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The Cinderella Pact

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I saw a movie last night on Lifetime it was called "Lying To Be Perfect" and it really spoke to me. It was about 3 ladies who were over weight and they took a Cinderella Pact together to lose weight.

Why is it I have a hard time with my own self image. I think I have to be perfect to have someone care for me.

One of these ladies was hiding her talent, and afraid to be herself. So she ate to deal with her insecurities. What is it that we seem to have figured out that eating can stop us from being who we are. It is a protective mechanism of sorts. At least we think it is. But I know I was really just hurting myself by eating uncontrollably. It did not solve the inner problem or issue I was afraid to deal with.

The movie showed 3 ladies with 3 reasons or bad habits to deal with there lives and what they were afraid to confront. Somehow eating just made things worse, and you still do not deal with the problem.

This was not something I did not know or was aware of but it was good that they used woman that were over weight to do this movie. Plus they all did confront there issues. One I did not agree with but again it is a personal decision. What I am referring to is that one lady had the lap band surgery to help her. That I know is not for me. But I have a cousin and she is losing weight this way. While I am doing the Spark way. We both are having the same results too.

I could see myself in these ladies. I know fear is one of the reason it was easier for me to deal with life. I do not want to get hurt again. So I hide behind food. I am learning that I was trying to kill myself because of no self worth. Thank God I have awaken to what I was doing and hopefully I will be able to deal with this new me with courage and strength.

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    I just saw this movie for the first time last night.. It held a lot of "Aha" moments for me!!

    I'm thinking I should start a Cinderella Pact with a couple of friends. Always good to be accountable with someone!!


    2742 days ago
    Oh no! I saw the previews for this movie and wanted to watch it last night - but forgot. I will go home immediately after work to DVR it. Thank you so much for sharing your opinion. I can't wait to see it!
    3000 days ago
  • JANINE1430
    Good blog!! I enjoy your blogs keep up the good work! Sorry I don't have TV, but it sounded like a eye-opening movie, would of liked to see that one.
    3000 days ago
    Sounds like you had some "ahhh" moments while watching the movie. I'm a great believer in"nothing happens without a purpose". Good for you that the movie has given you some food for thought.

    3001 days ago
    Sounds like a good movie. I have my DVR set to record it tomorrow. Congratulations on recognizing why you overate and you are now overcoming it.
    3001 days ago
    Oooh, it's on again tonight & tomorrow night! I'm gonna watch it!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    3001 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    I missed it too - will have to watch for it, luckily lifetime does re-run new movies quite regular.

    Boy do I understand not wanting to be myself due to weight. I used to love going out dancing and now I'll only do it as exercise when I'm alone at home. Hopefully my confidence will keep going up as my weight keeps coming down; and I'll be out dancing real soon.

    Thanks for a great blog!
    3001 days ago
    It is wonderful to wake up and see why we were doing things that we were doing. You`re right that it was probably to hide and now that you know why you were overeating, you can work on the underlying problems that were causing it. :) WOOHOO! Keep up the great work!
    3001 days ago
    I too found self identity in the three women portrayed in the movie. I thought the movie was excellent, especially because in the end all three became stronger women and learned to stand up for themselves.When Nola said, "I am Belinda", I wanted to cheer out loud. That was her defining moment, and reminded me how it felt when I had my own defining moment.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    3001 days ago
    Shoot, I was going to watch this... I am sorry I missed it. I'll have to catch the re-run. Thanks for sharing!
    3001 days ago
    Great observation!
    3001 days ago
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