Always amazes me how much the face changes with a persons weight.
Congrats, now he'll look great at your next wedding.
All the weight you lost was from your face
I carry weight very well, so when I lost 35lb a couple years back I didn't look a whole lot different. But my face changed drastically.
Bothers me, a lot, that they didn't just move "No" down to the next line.
A drunk driver would beg to differ
I would argue that everyone you meet changes your life in one way or another
Only I can change my life No one can do it for me *(even) Carol Burnett
'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?' 'That is the only time a man can be brave'
If a guy looked at me like Dave looks in that picture and said that to me I’d be terrified.
TIL he did 9/11
It took me a long time to realize that unless the thing I fear is on my doorstep in that moment, my fear can't be trusted.
Another important thing to consider is the stress response from worrying is only useful in those acute moments of crisis. Otherwise, you're wasting much needed nutrients and hormones. Take a moment to evaluate your actual situation and recenter.
I loved that line. Great movie as well. The Russian spy called him “the standing man” or something of that sort
Excellent point but it's so much easier said than done. Now I need to worry that I worry for no good reason...
Bridge of Spies
My biggest realisation in the last few years is hat no one remembers my screw ups, at all. No one cares about your mistakes, at all.
So why not just do it, there's nothing to lose and no consequences anyways (other than a loss of pride that's just in my head.)
The actual reason I got over my depression. Just woke up one day with a completely different outlook on life.
True that. Everyone is busy with their lives and if someone is too focused on your mistakes then it's either they really care about you, envy you or probably just doesn't have a life.
Some mistakes definitely have lasting consequences and the wrong mistake could cost you things you might not be willing to lose. People don't overlook everything, so give at least half a shit I'd say.
[Story] After ~8 years of drinking daily, today marks 1 month for me without a drink. I almost made a throwaway account for this, but it deserves my real account so others can see that everyone has struggles. If I can do it, you can do it. The first week is the toughest, but believe me it's doable.
Keep at it. I did it 5 years ago, never looked back.
I'm from another country, another culture - we couldn't be further and less similar. Though I don't know you, I'm proud of you.
Better sleep, more energy, better mood, weight loss, lower blood pressure, and probably some others I'm forgetting.
Edit: As someone else mentioned, far more mental clarity.
Thanks so much!
He who cannot obey himself shall be commanded. That is the nature of all living creatures.Nietzsche.
Learning to say no was the most powerful thing I've ever experienced. It's very freeing.
I have the strength just not the finances to make life obey me.
I don't think the cat in the image has a problem. Cats like to sit in boxes.
And they love going in there carry box, but only if you're not bloody trying to put them in it
Sometimes the problem is actually just that you're stupid.
How tf can you find a solution if you don't understand the problem correctly. 🤔🤔
OP you're so lucky to have such a supportive and awesome grandpa.
I grew up in a very poor family and my parents basically wanted me to get a job ASAP. My grandma was always the one encouraging me to never settle for less, to work but to study until I could be where I wanted to be. She died before I graduated but I know she'd be so proud. I was the second one in the family to finish high school and the first to finish a university degree in the family.
Wow, this made me want to call my Grandpa. Congrats on your exam.
Whoever pushed you to succeed, family or not, remember them.
My nana (not biological. I’m an orphan), sacrificed a lot so I could have a good education. Everyone said she should just let me work odd jobs and get by but she didn’t want that for me. We live in a small old storage Building just out of town. She would wake up early. Gather the few dozen eggs and whatever veggies growing that season in our tiny farm. Walk a few miles into town. Sell the goods just outside the farmers market (free of rent). The little money she’d make she’ll make do for food and to help me out. Fortunately, I got a full academic scholarship in the university I applied to. The four years of finishing my degree was gruelling and about given up numerous times. But I succeeded.
Flash forward. I migrated to another country (for a job). Earning decently. Content. When I went home, I surprised her with an international trip. She always dreamed of getting into a plane and see a different place. The trip almost broke my bank (I spoiled her) but her smile and awe were worth it.
You better be shopping for his b-day!
Ironic that this discipline post motivates me
And that's why I make my bed upon waking up every day- against my will, in my rush.
I've been going to the pool for the past three weeks and this morning I really, really didn't want to. But I forced myself to. Every step of the way I wanted to stop, but I did it. Part of me is still mad at me for doing it, and I was going to post today asking for advice on how to get my motivation back, but I guess this is it and I'll be going again tomorrow.