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A Long Over Due Good Bye

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Have you ever said good bye to someone or something you love? it's never easy.. but there are times in our lives we have to close one door to open another... back in June of last year, i had decided to say good bye to my unhealthy self to open the door for a thinner healthier me... it's been an on going process...i find myself still entertaining the unhealthy ways... this year, i've made a pac with myself..i am saying good bye to half of me... it won't happen over fact... it will take more than this year to extract a half... but this is where it begins..right here..right now... and this is the letter to the half of me that is leaving... i hope to hear from all of you and read some of your good bye letters also...whether it is to a certain food, unhealthy life choice or the fat... let's say good bye here and now...hand it's good bye letter and move on with the divorce... this does not mean it will be easy... good bye never is... doesn't mean we will never fall backwards... divorce doesn't mean it disappears...but this is a way to finally come to terms with what we are doing and move forward to a better us :)

Dear Fat,
You have been with me for many years now...growing to a whole other fact i am now carrying 2 overweight people. I cannot continue this way. My mental and physical health are jeapordized and i just cannot take the pain any longer. I have hinted for you to just leave, i have given you the silent treatment, i have cried and i have gotten angry and even yelled at fact i have tried just about everything to get rid of you, and yet, you won't leave. So, i am removing you from my home and my temple. You are no longer allowed to stay here, and you will be removed ounce by ounce, pound by pound and inch by inch. I am no longer angry at you, i have been your biggest supporter after all, i have since learned from this and will no longer support your lifestyle and your painful past.

Good bye half of me and hello life.

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  • SNIX66
    Nice going, I especially liked the part about not being angry and taking accountabilty for the enabling.....nice post.
    3698 days ago
    What an inspirational letter. I am very impressed and touched. You will have to look for my good-bye letter sometime this week. I have every confidence in the world you will reach your goals.
    3721 days ago
    What a great idea! Here is my letter:

    Dear unhealthy me,
    I am just too fed up with you. I hate it when you make me, in my 20s, feel like I'm in my 50s or older. I hate the fat body you've given me, the way you make me pant after walking a small distance and the way you have decreased my flexibility. Therefore, I've decided to say goodbye. I'll change and make sure you leave for good.
    New me
    3725 days ago
    This was really very touching and I can so relate to it. Good luck on your goals in this new year!
    3725 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome on my sparkpage....Have to say I love this letter....totally rocks! Let's make 2008 a HEALTHY, happy year!
    3726 days ago
  • JOYCEANN1955
    What a wonderful letter...{{{{hugs}}}}! I pray that some day I will be able to write the same letter..Joyce
    3726 days ago
    your good bye letter made me cry!!! It is beautiful. I too will write a good bye letter inspired by you. Look for it on my blog this week. I am so inspired by you. Love ya too!!
    3726 days ago
    Hi Jodee,
    I love the idea of saying good bye to my fat. I am thinking of what I will write to my ugly fat as I write you. I agree with everything you have said , you are a wise person to know what is needed to help motivate you into not going back on you goal. I applaud you and your insightful way of making your life a better one.
    3726 days ago
    Saying Goodbye is hard and painful. Embrace and welcome the new Jodee, she is you only better and healthier. I wish you strength! -Gabrielle
    3726 days ago
    Awww, what a great blog entry! You write beautifully.

    Good luck in your efforts.
    3726 days ago
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