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The Value of a Supportive "Family

Friday, November 03, 2006

My family doesn't hold me accountable, because they just love me the way I am. So even if I were to tell them, that they need to help me watch out to stay away from chocolate, and remind me that a second helping is not really in my best interest, they wouldn't because they wouldn't want to hurt my feelings. So I have come up with a different game plan. I am my own best cheerleader, and I get really excited about getting fit and my nutritional accomplishments. My commitment and happiness about my progress is so encourageing to THEM, that they have actually started walking with me, choosing more nutritious foods, and drinking their water. I guess I am their support system, and in return, they help me by making me realize, that I am their role model.
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  • WINDSONGWILLOW
    Ute,

    I love your entries!
    I'd like to speak to the last one on the value of a supportive family.

    The same goes for us here on sparkpeople. This is a virtual community. Everyone has their own private speed of progression or regression.
    It's like a big spiral. Emotions aside, the fact is, we are all ultimately responsible for generating own progress and motivation.

    But, like you have seen in your family and to the benefit of yourself, the more we see others (like yourself) sincerely putting one foot in front of the other and being open and positive about it (blogs are great for this), the more we are encouraged to do it ourselves and to encourage others.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    - Willow (WindsongWillow)




    5220 days ago
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