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Four years ago today...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Four years ago today, I was in the best shape of my LIFE! At my smallest, I weighed 129 pounds after tipping the scales at 217 pounds. I had been on the Medifast “diet” for eight months and was just getting used to being skinny. I was living in Virginia, working and trying to do my thing, whatever that was. I had very few friends (I really only hung out with Brenda!), was alone/by myself a lot outside of work, I didn’t have a boyfriend and although I was skinny, that didn’t necessarily mean I was happy.

Four years ago today, I met the man who would eventually be my husband. He literally walked into my life and swept me off my feet. Since we’ve been together, it's no secret that I have gained weight, but I’ve also gained a partner for life and I have been happier than I could have ever imagined.

In rationalizing my weight gain, I justify it as now I am “fat and happy.” I may not be as big as I have been before, but CAN you be thin and happy?? Or should it be HEALTHY and happy?

I think I’m going to go with that.
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/5/2012 12:58PM

    Aww, congrats! And I think you're making a great distinction between thin & healthy. You can do this!

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XRSIZE18 4/5/2012 11:00AM

    You should be pleased with your body and happy. : ) As long as you're healthy and you love yourself, that's what matters!

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SNUZSUZ 4/4/2012 4:52PM

    Congratulations on your 4 years and on being healthy and happy! I think that is the most important thing anyhow:)

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RUTHXG 4/4/2012 3:42PM

    Congrats on this important anniversary! Yay for you & your husband! emoticon

And yes, you CAN be skinny & happy--as long as it's a healthy skinny!

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