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I will win this battle!!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

I have been struggling with my weight since I was 13 years old and if I knew then what I knew now, I would not be fighting this war with my body. Growing up as a child of divorced parents, I spent most of my time alone listening to music, watching television or out riding my bike. Then as I entered my pre-teen years, I found myself turning to food more and more, especially when I got angry or upset with my mother, brother or someone else. I would sneak food into my bedroom, eat as much as I could when no one was home, I felt guilty about it later but I continued on eating. I was a wallflower whom everyone ignored, no matter how much I tried, I could never fit in, not even with my own family. Now that I have two kids of my own, I want to be around for them as much and as long as possible. I have started eating right, walking everyday, even though I know just walking isn't enough to get in the shape I want to be. I will never give up on myself and I will win this battle!!!! Thank you for reading and God bless!!!!
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OTEN36 9/30/2012 11:34PM

    Of course you will win Misty................
I am so happy for you that your back on the healthy band wagon.
I've done pretty good this summer. Not perfect mind you but I've learned to be nicer to myself and THAT my friend took a long time. It occured to me that I would never think such poor thoughts of a friend had they fell off the health band wagon and felt badly for it. But I would think poorly of myself and that is wrong. I decided to be my own best friend especially during this time. It's like I have wasted 49 years of my life. Why was I so terribly hard on myself? I don't know. As long as I've changed I guess it doesn't matter.
I'm super proud of you.
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