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at my graduation from a green training program i just did, now to find a job!





shortly after my younger son was born, i was extremely anemic and malnourished yet still big





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Finally making my own choices

I have had to watch what I eat since birth. I got pregnant at 18 by a man who would disconnect my car battery and force me to eat. I was unable to make economic progress to be able to afford to leave but when my son turned 2 I decided I had to do this for him and took a bus to another state to start over free from fear. I was 200 pounds and gained 40 more during our 5 months of homelessness waiting for public housing. Despite walking around 7 miles a day with my son on my shoulders to find ...
I have had to watch what I eat since birth. I got pregnant at 18 by a man who would disconnect my car battery and force me to eat. I was unable to make economic progress to be able to afford to leave but when my son turned 2 I decided I had to do this for him and took a bus to another state to start over free from fear. I was 200 pounds and gained 40 more during our 5 months of homelessness waiting for public housing. Despite walking around 7 miles a day with my son on my shoulders to find shelter from the cold when the Salvation Army closed and never getting enough food (I was also still breastfeeding) I was consistently gaining weight, just due to the enormous stress I suppose. I hit my highest weight of 250 while pregnant with my second son that I conceived shortly after being housed from my poor attempts to ease the isolation of poverty. Two years after his birth and 3 years since being housed, I am now at 225 and feel ready to regain my health. I now have resources I never had like a car and a supportive husband and those individually would be life changers but together amount to a miracle that I do not intend to waste!
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PURPLESPEDCOW
3/10/2013 8:09:08 PM

emoticon By changing one thing today, you make your life healthier. You can do it by going step by step, even baby steps help. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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2/17/2013 3:49:44 PM

emoticon for being my emoticon . Together emoticon .
I also love my flowers. I am honored that I am one of your carefully chosen friends. emoticon



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PURPLESPEDCOW
2/15/2013 10:17:01 PM

emoticon forgive me for not being the emoticon I should have been to you. emoticon I promise to do better in the future! emoticon



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1/26/2013 7:07:07 PM

Thank you for your blog comment! I really like the description of "Kanga with a little bit of Piglet." emoticon



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RELIVE
1/19/2013 10:01:43 PM

Thank you so much, it really makes me feel like I'm not alone. I do feel like a failure when I cry all the time. I feel unstable and out of control even though nothing really in my life is falling apart at the moment-- in comparison to how things use to be anyway.

I didn't call her a b*&$^ even though she was one. I didn't yell, I didn't threaten. I just cried and told her that I wish I was privileged enough to go to school every day-- and being able to make it top on my list concerning my daily schedule. I just can't.

People get upset when others point out their privilege. We all don't start out on the same foot. My cards weren't dealt that way, but I make the most of it. In the grand scheme of things, I am happy because my husband loves me dearly perfectly the way I am (and always have been). Not many women can say that about their husbands. I like to tell my hubby, "we're not rich, but I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have you... we can work on the rich aspect with time." Haha ;).

She was full of crap saying she was working 3 jobs while finishing 3 majors in 4 years. Universities don't even allow you to take that many credits at one time.

I know how you feel about the whole healthcare thing. At the pharmacy it absolutely breaks my heart when I can't do something for someone in the time they want, even though they really need it. :( I'm so sorry about that. It is really frustrating ugh.

Anyway, thank you so much. That quote is really true, I'll try to keep it in mind next time. :)






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