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11/23/13 2:32 P

I have won and lost many battles, the hardest ones with myself.
But changing my relationship with food was the hardest and the most rewarding. And it still requires CONSTANT VIGILANCE.

'You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.' Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

'The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.' Paul Theroux
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11/23/13 1:52 P

Took effort to change eating habits & stick to daily exercise plan.
Now it is routine and if I miss exercise or eat off-plan I don't feel well.
The new, healthy habits made a big impact. My health check-up last month
was proof positive. Cholesterol down, blood pressure down [significantly] and
Weight down - body firmer.

~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,113
11/22/13 11:24 A

The three biggest things I can think of that I have fought and won:

1. Getting past all the bullying I've endured during elementary school, middle school, and at work. I became a stronger person.

2. The last car I bought in 2002 was a Saturn. After I drove it home, I noticed the odometer did not turn over at all. A friend of my hubby's (also a car salesman) said to take it back. You don't know what is wrong and how many miles it really had. The dealership tried to say they just got in a technical manual and it is a battery change. I said no and persisted to get another car. After about 20-30 minutes they relented, but had nothing similar. I ended up getting a sunroof and stereo package. Bonus!!

3. Getting out of the secretarial field and into the admin/professional series/grades.

Life is not waiting for the storms to's learning to dance in the rain.

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." - Scott Hamilton

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11/22/13 10:57 A

1) Paid off my student loan and home mortgage.
2) yo yo dieted for years. weight has been stable for the last 9.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 11/22/2013 (10:58)
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11/22/13 10:20 A

worked 2 jobs and mangaged to keep my house after XH left

walked away from a 13 year job and started over in another industry (unemployed less than a month)

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
SHERYLDS Posts: 14,415
11/22/13 9:41 A

1. stopped putting myself down about my size...started concentrating on my health
2. stopped thinking about putting things off until I....started living one day at a time
3. stopped caring about what other people think...started listening to my gut


Sheryl NJ-EST. EL for 2016 5% Challenge/Spirited UnderDawgs

Asses to Ashes, Guts to Dust
Getting Rid of this Weight is an Absolute Must
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11/22/13 9:25 A

- Battled financial and employment troubles while being a single mom for 8 years
- Battled the IRS TWICE and won (hopefully that never happens again)
- Battled WITH my hubby to save our marriage last year and we're still together, and plan on being together for the rest of our lives.

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11/22/13 8:54 A

I stopped smoking about 5 years ago, although if they legalize pot in my state I may take it up again. It might help with all my little aches and pains!

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11/22/13 7:24 A

1. Quit smoking 8 years ago.
2. Buried 3 immediate family members within a 6 month time frame.
3. Finally had a full term child after 3 miscarriages!

All these battles made me stronger and who I am today.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/21/13 9:59 P

Too many to even bother talking about.

Lost a few, too, but it's all good.

Moving in new directions.
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11/21/13 7:23 P

I've lost lots of weight 6 times during my lifetime, working on the 7th time now, but I do realize that it ain't ever "over", just have to keep working on it, until assisted living, anyway.

Good Luck to you, Press On.

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11/21/13 7:17 P

1. I was fired twice from the same company and got my job back
2. Battled a company over unemployment benefits and won with back pay
3. Stopped smoking and started exercising is one I'll never have to go through again

Life has many doors that lead to SUCCESS that many people fail to open
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