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Change for the Better

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

It’s amazing how things change as you grow and progress. Losing weight and making healthy choices is about more than just physical actions. It’s about changing your attitude, your perceptions of yourself and those around you, and your priorities in general.

As you get healthy, things will change. Not just in you, but in the people you encounter. Some for the good, some for the bad. But, in the end, isn’t it all good if you make the right choices?

It is important to constantly assess what’s important to you; what your priorities are. Without your health, not much else is enjoyable, so it seems that that should be a huge priority. Each day, as you are thankful for your wonderful friends and family, you can also be thankful for your ability to change, your power you have over your own body, your health.

As you progress, you must constantly weed out the bad and bring in the good. If you truly know that you are changing permanently for the better, why hold on to those old too big clothes? Why keep those people in your life who are negative, critical, or judgmental? As you get healthier, you will learn who your true friends are. They are the ones who are happy for you and supportive. There will be people in your life, especially women, who are so caught up in their own insecurities and need to feel superior that they are overwhelmed with jealousy and bitterness. They wont be able to stand to see you lose weight or get fit because it is somehow threatening to them in their own pathetic little minds. That insidious riff-raff just needs to go. Pronto. What I have learned is that as one door closes, a much better one opens. Also, you can begin to clear your home of clutter as you release issues you have held onto associated with your weight. You may want to dump the old medication your doctor happily tells you you no longer need because you have gotten healthier. You may want to recycle all of those old diet books and supplements you now realize were a waste of time and money.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to go through a complete mental transition. You have to think of yourself as a fit person. You have to carry yourself as a fit person. You probably will also want to begin to surround yourself with healthy people as well.

Don’t let ANYONE or ANYTHING bring you down.

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    Oh, Thank you, Annie. Yes, leaving anything behind can be painful. But, then, one day, you will be freed and relieved and maybe even wonder what it was that attracted that negative energy to you in the first place. Leaving a toxic job is huge. I've had to do that many times, as well.

    Clearing the clutter can be so liberating. Then, there is room to bring in more loving, positive energy.
    2813 days ago
    Thank you so much for this. About 2 years ago I ditched a toxic friend and I am so glad that I did. I missed her but not the affect she had had on my psyche. I know that I have to do the same to other relationships and things. I will be leaving a job that has dragged me down for 2 years at the end of the week. I am going to miss my friends there dreadfully but will keep in touch with them.

    I will keep a copy of your blog and send it to my friends too.


    2813 days ago
    Thank you, everyone. I am soooo here to help anyone! I know you all are beautiful and can do it!!!
    2816 days ago
    I so needed that inspiration! Love it!
    2817 days ago
    You're so right! This is great, and I'm working on it. I have a long way to go, but I'm really trying to be accountable and dedicated. So, check in on me now and then, give me a kick in the rear if necessary. I'm very proud of you and your success, no jealousy or bitterness here!
    2817 days ago
    Some very good advice...thanks for sharing!
    2817 days ago
    Great blog! Very inspiring!
    2818 days ago
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