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Day 728- Dear J.D.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

I thought about writing this blog on Monday night, but I wanted to wait until I had the time to sit down and really think about what I was saying before I did. You see, Monday, I planned on skipping the gym because I couldn't find my tennis shoes or gym bag. But when JD texted me that afternoon asking me if I was working out, and I told him that, he searched our house, found my shoes and bag, packed me work out clothes and met me at the gym after work. And even writing that now it makes me emotional. So I wanted to write this letter to J.D. but also share it with you, because I think it's important that you all know what an amazing support system I have.

Dear J.D.,

Thank you.

Thank you for loving me at my largest.

By loving me at my largest, you loved me when I didn't love myself. I know that my insecurities and my lack of self-esteem led to problems. I was so jealous, and so scared that you would fall out of love with me, due to the way I looked. I was so frightened that eventually, you would realize you were out of my league and just leave. But you never did. You stayed with me through many unsuccessful diets.

You always tried to help in any way that you could whether that was gently asking if I really wanted that extra helping, or inviting me to work out with you, you tried very hard to help me,long before I was willing to accept the help. But you never gave up on me, even when I gave up on myself. And for that I can't thank you enough

When I finally found SparkPeople, and got into a groove, you couldn't help but tell me how proud you were. You were constantly commenting on my weight loss and mentioning how light I was every time you picked me up.

And you weren't just picking me up literally, though you do enjoy that.

You pick me up from my lowest of lows. When I've had a bad day eating, or a day when I don't want to go to the gym, you pick me up and make me better. You make me a better person. You've been along for 6 and a half years of this roller coaster and I feel so lucky to have found you so early in life.

You've shared in so many of my triumphs. You proposed the weekend of my half-marathon, and yesterday, you ran your first 5-mile Turkey Trot with me and your mom and sisters.

On a day where we reflect on what we're thankful for, I'm thankful for so much. I'm thankful for my wonderful family. I'm thankful for SparkPeople and finally gaining control of my life and becoming a healthier happier person.

And I am so incredibly happy to have you in my life J.D.

You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. And I'm so glad I get to spend the rest of my life with you.

Thank you for your love and support, J.D. You're stuck with me forever.


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MARKATSPARK 10/18/2015 6:35AM


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CATNCAG 12/4/2014 3:32PM

    Bobcat girl I am quite sure that you & JD have both found your true SOUL MATES! I have goose bumps! I am so happy for you! I am lucky as well. My husband of 16 years is still my best friend, we are still intimate & very much in love! The difference is it took me twice to get it right but I am so thankful to have had that second chance! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LORIVIOLA 4/15/2014 8:01AM

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GRAMPIAN 2/9/2014 5:11AM

  Wonderful. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 1/14/2014 9:42PM

    As always great blog

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LACHELY 1/6/2014 5:34AM

    Congrats my friend. I love it God bless you guys

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GREGGWEISBROD 12/18/2013 3:36PM

    I legitimately have tears in my eyes, lol. I love 'love'. I love watching love win. I love seeing others lift each other up to achieve dreams they never thought possible. In short, I love J.D.! :-D and you too of course, lol.

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CHERSREADY2LOSE 12/18/2013 9:40AM

    This blog was great it made me cry! I love the pictures, especially the one you used for your background! You look so happy!
I have been on spark for a year and still at the same weight if not a few pounds heavier. Something just hasn't clicked yet.
But am very proud of you!

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SOSHIV2011 12/13/2013 1:51PM

his was such an emotional, loving blog...J is indeed lucky to have a loving person like you in his life!!

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HEALTHY-CHOICES 12/11/2013 8:21AM

  Awww... such an inspiration !!! I'm so happy you two have each other & are able encourage each other ! Good for you for being able to accept his help - I'm not very good at that ;-} so I see that as a real victory :-) ! Keep up the good work !!! And Merry Christmas !!!

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TERRIMMIX 12/10/2013 1:37PM

    Awwwwww sniff sniff... pass the hanky.

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LEANMEAN2 12/8/2013 6:13AM

    He sounds like a keeper!

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JULIA1154 12/6/2013 9:51PM

  It sounds like both of you know how lucky you are to have found each other.

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SENNAIRA 12/5/2013 10:52AM

  That was so beautiful! Almost had me crying here at my desk!! He sounds like he will make a great husband. You guys are so cute and I absolutely love the engagement picture on your background. Keep on being awesome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUCYSPARKS 12/4/2013 9:19PM

    Very nice!

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DRTOVAH 12/4/2013 11:28AM

  great post!

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IAMZBEE 12/4/2013 9:19AM

    This is so sweet. J.D. is one lucky guy! emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 12/3/2013 7:18PM

    This is so beautiful and sweet!

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    This is so beautiful and sweet! You both look soo happy. Congrats!

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G33K10V3 12/3/2013 5:38AM

    I really think that you Spark People like making me cry! I'm so proud of you and emoticon to that fella of yours!!! Happy happy happy life to you both!!! emoticon

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1DRWOMAN 12/3/2013 12:13AM're making me tear up at work!! That was a fantastic blog! loved it! Congratulations!!! xo

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SUSIEMT 12/2/2013 8:39PM

    You bad bad girl! You didn't post a warning regarding possible kleenex needed for crying! Good for you! I want to see you live happily ever after with JD!

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ONTHEPATH2 12/2/2013 4:29PM

    Beautiful - both of you - inside and out! Keep sparking!!! emoticon

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SBARGANZ 12/2/2013 4:06PM

    Good job, JD! :)

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JILLRY03 12/2/2013 3:25PM

    You are such a beautiful person inside and out! And it sounds to me like JD is also! I'm sure he appreciated this letter more than you could ever know! I wrote a similar letter to my husband and it made him cry! Wow do we have some great men!

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UWPALUM 12/2/2013 2:29PM

    I have goosebumps reading your letter. On one hand I'm even a little jealous that you have such an amazing guy in your life and just pray that I am that lucky someday as well. But mostly I'm just so impressed that you realize what a support he is to you and you aren't taking that for granted! I know you are on a great path moving forward in your life! Amazing.

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IMAGINE46 12/2/2013 1:56PM

  What a wonderful letter. Thank you for sharing!

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DEIDRESH 12/2/2013 12:12PM

    such a sweet letter. :) you have a great guy indeed.

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FITMOMMA4LIFE 12/2/2013 10:04AM

    That was a beautiful letter! Some people say that angels don't walk among us, but I believe you found yours.

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COLLARN 12/2/2013 7:32AM

  To have such an incredible support system, but even better is to know that you do and that you're thankful. So awesome.

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SSUSMITA 12/2/2013 4:26AM

    Adorable that you found each other! emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 12/2/2013 2:38AM

    Thank you so much for sharing! That was absolutely beautiful!

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BENTOGYRL 12/2/2013 12:22AM

    So awesome. What a great partner to stick with you through life.

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SUPERDAD55 12/1/2013 10:03PM

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You have a great guy there,
What we call a "KEEPER".
Hold on to him, he is an example of
what a great partner is. I bet you are
also an inspiration to him also.
Keep the love young and strong.
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JADED_CHICK19 12/1/2013 9:31PM

    emoticon Such a sweet blog..

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IMRDDY 12/1/2013 8:57PM

    Beautiful! Not only are you an inspiration and motivator, but you fiance serves as an inspiration of how a man loves unconditionally. All the best to you both. You are loved and you deserve it.

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SIMONEKP 12/1/2013 8:01PM

    very nice

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4KWALK 12/1/2013 7:33PM

    Keep on supporting, encouraging, and being there for each other. This will ensure that your marriage will be successful.
Beautiful blog.

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KALEWINE 12/1/2013 5:14PM

    That was beautiful! You are so lucky to have such wonderful support!

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HEALTHYJILL124 12/1/2013 4:49PM

    I love it!! I am so happy for you both!! You are both beautiful and an inspiration!! Love the pics. You have a great future together!

I can understand how you were feeling in the beginning, because that is partially my motivation to change. I don't want to be jealous and think my man will leave me. Not a fun way to go through life, And I need to believe in myself again!

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JRRING 12/1/2013 1:25PM

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SHARONCAPPS 12/1/2013 10:20AM

  How wonderful for you to have such a supporting man in your life. Congrats. Thanks for the inspiring post.

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NEWTINK 12/1/2013 8:37AM

    emoticon so heartfelt and sincere

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