Dear Me,

I started to formulate this letter in spin class this morning, I think I deserve to actually compose it and publish it, it’s a word of encouragement for myself, and anyone who needs it.

Dearest friend,

I applaud you for getting back out there this morning, spin class was pretty awesome after all. It had been five days since you got your sweat on, no wonder you were starting to feel down, you are the one who always says, exercise is your happy pill. Something slapped you right out of that funk this morning and I have a hunch it was the beating you took on that bike.

Can I give you a little advice, don’t weigh this week, that funk may need a few days to work itself out and does it really matter what that number says? It’s sort of self-destructive this relationship you have with that scale, no one needs to weigh that many times a day…ever. Just stop.

This weight loss thing is a journey, you are not where you thought you’d be, but you’re still running the race, and you’re changing so many things, don’t give up, never give up. Your heart is changing, the things that make you happy are changing, you’re more active than you’ve ever been, you’re strong.

I’ve noticed that if you eat a “bad meal” you beat yourself up and allow it to control you and pull you down. Then somehow, you talk yourself out of it an manage to get back to shore, that’s good. Allow those bad meals and enjoy them, have a good time with family and friends, and then go back to it right away, don’t punish yourself, it’s just life after all.

You have something to give this world, don’t hide it because you think you aren’t smart, pretty or skinny enough, go out and give and life will give back. Trust the process, it’s working.

Always,

Me

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11

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