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Believe ... in YOU!


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013



One day, I found out that I weighed 281 pounds. Honestly, I didn't know it before the nurse told me. Not a clue. I knew I was really, really overweight, but I hadn't quantified the number in several years. I was mortified when the nurse did it for me. I ate and ate and ate ... trying to push those horrified feelings away. Within short order, I was 300 pounds.

Today, I tell people that I once weighed 300 pounds and they look at me as if I just told them that I was once purple. There is no looking at me that can help them paint that 300 pound picture. No frame of reference.

It's taken me a very long time to erase the who that I once was ... and I'm not completely finished yet. There are some old remnants of that very obese woman still in my head ... and in my heart. I've chosen to be a new me. A different me. A me who doesn't need food to satisfy my emotions. You doesn't run to food to solve my problems. To become a woman who loves to exercise. To be confident in me. To stand up and take my problems head on. To hope for a forever that is as beautiful as my dreams. To believe that I can have all that I've ever wanted!


... because she can!



... because you will be strong enough!



... so believe ... in YOU!
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GRAMPIAN 10/3/2013 6:38AM

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2BDYNAMIC 8/29/2013 9:11PM

    I am so very happy for you ........... May the memory of former things continue to grow dim as you grow stronger and increasingly committed to your journey of health and fitness for life ............. And IT WILL!!!! emoticon and thanks for sharing an amazing testimony!!

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SEATTLE58 8/28/2013 11:13PM

    I got choked up reading this! Oh girl, you've come so far! Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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NJPRINCESS9091 8/26/2013 4:23PM

    Awesome! I needed a pick me up today and you gave me it through your post!

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KICKINGKILOS 8/25/2013 1:46PM

    I have tears in my eyes after reading this. Ina good way.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/23/2013 3:14PM

    Wonderful!!! I love love love the positivity and encouragement just shining through your words and the images you included. :)

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  Good blog

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DRTOVAH 8/22/2013 10:35PM

  Congrats, I'm so happy to hear of your success!

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JAMER123 8/22/2013 10:28PM

    What a wonderful blog!! Great self image which is what we all need to get to.
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SIMONEKP 8/22/2013 9:12PM

    good for you

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    Excellent!!

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    So glad for you!!

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JSEATTLE 8/22/2013 2:27PM

  Because you can and because you have!!

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KARRENLYNN 8/22/2013 1:31PM

    Congratulations on your success!

Karen

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/22/2013 10:05AM

    These are the nearest motivational photos you have up! So true! I need to figure out what I need to say to counteract my negative self-talk that would actually be believeable to me.

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/22/2013 10:03AM

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MIMIDOT 8/22/2013 9:01AM

    Awesome blog! Loved it!

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MOMMY445 8/22/2013 8:07AM

    loved this blog! thanks for sharing and have a terrific day!

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ROSEMARY107 8/22/2013 6:43AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SHERYLP461 8/22/2013 6:18AM

    Thanks

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WATERDIAMONDS 8/22/2013 6:07AM

    So very well said. Thank you.

And congratulations on your success.

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JANEMARIE77 8/22/2013 5:45AM

    “There’s no amount of self-improvement that can make up for a lack of self-acceptance.” Robert Holden read this the other day thought I would share
thank you

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