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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I need to figure out a way to reward myself. For some reason it is very important to me to have pats on the back and recognition for my weight loss and excersise. Just doing it for myself doesn't seem to be enough.

How does one not need the recognition and praise from others?

Goal: figure out how to praise myself
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    Thank you Marzipan22 for your kind words and response to my blog!
    3512 days ago
    I am thinking about your question, and in response a scenario occurred to me. Have you ever tracked your food perfectly, exercised honestly and followed every other guideline to a "T", but then got on the scale and showed no weight loss, or even a gain? I am assuming that many, if not most, of us have run into this challenge. I can feel myself standing on the scale, still shocky, and where is my cheering section now? For me, my evaluation of my progress has to depend not on other people's opinions but on what I know I have done. On the other hand, in the past, I have seriously botched a week and ended up losing weight. Then how hypocritical did I feel accepting kudos when I knew they weren't deserved and that following my behavior pattern for that week would be destructive ? My assessment has to depend on something more than the ephemeral and often misled applause of others. In my case, because I am a Christian, I follow the guidance that I do all things to please my "audience of one", who is God.

    Where would your most honest and accurate accountability be? Is that the place to go for recognition and praise ? emoticon
    By the way, I really enjoyed your blog. Your vulnerability is quite fetching. emoticon
    3521 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/13/2011 12:31:07 PM
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