“May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this acknowledgement settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”
~ Bill O’Hanlon
I love how KLA of Can I Learn To Think Like A Thin Person? describes the process of how she quit dieting and is still losing weight. It’s what I believe and how I live. And in the comments section of her post, “I Did Not Want To Stop Dieting,” I wrote: “I wanted to believe that I could lose weight without plans and programs and weigh-ins. And I was right. And yes, it’s taking longer than others might find acceptable but the self-trust, self-awareness and the fact that I either lose or maintain is worth all the time in the world because before? When I was following plans and programs? I’d inevitably regain…”
I know this way isn’t for everyone, nor is this the right way for everyone, but it’s worth a read…