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''I Never Expected to Inspire Others''

Weight Loss Led to a Meaningful Moment with My Son

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SDAILEY4

8/9/2014 4:07:50 AM

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Yes, I had to grab a tissue to wipe my eyes before I even got to the end of your blog. Truly inspirational and beautiful.

JYEAST

1/27/2014 9:56:06 AM

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That was beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story with us

LADYDG

11/7/2013 12:03:08 AM

NICE and happy to learn I can make this is a crockpot :))))))

JACKIE15108

10/11/2013 12:37:06 PM

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What a beautiful story and person you are! It brought tears to my eyes!

OSHUNWAVE

10/9/2013 11:40:18 AM

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That was really uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for sharing, and congratulations on achieving your goals!

EMILYBEHNKE

10/8/2013 10:04:49 AM

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This was a beautiful story! Truly inspirational and touching!

RUN4SMILES

9/23/2013 5:06:42 PM

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Fell a bit off track with my progress and was looking for inspiration...the story is very sweet and I too have done a 5K with my kids...however a 5K is 3.1 miles...so the data is wrong cause it doesn't add up...but otherwise a good story.

AUTUMNHOPE

8/17/2013 9:54:34 PM

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What a STORY !!! What a gift you gave your child. That lesson, is a lesson we all need to learn at some point. He WILL be a better man because of it . WAY TO GO MOM !!!
Congratulations on a very successful journey & thank you for inspiring us with your story !

LEANIE64

6/21/2013 7:28:55 PM

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You are so inspiring..Thank you for working so hard..and sharing your thoughts , trials, and triumphs..It is so nice that we can inspire each other to have a better , healthier life..Your inspiration is a tender mercy..!!.

MRSMYRICK

6/21/2013 12:47:19 AM

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What a great article... how touching...

DIDMIS

6/15/2013 7:06:44 PM

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That was so beautiful. Thank you.

PEPPER22

2/23/2013 12:51:03 PM

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The story about your son made me teary (I'm not a cryer). It states very similar lessons that I strive to teach my lil one :) Thank you for sharing.

TCANNO

2/23/2013 3:31:52 AM

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There is nothing better than being told that you look good or have done well.
But you can't inspire those that don't want to be.

What you have laid out should help others to get starts, fingers xxxx

TEAANA

1/17/2013 11:30:15 AM

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Thank you for such a wonderful and inspiring article!! I'm sitting here crying because i was so moved by your story about your son. Reading this has pushed me out of the rut the i was in and it's gotten me motivated to go for my dreams.
I had never thought about my weight and personality being so interconnected but when i read your words i realized that it was true for me too. I looked back over my past 8 fat years, and realized that the emotional eating i used as a comfort in the beginning turned into a bad habit. Slowly, as the pounds crept on, my personality got buried underneath. I turned into a sad, depressed, shy, anxious person. I hid from the world literally (not leaving the house for weeks on end) but i avoided all contact - cut off all my friends and family. I was ashamed of my appearance, but also ashamed of myself as a person, believing i was lower than dirt.
These past few weeks have been an eye opener for me. I resolved to change - not just lose weight as i had so many times before. My mood lifted and the active, vibrant, happy person i once was began to peek through. Then i had a bad spell, and the defeatist attitude began to creep back. I knew that spark had some good motivators, so i started reading some articles and came across this one. It was just what i needed to get moving again. Thank you! You've inspired me more than words can say!

PAHOOT

1/12/2013 10:30:36 PM

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Wow! Thanks so much for sharing.

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