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No, I'm not entitled

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I loved NELLJONES's blog today "Are We Entitled?"

The bottom line message is powerful: "We all know that people aren't automatically entitled to stuff, but we also aren't entitled to thin. Both take work."

Nell made me think hard about my own background. I was not raised in a wealthy family, so when I got out on my own, I felt a need (compulsion?) to amass things. Lots of things. Like I was addicted to things. Now I want those things out of my house and out of my life, but the task of getting them gone seems so daunting. The same thing happened with my weight, as I ate what I wanted when I wanted, especially foods I did not get when I was young. Lots of food. At some point, I reached my limit and had to reassess and reverse that process to get rid of excess weight. I hope the time comes soon when I hit my limit with excess things and conquer that addiction, too.
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  • SHARON10002
    Celia, you have done an amazing job on your weight loss journey, and look how far you have come! Try to stress less over it - let it go, and in the letting go you will find peace, and the balance will come on it's own. . .
    1838 days ago
    I can relate to this. When we were first married all our world possessions fit in a station wagon pulling a U-Haul. Nearly 50 years later "stuff" is everywhere. I need to limit the stuff in my house and what I put into my mouth.
    1839 days ago
    You'll get there, when you're ready. You've done amazing things with your health and you should be proud of that :-)
    1839 days ago
    Its funny how our childhood can affect our futures and we do the opposite of how we were raised
    1840 days ago
    Yes our past as children have allot to do with how we are today. I have my own issues with that and am at the point as you. I am more secure with myself to bring about the change. Easy to gain the weight hard to get rid of it. emoticon
    1840 days ago
    I also loved Nell's blog today, and I can see myself in your story as well. When I moved out on my own, I also ate unwisely because I could and now I'm trying to better manage current decisions and undo the damage of past ones.

    Good luck to you on your path to overcoming addiction to excess things!
    1840 days ago
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