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Who I have become Since Spark People?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Funny, if you asked me just 6 months ago who I am. My answer would be quite different than it is today. I guess that is why I really feel that weight loss, change of life, is a journey. I am not on a diet, I am on a journey. This journey has taught me so many things about myself. So this week, after reading Kate's(KEAKMAN) BLOG about list and goals, I need to update my list of who I was to who I am morphing into.
6 months ago, "Jeanne, how would you describe yourself?"
1. I am a mother, wife, daughter in law.
2. I am a honest friend. I would never intentionally hurt someone, but by not keeping my mouth shut, sometimes I hurt my friends. Not meaning too.
3. I am funny in a goofy kind of way.
4. I love kids. I am a good day care provider.
5. I am self conscious of myself when I enter a room.
6. I hate conflict and confrontation. I fear being perceived as a bitch for standing up for myself.
7. A person that would avoid going places with my kids like the water park because I did not want to be called a whale.
8. I waited to be thin to magically start living in the world of the skinny.

"Jeanne, how would you describe yourself today?"

1. A loving person. I love my family and friends. They will always be at the top of my list.
2. A woman who loves herself. Enough to make time for herself. Enough to take charge of her life.
3. A woman who is determined. Determined not to repeat History! Am battling the weight loss aspect of this journey for the last time.
4. A woman who likes a variety of exercise which will help me lose my weight and get in shape with out getting bored or burnt out. I love to swim, bike, spin in a class, strength train, mountain climb.
5. A woman that has learned that her body likes to plateau . That my weight loss is steady and that if i fluctuate a little not to freak.
7 I have learned not to obsess about the scale, the journaling, ect. It will happen even if it is not in the exact time frame
8. A woman that loves herself enough to tend to her wounds instead of letting them hold her back. I will listen to my physical therapist. I will heal my foot. I WILL RUN!!!!
9. A woman that will stand up for herself. Will not lay down and let people walk on her like a rug. And has definately gained respect from her husband for doing this.
10. I will be patient because this is a long journey to a healthier me.
11. Has learned the joys of non scale accomplishments. More energy, looser clothes, able to wrap a towel the whole way around and then some....

My perspective has changed. And I have made myself a priority.
My friends on this site are priceless!
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    Wow! All I can say is WOW! Good for you Jean. Loved this blog.
    4334 days ago
  • LLTS01
    What a fabulous blog . You have really made tremendous strides and it's an incredible transformation. Keep that sunny attitude and you can rule the world.

    4335 days ago
    You are an inspiration. Your words of wisdom make me feel like I can tackle anything and succeed. Thanks. emoticon
    4335 days ago
  • no profile photo ALEMAPO
    Wow! Love this blog. I sound just like the you of 6 months ago. I look forward to the new me!!!!!
    You have really done great for yourself!
    4335 days ago
    Jeanne, what I like the best about your new list is that it shows an amazing transformation in you. You have become such a wise and powerful woman in just six months! It is really incredible to see who you have become and who you are becoming. You have kept all of your positive qualities and built on them, making them even stronger. And you have taken your weaknesses and are turning them into positive aspects of your life, or are totally removing them.

    George Santayana is credited with telling us that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. You have taken the time to not only learn your history but actively shape your future. I like that! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4335 days ago
    You're AWESOME!! LOVE this blog!!
    4335 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5146032
    What a HUGE success with your change of perspective. The scale is not the ultimate success but the energy, the willingness to participate and enjoy activity, and the respect of ourselves are the bigger successes. emoticon
    4335 days ago
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