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Thanking people... lots of people!

Monday, May 31, 2010

When I posted my blog about being half my start weight, I never imagined the amount of response it would get.

I have to say I was overwhelmed by the 99% positive comments I got, I was upset by those who decided it was easier to complain about my spelling, yes, actually upset as this was a HUGE soul baring event to me, posting my before picture in all honesty and some people still chose to belittle me when I want to share my achievements.
I hope you enjoyed being that petty and got a kick out of it.

Aside from that being told I am inspirational to people made me well up with tears at some points, I never imagined people would aspire to anything that I am, never imagined people would use my example as a way to boost themselves onto more things.
I am so used to being overlooked as nothing that its a very strange feeling, a very emotional feeling.

It makes me warm inside to know that I was the reason somebody didn't leave SP because they where so moved by my words, it makes me feel amazing that my story can give hope to people who are in the position I started at... proof that hard work and dedication can really turn around a life that seems in a hopeless place.

I have tried to reply to as many people who left longer comments, or asked questions... or who simply made me smile, but I want to thank every single person who offered me congratulations and took the time to read my story.

I love the community here on SparkPeople.
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  • v ELAOPET
    hehe! my excuse for bad spelling is I am not english speaking country ! yeah! when people learn croatian better then I have learned english, let them come and I'll allow.
    Anyways, of course you're an inspiration and I get a feeling you have bitter memories behind you (I can relate) which disable you from seing yourself realisticly.... If that is so, try not to forget, you were always beautiful. It's just that people have the need to torture the ones that are different.

    2247 days ago
  • v GETFITTER7
    I feel it is what you say, not how well you can spell it! I can't believe that people can be so picky on spelling...as if they didn't have any typos as well, to err is human. (By the way I had to check for the spell check for typo, at first I spelled it typ-o). emoticon And on my page I spelled lose...as loose, and I got zinged at it too. So needless to say I changed it.
    You have done quite an accomplishment and you should be proud of that! Even people that do writing as a living, paper, magazines, etc. have typos too...and they do that as a living!
    Keep up the great work and you say it like it is...typos or not!
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    2250 days ago
  • v ADELE66
    Whenever you have a moment of self doubt in the future, you can remember now... how it feels... and it will kick self doubt in the ASS!!

    You are all awesomeness!

    :o)
    2251 days ago
  • v SHEENWE
    FROM ONE BAD SPELLER TO THE NEXT SO WHAT. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN TO STAND UP FOR YOUR SELF. YOU HAVE SAID WHAT I HAVE WANTED TO SHOUT FOR YEARS. I HAVE A FAMILY WHO PUTS ME DOWN. LUCKILY I HAVE TO GREAT FRIENDS ALL OF US WITH PROBLEMS AND SOMETIMES WE CRY TOGETHER. SORRY TO GET OF TRACK. BUT YOU GO GIRL. JAN emoticon
    2251 days ago
  • v ME_HERE_NOW
    it is strange when you have gone thru your whole life feeling bad about yourself to suddenly find people see you are motivating and inspirational! i am not used to it myself either. the support we give and receive here is something special i have never experienced before and i think is key to helping us stay on track as we continue to pursue our dreams. we can build ourselves up together, and let the hatas keep on hatin girl, you are amazing ;)
    2251 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/31/2010 2:55:12 PM
  • v WHGRN60
    You deserve every bit of praise and admiration you've gotten--you're doing a great job!!!

    As for your spelling, if someone has bad enough manners to actually comment on it, then their opinion doesn't matter anyway. It's YOUR blog, spell any way you want to!!

    Blessings
    Wendy
    2251 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    You look wonderful and deserve to feel proud.
    2251 days ago
  • v PAMNANGEL
    I had to take a moment to go look at your photos. WOW! You look incredible!
    2251 days ago
  • v TCROSSBAR
    Pookie, you are definitely the most amazing girl, and you should be incredibly proud of yourself; not just for your accomplishments but also for your ability to touch so many people. I know that you've touched me, and I offer thanks for that every day.
    2251 days ago
  • v FLYINGB16
    You are awesome no matter what you weigh! Your success is inspiring but you were always a worthwhile person. I truly wish our self-esteem wasn't tied so closely to that number on the scale. Your journey is full of lessons for all of us. Especially those that like to comment on spelling errors. emoticon emoticon If all they took from your blog was a misspelled word than I really feel bad for them because they are just not getting it. It's very easy to focus on the flaws of others but not so easy to look at ourselves.

    You have achieved an amazing thing with your wellness journey. I am proud of you and I aspire to be as successful as you!

    Have an awesome day!

    Hugs,
    Bonnie
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    2251 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hun you deserve a medal for all you've achieved and all the support from your SP friends.
    That's what makes this site; friendship support and genuine understanding for the struggle that is losing weight, keeping it off and getting on to healthy living for life.

    You are an amazing person and your previous blog certainly merited the VPBP.

    I wish you continued success with everything you want to achieve, enjoy the journey and thank you for the inspiration. emoticon
    2251 days ago
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