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Friday, October 26, 2012

I thought it would be fun and get me into blogging again if I did some writing exercises. I found a list of weight related questions to get me started. Feel free to answer in a comment.

Question: Where do you think you would be right now had you been a healthy weight your entire life? The same place, in the same relationships, with the same life experiences? Or in a completely different life? Will losing weight change your life situation?

Answer: In all honesty, I think my life would be different if I had been a healthy weight all my life. It kept me insecure and in a bad marriage for many many years. It held me back from going places and doing things. However, I can't regret any of that because it led me to where I am now. I have an amazing husband who I might not have met if my life were different. Life will change I think after I reach goal (and I WILL reach goal) in that I plan on being more active and outgoing with my family. They will see my healthy choices and changes and respect me for taking the right path.

I still have in the forefront of my mind, that conversation between my husband and I about how I let my past control me. I am determined to not to let that be the case any longer. It's taken a bit of on again/off again but I think I'm headed in the right direction now. I am counting carbs and being more active. I have lost a little bit of what I gained and VERY happy about that. I'm excited to see what my weigh-in is on Monday. Every move I make is a conscious effort to make better choices and to be in control. This is MY life.

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    I love the conversation that you and your husband had.

    Love this, too:

    "Every move I make is a conscious effort to make better choices and to be in control. This is MY life. "

    That is an excellent mantra!
    2003 days ago
    It's hard to imagine what my life would be like if I were always a healthy weight. That would have to include not experiencing the difficulties and trauma that I went through, that led to unhealthy choices. I just know it would have been remarkably different, but I also know I can't dwell on what I can't change. And I know, like your husband wisely said, I can no longer let my past control me. So I'm trying to concentrate on how my life will change going forward and the FUN experiences yet to come!!
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    2003 days ago
    I hope the pounds will fall off with regularity. I hope you can keep your positive attitude in the midst of life's challenges. It is hard to release ourselves from our pasts. I bet everyone is dealing with some s&*) from their childhood or something that happened years ago. If I think about it I am too. Very often when my mind is free to wander, I find myself remembering something unpleasant I've lived through. I don't guess you get to age 50 without going through some stuff. It's important not to let our pasts defeat us. Keep on sparking.
    2003 days ago
    Great insight and I agree with your husband since some shared with me a saying:
    2004 days ago
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