Peace comes from within...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hi all,
It amazes me how much my weight affects my peace. How much the scale can change my mood for the whole day! I'm really trying to work on that. I'm NOT that number on the scale. I refuse to let that number take away my peace. This is the biggest challenge for me. My weight has been an "issue" all of my life. I've never ever been thin. I hit the 300 before I was 20 years old...I'm 42 now. I want to be healthy, but more than anything, I want to be at peace in my own heart no matter my weight. I'm the hardest on myself. I beat myself up all the time over my weight. I think I need to start loving myself more no matter my weight, no matter what the scale says, no matter ANYTHING! I think self love is one of the biggest keys to healing and can be for some (like myself) one of the hardest. I could probably find a lot more things that I don't like about myself than things I do like about myself. This is my task for the week write at least one thing a day that I like about myself, and hang it on my bathroom mirror so I see it every day. So I see it when I weigh myself and when I'm getting ready for the day. Self love is so important...more important than most of us know. I hope everyone finds those sweet little things about themselves that they love, and hold on tight!
Much peace and love to everyone xoxox


"Peace comes from within. Do not seek without." ~Buddha

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    Thanks soooooo much everyone! The support means so much to me emoticon
    3700 days ago
    This is such an awesome blog... I realized the same a few weeks ago. When I blog (which i have been trying to do everyday) at the end of it what ever the subject was about I write my DAILY SELF LOVE it is something I love about me no matter what or how little. I also post a photo to go w it. I know if I dont love myself at every weight this whole process is all pointless.

    You have been such an inspiration to me! Thank you:) I can NOT believe that u r 45!!! Ur so beautiful.

    Hugs n Loves
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    What a great message. I felt a sense of serenity when I ready your post. You've given me some great ideas to think about today.
    3704 days ago
    3704 days ago
    If the body is a temporary vessel that we live in for such a short period it does seem strange that it has such intense attention from us when there are so many more things to experience before we have to leave it behind.
    Keep Sparkin'!!!
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    I like your blog! When I was in the hospital with depression and went to partial hospitalization, they gave us homework. One of the things they told me to do was to write down 25 positive affirmations about me. Today, let me help you. You Are Beautiful! You are right, self esteem is a big issue for a lot of people. I have lost 21 lbs since March 13. I know that you can do it too! I was going to have lap band surgery. I told my doctor that I wanted to try one more time. I don't even know how I found SparkPeople but I believe God gave me the right direction. I am so happy that I found this sight and I know you will be too. Good luck on your journey! Do you like to swim? Join my team Swim, Support, Success. I'd be glad to communicate with you further. God bless you!
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    Excellent point! I agree with you about the connection between one's weight and their inner peace. As soon as the scale inches back up - I am in distress! That should not be - so thank you for reminding me of the importance of staying peaceful no matter what the numbers are on the scale!

    3704 days ago
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