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Belly Flops

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Have you heard of Jelly Belly brand jelly beans? Well, you can go to the factory and watch where the jelly beans are made. Did you know they take the "bad" or "distorted and deformed" jelly beans and they marketed them and call them "Belly Flops".

Have you ever felt like that? Like you were made deformed? Like being over weight was such a disability or you were just made to be fat or unhealthy? I HAVE! I spent years on the weight loss roller coaster feeling like a failure with each attempt to be "normal".

Fact is, I AM NORMAL! I am NOT a "people flop"!! People love me, they care for me and I am accepted!!

It's amazing that my self thoughts were the actual enemy and not society, not my family nor the bad food or bad world that pushes the bad temptations.

I just had to change my thought process and take responsibility for my own health and my relationship with myself and with food.

I know you can do this too! I am a work in progress. Sure, I don't look like I have a weight issue NOW but I did! I once weighed 201 pounds at my highest weight! I once hated myself so much that I wanted to kill myself. I once used food as a drug and overdosed myself daily as I cried over how I felt hated by people, my husband, my children and society.

Know you are NOT a "Belly Flop"!! Just look at how a flip in thought perceptions changed how Jelly Belly branded their candy they were going to toss away. It's now a very popular item in the factory!

Think about it!

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    emoticon Yes, we are all worthy. There are no "people flops"!! I love this blog and your way of thinking!
    emoticon Beautiful.
    1819 days ago
    You are no belly flop! You are a rockin person and wonderful sparker and we wouldn't have you any other way!
    1819 days ago
    I have learned to embrace my belly floppedness. :) Personally, I think they're adorable. The fact that we're all made so differently, with such variety is part of our charm. I want to take good care of myself, and that means losing some more pounds. But I will always be "irregular." Thank goodness for that! Embrace your belly floppedness! Everyone is special and everyone is important. Thanks for sharing.
    1819 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Wow Melissa, i'm not even sure what to say! I feel like you wrote this with my brain! Have I ever felt like a "belly flop"? ABSOLUTELY! In fact, pretty much every day for years! It is still something that I struggle with at times now despite having success in losing a lot of the weight that I hated myself for gaining for so long.

    But we are "normal"! We are NOT "people flops"! Not at all! This is really one of the more insightful blogs I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time on here. Thank you for that, despite getting a bit emotional reading it. Because I know exactly what you are talking about and I know exactly the feelings you described!
    1820 days ago
    Hi Sweetie.. I know that sometimes we get busy and forget seeing this made me think I wrote my Blog this evening and sat and cried.. This cheered me up and yes I have a Jelly Belly and still working hard.. You are just too cute.. In His Love and Grace Jane
    1820 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Wow! I loved reading your blog! You have come a long way - congratulations!
    1820 days ago
    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    1820 days ago
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