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WW: Week 5 Forgive Yourself

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Last week I made the commitment to add every bite, lick, and sip to my WW point tracker. No more cheating, no more thinking I could get away with either not tracking everything or simply not tracking at all. I did it. I tracked everything. I used every point without going over. I lost 4.4 lbs.

Today I shared with our group leader, who asked me to share with the group, one thing this week other than my tracking that made a difference. I shared that I had to forgive myself. No amount of tears, heartache, or hurt was ever going to erase the pounds that I had put on or the exercise that I failed to do. That if I did not forgive myself, I could not move forward.

Last Monday night we had a guest priest at our parrish give a talk on mercy, justice and forgiveness. It was meaningful & powerful. The end was dedicated to forgiveness ... not the forgiveness of others ... it was forgiveness for ourselves. I realized that was key to my own success. I forgave myself.

I am down a total of 5.8 lbs since I rejoined WW on January 1st. I have a long way to go, but I have to say it feels a whole lot better having a long way to go with 5.8 lbs less to lose.

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    Wonderful blog! Forgiving ourselves is so important. I'm glad you were able to share that message. You're doing great!
    2205 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    emoticon blog, Joss! You are making such forward progress!
    “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
    -Paul Boose
    emoticon on the 5.8 pounds gone in January!!!!! At that rate, you'll be 70 pounds lighter by the end of the year! Does that get you excited?! emoticon
    2206 days ago
    Awesome Joss!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2207 days ago
    Rock on
    2208 days ago
    Forgiving ourselves is a big deal if we hope to lose and maintain weight.. Forgive and move forward. I am working on my feelings of defeat when I step on the scale and see I"ve gained. Keep on keepin' on girlfriend. emoticon
    2208 days ago
    Beautiful blog, Joss! Congratulations on your progress! emoticon
    2209 days ago
    This is WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations! What a success, this must be so encouraging for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2209 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2013 3:37:48 PM
  • KITT52
    I am so proud of you...great job....

    2209 days ago
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