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Living in the present for ME…MYSELF…and I:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I have explored this weight loss journey for years and yet to be successful. Like most things in life I tend to look back into the past and realize what I was or in the future for what I can become, but not in the present for whom I am. I’m at the stage in my life where I have came to realize that I am going to look back into my past for the last time to only realize that I was not successful than and if I continue to live the same I will not be successful now. The past is no longer with me, I no longer have to except what I have became or what I want to become, but who I am now. There is no need to continue with the extra baggage that I have picked up over the years but to leave it in the past where it belongs. I am starting a new slat today, which will help me evaluate who I am and take it one day at a time. Trying to go back to where I was or where I want to be has been a roller coaster for me for years and has not been successful because of the start and stops, the yo-yo diet effects, the diet pills, and the wrong reasons for the change. TODAY I am changing and excepting ME, MYSELF, and I for who we are now for all the right reasons…a healthier ME, because I love MYSELF, and because I deserve it.

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"Do you live in tomorrow when you must face today? At times, I forget to live in the moment, but what do I miss? The setting sun, the sound of birds' singing and, most importantly, I miss meeting myself. I am constantly changing, and if I don't spend time with myself in the here and now, I will never get to appreciate who I truly am because I am too busy focusing on who I want to be."
-Gary Barnes
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  • JFOST003
    This is really great blog and yes sometimes live tomorrow and miss a lot of great things.
    3492 days ago
  • JUSTYNA7
    Beautifully said. It sounds like you are in the right place.
    I could spend forever "housecleaning" my life. Sometimes I do decide it's time to clean out a closet... look at a past episode and see if I need to reevaluate a belief about myself that began there that maybe was never true.... and it is worth doing a little bit of tidying every day to make sure I'm on the right track: am I being positive, am I living a loving life, am I living with a grateful heart? But really life is about living. If I spend all my time worrying about the rock in my garden that I can't move I will neglect the majority of my garden which is productive, growing and alive. I don't know if you are spiritual and no offense meant if you aren't, but in the Bible almost every "character" who did great things were flawed and God used them anyways. I don't think any of us were meant to be perfect. Give yourself opportunities every day. Celebrate your victories! emoticon
    3492 days ago
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