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4/20/12 1:04 P

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Wow, that is so hard to believe that you would be treated that way. On the other hand, I love your last paragraph!! You are awesome and you are amazing!! Keep up the great work!

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4/20/12 1:09 A

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I am so sorry that you were treated in such an unchristianlike manner. We are not perfect and they need to read the bible again and pay close attention to how Jesus treated others.!

Sounds like you have done well since then and re-invented yourself with the help of God! I wish you success on your weight loss surgery journey!


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4/19/12 4:48 P

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I'm sorry you got fired because of your inability to lose weight at the insensitive of a Christian organization. Anyway...will not get up in that conversation. Congrats though on picking up yourself and creating a new niche for your life! Congrats on your weight loss and welcome to our team.

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Without going into a lot of detail, on February 14, 2003, I was advised that I was being fired from being a pastor. Why?? Because I was given 2 years to lose down to my goal weight and I had not lost weight. Therefore, since I didn't lose the weight, I was emotionally unstable (so the boss said). I had several psychologist advise me that I was above average in emotional stability and I even received a certificate to prove it! However, this devastated me in some ways, reaffirmed my fears of not being good enough, and was perhaps one of the best things that I could have ever gone through. I believed the determination of emotionally unstable for a while, or at least I didn't fight for myself. My past and my childhood had caused me to seriously doubt myself. It took me a while to rebound, but I have! I went from the church to the corporate world. I picked myself "up by the bootstrings" and went on. I had an experience that made me fight for myself and what I believed in. Realizing that the department that I was working in was very unhealthy, I transferred out the first chance that I got. Hallelujah!

In the new department I was thrown into the banking world that i knew nothing of. I had to be humble and ask for help. (I hate asking for help for myself)! I learned to laugh at my mistakes and to let go and be open to change. I had so much free time, I was able to work on my eating and developed a 9 week eating meal plan. I follow this yet today (4 1/2 months later). I was able to journal a lot and found my love for myself. I found my love for self encouragement once again. I have become open to my new way of living. I am a force to be reckoned with.

I have a wonderful work environment that fosters the ability to make mistakes and to learn from them in a gentle, caring way. I have a supervisor that is wonderful. I have lost 35 pounds since September, but have lost a whole lot more baggage that I carried around for years.

As I was walking today, I realized just how far I have come. I am amazing! I am sometimes crazy, sometimes serious, sometimes near perfect, sometimes far from perfect. That is okay and totally acceptable. I am ME!!! I am open to change and am super excited for the future. I believe that when I am open, doors open for me. Bring it on! I am ready!!!!!!!!!!!!

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