Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Time to Take Control..

A horrible incident happened to me when I was 8 years old that changed me.

As a result of that incident, I began to eat. And, looking back now, I see that I used eating as a form of protection.

How many people have done that I wonder?

I am 43 years old. And I have dieted for most of my life.

I have went as long as 10 years staying on track and being thin, but that was a very long time ago. My goal now, is not so much to get thin, but to get healthy.

I have kept a diary for most of my life and I have looked back to see where I get off track. It is when I am stressed and overwhelmed. I comfort myself with food. I don't want to do that anymore.

I want to take control of my life. I want to eat to live, Not live to eat.

My self esteem has suffered over the years and I really want to feel good about myself. I would like to know if there are others out there who feel this way.

I will not withdraw inside myself anymore.

I am a strong, powerful woman. And I will keep telling myself that until I believe it.

For all of you who have battled your weight all of your life. Let's do this together. I need the company.

I am going to use this site for my journey. I will be posting about my progress, and healthy recipes. I will also add sites that are all about getting healthy. Please e-mail me with any questions or recipes you would like to share.

xoxo Nita

P.s Be encouraged
Today's song, Mustang Sally
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Annette said...

I love you.....and I will be coming back, I check here often just to see if you've posted anything new, but I promise, I will be back to visit and to give words of encouragement, and I'm sure I will learn some new things that will be good for me too, see, you do help me, and I bet you didn't even realize it, uh sweetie?

Nathalie Thompson said...

I am right there with you, Honey. Over a year ago, I lost about 25 pounds. Recently I've been eating from stress. Only 5 pounds have come back on, but if I don't find the cause (or just fiercely use self control!) I will watch the scale slowly creep back up.

Hugs. I'll be praying for you. You can do it!

Shelley said...

Hi Nita,I am trying to eat better and take better care of myself. I have had something happen in my life very recently that is very devastating..I am trusting God and he is giving me peace...Please, go back and read my "More about Me" post if you haven't already.
I pray all is well with you at this time.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

beautiful what you have written Nita, I am sure you are on your way to healing and a healthier you!
Thank you for visiting my Magpie's Nest :)
very best wishes, oh and that book page is a treasure too!!!

The Gossamer Woman said...

HI Nita, I have to loose about 24 lbs, so I'll be keeping track of you and cheering you on from the sidelines. I've just recently lost 6.5 lbs already, but that was the easy part. Now we get down to the nitty gritty.

Good luck!