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9/26/10 9:25 P

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This will be my first cruise too, Pixie. I am so excited. I never thought that I would ever go on a cruise. I will definitely take a lot of pictures and post them.

*~ Lainie ~*

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." - Albert Schweitzer

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia



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I have never been on a cruise and I can't wait to hear about it. I hope you'll post your pictures of the cruise on your page, Lainie.



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9/26/10 12:11 P

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Thank you, ladies, for all your support. It means so much to me.

Just 10 more days until cruise time. I think I'm driving my son crazy talking about it. lol

*~ Lainie ~*

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." - Albert Schweitzer

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia



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9/26/10 7:15 A

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Lainie, you have a wonderful time on your cruise. You totally deserve the pampering you'll receive.


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9/25/10 11:37 P

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Lainie - I hope your cruise is a real release mechanism for you. You need to feel good about yourself COMPLETELY, and I hope this does it for you.
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I'm sorry for what your husband did Lainie. I can see how that would take a long time to recover from something like that. You sound like you have made loads of progress!! I am so happy for you! Have a great time on your cruise and be sure to tell us all about it!

Me, myself and I are definitely what stands in my way sometimes. I caught myself driving home from work yesterday thinking "Ahhhhh, it's the weekend, I want to go off my plan just for today". I definitely try to live one day at a time and sometimes one hour at a time. I can say I have made progress in that area because I will catch my destructive thinking and then most of the time take action against it.
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9/25/10 6:03 P

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Double post, sorry.



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Lainie, I'm so sorry your husband abused you. My first husband was abusive too. I am a survivor of 14 years of abuse, and actually you could say I survived almost 40 years of abuse, because my parents started it.





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9/25/10 4:54 P

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I have definitely been holding myself back over the past 19 years. Well, I've been actually hiding behind my weight. My husband broke my heart and then abused me verbally, mentally, and physically. I'm afraid to trust people. The only people who I allow to get close to me is family. I have been getting better over the years. It took me awhile to realize what I was doing. I was a sad person for a long time. I have a bunch of online friends and hope to one day meet some of them. I've talked to a few on the phone. I think taking this cruise in 11 days is really going to help me too. I never do anything for myself. It's always for everyone else. It's always been that way. Now, it's all about me. I don't think I will ever get married again, but I am starting to get to the point where I want to meet people and try to get close to someone again. I'm making progress little by little.

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"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." - Albert Schweitzer

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia



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9/25/10 6:32 A

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write it before i bite it! one i am always trying to keep in my brain..

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9/25/10 6:06 A

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"Just one day at a time to make progress"...this is a good one Linda. That is why we are here to learn to take our journey one day at a time. We are not working on perfection.

Erin, that is so sad to make yourself fat on purpose, but then I looked at this and I realized I did the same thing, if you go on binges and stuff your face you made yourself fat on purpose.

If food is not your problem, then it won't be the solution.

So let's all work hard at finding something else to do when we are stressed, reach for a good book to read or get out for a walk, instead of reaching for food. emoticon


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"Life is short, Be yourself, Forgive quickly, Love totally, Laugh uncontrollably and never forget something that made you smile."


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9/24/10 11:55 P

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Medical issues block some of my progress but what I wish I could let go of and have never been able to is that I got fat on purpose. And now I am paying for it big time. And yet, I'm not sure I wouldn't do the same thing again if the circumstances were the same. So I vacillate back and forth between beating myself up and saying I did the best I could.

But this team may be a good place to de-stress and try to answer some of these really hard questions that are holding me back. Just put one foot in front of the other - and try not to look back but only forward.

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"Just one day at a time to make progress"...I love it! Thats what this team is about!



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9/24/10 5:09 P

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I am progress at work..not perfection.. so that means i really have to work hard on me.. just one day at a time to make progress with me and be happy in my own skin.If that makes since. emoticon

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I am a stressor. I hold everything in and it definitely effects my weight lose. I have learned that I need to take time for myself and de-stress. It is very important key to successful weight lose. BUT its a work in progress. emoticon

Run when you can, walk when you have to; crawl if you must just never give up............ My motto for life


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I know that I am my own worst enemy and I need to let go of any and all hurts from the past.

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I know there are things holding me back and I am trying so hard to let them go. I want to move ahead and be the best person I can be.

I have let the past hurt me for much too long. I am ready to put it behind me and move ahead.

This isn't easy for me. But I know I need to face things and then let them go. I'm tired of holding on to things that only hurt me.



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Yes, I am afraid I am, but I am getting better about it

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Pixie I work on this daily. I have come a long way and I'm not as affected as I once was.

However I still have family members who constantly want to bring up the past and won't let it go, they say they need to bring it up to help them. But I don't see it helping as they aren't learning to get over it.

Of course whenever they bring up the past it puts me in "emotional eating" thinking, wish I could learn to not listen to them, but that's what a big sister does.

What about the rest of you?


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"Life is short, Be yourself, Forgive quickly, Love totally, Laugh uncontrollably and never forget something that made you smile."


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I was thinking about this quote today;

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes.
In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.
Release the hurt. Release the fear.
Refuse to entertain your old pain.
The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.
What is it you would let go of today?"
-- Mary Manin Morrissey

Are you holding on to old pain and doubt? Is this affecting your ability to make progress? So what do you need to let go of today?



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