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Anti-Rewarding Myself

Monday, April 02, 2007

This is how I see it-- I've gotten to this not-too-perfect weight by rewarding myself for doing nothing. So I really think that in order for me to feel good about myself in general is to be perfectly happy without giving myself anything extra. If I lose a pound and get a prize, should I give myself a punishment for gaining? Might be paraphrasing someone, in fact I'm SURE I am, but the work is just gonna have to be its own reward. I've gotten so much out of this weight loss journey without even asking-- new friends and supporters, a more positive outlook, more confidence, the stamina of a stevedore...it seems like a whole lotta presumption to demand something else on top of all the things I've been given. I'm happy being happy, and I'm happy that this is unbelievably hard and I'm happy that I've dredged up some kind of stick-to-it-iveness from the nether regions of my psyche, because this is a journey I'll never forget and the me I unearth will be my reward at the end of it! I'm not opposed to presents though... (:
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  • BLUEFISH2
    I really do love your insight! I've always had a problem with the reward thing and you've given me an entirely new way to think about it. Thanks.
    4125 days ago
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