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    DANDYMANDERZ   3,204
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I saw that person today

Thursday, August 16, 2012

So, over the weekend with the help of my dad, my boyfriend and I redecorated our living room. We got a new t.v. stand, we moved our couch and we put up some mirrors to make it look bigger since we live in a pretty tiny house. An added bonus of putting the mirrors up is I can see myself when I workout now. Often times when I look in the mirror, even though I have come so far, I see my stretch marks, my loose skin, excess fat that I feel like I need to lose, but today while I was doing my workout I watched myself in the mirror. I saw my muscles, my form, and most of all I saw my determination and strength. I saw the person that I have always wanted to be, the person I knew was in there. I saw how hard I was working out, the sweat just dripping everywhere and I smiled. I smiled because I finally looked in the mirror and saw me. Yes, I do have stretch marks, yes, I do have loose skin, and no, I'm not completely ripped with muscle, but I worked hard for what I do have, and all of those things are reminders of who I once was. Reminders of how far I've come. I am fierce, I am determined, and I am beautiful. So, if you get the chance, look in the mirror and try to see that person. The person you know you can be.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 9/10/2014 7:05AM

    Wow!--You are doing well!

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JUSTSILVIE 8/11/2014 10:02PM

    Great Blog! You look so healthy and Fit, but from the pictures I would say you were always beautiful. Congratulations on a job so well done. emoticon

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CLH722 10/11/2012 5:47PM

    I loved this blog! I think we all strive for the "perfect" body and don't take enough time to appreciate what we have. No matter what physical flaws you have, there is someone out there who wishes they had your body.

Thank you for your honesty and your insight!


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ROCKMAN6797 8/19/2012 7:45PM

    Congratulations and emoticon

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WILDHONEYPIE1 8/18/2012 9:25PM

    Inspirational! emoticon for sharing.


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BMW9295 8/18/2012 9:08PM

    How great is that! One day I hope to be where you are.

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GOODLOOKIN69 8/16/2012 10:29PM

    Thanks for sharing and know that any loose skin and stretch marks are like battle scars-they will remind you of the fight you fought and the freedom you gained. That's the way I'm looking at mine! emoticon

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DENNISWIFE 8/16/2012 4:32PM

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. It was beautifully said.
Congrats on seeing what others see....

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KATD13 8/16/2012 4:29PM


Sometimes it's hard to see past the flaws. To really see the true you.
I'm glad all your hard work is paying off!

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TATERCAT 8/16/2012 1:57PM

    That is wonderful! You should be proud of your accomplishments because you have come so far.

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KERHOO 8/16/2012 10:04AM

    I have been wondering if loose skin is a problem or not? I see lots of dramatic weight loss pictures on here but haven't seen much mention of that. You look fantastic......keep up the great work!! emoticon

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GINNABOOTS 8/16/2012 9:34AM

    Beautiful blog. I am so happy for you & thanks for sharing.

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PYNETREE 8/16/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon Look at YOU!! You are doing it! emoticon

Go Girl!

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FARIS71 8/16/2012 9:03AM

    That is awesome. I sometimes see that same lady with loose skin and persistence in the mirror at the gym. She's pretty cool.

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