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Thursday, January 30, 2020

I have heard so often on this journey that it is all about choices. I tend to make lots of choices that I later wish I didn't.

I had a dear friend say to me yesterday "I hope that you will learn to choose you. Choose you over that Oreo. Choose you over sitting on the couch and watching mindless tv for hours. Choose you Barb"

I couldn't help but get teary eyed. It brought back memories of lining up in gym class and having kids pick others to be on their team. I remember feeling anxious and waiting for someone to pick me. I didn't want to be the last kid picked. Oh PLEASE someone, pick me!

Why do I rarely choose me? Why do I resent myself for my choices AFTER I make them?

And here I stand.... still waiting for me to choose me. I actually put little notes that say "Choose you" around. There is one stuck in my car. There is one next to my computer on my desk. There is one on my refrigerator. There is one on the side of the tv.

Two simple words. "Choose you". I hope if you do nothing else today, that you choose you! I'm going to try to better at that. I'm going to try to put a smile on this big girl's face by not letting her stand on the sidelines any more! Yep, I'm gonna choose ME!

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    Awesome blog! I think I may take a page from your book here and put "choose you" post-its in my pantry. I do fine until late-night, when I choose to be blobby instead of healthy. So...nice advice, thanks!
    466 days ago
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    Good for you, Barb, and thanks for sharing. That's a choice we all need to make - to get over that horrible feeling of being left until the end when teams are being picked, and to "Choose Me First!! We can do this!!
    469 days ago
    Be kind to you. I like the choose you quote, However, I like Put Yourself First! You can do this. Sometimes its just one day/meal/workout at a time to get through your weight loss journey. Keep positive!
    469 days ago
    (((HUGS))) I can relate. Choosing ourselves can be very difficult but we must remember that it is very necessary. Thanks for sharing.
    469 days ago
    Yep...I remember being the kid not chosen. I think it gets stuck in our subconscious. It is a start that for me .lead to a life of feeling like "I am not good enough ______." You fill in the blank. But you know we are and we made it through life. I think it is time we start loving ourselves. We are good enough and we are going to prove it!
    469 days ago
    This is what we try to practice in the "I Matter" team. You should join us. emoticon
    470 days ago
    Say it out loud, Barb, as you're making your choices. Loud and proud! HUGS I remember the days of being the very last kid out of a class of 20 in gym being picked for team play. **SIGH** But we have to grow out of that. That was then. Now WE have the choice to choose US!

    470 days ago
    I should have seen this before I just chose way too many reese's peanut butter hearts!! Thank you. Now I will put up notes as you have done! Will work to remind me to " choose you" in other healthy ways as well.
    470 days ago
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