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Put Yourself First
Reach Other Goals by Starting With Your Self
2/11/2014 1:30:21 AM
Hi and thank you for remembering my birthday. Its always nice to get birthday wishes.
1/12/2014 1:30:27 PM
Jan. 11, 1947 BD So nice to get a BD wish...thanks. I wish all people a happy BD and many, many more. Good luck with the weight lose...it is not easy, but never give up eating height. Do read labels. I just put two and two together that MSG has been keeping me awake at night, went to the panty and threw out a bunch of stuff, now I am sleeping like a baby. It is in lemon pepper too and I love lemon pepper...heck! It is also in my beloved Cheetos too! I am devastated to give them up, but I need my sleep. Monosodium Glutamate. I am so stupid, I didn't realize that four grams equal one teaspoon of refine sugar...Woooo!
12/16/2013 2:41:15 PM
THANK YOU, I am a 80 yr old korean war vet. i have a lot of time to myself. Ithink i will go to the veteran hospital to help the veterans that could use my help in their recovery. HAPPY HOLIDAYS ___ KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE ERNIE
This was my birthday message today. I had planned to do something special for me and completely talked myself out of it last night. This morning, this was my message "Put Yourself First". Well, I will not put off my plans in favor of others. Thank you, this has boosted my self-worth.
8/25/2013 5:50:33 AM
Thank you for the birthday wish and the excellent advice and suggestions.
This is an important topic for many of us who are responsible for others. It is easy to lose ourselves in our devotion to our family, work and social groups. I wonder if it isn't somehow easier for me to focus on them, than to address my own issues of nutrition and exercise.
Lovely article - thanks for sharing. I especially like your analogy at the end re life and a checking account - that has created some mental pictures and more with me. I'll need to get my head around that and come back stronger - thanks again.
I really needed to read this. I do sooooo much others and wonder why I am having a hard time losing weight. I should have lost 50 pounds 4 years ago but I haven't. I've been putting everyone else before myself and I'm making an effort to change that.
i needed this article. as a medical student, there's so much pressure to get all your work done, study constantly, and work hard so that you can one day help others. a noble goal, but lately those expectations are affecting my wellness. i hate that i'm still having to choose between staying caught up on lectures and sleeping/exercising/etc. i keep trying to tell myself that if i run myself into the ground now i won't be of any use to anyone later on.
This article hit home for me. I always done for others. Somethings are so little, but time cosumming. I always felt I was rushing, putting 24 hours into 10. Yes doing for others and not for myself. I pulled out the stop sign and said somewhere in my day I have to have time for my needs. I have found time since joining sparkpeople. Time to eat right ,time to exercise, which is real time for my socializing. I still do for others,but some times if it doesn't need to be done right than it can wait, my health can not.
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