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Is it worth it?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A while ago, I was listening to a Hungry Girl Audiobook. She asked us if we thought it felt better to be thin and give up some stuff or be overweight and eat whatever. Well, I've been both (and recently too) and I can tell you it is better to be thin.
Last year at this time I was 20 pounds lighter, then my dad died suddenly and I ate. Then I had a breast cancer scare and I ate some more and drank some more also. Now, I ask myself, "What was I thinking?" You can't forget your troubles in booze and food. You know, I didn't really enjoy any of that either. It totally did not help me feel better.
I liked wearing stylish clothes, getting comments from friends like "Wow, how do you stay so skinny?" THAT made me feel good! I want it back!
Now, I hear my dear mother in law may have lung cancer. I love this woman so much. I never knew my own mom. She passed when I was a child. So Marcella is very dear to me.
I have learned, however, that what will make me feel better is a chat with her and a long walk. I KNOW she doesn't want me gaining weight because of her. And I won't.
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    I'm sorry to hear about all your troubles! I hope your mother-in-law recovers quickly! I have a friend who survived lung cancer. It can be done!

    You can do this, and we are all here for you. We're all in this together!

    4015 days ago
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    You are so right about thin being better than overweight. I was thin my entire life until I quit smoking and these pounds just came out of nowhere to attack me. My life has changed so much as a result. I hardly ever go anywhere because I feel fat and ugly and I don't want to see any of my old friends because I don't want them to see me like this. It's been a miserable three years and I'll be glad when it's all over and I can feel normal again.

    I hope your mother-in-law doesn't have cancer and, if she does, I hope she can recover quickly from it. May you have much success on your Spark journey. You can do this! BJ

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    4015 days ago
  • MARTY19
    Everything we do, we do to make ourselves feel and look better. I posted on my frig "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" It reminds me of what is actually important.

    4015 days ago
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