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Friday, February 15, 2013

I heard about the world-wide women's demonstration ,Feb 14, "Stand up and Dance" to draw attention to the fact that 1 out of 3 women will be assaulted in their lifetimes. My first thought was I should have told someone in the university dance department where I work about it. It would have been something really special for that group.
My second thought was...I..could help organize something on campus. This is beginning to change my life. Im not losing any weight, but I'm going to an aerobics class and did a short workout video the other day just to blow off some steam. And never,never,never have I thought of myself as someone who could actually put good ideas into action. I have plenty of good ideas but not the confidence to "give them legs".

In honor of Valentine's Day, I want to thank my husband who drives me to aerobics everytime I go, no matter how tired he is, and who insisted I sign up in the first place. He wisely made me pay for it because I'm too cheap to waste the money, so I keep going. He's definitely one of the good guys.

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NANCYPAT1 2/19/2013 5:24PM

    I had not heard of Stand Up and Dance either - I have seen Take Back the Night Rallys and other things of that sort. I used to work with the women's group on campus when I was an adult student at 3 different colleges. I heard many stories much like yours. Your growth is an amazing testament to the POWER of LOVING YOURSELF enough to RESPECT and forgive yourself. Weight is NOT who you are - as you do these other wonderful things, your weight will follow you right out the door.

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63KEEPONGOING 2/18/2013 9:40PM

  Glad you have a very supportive husband.

When we have good ideas; often we have to get out of our comfort zones to try them out! Usually we are glad we did.
I usually pray about it several times and if I still feel strong about it; I ask God for HIs courage. Usually I am overwhelmed with the results.

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JO28352 2/15/2013 11:59AM

    Sounds like you have a great husband. emoticon

This is the first I've heard about Stand Up and Dance. I'll have to look into it myself What a great springboard to awareness!

Wishing you the best!!! emoticon

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