My dream is that my blogs reach people in bed, just like I was, bedridden, who feel hopeless, and they learn that they too can do something... maybe not everything. Something is always better than nothing.

I feel lifted up and strong today! Woohoo! Let's do this!
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GRAMPIAN 8/3/2014 5:01AM

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GWINNER1 4/16/2014 5:01PM

    Much success to you....Keep on reaching out to others.

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TOTALFOCUS 4/12/2014 12:04AM

    Thank you!
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IMGLAMRUS 4/10/2014 9:07PM

    Thank you....It's really something to think about. Great blog!!!!

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LILIVW 4/10/2014 9:27AM

    Thanks, I loved this blog! I am going to blog about your two questions and think about how they relate to me personally. Glad your husbands tests came back cancer-free!

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Really enjoyed reading this blog….thanks so much for sharing!!!

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BRADMILL2922 4/8/2014 2:08AM

    You have helped so many with your story and I have no doubt that you will continue to do so!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/7/2014 9:52PM

    That really was a genius comment! I'm going to remember that the next time I'm tempted to emo eat!

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SUPERSYLPH 4/7/2014 7:58PM

    What a wake-up call!

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FRABBIT 4/7/2014 5:14PM

  Great blog. Thanks for sharing!

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LOVINGKATE 4/7/2014 5:02PM

  Very awesome blog Beth. Thanks so much for sharing it. Great question to ask myselfand I will, often.

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MAGGIEVAN 4/7/2014 3:56PM

    Thanks for sharing. It meant a lot to me today. Be blessed.

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PUPPYFITZ 4/7/2014 10:45AM

  Very powerful message in such few words. Thanks for grabbing it and passing it forward to us!

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VK2Z10 4/7/2014 9:54AM

    thank you, Indygirl, for that wonderful statement "what would getting fat again do for me?" Although i haven't gotten to my goal weight yet, i am more active than I was 1 year ago. it is still difficult for me to be as active as I want to. However, I push myself past my comfort zone as often as i can, because i need to know that I can be active and healthy, regardless of the # on the scale.

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 4/7/2014 1:55AM

    A very powerful blog. I am going to have to remember that phrase. I have been having so much trouble doing all of this and your blog just gave me enough inspiration that I am going to try.

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IMAVISION 4/7/2014 12:34AM

    I wish you continued success in all areas of life!

You are such an inspiration to so many of us!

God bless!

Ima

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LINDSAYB2013 4/6/2014 11:37PM

    You are always an inspiration!

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PCASEY7 4/6/2014 11:11PM

    Loved the blog!

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GIMLEY77 4/6/2014 10:58PM

  thanks for sharing great blog

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LOVELYLINDA491 4/6/2014 6:25PM

    WooHoo yes we can do this together. Thank You for being YOU my emoticon

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MOMMAKNOWSBEST 4/6/2014 5:27PM

  Wow, such power in 6 little words!

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KRISTY927 4/6/2014 5:12PM

    great blog... I never looked at it that way.. thanks for sharing :)

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BHENDRICK2 4/6/2014 2:57PM

    thanks for sharing that

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DAWNDMOORE40 4/6/2014 1:06PM

    emoticon What a great inspiration you are to all of us! You have overcome your demons and now you are stronger then ever inside and out! We all have choices in this life, weather we choose to stay a victim or we will be a survivor! You chose to be a survivor! God bless you! Keep going strong! You are a powerful person! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGELN325 4/6/2014 11:04AM

    What a powerful question to ask when we are battling the demons that keep us in our prisons of sluggish bodies from carrying around extra weight. I will definitely ask myself that next time I'm tempted to just throw caution to the wind and go on a binge. I definitely want the scale to go down this year, but more importantly, I want to do things that take care of my body so my body takes care of me. Sometimes I need the reminder though and your blog gave me that today.

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GINA180847 4/6/2014 10:46AM

    Good luck with it all Beth, you have turned your life totally around and shown us all how to. Thank you so much!

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MEBAZI 4/6/2014 10:04AM

    Thanks for sharing! It is amazing how one question, one quote, one thought, one image and change your way of thinking completely, if you let it! Love it! I'm adding this question to my list of inspirations!!!

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LISA3TIME 4/6/2014 9:52AM

    thanks for the motivation.

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WRITERWANNAB 4/6/2014 1:32AM

    Those simple truths can be the most important ones. We all need to be reminded of them. Thanks! emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 4/5/2014 11:53PM

  Keep pushing

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BRINDA01 4/5/2014 11:47PM

  Keep it up

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GRATEFUL_DAWN 4/5/2014 10:24PM

    thank you

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CAROLJ35 4/5/2014 9:52PM

    THANKS FOR MAKING US REALIZE WHY WE KEEP ON "SPARKIN'!

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MARYJEANSL 4/5/2014 8:37PM

  That is a really, really helpful thought. I only wish I had thought of it myself. Thank you for putting it out on your blog!

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MACLOVIAITA 4/5/2014 8:11PM

    I need to add a comment to this blog. I love reading this blog and see how great to stay connected with this community can help as it has help me also. what Patricia has gone through is something many people go through in their life. It seems almost a miracle and yet it is simple in a way .It takes a lot of strength to take yourself seriously , really love and care for yourself and just do what we are able to do here with so many tools . All we have to do is , we have to WANT TO.THAT'S ALL emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAMSROC 4/5/2014 4:49PM

  We all need motivation, sometimes.

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BABAOF4 4/5/2014 3:55PM

  Thank you. Need to practice " mindful eating" and only eating is something I have to learn. Also I need to learn how to plan meals in advance. God bless you and your husband.

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NOKOMIS57 4/5/2014 2:14PM

    thank you once again!

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SWEETLILBLUEYES 4/5/2014 2:10PM

    You always lift me up and give me hope. I have been very discouraged lately, and feeling like, how can it help, why does it matter, why is it always so hard? So thank you once again Beth, for helping me realize that I am worth the effort!

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JUNETTA2002 4/5/2014 11:53AM

    thanks for sharing

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DAISYPETAL 4/5/2014 10:50AM

    Beth, I wrote that statement to you and it seemed to help a lot of people. I think it even put it into perspective for myself. I am having a terrible time controlling what I put in my mouth. I can talk a good game but when it comes to myself, I let it slide. I am following my tracker and doing at least 6000 steps a day and mostly more. I drink all my water, I sleep the right amount BUT the food is different. I just cannot seem to get my crap together. I hate planning. I even tried not eating after supper but our lifestyle does not allow us to eat our regular dinner until after 7 or 7:30. It is VERY difficult. I am very thankful that I have not gained but I WANT to lose. Darn! Anyway, as I said, eating the wrong food, DOES NOTHING TO SOLVE CHUCK'S HEALTH. You are going to be the one to carry the ball and help him through this difficult time of healing. God is on your side girlfriend. Hugs and get that Dr. called and chew him out! :) Jude

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