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Saturday, April 28, 2007

It's Saturday afternoon, Bob is at AJr's baseball game and I'm supposed to be going to out to shop (food and needs). I'm not feeling down, I promise I'm not. But when I came across this message board and realized I couldn't say ANY of the things I normally would - my kids, future grandkids, Kaile, Bob, my health, new clothes, an active retirement, whatever - I thought it would be best if I actually said so. Maybe it will help me figure out why and how to change it.

"I've read over this thread a few times, and have been sitting at my keyboard for awhile now, trying to think of what I could say that I really feel in my heart. I've given up so many times, even though I have all the best reasons to make healthy choices. I don't think I can do this (use a reason for motivation to help me stay on track). I wish I could. I feel like I've betrayed all those reasons in the past by not being successful (this has been going on for years), and I have no right to claim them again. It makes me very sad to feel this way. Elizabeth."
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    Elizabeth, as long as you believe that YOU'RE worth the struggle, as hard as we both know it is, you can NEVER give up. Think about the alternative.
    4343 days ago
    (((Big Hugs))) I wish I could come there and cheer you up. I've felt as bummed as you do right now. But don't give up! Your health and your life are worth it.

    Hang in there! I'm cheering and praying for you.
    4344 days ago
    It's not you that's not successful. It's the plan. You have to find a plan that works for you. You are unique and their is no one like you. So your diet will be only for you with your likes and dislikes. I started doing something that i can do. I don't want to do it I don't do it. That not working for me. Do it that way. Do something very very easy. that you can live with. For example my goal is to drink 64 oz of water a day. It is better to do one small thing, than to think about doing 100 things and getting nothing done.
    4345 days ago
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