That is so true. I need to make that pledge to myself. I really do need to love myself.. ive been living my whole life telling myself I am never going to be good enough. Not just physically, but in every aspect of my life. I need to start with loving myself and being compassionate with my body. I wish I could hug you right now. That message meant a lot to me.
I wish you good luck with your weight loss goals. I believe you can do it, but the most important thing is, YOU believe you can do it. *big hug* Thank you!! :) 1216 days ago
Hi Meesh, I just wrote a long reply to your recent post on the IP Spark Team Page, but I wanted to tell you personally that I DO understand the feelings you shared above in your profile on this page and in your Team posts. It is daunting to try, once again, to lose the weight FINALLY, and LIVE the LIFE you deserve and long for!!! BUT WOW! How truly TERRIFIC it feels to accomplish that goal when you do!!! You're on the right path, with the right program, and connected to the right Team! When I first joined SparkPeople I, too, felt desperate to receive necessary support to help me when I began to stress out and worry that I was following the program correctly and more importantly, that the weight loss would continue and continue until I reached my goal. Thank God for the wonderful, generosity of all the people who post on the Team page. They are so wise and kind and willing to support and share their knowledge and experience with all of us and I truly believe it was their often daily support that helped me achieve the success I have to date and to keep at it as I still want to lose another 120 lbs! I BELIEVE IT IS ACHIEVABLE!!! No program has EVER worked so well and consistently for me. Trust yourself and trust the Program. You are fortunate that you don't have that much weight to lose, but as Mona shared on the Team site, when you have less weight to lose it can take longer. But longer does NOT mean never. It means the EXACT OPPOSITE - IT WILL COME OFF, be patient with your body. If you have time you might want to read some of my past blogs. Man have I learned so much along the way. One thing I did early on is make a pledge to myself. A part of the pledge you might benefit from adopting is:
I promise to LOVE MYSELF FIERCELY, and be COMPASSIONATE with my BODY, as it manifests this vision of "LIVING a STRONG, LEAN, FIT, and HEALTHY LIFE today, NOW, and everyday until the end of my life" into a tangible, physical reality.
I wish for you ALL SUCCESS and JOY - Bliss 1217 days ago