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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 DIFROMWYOMING
    Glad you're doing well over here. It is a good thing to not focus on the scale. Small changes will add up to big things over time. This is all about slow and steady, and there nothing wrong with that! Have a great February!
    3671 days ago
  • v HURLTADO
    The most important thing is that you are back! If weightloss/taking care of yourself was as easy thing to do, we wouldn't have this website with thousands of community members. You can and will do it! PMA - Positive mental attitude- go easy on yourself! Remember that you are worth more than a number on a scale!

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    3699 days ago
  • v DIFROMWYOMING
    Well I for one am happy to be the first to re-comment! I am happy you are here...and the fact you are STILL here means you are not quitting on yourself, which is all you will need to see you through the days ahead. I'm with you!
    3701 days ago
  • v WHOAMINOTTOBE
    FOR EVERYONE WHO HAD LEFT COMMENTS FOR ME IN THE PAST:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! They still mean a great deal to me.

    But with the start of a new year, I've decided to start fresh on my page as well. I hope I didn't hurt anyone's feelings.

    Let's do this!!
    3704 days ago
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