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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 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


10/18/2013 8:40:36 AM

W_FRAN1's SparkPage
Thank you sooooooooooo much for always remembering me on my birthday!


9/3/2013 7:42:30 AM

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.


6/20/2013 3:11:54 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Love the article.


2/24/2013 1:21:04 AM

NWOODS9's SparkPage
Amen to this!!


2/20/2013 1:43:32 PM

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.


1/18/2013 5:37:29 AM

Thank you for my Birthday Wishes and this great article!


10/18/2012 4:57:58 PM

CMFARRELL36's SparkPage
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.


10/18/2012 9:01:31 AM

MONIQUE1908's SparkPage
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.


10/18/2012 7:16:34 AM

CALLME3NI's SparkPage
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.


10/18/2012 4:45:20 AM

Good stuff


10/2/2012 8:00:16 AM

1935MARY's SparkPage
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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