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10/8/11 4:28 P

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I now see myself as a person who has and works at having a reasonable relationship with food. I now eat for the right reasons and have begun to let go of the food guilt that has plagued my life until now.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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10/6/11 8:59 P

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I really like this question. It makes me think.

I am a woman who is trying hard to make her life better. I have courage and I strive every day to be better than I was the day before. I am hard on myself when I make mistakes. I am scared of failure. I am loving. I am committed to improving my health, no matter what.

(oops - that's more than three words...LOL...)

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10/3/11 9:40 P

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I see myself as a strong woman who is beautiful on the inside and pretty cute on the outside. I see myself as being pretty tough as well. I see myself as a work in progress. I'm not where I want to be yet but I'm enjoying the ride along the way.



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10/2/11 10:28 A

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I see myself as a beautiful and confident woman.

We become what we think.

Happiness is remembering what I really want.
Laughter is the best medicine. The best things in life are free.

Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.

Dream with no action = wishful thinking
Action with no plan = chaos
Dream + action + persistence = success

The ego tells me you can't do it. The spirit tells me I can.

Each time I say "no" to impulse eating, I will visualize fat melting off my body.


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10/1/11 7:16 P

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I see myself as an average looking woman that is overweight and have many health problems. I am a good person in spite of it.
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9/21/11 9:56 P

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That depends on the day I'm afraid.


To get to it you've got to go through it!!!


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9/21/11 10:51 A

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I was ashamed, disgusting, lazy. I am determined, goal-oriented, but still fat. As I move forward, my views have been changing!!

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child


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9/20/11 10:37 A

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I understand how it feels to feel fat, awkward, and disgusting. I've felt it many times over the years. Drawing people to you who are not critical, negative people helps a lot. I seemed to draw people who told me all that I wasn't instead of all I was. I think when we are critical of ourselves we move and speak in a way that sends out the vibe that we aren't worthy. This draws the negative people who are more than happy to re-affirm this believe. We are more than our weight. As I read once in a book called 'Yoga, Youth, and Reincarnation' : some people are hungry for something and they don't know what it is so they eat. I believe this is true. Food replaces many things, it can also be used to stuff in all of the hurt, anger, and pain that we may be feeling. But it is like any other drug-it doesn't solve a thing. Much love to all my fellow teammates.

To get to it you've got to go through it!!!


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I send hugs too -- and want you to know that by being part of SparkPeople, you can find so many reasons for HOPE, and for PROGRESS-- There are many stories of folks achieving better health, and weight loss. Just click on the sites, and you'll see that many who have felt discouraged in the beginning, have plugged along and have found new energy and confidence! This kind of success is not attained overnight-- but with gradual change, you can reach your goals. The effort is worth it, but it takes more "doing it" than "thinking it".... You can do it!

Rejoice in each new day; it is a gift!


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9/19/11 12:17 A

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tired, ugly, incompetent

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9/19/11 12:05 A

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tired, ugly, incompetent

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9/14/11 7:24 A

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Tony can I send you some emoticon

I have felt like that about myself pretty much ever since I started gaining weight with my first pregnancy. My husband has been wonderful, loving and supportive but I've been so ashamed. My weight loss efforts have really started paying off. I've lost all of the weight I gained over my pregnancies and a bit extra. I'm even fitting into some of the clothes I owned back in my single days when I was much fitter and healthier but I have a long way to go.

I'm sure that as you keep plugging away at it, one day you'll look in the mirror and be surprised at the change in the person you see there. When that happens you will begin to see yourself in a new light.
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9/9/11 10:16 A

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Reding the other post I want to cry. Hopfully someday I can feel the way most of you feel. I see myself as fat and disgusting. I don't even understand why my husband is not embarrassed to be seen with me! I keep failing at losing this weight, and my health is failing too. I need to work on these feelings and wish I knew how.

On the road to a better me.

Goals:
Get control of eating
Start exercising again

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8/30/11 2:41 P

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I see myself as overwhelmed right now. But I am working on trying to get things under control, little by little.

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8/27/11 11:06 A

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Succeeding in reaching my goals.

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8/24/11 4:15 P

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Loyal, loving, fragile...and lately...without self control when it comes to certain (though healthy--just too much) foods.

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8/24/11 2:11 P

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Strong, determined and resourceful...right now that is. This can change hourly sometimes emoticon

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8/23/11 12:58 P

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I see myself as someone who used to be on my goal weight, but is sloooowly slipping up in the lbs. again. It's all emotional eating...very healthy food, but too much and too often and obsessive. I really loathe what I am doing by sabotaging my success.

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8/20/11 6:47 P

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I see myself as overweight but loosing weight and getting healthier emoticon

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8/19/11 12:41 P

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8/17/11 12:35 P

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Nurturing, smart, funny

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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8/16/11 8:33 P

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I see myself: getting thin, great patience, pretty, fun, renewed, energetic, and I would like to be popular and not isolated any longer.

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I see myself as worthy of an extreme makeover-- Top to toe-- for health and vitality! I am the only one to make this happen, and today is the beginning . . .

My thanks to Spark people for all the motivation and support!

Rejoice in each new day; it is a gift!


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8/14/11 11:05 A

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mixed and messed up a mess .

sugarsmom2 donna wva


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Today I see myself as someone who is trying really hard and not procrastinating about it and setting realistic goals for today.
:)
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The positives

Smart
intelligent
growing spiritually
caring
kind


The negatives

Fat
prone to laziness
procrastinator
complacent
low energy

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8/7/11 3:46 P

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Today-happy

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Paradox.
Bold but shy.
Brave yet sensitive.
Type A yet Type B.
Confident yet cowardly.
Smart yet doubtful.
Beautiful but maybe not.
I don't know - I guess I'm still trying to figure this one out.

Someday is TODAY!


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7/26/11 9:28 A

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I see myself as a kind and caring person. For a while I saw myself as a strong person, but that image is starting to fade with inconsistent workouts. I want that image back!

Carrie

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else." - Winston Churchill


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7/24/11 9:28 P

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I see myself as a hilarious, intelligent, pretty woman..however..when I look in the mirror I think I have trouble seeing what everyone else sees...

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7/21/11 2:41 A

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Christian prayer warrior, kind hearted, uplifting

Faith, patience, hard work and dedication are not only the answer, but the mighty key...to rediscovering that HEALED ME!!!

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A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.



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7/15/11 11:36 P

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I see my self as a winner, so I might have to fight to get this weight off. But I am determined emoticon

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7/15/11 10:23 P

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what i see in my head and what i see in a mirror are two very different things.
when i picture myself in my mind im a fit, beautiful, happy mom. yet when i look in the mirror i see an overweight mom with lose skin, stretch marks and completely miserable with herself.
it kills me to think thats what everyone sees/thinks when they see me in the street.
im hoping to start to look like the person i feel like soon.

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7/15/11 12:33 P

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I see myself as flawed and lacking confidence but there is a side of me that knows that I can go forward in the world despite how I feel inside and do whatever I want to do. I have very low energy sometimes and even though I want to accomplish big things--sometimes it's just too much effort.

In my weight loss class last night we were talking about food addicts. I know that I am, have known it for years. Even though I'm losing now, I always think about the next meal. I do have it under control now so that I don't give in all the time but it's always with me.

Pinkbunny--you are in a cycle with your husband that is really common but so damaging. I hope you know that no matter what he says, your brain doesn't have to believe it. Sounds like putting you down helps build up his fragile ego. Also he's probably threatened by your attempts to lose weight because he's not doing anything about his weight. Keep working on yourself--not just the physical part of you but also to strengthen the emotional side too. This team is good. I also belong to the stress buster challenge team and maybe you should check it out---it has a 4 week challenge that really teaches you a lot about dealing with things and reacting to them. Good luck.
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7/13/11 1:20 A

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My husband is a verbal bully and I see myself as a victim. Don't get me wrong I love him but he is a total jerk sometimes. I have very low self esteem and he feels that he is just being honest with me when he points out my faults and weeknesses. Or worse he tries to get me mad because he thinks I will lose the weight to spite him. Its not like he is in any shape to talk. He is about a 100lbs overweight as well. We have danced this dance so many times. I really just don't know how to stop it! He says something mean, I feel like I am being attacked and victimized. I am mad for a bit and then I am hurt and eating to sooth myself. My low self esteem is causing me to withdraw more and more from people. If the man who claims to love me can not see the positive things in me, then no one else will either.

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I see myself as a hard worker, loyal friend, and caretaker of everyone. I am a work in progress and am slowly letting go of the me who never took time for me. It is hard, but I am putting myself first in all areas.

It's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to dance in the rain!


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7/11/11 4:18 P

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low self esteem, determined, loyal

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Interesting topic....I was surfing around the site, waiting for dinner and not wanting to eat anything else until it's time to eat dinner. I see myself as old but relatively good looking for my age, intelligent but neurotic, definitely a survivor. I'll be 66 next month and I never thought I would make it to my 60's due to mental illness that started in puberty. I think I'm a very compassionate person but I don't put up with a lot of BS. If someone really wants to change, I will be there for that person through good and bad.

I'm very active for my age, currently recovering from foot surgery...grrrr. I so miss going to the gym and just being able to be out and about. I've met some wonderful and inspiring people on this site from all over the world. To me, life is a mystery and I try to live in the present.

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7/6/11 5:11 P

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Staying on track is hard for me. I want to just throw the towel in sometimes. I do see myself as a strong person who can succeed. I can and I will succeed!! emoticon

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7/6/11 6:14 A

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I see myself as an attractive women who has to get fit. I have all the tools I need to meet this challenge and win. I have to keep my motivation up and try not to let my personal life worries get me down. This is very hard to do. I am back on track now, I pray everyday that I stay on track.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore"
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Someone who has a lot of heart, is couregous, kind, and who struggles with low self-esteem and is rebuilding her self-confidence brick by brick.

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as someone who has the tools & still trying to get it together.

It is the 4th. & I am starting over again. I plan on reaching my goal by Nov. 18.

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real, honest, kind



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Not feeling great---I worked out with weights for years and then quit the last few months--I'm not really overweight but my thighs are large and really "droopy" now. Determined to get back into working out because I am single and my feelings about my body are intering with wanting to be in a relationship----too self consious--but worked out (weight lifting) yesterday and riding my bike today.

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I see myself as fat again when I mess up on my eating. I have to remember that my jeans are still fitting and today is a new day.

Visit my team "Vacation / Travel Support Team

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very determined to lose some weight. yesterday went to a birthday party and did really well on the not overeating part. i just had some chicken, watermelon, and some strawberries for the time i was there. that is really good for me. but i came home and made some brownies for later. i still haven't gotten into them.

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6/25/11 2:36 P

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overweight tired useless,

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Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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this month i am not feeling well.....................selfsteem dooooooooooooooooooooown

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last 2 weeks ==vulnerable

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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