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Thursday, January 10, 2013

I had to go through lots of old pictures yesterday to pick some for my son's senior ad in his yearbook. He is graduating this year. I saw lots of pictures of myself in my 20's when I was first married. I was thin, beautiful, young, with clear skin and a bright glowing smile. It's funny because I don't remember feeling that way. I felt fat and ugly. I always felt self-conscious and didn't know how to dress very well. As I look through those pictures I'm wearing lots of baggy sweatshirts and t-shirts and jeans

I always had weak stomach muscles and a little bit of a tummy. I won't ever forget a time on the train in Europe during our first year of marriage. My husband and I were on the train and a guy next to me said "Congratulations". He thought I was pregnant. I think I weighed maybe 115 pounds at the time! That incident cemented in my brain that I was fat.

Now I am 175 pounds. i don't know how to get back there. Of course, I can't go back. I am not that same person. I have to go forward. I have to create a better future for myself.

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DRASADAF 1/11/2013 4:24AM

    yes i can understand ur plight absolutely....i am myself in the same boat as u..dont lose heart we can do it...

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MIRFA71 1/11/2013 3:38AM

    Don't loose heart and don't ever give up. The steps you are taking to improving your health and attain a desirable healthy weight will pay off. Slow and steady wins the race. Just be consistent and always have a positive attitude. We usually neglect ourselves looking after kids and other household responsibilities. Its never too late. emoticon emoticon

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JYOTI68 1/11/2013 1:22AM

    That true, we all have to move forward. I am sure you will find a way to get back to a healthy weight. I remember that until I was married until 27, I never had any extra weight. I was 125. But with kids and responsibilities, I did not get to take care of myself. I used to think then, that I am fat but now I can't even imagine, I feel morbidly obese at 166.
I wish you good luck and keep up the efforts., they will get results...

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BRANDIM_81 1/10/2013 11:08AM

    You can do it! Good luck on your journey to a healthier, happier you.
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