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"You're getting too skinny!"

Friday, July 20, 2012

No one has ever said that to me ... "You're getting too skinny!" Not that I can remember.

The closest comment somewhat like that was, "Oh you'll never be heavy." But that was at several years ago. I knew I was puffing up, but kept pushing it out of my head.

I remember my denial when a clerk at an upscale store looked at me, urging me to try things on. I had long before stopped trying things on at a store because I could not (cannot) stand to look at myself in those dressing room mirrors.

Today I'm dreaming about the day that people will see me and remark with concern that I'm getting too thin. The day when I actually have to alter my clothes and tailor away fabric to keep things from falling off.

The image just seems delightful to me and compels me to work toward making it become reality!!

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    I know. I want that feedback too!

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ASCHU2 6/27/2014 9:14AM

    I've had people ask me, in a concerned voice,"Are you going to keep losing?!" Wow. People say that most inappropriate things in the guise of concern. They would never say,"Are you going to do something about your weight!? Are you going to keep gaining?!?" When they make comments, I take them with a huge grain of salt. I know they love me, but their comments don't affect my self-esteem that way anymore, because I finally learned to give myself the compliments and recognition I wanted. (I'm still working on my internal boundaries, though...)
I knew early on that my body would never be "skinny," so I embraced "strong" instead. Weight lifting is so empowering for me, but I will definitely never be skinny! Good luck on your journey, and we're with you every step of the way!

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RAINA413 8/12/2012 11:48PM

    You are doing a great job and that imagery is a wonderful motivator!! The first time you alter those clothes is incredible and I am so excited for it to happen to you!! I just know you will get there because you are so dedicated and motivated, too! Keep up the great work and keep Sparking!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/21/2012 6:40PM

    You'll get there!

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MERRYMARY42 7/20/2012 4:12PM

    I have never been too skinny, in my eyes or anyone elses opinion bu that is ok, I do what I can and it is sure not doing very well, just keep your eye on the prize, and the prize is yourself feeling good, and looking exactly how you want, I am not sure if anyone is ever completely satisfied with them selves, but it is a dream

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MILPAM3 7/20/2012 3:23PM

  I won't say "Ewe's not fat; ewe's fluffy." My SIL has that on her frig and it's cute, but not true. She ended up with hip replacements by not facing her problems. You have the right idea and the right goal in mind. Stick with it!

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MISSB8604 7/20/2012 12:32PM

    I have no doubt you'll be successful!

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DOGSTARDADDY 7/20/2012 11:38AM

    One step at a time, right?

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/20/2012 9:58AM

    You can do it!!!!!

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KATHRYNLP 7/20/2012 8:59AM

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EOWYN2424 7/20/2012 8:35AM

    Hang in there!

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