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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Bravo! But I also want to give a warning, that it doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes the people around you like their lifestyle and your changes really shine a light on the choices they are making and it can make them resent you for it. However, please don't let this detour you potential uplifters out there. Sometimes a seed is planted that will grow later, maybe you won't be there to see it. Sometimes people will delve deeper into their dysfunction to justify their actions to themselves, don't be detoured.

Thanks for sharing your positive story SweetChicken.

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[–] SweetChicken 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

make them resent you for it

Agreed. I dealt with a lot of it at first, then silence (likely because they secretly hoped I’d fail/quit), now I see them attempting to change as well. Whether they succeed or not is up to them but I will be here to support them while they try. If they don’t, it will not affect me in the slightest because I can not control them. Trying to control things which you can’t causes us the most grief in our lives. If my marriage fails I will simply move on in my better state of mind, body, and soul. I’ve managed to put on 7lbs of muscle in three months of lifting and nothing is going to derail me now. I’m 44 and I don’t have anything to lose at this point. It’s nice to get back to the old me, I should have never have changed. Thank you for the nice words! Come over to v/theredpill and do some of the self improvement challenges with us. We are currently doing a 200 squat challenge