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New Day, New Mindset!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

emoticon I have spent the last three days, kinda feeling sorry for myself. Telling myself that nobody in my immediate circle wants me to get thin and be healthy. That my husband is trying to keep me fat. He is, but he doesn't have that power unless I give it to him. So, will I sit down and feel sorry for myself and pack on even more pounds, or will I take responsibility for my on life and my health and get up and keep moving forward! It would be easy to give in and go back to my old ways. It will be hard to avoid all the traps and pitfalls, but I have decided that I (not my husband) will dictate what happens in my life! I will avoid the traps and pitfalls, and if I happen to stumble or even fall from time to time, I WILL get back up and carry on with my journey to a new and healthy me!!!! I will use his remarks and digs to inspire me to greatness! He, in being my biggest stumbling block, will become my greatest ally in my journey! I won't let it become my excuse for being fat and unhappy!

WOW! That sure felt good to get all that out to myself and the people that do support me, my SP friends. Thanks for listening and supporting me.
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  • MARIANNE9855
    I am with you- that's what we have to do because at the end of the day we have the power to do this for ourselves.
    1910 days ago
    you sound alot like me. i just can't seem to get this all in order and keep it there

    1915 days ago
    Thanks guys for all the wonderful comments. I too was making delicious recipes from SP and made the mistake of telling my husband that one of the meals I made was from there. Now he complains that I just cook diet food and he needs real food cause he works hard and needs those calories! LOL He works on a computer and phone all day. Doesn't (in my opinion) need 3 or 4000 calories a day at the age of 61, but that's his problem. Now, I just keep my mouth shut about where the dinner idea or recipe came from.LOL The power of suggestion is so strong and he is so weak.LOL emoticon
    1916 days ago
    Declare your independence from other people's opinions and RAWR!
    1916 days ago
    I've been surprised to find how many people are intimidated by our weight loss. I think it is something they need to address within and find some confidence of their own. I'm just thinking of those in my circles, not everyone out there. LOL emoticon
    1916 days ago
    I sometimes have that problem with my husband, too. It's not that he wants me to be unhealthy, it's that he doesn't want my efforts to affect his life. He also has seen me stop and start diets many times in the last 32 years. I've been very diligent about SP for 6 months now. He's seeing how well I am doing, how happy I am, and how confident I am that I've found something I can do forever. He's now on-board, even making changes to his own menu and exercise efforts. One thing that has really helped is that I am making great recipes from this site and he loves them. He doesn't feel as if he's being denied tasty food, which was often an issue in the past.

    Good luck! emoticon
    1916 days ago
    Wow I needed that... I know exactly what you are feeling. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1916 days ago
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