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Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Member Since: 3/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,485

My Goals:
I want to live my life and stop using my weight as an excuse not to.

My Program:
I'm eating clean and being realistic. This is my life! And I'm going to enjoy it!

For most of my life, enjoying myself meant eating what I wanted and as much as I wanted and watching as much TV and movies as I could find. Now, enjoying myself is so much more! It's still eating what I want and as much as I want, but what I want now and how much I want now has changed. I don't want to eat a whole pizza anymore. I don't want to eat 2 boxes of mac 'N cheese anymore. I want to eat food that will make me feel good! (And it tastes better too!!)

I learned last year that nutrition is 85% - 90% of the battle in getting healthy. Can you believe that?? 85-90%?!? I always thought that if I killed myself exercising, I could eat whatever I wanted. That may have been true when I was in high school, but seriously, there are things I want to do in this body that I can't for now because my body doesn't have the right fuel to burn to do it! And that's getting fixed immediately!

Personal Information:
For a long time I've used my weight as a shield against the world. I exiled myself from life. But I've made peace with the decisions I've made in life so far, whether they were right or wrong, and now I'm deciding to live differently. I'm comfortable enough in who I am to be able to tell anyone, even people I love, that comments they make hurt me, and because of that, I'm more open with people about everything. If anyone is looking for someone to talk to who won't BS you about the topic, I'm here.

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  • v ALIALI2013
    Good morning, I wanted to stop by and seeing your background, how perfect. My word for the day is Rainbow Journey, it's this beautiful trip we're on that takes us to that pot of gold that's at the end.

    We're on it together, to support one another, and that won't stop, but think of all the wonderful things we gain along the way...that can be added to the pot of gold because, we'll the things we learn, we gain are incredible.

    So enjoy your weekend and your Rainbow Journey...and share that beauty with everyone! Have a wonderful day! emoticon
    2547 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    I love your new mantra, that is so great, thank you for sharing it. Have a wonderful day today, I hope it's FUNTASTIC! (my new made-up word for the day!) Forward, never back, always remember that!! emoticon
    2549 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Spreading a little Smileshine around in your direction, I hope you're doing well, have a beautiful day and never stop trying! emoticon
    2550 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    You know, I see that "70 pounds" and I'm so inspired by you, what a fantastic move, and I'l bet you are feeling much better.

    You were always beautful, I'm sure, but this is wonderful for you, and remember, even one step back helps you drive forward with stronger push!!

    Have a Wonderful weekend!! emoticon
    2554 days ago
    Just stopping by to see how you're doing and let you know you are in my thoughts.
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    3056 days ago
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