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Funny thing happened on the way to the store today...


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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

... not funny really, but weird. An odd occurrence and so unlike me, the "old" me.

I get ready to pull into the farm&home store, and I see a friend loading up her Tahoe. I have known her for years. We use to ride horses most every weekend, before I got so heavy. Earlier this spring she was coming over every few days to Zumba with me as she was wanting to drop a few pounds also.

And normally when this would happen .... Panic would set in! I would be thinking .... "Oh! It's not too late! She hasnt seen me yet! I can just drive by and come back later!!"

You see the old me really didnt like for ppl to see how heavy I had become. I would go out of my way to not see people. To not talk to people. I could still stay in contact just fine via computer, I didnt really NEED to see anyone. I could just stay here in my bubble.

But today, I was in a good mood anyways, and that thought only briefly passed through my head, only a split second of panic. Instead, I pulled up my big girl britches and pulled in right across from her. I held my head up high and hopped out of the truck and went and gave her a big ole hug!

It was a great feeling to not be held back because of lack of self-confidence, or afraid of the way I looked, & just having the freedom to physically move about and have a spring to my step. It was fantastic! emoticon

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NASFKAB 1/5/2013 5:31AM

  awesome

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/5/2012 7:06PM

    Good for you!!

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TORTISE110 12/2/2012 5:37AM

    Such a good thing to do and know about yourself. No more avoiding hugs for you! Real blog. Thank you!

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HAKAPES 11/28/2012 2:29AM

    Let's go and HUG with that awesome body! :-)

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JURASSICSUE 11/27/2012 1:17PM

    How great!
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I'm looking forward to similar achievements and reading blogs like yours really inspires me to keep going, thanks!
Sue

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ESME25 11/27/2012 10:27AM

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IRONBLOSSOM 11/26/2012 1:48PM

    Woohoo! Hold your head up high and work it! :-) That's such a great feeling, I'm glad you were able to experience it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACTIONHEROFOX 11/26/2012 9:22AM

    I do the same thing - hiding I mean. Kudos to you for being strong and getting over hiding. emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 11/26/2012 9:21AM

    Wonderful!

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KATIEEMMA5 11/26/2012 2:42AM

    and I bet that big ole hug felt like magic

xxxx

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CHERBEAR62 11/25/2012 9:04AM

    That is so awesome!

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WILSON425 11/25/2012 12:31AM

    Good job. I will get there some day!

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MARYJEANSL 11/24/2012 10:46PM

  Seemingly such a small thing, but really a huge giant step in self-confidence and success. Good job!

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AMOMENTSNOTICE 11/24/2012 6:27AM

    Strut that fabulousness that is you!
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JOANNHUNT 11/22/2012 10:00AM

    emoticon Good for you. Hold that head high. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSANK16 11/22/2012 6:28AM

  Hurrah - amazing what you can do when you are comfortable in your own skin!!!

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JAMER123 11/22/2012 12:31AM

    Good for you!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/21/2012 11:09PM

  Good for you! You have no reason to feel guilty, because you are being proactive, so congratulate yourself. Wonderful, you have a partner to join you.

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NEWTINK 11/21/2012 9:04PM

    Such a good thing to find is self confidence ... Congratulations girl ... you rock emoticon

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DOVESEYES 11/21/2012 6:19PM

    Wow what a lovely thanksgiving blog. Good for you emoticon

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PCASEY7 11/21/2012 5:11PM

    Oh yes, the old me can so relate to this blog! Now people ask me if I'm speed walking as I have things to do, people to see and places to go! Keep up the great work!

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DB1167 11/21/2012 4:48PM

    THAT IS AWESOME!~ YOU GO GIRL!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/21/2012 4:26PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 11/21/2012 4:00PM

    Bring it on!

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PHEBESS 11/21/2012 3:57PM

    YAY for new found freedoms!!!!

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K-GETTING-FIT 11/21/2012 3:56PM

    Awwww, that is simply beautiful:) Thanks for sharing!!!

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JIBBIE49 11/21/2012 3:36PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 11/21/2012 2:53PM

    Good for you! Awesome!!

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TONYVAND1 11/21/2012 12:08PM

  Awesome way to go.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/21/2012 12:06PM

    YAY NSV!

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MARYBETH4884 11/21/2012 11:58AM

    What a great non scale victory!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/21/2012 11:10AM

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NEWVINE 11/21/2012 10:26AM

   

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TURTLETRACK 11/21/2012 10:15AM

    good going now you will come out of your shell more often. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 11/21/2012 10:09AM

    That is great news!! You are definitely on the way to a healthier you!! Keep up the great work!

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