Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Durings

I used to fantasize about being thin. Not just once in a while, but all the time. I would fantasize how perfect everything would be if my Fairy Godmother would just wave her magic wand and make me thin. Being thin would be my happily ever after. I wasted so much time on fantasies and yet the numbers on the scale kept going up and my self worth kept going down.

But then I started to realize that thinness wasn't really what I was after and what I truly wanted was to feel good about myself and feel strong and healthy all the time. Not someday but NOW. Then I realized that I could be my own fairy godmother, that I was the one holding the magic wand. I have had more contentment, happiness and moment of pure joy since I started this journey then I ever have before. And you can experience it, too! You have the power to feel strong, healthy and happy right now. You can be your own fairy godmother, grab hold of your magic wand and start waving it around!


6 comments:

  1. Nice Post ! It is so true and I needed the reminder today... thank you.

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  2. How perfectly worded, and timely, this post was for me. It's true - being thin would be great, but what I *really* want is to be happy, to feel loved, and to not feel alone. Losing weight may produce those things for me, but I can also choose those things for myself NOW. Which, wonderfully, will likely make it easier for me to win this battle with obesity.

    Thanks.

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  3. I've been so encouraged by your writing, and I've been spending lots of time reading through - and REreading through - the beginning of your journey from fall-winter 2008. It's so fun to see you LIVING in the fruits of your success, and enjoying it - fantastic. Thanks for taking us all along with you!

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  4. What a wonderful post! I'm only 21 but I come from a family that suffers from obesity and other health problems (such as diabetes) that can be caused by obesity. I have struggled with my weight all my life. I wa never one of those people that truly cared about what everyone else thought of me, but I have always cared about what I think of myself. Needless to say I am my own worst critic. I was a dancer in middle school and high school and because of my short, stocky build and dense bone structure I was always the "biggest" girl in the class. Everything was always about how much weight I could lose by this amount of time. I took pills, went on crash diets, and would even sometimes go a day or two without eating a thing! For about a year now though, I've been trying to be healthy and do it the right and natural way. I make a point of eating healthier food choices and trying to get at least thirty minutes of cardio in a day (I even make 30 minute long playlists on my itunes for it!) Lately, I've been kind of hard on myself. I've been really busy and dieting and exercise have taken a back seat, but your post has given me a renewed dedication to keep myself from torturing my body anymore and falling into the unhealthy footsteps of so many in my family. Thank you and good luck with everything you're doing!

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  5. I like thinking that one can be one’s own fairy godmother. So many people wait to be ‘rescued’ from one situation or another…but the true strength lies in realizing that you have to do it for yourself.

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  6. Yes! Living as if it is already true! Part of changing your lifestyle is being happy in the moment not because of some outcome!

    Awesome Post. Thank you

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