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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Motivational Monday

Do you like yourself?

I am not talking about liking your physical self.  I am talking about liking who you are as a person.

For years I hated myself.  I didn't want to be alone with myself.  That would have meant I had to deal with all the things I hated about me.

But, this past year and a half has completely shifted my thinking.

I don't mind being alone anymore.


Because I actually like me.  I would want to be my friend if I had just met myself.  The hubs jokes that I am quite smitten with myself.  Maybe he is right.  I sure deserve that after all the years I spent fighting myself internally.

What do I like?  Well....................

I am funny.  I am strong.  I am determined.  I am loyal.  I am trustworthy.  I am smart.  I have really good hair and I kinda like my nose. There are so many things that I could name that I truly like about me.

Are there still things I don't like?  Yeah.  There are.  Probably always will be.  But the good now outweighs the bad.

That baffles my mind.  The thought that I actually like me now.

Along this weight loss journey there will come a time when you have to deal with all the emotional mumbo-jumbo that is spinning inside your head. There is no way around it. 

So today I ask you:  Do you like being you?

If the answer is still no, then figure out how you can get to a point that you want to be with the most important person you know..........you.  You are worth knowing.

Have a fantastic Monday!


  1. Depends on what day of the week it is===lol
    I think I like myself most days but there are those days....

  2. Hell yeah, I do. And I love that you do, too!

    I am really baffled when people don't like being alone or whatever because it's "boring"... I say only boring people are ever bored!

  3. I really like this post. I didnt like me before being banded. Now I really like me, I feel like my insides really reflect my outside and vice versa. Love me oodles now!! xoxoxo

  4. Great post!

    How's maintenance treating you? :)

  5. Awesome post, it takes a LOT to face up to this question when you don't actually like the person that you are. I absolutely like who I am though knowing theres always room for improvement helps keep the ego down and im thankful for that as well lol

  6. Love today's motivation! I do love myself even when I know I'm not three most loveable lol!

  7. Love this post! Recently hit the place in my journey where I have to deal with the mental mumbo jumbo! Happy Monday!

  8. Great Post! I love me ~ I am constantly cracking myself up...I even like to vacation and travel alone...is that weird? All that emotional stuff is awful to walk through but it is a journey that has to happen and on the other side there is light...You ROCK!

  9. I like myself, but not my body. I'm one of those people who has a hard time separating my self image from my body image though. So while I believe I have a lot to offer, I lack confidence when I'm overweight, to get out there and do the things I know I do well. I let the weight keep me isolated. I really admire all the blogs I read with women who dress well, get mani's and pedi's, have great jobs, tackle adventure, have active social lives - they don't let their weight stop them. In my sane mind, or looking at what I think anyone else should do - I know that is what is "right". But it's like knowing what is a "healthy diet" versus EATING a "healthy diet". I can tell myself what I "should" do, at my current size, but it's soooooooooo hard to force myself out into the world. That is why I'm really trying to tackle some of those emotional issues now, because I suspect they are about more than just losing weight. I can be critical about my body for lots of reasons, or I can work at accepting it - fat or thinner, as it ages, if it "breaks" with health problems, as my skin sags, etc etc etc. Thanks for this challenging/inspiring blog.