Your words have brought a sense of contentment and worth to this large body of mine. Bless you from the bottom of my heart for being brave enough to post this. Did you know your thoughts would be welcome in the souls of all SparkPeople?
good for you keep at it I am sure it will be worth it even if you only lose half a pound a week as I do as long as it is down keep going, I have given up so many times but this time I am determined as well you need your life back good luck
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Wow! What wisdom you have! Keep up the positiveness.
"Show me the life without sorrow." the Dalai Lama I have to get back to living.
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awesome post!! Keep up the motivation and you will make it through the challenges! I lost my motivation so I'll send some to you :)
What an awesome resolution!!! Your blog speaks for many of us and we feel that this journey is something we must do for ourselves and no one else. When we come to this realization that what we are doing is for a healthy lifestyle we can do this one step at a time. Hang in there.
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4/14/11 3:34 A
It's the rythymn that makes the beauty smile, It's the rythymn that makes all time worthwhile. In the mirror what you see is more than cell and meat and bone and smell, It's the rythymn that undulates the soul and smiles and peaks out from within. It's the rythymn that bounces and shines out hope and lets us see you dancing on shards and soft shiney pieces of refracted light. When we look into your soul, we see ourselves reflected there and soft smiley eyes that don't weigh and ounce are twinkling in delight. It's the rythymn that makes us hope with you and dance with you and even have a little pillow fight in celebration. Masses roll away in mounds of flesh and pounds of joy as everyday the passage of time is....... THE RYTHYMN. I'm doing this for me.
4/14/11 3:29 A
Happy Days come from a limitless well I can drink from whenever I choose - Petra Van Baar
I thank God for all His Blessings on me, And the mercy that He's bestowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. - Michael Combs
Wishing you love, peace, joy, and blessings, Judi
4/14/11 3:28 A
Good for you...applause applause applause, very encouraging for the rest of us!
Really inspiring and you know you will get there I'm sure.
Thank you for sharing
Love Chris xx
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
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1 4/14/11 2:38 A
Thank you for your very inspiring message. I wish you every success. And your words will stay with me in my own battle.
4/14/11 2:26 A
Good for you!! I am going to be thinking of the line "I am not my own little garbage can" when I want to eat or drink junk. We are both better than a garbage can and deserve to treat ourselves and be treated better. Thanks for sharing.
SOUKICAVILL, Wow... you are in a good place. It made me so sad to think of you binging and purging. You are beautiful... I hope that you will realize that soon. Good luck on your journey. You can do this. Hugs, Jo
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As you can see from the replies really great post. Thanks once again
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4/14/11 1:53 A
If you believe you can you will! If you believe you can't you will not!
Thank you, that was VERY inspirational. You spoke to a lot of the things that I struggle with and think about as well. I'm going to bookmark this post and come back to it when I need a little extra motivation. :)
The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.
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4/14/11 1:48 A
I'm with you. Let's do this together. I'm going to make a conscious effort to refrain from snacking on unhealthy food. I'm going to try and drink a glass of water whenever I'm hungry for junk food. That's supposed to help. I'm going to try it. thanks for your inspiration.
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157,934 4/14/11 1:25 A
I want to print it out & read it several times a day
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4/14/11 1:25 A
I LOVE IT...
Edited by: DAWN73MARIE at: 4/14/2011 (01:33)
Get rid of the negative people in your life - surround yourself with positive people who believe in you and inspire you.
“The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you’re wasting. It’s up to you to want something so badly that your passion shows through in your actions. Your actions, not your words, will do the shouting for you.”
I can totally relate to what you are saying. Doing it for ourselves and our Health is number one. I have also been thinking the same way about not treating my body like a garbage can. Thanks for your post.
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4/14/11 12:45 A
Amazing post! You perfectly articulate exactly what I feel, but have not be able to put into words. You're an inspiration, and you deserve to be happy! Always remember what you've said here and you will reach your goal, no doubt.
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GREAT, CONGRATS, YOU HAVE THE ONLY REASON TO DO IT. TANKS
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3/31/11 11:11 P
You deserve it!!!
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That's awesome - thank you for sharing!
Live the life of the person you want to become, and you will become that person.
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Awesome! It should the only reason why your doing this! Your one step closer than most who are doing it for other reasons. We all should want to be the best possible health that we can be.
I can't wait to read that you've made some of your goals!
Catherine "Blessing, Love, and Laughter" "Each second is an opportunity to start anew!"
I love your post. Doing this for yourself, for your reasons, is what will make you successful. Kudos!
Jennifer, (Co-Leader) Get Fit & Stay Fit for Life
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11,731 3/31/11 7:50 P
Woohoo -- great post! By doing this for you and your reasons to be healthy, you now might be motivating other people here to do the same :).
"Your daily actions and words impact more people than you ever realize!" -- SparkGuy
3/31/11 7:40 P
I'm doing this for me. Not for those who called me too fat to be pretty. Not for the snooty vendors who look down on me when I try dresses. Not for those who say "too bad, she has a pretty face". Not to make my parents happy. Not to fit in to a stereotypical idea of beauty.
I'm doing this to get healthy. To show myself that I can. To be a strong woman: I can be athletic. I can be beautiful. I want to feel good in my own skin. I want to find MYSELF beautiful. I want to look in my mirror and smile.
I don't want to think "what if I felt good in my skin ..." anymore. I don't want to look at a beautiful dress and think "too bad..." I don't want to think of myself in disgust. My body and I deserve better than that. I don't want to mistreat my body. It's not my own little garbage can. I don't want to devalue my health. I do not want to binge and purge, binge and purge. I do not want to punish myself anymore.
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