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6/23/11 1:08 A

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I am finally content to be me still working on the slow weight loss hugs

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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1/31/11 10:41 P

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Hello everyone,
Just 3 yrs ago I seriously hated myself and loathed to be me!!! It has been 3 yrs in the making and I can now say.....
1) I love ME very much!!!
2) I am proud of ME!!! (lost 34 lbs even with hypothyroid)
3) I don't care what others say about me (negatively)
I know who I am and what I have accomplished and that's good enough for me!!!
4) I am very confident and outspoken when needed to be.
5) I went on a major shopping spree for ME..not my daughters for the first time in 15 yrs!!!! And feel so gorgeous (even though I still am overweight)

Now what are the good things about me.....
1) I love to help others before myself.
2) I love to listen (even though I am deaf) to what people of to say.
3) I have the biggest shoulder you can cry on
4) I give wonderful hugs.
5) I love to play...keeps me young.
6) I am a creative cook and love to create new dishes and test them on family and friends to see their reactions..(good or bad)
7) I am funny.
8) I am creative with life.
9) I am not afraid to try something new.
10) I rescue animals and have successfully found homes to over 300+ cats and about 45 dogs.
11) I am a Sparkie!!!
12) I have stayed successfully married for 21 yrs and counting (did you know that if you have been married 5 yrs. You're an expert in marriage...so sad)
13) I just love life!!!
14) I am sweet tempermental person as long as no one tries to harm my family...(daughters say I am a chihuahua emoticon )
15) I love everyone!!!

This is just some of the things about me...I could write a novel of everything that is good with me and life hahaha emoticon Sparks does some great things to yourself esteem!!!

Edited by: JANETLEE40 at: 1/31/2011 (22:43)
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”



“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever

achieve greatly.”

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible f


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9/16/10 5:57 P

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hi, I'm new here, so although this is hard for me to do...I will give you all the reasons I am a great person to know.

I am funny...I have an odd sense of humor and when I'm not being obtuse or thick-brained, I can be really sharp witted.

I am intelligent. I was a National Merit Scholar and scored a perfect score on the SATs when I was in high school, with the exception of one wrong answer in the math.

I have pretty eyes. Large and blue...although they are starting to look a bit older than they once did!

I am courageous. I live every day with severe, intractable pain...and I do what I need to do despite it. I don't believe in whining (although sometimes, with certain people, I still catch myself doing it.) I have also fought my way out of being wheelchair bound, three different times in my life...and now walk pretty normally (also just had a hip replaced in May...so am walking a LOT better than I was recently!)

I am (was) a good artist...made a living at it. But Psoriatic Arthritis has crippled up my hands too much to do that anymore. *sigh*

can't think of anything more...except maybe that I'm a good cook. Had to be, with a family as picky as mine - lol

PS. I am humble --lol!!
I just looked at the other posts and see that I went a bit overboard. Sorry!!!


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WASCALLYWONE's Photo WASCALLYWONE Posts: 4,775
1/15/10 8:58 A

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Thank you for the validation, Sylvia. This is a daily struggle for many of us, I think.

Reminds me of my daughter, who, at one time, was the only person in our family who was fit and healthy, but I saw her as being a rebel and rejecting "our" way of life. Sometimes her attitude seemed selfish. Love her to death and now I can say she was right about alot of things. She is now 36, mother of three, very thin and I am still fat.

Raelene
"The only difference in "try" and triumph" is UMPH!"

"We ain't what we wants to be, we ain't what we's gonna be, but, Thank God, we'ain't what we used to be!"

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." - Audrey He


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1/15/10 12:29 A

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You are making sense. I have a wonderful Christian counselor who finds it necessary to remind me that I must engage in self-care because if I don't take the best possible care of myself, I won't be able to be the best mother, wife, teacher, Christian, ...that I can be or that I want to be.

I think many women tend to think they need to be selfless and I am learning the hard way that when we become firm and look after ourselves, some people resist the change and can be mean. We have to overcome that as well.

We can do this, it is right and important. We are important and keeping that thought in the forefront of our thinking will help us to become our best in every possible way. I need this and I don't think I'm alone.

Cheers, Sylvia

Peace, Sylvia
Mother of Eight,
National Board Certified Teacher.
Reading Recovery Teacher,
Reading Specialist, and Member of Church of Peace, UCC

"We love because He first loved us."


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1/13/10 11:12 P

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This is a great thread that we need to resurrect.

I am most of the things that were mentioned -- is there a pattern here, that overweight people tend to be?? (Certainly NOT selfish or focused on self, which may be something to work on as we find ourselves under this fat.) Am I making sense here?

Raelene
"The only difference in "try" and triumph" is UMPH!"

"We ain't what we wants to be, we ain't what we's gonna be, but, Thank God, we'ain't what we used to be!"

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." - Audrey He


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6/7/09 10:49 P

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I am thoughtful, responsible, respectful and loving.

Peace, Sylvia
Mother of Eight,
National Board Certified Teacher.
Reading Recovery Teacher,
Reading Specialist, and Member of Church of Peace, UCC

"We love because He first loved us."


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TLDUVALL's Photo TLDUVALL SparkPoints: (42,096)
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1/27/09 7:59 A

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I am getting back on track with the exercise! Next post will be that I have my nutrition back under control as well!

Toni
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1/26/09 8:59 A

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I am emphathetic.
Barb

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Yikes. duplicate
Barb

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12/26/08 11:25 P

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TLDUVALL, that's great news. We all could use hearing about some good news for a change. Thanks for sharing it with the team.

Sharon


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12/26/08 8:28 A

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I was browsing through the pictures taken yesterday and I was amazed at how good I looked...LOL I know this sounds strange... but no matter how much weight I lose it seems when I see myself in a picture or even in the mirror I still see the fat girl... well I saw this one picture of me from yesterday and I looked good! I didn't see the fat girl. It really felt good.

Toni
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11/17/08 10:43 P

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I always try to be honest, and try to get along with everyone.

Sharon


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11/16/08 11:14 A

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Good for you Karen! "You have come along way baby"
Keep up the great job!

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11/16/08 10:43 A

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I am a positive caring person. When I set a goal I make it happen. After losing 30 lbs I look pretty darned good!

Karen


 
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11/16/08 9:49 A

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List all the good things you like about yourself. This is a positive affirmation thread! I know that when I look in the mirror, there are many days that I still see the fat girl... but more and more when I look in the mirror I am finding things I like rather than dislike about myslef.
Tell us the thing you like about yourself! Brag yourself up. You are worth every praise!

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