What Would You See If I Removed My Mask?

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Other than the obvious a woman fastly approaching the age of 60. Who decided just a little over a year ago to stop coloring her hair and to just let the gray show, hoping that it would glisten as so many other gray-hair women's hair do - but I wasn't so lucky. My stylist says just wait it'll get there as I still have lots of black hair although I tend to see much more gray. I where glasses and have worn them almost to the day of my 40th birthday. I have a mole on the tip of my nose. Nothing big just a tiny pin head dot of a mole. My lips are full and my teeth are white.

Now to get past the superficial things you'd see if I took off my mask and onto what's really hiding behind the mask. I'm a captain of the Fuchsia Beauties Incorporated (Team FBI). I should be a strong leader and leading by example but I'm just like everyone else on this team - struggling with my weight as well.

I try my best to be encouraging to all of the other ladies. I search for articles, tidbits, helpful hints, recipes and any and everything I can put my hands on to share with them.

I feel as a captain, I should be showing them how to lose the excess weight when there are times even when I don't know what to do for myself. There are times when I'm so disappointed in myself and my efforts that I think about quitting because I think they deserve someone much better than myself.

By no means are these ladies hard on me as a matter of fact we all are very encouraging of each other. But as you probably well know we are often much harder on ourselves and our own worse enemy.

One day last week I asked the ladies since we were at the halfway mark in this round were they halfway to their projected weight loss goal. I could tell from some of the answers many were not and were possible feeling a little discouraged. It came to be start a pledge that we Finish Strong for the balance of the round and all those that were committed to please add their name.

We all may not meet our goal for the round but so many of us have made the commitment to finish strong and not give up. We're going to finish this round weighing less than we did at the halfway mark.

So when I remove my mask, I'm not all I want to be but I'm determined to continue to work on being a better me. I'm FBI strong and I possess inner strength, determination, a positive attitude and commitment.

What's behind your mask?
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    You are a strong leader, and put together a supportive, encouraging, and motivating team. You are always making us think - and this WEC is no exception. I had to dig deep for my blog, and start admitting things I don't necessarily like to, that have been keeping me from making progress. To be able to create and maintain an environment that creates accountability, together with a kind supportive structure, is no mean feat. That may be one of your super-powers. If you were perfect, we wouldn't have the courage to admit that we aren't. You keep it real, and keep us all inspired. Thank you!
    2351 days ago
    I feel the same way, at times. I'm one of many leaders of a team, and I hate it that I]ve lost o much ground since my car accident. I know its no reason to give up. the meds make it hard. I will get back on the road and start fresh, I know I wiil to do it so it will happen. Thank you for your honesty.

    2351 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    You are right, we are harder on ourselves than others are!! To be aware of your own perceived "flaws" give you a place to grow!!! As your stylist said, you will get there!! That's true for more than your hair!!! emoticon
    2351 days ago
    i think you are a great leader mary so you donĀ“t need to worry on that point but i know how you feel i feel like that over the team i you say we are our own worse critic.keep on keeping on you are doing great love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2352 days ago
    Isn't the bottom line that -- honestly -- no matter the results -- lessons are learned, making you a stronger person than when you started.

    2352 days ago
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