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VARSWIFE Posts: 529
7/10/12 5:00 P

I have come to realize that some people can not see you getting past where they are and it seems to start with those closest to us.

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7/9/12 7:20 P


KIMJHOWARD1 SparkPoints: (59,540)
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7/9/12 9:04 A

Thanks guys. I just wish I understood why I give in when I'm around those people, it's like I let them have the power. If I could just stay strong and continue then they would see it CAN be done. I could be an example? I mean why am I sweating this because I've proven them wrong before. They thought I'd never get my driver license, or graduate high-school, and when I went to beauty school they said if I didn't flunk out then I'd drop out, well I achieved all of those things! It was beauty school that opened my eyes, because I was like hey, I was told you so, it felt so good. So this should be a piece of cake! emoticon Here I come!

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7/8/12 11:25 P

I am sorry you are having problems with your family not excepting your choices it is hard when that happens. My family excepts my choices in the matter and supports me it was my friends that did not support me. Needless to say I am now not hanging with them. I hope you can work this out with your family.

MANDERC22 Posts: 23
7/8/12 10:45 P

I understand. I have a person in my life who doesn't live a healthy life and says that they would like too; however, when I talk about the things I'm doing, like eating better and beginning to run, they are very unsupportive. I told them that I don't keep cookies in the house because I'd eat them up, so they bring cookies. I told them I was beginning running with the hopes of doing a 5K and they ask say "Why? That seems crazy, after all you've never been a runner." Not things I want or need to hear. But these comments just make me want to try more, to prove them wrong and maybe show them that small changes can add up and it doesn't have to be overwhelming for them either. So keep it up. We can do this.

KIMJHOWARD1 SparkPoints: (59,540)
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7/8/12 6:34 P

I don't mean to sound like I have a bad family, because they mean a lot to me. I do however have a couple people in my life who I simply can't talk to about a healthy lifestyle. There's one person who I should be able to talk to about anything with, but I can't. This person is one of the most important persons in my life, yet she resents success in others, and I've always felt likes to see me fail. I find myself giving in when I visit. I lose willpower there. Every where else I can stay strong. Just not at this one place. I wish I could completely open up about this with someone, it's been so difficult. There's gotta be someone who knows what I'm going through

Edited by: KIMJHOWARD1 at: 7/8/2012 (18:36)
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