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2/20/11 11:48 P

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Wow. I try to keep positive, but it's mostly a "fake it 'till you make it" thing. I have a lot of insecurities, so this one is a really good exercise for me.

Let's see...

1. I like my intelligence. I'm not a quick wit; I'm introspective, and I pick up on a lot of things other people don't.

2. I'm artistic. I'm naturally good at drawing, music, poetry, and the like.

3. I like my hips. They are nice and strong, and allow me to do certain things (carrying heavy loads with ease, for example) that most other people can't do so well.

"What if I'm the slowest person there? What if I can't even finish?"

"You're still going faster than the people who stayed at home."

-Jen V.



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1/21/11 11:56 A

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I like my sense of humor.
I like my legs.
I like my shoulders and collarbone.
Thanks for doing this!

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1/17/11 11:08 A

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What an awesome post. You have such a wonderful attitude!

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1/16/11 11:49 A

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Your post is wonderful and inspires me to think about my situation and myself a little more. Don't be too hard on yourself, what we are doing to really hard!
I like that I am tall - I can wear so many style because of that
I like that I have blue eyes
I like that I can teach - I teach adults - it makes me feel good to be able to impact another's life

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1/16/11 9:37 A

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Thank you for your post! You inspired me this morning!
Ok let's see...
I like...hmmmmm...I like
Well I guess my legs.
I like my kind nature

I like my independence!

Thanks again for sharing!!!! emoticon

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1/15/11 10:29 P

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Thank you for your uncensored honesty, nomorebreaks. Knowing that other people experience things like I do makes me feel good. I got a good chuckle out of your sitting on your bed in your underwear. I would do that, too!

I like my eyes.
I like my shapely legs.
I like my ability to make other people feel comfortable.

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd


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1/15/11 9:33 P

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Just as surly as Aunt Flo comes, Aunt Flo will go, and she usually takes some water weight with her. Whatever you may be, you are no coward. You put it all out there, and yes, you do write very well. So, thanks! Now...

I like my eyes.
I like my fun-loving, goofy nature.
I like that I genuinely care about other people.

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1/15/11 7:16 P

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I felt really down on myself last night, too. I blogged about it on my personal journal (outside of SP), but I was in almost the same boat. I gained a little weight this week (less than a pound), but I ate really bad once this week and I feel guilty about it.

Thanks for sharing this, because we've all been there at least once. Also, I'm glad the jeans fit!



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1/15/11 5:43 P

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Thanks for this post and I am glad your jeans fit.

I like my feet even everyone in family don't see what I see special about them.

I like my smile since it is sincere.

I like my ability to be a great friend to others even if they are not as great in return.

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1/15/11 11:52 A

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Thank you. For the comfort and encouragement, and for doing the little exercise with me.

I sucked it up and got dressed and my jeans fit just fine. And today was weigh in and I showed a .9 loss! (I weighed in on Wednesday too. My actual loss this week comes out to 5 or 6 pounds.

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)


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1/14/11 4:35 P

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I like my persistence

I like my curly (naturally) hair

I like my legs

Be gentle towards all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves --Rilke

It's never too late to be or do what you might have been or done!

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different---MEZZOANGEL

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1/14/11 3:49 P

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I love my eyes. They change from blue to green. I get more compliments on them with my dark hair :)

I also love my smile. Not my teeth (they currently have braces on them) but my actualy smile. Someone once told me when I smile you can tell it's genuine.

Non physical would be that I am willing to try new things. I might be leary at first but I try it and most times find out I really do enjoy it.

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1/14/11 3:44 P

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The one physical thing about myself I like are my eyes...they change with my moods

One non-physical thing about myself I like is my creativity, whether it's crochet, writing, coloring in coloring books or cooking ;)

I never wear jeans during that time of the month...and I don't let my bloating get in the way of feeling good about myself.
You shouldn't either. It's just a physical aspect that undermines your progress without being a real cause ;) (I just don't leave the house lol)

Keep your head up, stay positive and SPARK!!

Edited by: DIVINESBEST at: 1/14/2011 (15:45)
The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.

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1/14/11 12:34 P

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Great message, and one we need to hear. Thanks for sharing :)

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1/14/11 10:49 A

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Very interesting blog. I like the 3 positive things to write down and say aloud, so I will join you. And dont worry about the small weight gain during your period. Noone should wear jeans during that time of the month it is not natural..lol.

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.”


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1/14/11 10:32 A

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A little nut of worry inside.

I ate pretty high sodium, and a little junkier than normal yesterday (I let me sick son choose the dinner meal...and normally when I make macaroni and cheese I stretch out the servings with carrots or green beans or something, but I was naughty last night and add extra cheese and crackers). I would have been ok with that, but...this morning Aunt Flo dropped in. *sigh* When I stepped on the Wii I ignored the .4 gain. What is that anyways? I'm wearing a t-shirt instead of the tank top I normally wear....maybe that's the weight of my sleeves. LOL

Nothing at all. I'm ignoring it.

I'm stepping up my water intake today, and increasing my iron by having meat at lunch (normally my lunches are all vegetarian, but during "this time of the month" I always crave meats.

But...I'm worried about putting on my pants. I just started wearing the size smaller. And I know I'm being so silly about it. I'm pretty cold sitting here in my underwear. I'm concerned that I'm bloated and they will be tight again and it will make me feel bad.
So here's the deal...

I have an assignment. And you don't get a free pass. If you're reading this you have to do it with me.
Grab a piece of paper and write down 3 things you like about yourself. At least ONE of them must be a physical attribute, and at least ONE of them must not be (so you can't list all physical things).

Then (later when you're putting your pants on - the ones that probably will NOT be too tight) go to a mirror (you know, the one you have avoiding for so long) and say your three things to yourself. That's who needs to hear it the most...not you there at the desk, but the one in the mirror, the quiet sullen one, the one who you avoid. It's been a long time since anyone's looked at her/him.

That's all.


I'll put my three things here....*thinking*....

I like my eyes, they used to steel gray, but they've turned an interesting shade of green recently. I never even knew they could change so late in life...but....secretly I always wanted green eyes.

I like calves. I used to really hate them. Years of gymnastics and dance made them so squat are wide. I never loose from my calves because they are rock hard. Tights, high socks, boots, they do not fit over those calves...but...one day I realized....These are the legs I walk on. The ones I dance with and stretch. Even at my heaviest, when I'm dancing I feel graceful and powerful. My calves are very muscular, that's WHY they are the way they are. Those same muscles give them a pretty nice curved shape and make them smooth. I love my calves, they are muscular, strong, and shapely.

And finally (the hard part)....*thinking*...
I like...I like that I (think) I write well. I (think) I'm able to get my advice, opinions, and emotions across pretty well. I enjoy sharing my experiences with others, no holds barred. I don't try to hide behind the words, but I use them to expose myself more. I think there's a lesson to be learned by knowing others and their lives. I think there's comfort in knowing that we're not alone. I am poor. I am fat. I am a coward. I don't pretend to be anything I'm not. If someone else out there in a similar place in life sees and reads and knows they're not alone, then it's all worth it. For years I slogged along feeling isolated and ashamed, and I don't think I deserved to feel that way for things I couldn't control at that time, and I don't think anyone else should feel that way either!

OK, I know I didn't have to explain those too, but since I declared them publicly, and I started this I thought I should expose my thoughts on them too. And now I do feel better, So I'll go find a mirror and talk to that woman in it, and then....I'll put my jeans on.

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)


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