I'm sorry you got fired because of your inability to lose weight at the time....how insensitive of a Christian organization. Anyway...will not get up in that conversation. Congrats though on picking up yourself and creating a new niche for your life! Congrats on your weight loss and welcome to our team.
#24 Jeff Gordon
1. The Brazen Bazen -SC 2. Leader of sorts (I use that title loosely) of the Nascar Spark Girls' Team
2009 - "Humor and Prozac - the only way to survive rough spots in this road we call life" by me 2008-Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. -Langston Hughes 2007-***When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then w
current weight: 230.0
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Without going into a lot of detail, on February 14, 2003, I was advised that I was being fired from being a pastor. Why?? Because I was given 2 years to lose down to my goal weight and I had not lost weight. Therefore, since I didn't lose the weight, I was emotionally unstable (so the boss said). I had several psychologist advise me that I was above average in emotional stability and I even received a certificate to prove it! However, this devastated me in some ways, reaffirmed my fears of not being good enough, and was perhaps one of the best things that I could have ever gone through. I believed the determination of emotionally unstable for a while, or at least I didn't fight for myself. My past and my childhood had caused me to seriously doubt myself. It took me a while to rebound, but I have! I went from the church to the corporate world. I picked myself "up by the bootstrings" and went on. I had an experience that made me fight for myself and what I believed in. Realizing that the department that I was working in was very unhealthy, I transferred out the first chance that I got. Hallelujah!
In the new department I was thrown into the banking world that i knew nothing of. I had to be humble and ask for help. (I hate asking for help for myself)! I learned to laugh at my mistakes and to let go and be open to change. I had so much free time, I was able to work on my eating and developed a 9 week eating meal plan. I follow this yet today (4 1/2 months later). I was able to journal a lot and found my love for myself. I found my love for self encouragement once again. I have become open to my new way of living. I am a force to be reckoned with.
I have a wonderful work environment that fosters the ability to make mistakes and to learn from them in a gentle, caring way. I have a supervisor that is wonderful. I have lost 35 pounds since September, but have lost a whole lot more baggage that I carried around for years.
As I was walking today, I realized just how far I have come. I am amazing! I am sometimes crazy, sometimes serious, sometimes near perfect, sometimes far from perfect. That is okay and totally acceptable. I am ME!!! I am open to change and am super excited for the future. I believe that when I am open, doors open for me. Bring it on! I am ready!!!!!!!!!!!!
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