A NEW START
Back on February 11, 2007 I wrote a post. In reality the post was rather insipid. But it contained a neat nugget of forgotten information. The first line of the post was "Ok...this is crazy...today's post title is a new start..and that is the name of my blog." As I read this the other week, I had to do a double take! Really? This post wasn't always called belief in myself? When did this change occur? How did this happen? I have no memories of this early name. Nor do I have any memories of what sparked the name change. I am however still in the process of reading through and labeling old posts, maybe I will find another nugget of information giving me clues to when and why the change.
Even cloaked in
In those early days of losing weight and success, I had a motto, think thin. I actually called it my motto in blog posts. I finished every comment on fellow weight loss blogs with the two simple words. I was in a few weight loss challenges and even led a few). Every email and correspondence ended with the words, Think Thin. I literally used it as my sign off. Instead of "sincerely, MaryFran" or "love, MaryFran" I would finish everything with "Think Thin, MaryFran."
Think thin worked for me. It guided my decisions. I was always thinking thin, meaning that my decisions were ruled by the thought of beng thin. It also reminded me to try to pattern my thinking after 'thin people' in terms of eating and food. And yes, there is a difference in how most thin people look at food versus how a morbidly obese person looks at food. (Generally Speaking at least.) The perfect example of this was the cheesecake lunches of my size 0 boss. I also talked about this different thought process in 2008 when I found an article that talked about the difference between thin and not thin people.
Belief In Myself
Somewhere along the way this site and blog segued into belief in myself. It was a good change. It encompasses every aspect of life. We have to believe in ourselves if we want to have success in weight loss. We have to believe in ourselves if we want to follow our dreams. We have to believe in ourselves if we want to achieve true happiness.
I don't foresee the name of my little piece of the internet world changing anytime soon. I like Belief in Yourself. It covers it all!
So as as I write I realize that the title of this post Evolution: Beginning, middle and end is not really correct. It does cover the beginning. It also covers the middle. However, it doesn't cover the end. This is an ongoing story. There is no end. Each week I will be moving forward in some way. I will be striving for success until the day I die. I will believe in myself until the day I die. My hopes and dreams have no end!