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How Making CHOICES Has Helped Me Lose Over 80 pounds.

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  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    Thanks for the post - one of the best I've read! As I was reading it, I kept thinking "yes, yes, yes!!" Once I finished, I realized that it pretty much relates to any aspect of life - the choices we make on where to work/live, etc. Just show up every day and make the best choices for you at the time, and be kind to yourself it the choice doesn't work out.

    Yes! I am learning that it applies to everything in my life. But it is often a difficult lesson, too. Taking responsibility is especially hard when you are so used to punishing yourself instead of holding yourself accountable. That is a distinction I have to keep in mind every day. Being accountable for something doesn't mean I should blame myself, or feel guilty.
  • nowornever0430nowornever0430 Posts: 98Member Member Posts: 98Member Member
    What an amazing post! Thank you for sharing!!
  • vwomanvwoman Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    Great post and realistic tips. Congratulations on your journey.
  • ituakalauituakalau Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    Love it and thanks for such an honest post...it has picked my soul up :)
  • kin_mahalkin_mahal Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Great post very inspirational ...
  • Trent1612000Trent1612000 Posts: 56Member Member Posts: 56Member Member
    Very motivating! Thank you for writing this.
  • CountryLady47CountryLady47 Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    great post thank you!!!
  • rin_raerin_rae Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Thank you!
  • waterliliessswaterliliesss Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    great post. ill show up
  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    great post. ill show up

    Showing up. That's what it takes.
  • deshay2408deshay2408 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Thank you... what you said makes perfect sense. Will definitely need to read that again when I'm feeling down on myself. I'm so all or nothing (mixed with food addictions VERY BAD) so I NEEDED to read this ;)
  • joinn68joinn68 Posts: 481Member Member Posts: 481Member Member
    Choices. If you've helped one person today you've helped me. Thanks for reminding me.
  • nak263nak263 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Such a wonderful post! I feel so lucky that I found out about MFP, because it is not about counting and numbers but it's about changing the way of thinking and the way of living!
  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    deshay2408 wrote: »
    Thank you... what you said makes perfect sense. Will definitely need to read that again when I'm feeling down on myself. I'm so all or nothing (mixed with food addictions VERY BAD) so I NEEDED to read this ;)

    Yes. The "all or nothing" thinking. When you think this way it's so hard to undo the years of it. And I am no expert on this at all. But over the years, esp. the last three, I've become more aware of what I'm doing when I'm doing it and it's harder to hide myself, or sabotage myself, or mire up in my own I'm-such-a-loser funk when I'm actually paying attention. I'm bipolar and when I start to sink, I'll tell myself to think clearly--this will pass on its own if you'll get up and do something, anything. Just get moving and distract yourself. This usually works. It's another way of caring for myself. But it would be so easy to slip back into the "I ate a donut so I should just eat three more donuts and then a large fry and okay, also, some fried rice and an egg roll make that two egg rolls I can't control myself I suck I must have an eating disorder I'm going to make cookies now" mentality.
  • pinelopi22pinelopi22 Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Thank you so very much for sharing this. I am so inspired now!
  • Roxmom66Roxmom66 Posts: 241Member Member Posts: 241Member Member
    Great, great post! Thanks for sharing.
  • KwekuQKwekuQ Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Thanks for sharing.
    I loved reading this as I've been struggling with similar issues.
  • 1Nana2many1Nana2many Posts: 172Member, Premium Member Posts: 172Member, Premium Member
    One of the very best posts I have read! It has taken me many years to FINALLY understand that I need to value myself enough to put me on the list of important things to do. Every single day. You have summed this up so very well. Congratulations on your success! May you continue to have success and good health. Thank you!
  • godlikepoetyesgodlikepoetyes Posts: 442Member, Premium Member Posts: 442Member, Premium Member
    Thanks! And you as well.
  • MsDreaBMsDreaB Posts: 100Member Member Posts: 100Member Member
    Wow, thank u for writing this!! I needed to read this today!
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