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KRISTHEOT Posts: 12
9/3/13 10:15 A

Great article!


KRISTHEOT Posts: 12
9/3/13 10:15 A

Great article!


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8/29/13 8:39 A

We all have our stories and let no one steal your joy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/28/13 12:51 P

Awesome article!

OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (147,183)
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8/28/13 10:54 A

Thank you for sharing that : )

SOAPSANDROPES Posts: 695
8/27/13 1:55 P

This is wonderful article. I try very hard not to judge people on their fitness journey, I am on my own and it is personal.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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8/27/13 12:34 P

You are welcome!

The day I found this article, there were two teenage girls making fun of me under their breath at my gym. They each weighed around 100 lbs.--skinny, but not fit.

I'm still 20-ish pounds overweight. What isn't obvious to look at me is that 3 years ago I was bedridden and weighed almost 100 pounds more.

I guess it was nice to realize that I'm not the only person in this situation.

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BUFFLIECE Posts: 518
8/24/13 11:14 A

Thursday after work, one of my co-workers and I were talking weight loss and I heard myself telling her "this is decades in the making". This article reminds me of that moment... not many people know that in the moment I choose not to have the Friday Office Goodie, I've been working on being able to do that for 20 years...I'm only 34.

Thank you so much for sharing this...

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ERICREH Posts: 3,291
8/24/13 8:12 A

Its easy to look down our noses at some people, but the important thing to remember is that they're doing something to exercise.

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8/24/13 8:05 A

What a great article! I'm saving the link for inspiration. emoticon


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QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 11,434
8/23/13 5:02 P

I loved it----thanks for sharing it with us!

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QUAIL75 Posts: 7,743
8/23/13 2:33 P

Great article! Thanks so much for sharing! It's so important to remember that everyone has their own starting point and goals and successes.

I'm guilty of judging women lifting tiny weights but this will definitely make me look at everyone differently!

BREWERFAN71 SparkPoints: (32,463)
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8/23/13 1:29 P

Thank you for the link, great message!

AMANDANCES Posts: 2,006
8/23/13 11:24 A

That's a fabulous article. Thank you for finding and sharing it!

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8/23/13 12:23 A

Loved it!!! Thank you!!!

Janie Garcia Moreno

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KDRICH24 Posts: 267
8/22/13 9:52 P

Nice

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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
8/22/13 9:49 P

Imagine

PHDMAMA06 SparkPoints: (74,560)
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8/22/13 9:44 P

Fantastic article, thanks for sharing! A good reminder for all of us.

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SHERYLDS Posts: 12,906
8/22/13 9:41 P

wonderful article...and the message is loud and clear.
Do it for yourself

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
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8/22/13 9:11 P

Great article. Thanks for posting it.

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ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
8/22/13 7:51 P

Great read.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
8/22/13 7:25 P

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we all need to read this article every few months.

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8/22/13 6:22 P

Good article.
We never really know another's reality.

I remember once, while conducting a trunk show at a dept store, a lovely woman approximately in her 60's. She was softly humming an a tune, dressed in her Sunday best finest, complete w/ matching hat. I imagined she had just attended church. She just had such a joyous way about her, and seemed so happy.

I just had to comment, "You just look so nice and seem so happy today!"

She responded, "Why, thank you! We just buried my mother and it was the most beautiful ceremony it could have been."

The woman truly was genuinely happy and at peace, and her joy did show, though I never would have guessed at why. I've never forgot that important lesson: you never know another's reality.

Like the article you linked to describes, you never know what someone has gone through or what they are going through right now.

Great reason to try our best and be kind to one another.

Thanks for the article!


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8/22/13 5:23 P

This is a very interesting article. As someone with big health challenges, I can relate to this a lot. It's also a good reminder for those of us who tend to be a bit *ahem* judgmental.

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