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Sunday, May 29, 2011

My friend is retiring after 22 years of teaching Kindergarten. At her party, she shared this story with us.

Mary was a nurse prior to getting married and starting a family. She was a stay at home mom with 3 small children. One day her husband arrived home from work and Mary greeted him with this statement: "I would like to reinvent myself."

To his credit. DH supported Mary whole heartedly. He took a second job to pay for her tuition. Mary typed her papers up in the middle of the night. (No computers back then.)

When their oldest daughter turned 16 and could help with the chauffeuring duties, Mary got her first teaching job. She has taught at the same school for the past 22 years. She has touched the lives of so many children in a positive way. She has touched my life too! Mary has loved her career and is grateful to have been given the second chance.

Why am I sharing this story? I want to reinvent myself. Can I be Her?

Well, I'm her on the inside. My outside will never be exactly like this Princess, but I can be at a healthy weight and have a fit body. I can have my second chance. I can reinvent myself.

I have SparkFriends who will support me whole heartedly. I have a very loving and supportive DH. I have what it takes.

I snagged this (and the photo) from Jae's blog 03/23/11. "From Where You Are..." by Ralph Marston - The Daily Motivator.

"From where you are, you can move in any direction you choose. From where you are, you can eventually reach any destination you are committed to reaching."
"Now is when you can make that decision, and take control of your future. From where you are, with your permission to make it happen, anything is possible."

I'm giving myself permission to let my inner Princess shine! I will transform my body to a healthy, natural, fit weight. Please join me on the journey.
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  • MARLY53
    emoticon You are the best Dee, don't ever forget that. I just loved this blog. It's exactly what I needed to hear as I start the Cinderella pact today. My pledge is signed and on my bulletin board where I can read it daily. I got up today and got in 20 minutes on my treadmill, boy am I ever out of condition. emoticon I came to a realization this weekend, I hate watching life go by because of my weight. No more, I can reach my destination, all that was missing was giving myself the permission to do it. That just hit me as I read your blog, I have never given myself permission to reach my dreams. Thanks Dee, because of your blog I found the number 1 key to my achieving my weight loss, GIVING MY SELF PERMISSION TO LOOSE WEIGHT AND ACHIEVE MY DREAMS!
    2521 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2011 9:35:36 AM
  • KO1215
    I see the princess already! You are awesome!
    2523 days ago
    Great story and realization!
    2523 days ago
  • UP2ME_CC
    Very nice, positive post. Thank you for sharing.
    2523 days ago
    I don't care what you say - that princess DOES look just like you NOW!!! emoticon
    2524 days ago
    count me in to i want to reinvent myself in lots of ways not just on the fitness front we can do this together emoticon
    2524 days ago
    SkirtGirl ~ You KNOW that I am with you!!!! Afterall, that blog you referenced was for you!!!! LOL LOL!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2524 days ago
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