Cynthia, Lilac, Angela, Tiny, Linda, you are AMAZING being able to give up smoking! That is fantastic! Also the best thing you could have done to improve your health. And I bet by being able to do something so very difficult to give up such a bad addiction -it would show you you CAN do what ever you put your mind to, and that includes losing weight!
Angela, wow on getting your father's taxes down, that is INCREDIBLE. Girl, you have just found a way you can make money -doing people's taxes!! That is a skill like no other!! People hear what you can do you will have to beat them off with a stick!!
Angel, very well done -its hard to want to do exercise when you are in so much pain, but once you get over the 'hump', it does really get better and does help you cope with your condition better. High Five for kicking the walker to the curb!!
Well done Kim, releasing your anger does lead to less stress and more contentment with life. I have the fiery temper that goes with red hair and have had to bite my tongue on many an occasion, but I still tend to let it simmer and resent even if I don't show it outwards.
My biggest victory was overcoming being a painfully shy, almost agoraphobic shell of a person (in school I refused any public speaking and would take a zero on the assignments rather than do them) into being able to face the public and meet and greet strangers for the first time and look them in the eye. I still have painful insecure moments at times, its hard to get rid of years of habit, but for the most part I can control it. This is what I have to thank the bridge club. The first 30 plus years of my life was spent being at home (or work) with no social life except the TV and my video games. What caused it was a terrible childhood of being bullied, told I was ugly, gimp, etc. and being harassed even by strangers on the street, getting spit on, bottles thrown at me and curses by people driving by. My sister treated me like I was her own personal slave and I was always told to shut up in family conversations as I was the baby and had nothing important to say. But now I know I am a person too, have important things to say and have a right to walk these streets too.
Never Give Up! When one door closes, I simply kick down another one!!
Stand Tall, Walk Proud-Dani W, Fitness Instructor
You CAN do it!
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