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2/9/11 7:57 A

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Not too happy about my body but it's not the worst looking one I've seen. Still trying to love and appreciate all my body parts. At least they're all still working!


Best your own best friend. Take real good care of yourself!

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.

- Steve Young



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2/9/11 6:05 A

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I agree with you about the cold. I like to walk outside but I can't stand the cold. Right now I walk in the building I work in. I work on the 2nd floor so I walk down to the lower level, walk through the tunnel, turn around and walk up a different set of stairs and walk through the building and then do it all again. At least I have my iPod to keep me company.



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2/8/11 6:27 P

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Thanks. My question on the swimming now is if I have to turn my head and bend my neck too much and pinch the artery in it. I was at the ER for 2 nights and 2 1/4 days this weekend while they were figuring out why I kept getting severely dizzy. Most people came up with nothing, so I was sent home. Then the neurologists went over the MRI again and said to come back because there was a problem in the brain. It turned out to be the artery feeding the brain.

I was swimming quite a bit for exercise, but haven't for a while. Even with a really warm pool, I don't like the cold outside after I get out. I would really like to get back to it when it warms up and maybe if I lose some weight it won't be a problem.

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2/8/11 6:17 P

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I chose to lose weight
I chose to exercise daily
I am getting closer to my goals every day
I chose to stick to my diet

I say them over and over. They say you have to fake it until you believe it. I am still at the faking it part but it helps. I am starting to believe.

I think swimming is the best exercise you could do because it is so easy on all your joints. I used to do water aerobics but now since we moved I don't live near a YMCA



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2/8/11 3:16 P

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Thanks Liz. I try not to let them hurt me like that and try not to remember them at all. Sometimes something said reminds me.

What are the affirmations that help you lose weight? I really need to double my efforts (have gained everything back and can't lose at all) since I found out I have a problem with an artery to my brain and they said losing will help a little. They did a thyroid function test, but I didn't get the results. I'll ask my PCP about that Thursday among other things like what exercises I can do without crimping down on that artery. I'm hoping swimming will be okay, but I might have to lose some before I can go back to that.

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2/8/11 6:30 A

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I don't know how I would handle that. People that feel the need to put other people down are cruel and insecure. Looking at your spark page I think you are beautiful. You have a great personality and I love reading your posts. You have a love for animals that not a lot of people have. Don't let anyone tell you that you are ugly anymore. You need to be positive and look in that mirror and say outloud I look good, I feel good, I am good. They just want to bring you down. If they see that it is affecting you they won't stop. Now - what are you going to say to the mirror every day? Repeat after me. I look good. I feel good. I am good. I use positive affirmation to lose weight. I have 5 that I use right now. Remember when you carry those comments with you, you are the only person who is being hurt by them. The people who said them have long forgot they even said them. Don't let them have that kind of power over you.

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2/8/11 12:22 A

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It's not a joke. I had a woman get on the light rail one time and say "God, you're ugly!" to me and proceed to tell me just how ugly I was. Also many places I had applied for jobs they would throw my application away as I was walking out and everybody laughing at how ugly that one was. One place told me all these places I needed to go to get makeovers before I had any chance at being hired because she said "nobody wants someone that looks like you working for them." And I had very carefully dresed nice for it' I know they don't know much, but it hurt.

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2/7/11 6:35 A

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I can only hope you are joking - cause as a joke it would be at least understandable. If you are truly serious - I am mouth wide open gaping shocked. Who do they think they are! If they knew you at all they would see a beautiful person. I am one that really judges people by their actions and personality. I have known some people who had a beautiful outer skin and they were ugly because of how they were. You better not listen to any of them. In fact, I want you to stand in fron to the mirror every day, at least once a day and look yourself right in the eye and say "I am a beautiful person on the inside and the outside." You need to do this for 30 days. I AM SERIOUS!! Don't make me come down there!

Liz



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2/6/11 7:19 P

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No, but I never have been. I have been told I was ugly by too many people.

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2/6/11 6:26 P

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I don't like the way I look naked but I don't walk around naked so I guess I am safe. I would like to slim down some and lose some of my belly fat for health reasons but I am not unhappy with the way I look.



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2/6/11 6:25 P

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Are you happy with the way you look right now?




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