Compliment Me Please!

Posted by gum232 on May 16th, 2011 |Filed Under ME | 4 Comments

The fine line of being focused and obsessed is like walking a tight rope and wobbling like you’re going to stumble and crash – without a net!  Catch yourself!  Don’t let yourself fall!  It’s not, but it is, hard to believe, twelve and a half weeks in, that I have not faltered down the passage on which I’m traveling.  Soon I will reach a big goal towards the triumphant rejoicing of a healthy weight for my body to live a lot longer and be able to do more.  I feel a lot better.  I’m not putting any processed food in my body.  Only fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, some eggs, cheese and LOTS of lean meats – chicken, turkey, pork loin, etc. go in my mouth with very minimal starchy items like flatbreads or melba toast. 

I have been feeding my body, and feeding my body and feeding my body.  Never have I ever NOT wanted to eat due to satiation to the point that I have to practically force feed myself.  My kids the other night were even cheering me on “Come on Mommy…You can do it!”  OH my gosh was that like the best words to my ears at the moment as stuffed as I felt I continued to feed my body what it needed.  It was genuine concern and heart felt support.  It’s not ever easy for anyone to admit that they need help, much less to ask for it and take it.  This has not been the easiest life change yet the best one ever.  I’m going down all the way this time – FOR GOOD! 

People are starting to notice.  I’m not one to typically want attention but my attitude and views are changing.  Compliment Me Please!  Seriously!  I need all the recognition I can get.  Praise is as hard to accept as help that you need from friends but I’m working hard.  I deserve it.  My office-mate said she prayed for me this morning.  How wonderful is that?!  I was deeply touched and moved by her kindness.  Accept compliments and encouragement gracioiusly and be certain to ask for their continued support and acknowledgement.  I think this is helping me stay on the path to my mini goal increments and will eventually assist in success.  It has crossed my mind how people are going to get sick of my way of eating but I really hope not.  I make it a very common practice to take my food with me to whatever function or gathering that I attend.  My family has gotten used to me organizing all my foods, spices, etc. and I appreciate their patience tremendously.    I’ve still got a long way to go but with compliments, continued support, and attainable goals, I intend to reach shed my “exoskeleton” by the end of the year.  If I stay focused I can do it – it’s possible.  I stopped making New Years resolutions long ago, cause you never keep them.  Next year might be a different resolution for a change?!?!

Thank you for any compliments, praise, encouragement and motivation that you can provide.  I need it.  I appreciate it. I AM DOING THIS FOR ME!!

 P.S.  I have noticed something, and seen it for my own eyes!  I couldn’t tell you the last time that I saw it, I knew I had one- I remember seeing it before and could only feel it the last number of years.  I can see my belly button!  Yep!  It’s there!  It’s crazy the little things that I’ve noticed, that I never really thought of before, missed or even cared about.  It’s great! 


4 Comments so far

  1. Karma on May 17, 2011 12:08 am

    I will compliment you to high Heaven!! I have enjoyed reading your blog so much; Wow, what an accomplishment you have made and continue to make! You have inspired me and I plan to continue to read your blog. Any tips on the program you follow would be great, such as grocery lists, the types of spices you use, etc. Keep up the good work.

  2. gum232 on May 17, 2011 7:22 am

    Karma, Thank you so much. For all the decades that I have struggled, I hope that I can help someone somewhere to try to find the determination and mindset that I have found. Can’t quite tell you where I found it but I’m sure glad that I did! I appreciate that you enjoyed my blog and will keep up with my progress. If I have internet friends that depend on me as well, well, it’s just that much more reason for me to keep on keeping on!

    If you look at the top right of my page where it says Pages… Click on the link… “I’m Feeding My Body”. This is a quick guide for what I feed my body to sustain it through the passage of becoming a healthier me and the importance of measuring everything as well as writing every bite down that goes in your mouth. It makes you accountable if not just to yourself. It also will give you a reference if you have any hurdles as to what you might alter to your benefit.

    Best wishes only to your heart, mind and soul-what makes up who you are as a person – NOT the exoskeleton, protective coating, that society sometimes misunderstands.


  3. purplecow on May 18, 2011 11:47 pm

    I thought when you said you had not seen it, but only felt it that you were talking about your VJ!! Hahahaha! Love you girl, keep it up.
    PS. See? I keep my promises!

  4. gum232 on May 19, 2011 9:23 am

    Too funny! You are a riot.
    Love you too.

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