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10 Things I Like About Myself

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The 10 things I like about myself are:

1. The fact that I started my weight loss journey on Jan. 3, 2007, even though I knew I'd be having gastric bypass surgery later in the year. My new lifestyle change was well established before my surgery on Aug. 31, 2007. I lost 47 lbs. prior to surgery!

2. That I haven't given up. The most weight I've ever lost in my life at one time was 40 lbs. and I did this 3-4 times, but never got past 40. This time I got to 47 lbs. and I was still going strong right up to surgery.

3. I try very hard to get my 8 hours or more of sleep each night. Just this action alone has dramatically decreased my depression and my panic attacks are almost none existent.

4. I'm generous, with my time and my money (when I have some).

5. That I've been married to the same man for 29 years and it has never been a picnic, but we work through it.

6. That I work through my pain. Even though I have many physical problems that cause me pain every day, I don't stop doing what I like or should be doing.

7. My faith in God.

8. My loyalty to friends and family.

9. That I am trustworthy and honest.

10. That I'm creative and artistic.
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  • GINA180847
    I have to admit your story has been an interesting one. You are lovely, smart and inspiring. It is a blessing to have stories like yours to read on Spark.
    3575 days ago
  • BEESPARKLE
    I applaud you in your walk of faith. 'He is the answer. Amen.

    Look what you have be come and are going to continue.



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    3891 days ago
  • IBEANNIEBE
    I appreciate a girl who has a lot to like and knows it! thanks for the note of encouragement you sent to me
    4852 days ago
  • SHYGIRL1127
    Thanks for the encouragement! It really inspires me to think about my own ideas.
    4877 days ago
  • NJOYKAT
    I really appreciate your writing this. It's really important to focus on what we like about ourselves. I have a really hard time doing that.
    4929 days ago
  • DTRMNEDME
    Hi there. Thanks so much for the encouragement. I do appreciate that so much. I think we all need the support of others and I for one know that I do. It feels so good to realize there are so many others that are going through this struggle, certainly not that I am happy that they are, but to know that I am not alone here.
    You have a great attitude and I wish you the very best.. God Bless..
    SAndy
    4950 days ago
  • LEELEE0405
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!

    HUGS

    lee
    lee
    4961 days ago
  • DAVENPLK
    I am so proud of you for focusing on the good things about yourself. What an inspiration you are to us!!!! Thank you for sharing. It seems like we spend so much of our lives being critical of ourselves that we lose our focus on what is good. Thanks.
    4961 days ago
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