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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I see so many successful stories and cannot help but be inspired by them. Thoughts jolt through my head:

"I wish I could be successful in my weight-loss."
"I wish I could love myself like all these people."
The thoughts go on and on.

I had a sudden realization from all these thoughts! I only know of these success stories, because the people behind them documented their progress and results. I had another thought... What if I document my progress? and what if! I could motivate myself from them! Genius, if I do say so myself.

Everyday people are cutting themselves short and I am part of that mindset. I was in the therapist office the other day and started rambling on about how I hung out with the smart crowd even though I was not smart. Although that was not the point of the story I was about to tell my therapist, he actually interrupted me! "What makes you think you're not smart?", he snapped at me. I was lost for words. He continued and started rattling off achievements of mine and boasted to me about my vocabulary. He said, "I see a very smart girl indeed!"

Why could I not see this?

I put blinders on and admire others' lives but never my own. My therapist often reminds me that, our number 1 relationship in life... is ourselves.

So here I am world. My name is Amber. I have suffered from obesity, depression, and self-hatred. Most recently on top of all that I found out I have Attention Deficit Disorder. Get to know me why dontcha?
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    Great blog!! :) I'm guilty of doing this as well. Hang in there!! You can do it!!!
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    2508 days ago
    "Dear Lord, We ask that you help all men and women to know their true value and worth as humans by knowing your supreme and unconditional love for each of us. That divine love that moved you to empty yourself, leave the glory that was once yours, to become a human, to live, suffer, and offer your life for us and for our salvation. May we come to learn and be aware of our individual worth, and the worth of others, as seen through the eyes and love of Jesus. And may we go on to live and love by following the example and teachings of Jesus. Through His grace may we more deeply appreciate our lives and the lives of all others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen."
    Blessings to you

    2508 days ago
    emoticon to Spark People! Take it one day, one step at a time and you WILL reach your goals! emoticon
    2508 days ago
    Love this blog :) Can't wait to follow your progress!
    2508 days ago
    Keep focused for success.
    2508 days ago
    Look! A squirrel! (chicken..etc.) I love my smart, loving, kind and thoughtful husband... who manages his fairly severe ADD. We rarely joke about his ADD, because he has learned to implement the tools that make it a VERY minor reality in our fairly balanced home.

    You are not any different. You can manage it as well. It does NOT define you... it's just one facet in a million that make you the individual that you are.

    We all doubt ourselves... some are better at hiding it than others. "Fake it til you make it!" is the repeating sentiment.

    First things first.... try not to say things to yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend. You deserve that... from others and from yourself. I'll start. You're amazing, and you're already on the right path by setting some goals.

    Then... remember that routine is beneficial in every aspect of life from where you put your keys to scheduling things in your phone calendar as soon as you find out about them. Those little things will make it a bit easier every day, and that will compound.. making it easier to work on the next thing. Removing a few of those moments of stress, or lost time will add up in the big picture.

    You have totally got this. I'm glad you're here. There are so many tools, resources and people to help you accomplish what you're setting out to do!

    Good luck!!!

    2508 days ago
    I totally understand where you're coming from. emoticon
    2508 days ago
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