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1/24/11 6:15 P

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Thanks for sharing this! I feel so much better. :)

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1/22/11 6:59 P

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Thank you for posting this. It feels good to know that I'm not alone!

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


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1/16/11 9:43 A

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Thank you so much for the pep talk---it really does help to know that someone understands!!!! Have a great day!!!!!!

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1/14/11 4:31 P

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Now I can vote for it as a popular blog post....

Thanks!

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 10:11 A

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That's a good suggestion about posting it where others can see it. I put it in my blog this morning. :) Thank you.


I just want everyone to know that it's not a load of poo about every one of us being different. This is really hard for some of us, and not so for others. It's NOT a race or a competition. It's your LIFE, and you ARE worth the time and effort (and sweat)!

Me too. I forget that so often and wonder what I'm doing. Bettering my life. Because I deserve a better life. We all do.

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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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1/13/11 8:23 P

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Thanks very much for this. It's been a rough couple of days and this hit at just the right time...

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1/13/11 3:46 P

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Thanks for posting this. I really needed it right this moment :)

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1/13/11 12:29 P

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RIGHT ON!

You should copy this and paste it into a blog so that a wider audience can read it -

If you don't want to do this, I will do it (with proper credit, of course)....

We all need to hear this!

Let me know if you want me to post it...



Edited by: KAKIPOPUP at: 1/13/2011 (15:59)
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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1/12/11 10:40 A

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Seeing that Bob ran 4 miles this morning and feeling like your 15 minute walk huffing and puffing and slogging along just doesn't count?

Heard Debbie has lost 11 pounds in her first week and thinking that 2 pound loss you were celebrating is just one tiny atom drowning in a whole sea?

Saw Mary is working out 4 hours a day?
Agnes has been meeting her food goals everyday?

Is the scale not moving?
Did you binge yesterday?
Are you still sitting there in your pajamas, your hair all crazy?

Well here's a Shout Out for all of you....

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YOU ARE DOING AMAZING!

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It is so hard sometimes...being really super obese...or having the sort of metabolism that a sloth would be proud of...or having the sort of body that hangs on and fights for every bit of fat...or being so tired...or having so many things and stress and people to deal with in your life...

BUT YOU ARE HERE.
You are taking time to be here.
You are reading and watching and learning.
You are trying.

Let me tell you something...No matter your circumstances: YOU ARE NOT ALONE HERE.
There are members here so overweight they are bed-ridden. Some of us are in wheelchairs. Many of us have phobias or mental illnesses. Some of us are on the autistic spectrum. Some of us don't have all 4 limbs. Some of us are underweight and struggling to GAIN. Many lose weight fast, and many loose it slow.

Bob may weigh the same as you, but he can jog 4 miles because he's been at this longer, or is more fit.

Your 15 minute walk? It MATTERS. It COUNTS. It's HUGE. Be proud of it! We (your new friends) are proud of it, and you!

Your 2 pound loss? We're proud of that too! OMG!!! How HUGE that is...WHERE does 2 pounds even COME from?! Is there a big ball missing from your hip?? YOU lost that. No...not really LOST it, you worked it off. You melted it away into sweat and made it go.

And if your scale has NOT moved? BFD! We're proud of you too. We all lose weight different. Some of us gain some new muscle first (muscle weighs more than fat, so you can lose 2 pounds of fat and gain new muscle mass and end up not losing or weighing a pound or two more). We are proud because one day you said you had to do something, so you came by to take a look. We are proud because you're still here and still trying.

I wish you knew.... I wish you knew....
I wish you knew that when we read your words, when we look at your photos....we don't see a fat person. We see *you*. We see someone who wants to live a better, healthier, longer life. We see someone who *deserves* to. You are so worth this time and effort.

Don't you DARE think of giving up just because Aly has all ready lost 15 pounds, is down 4 pant sizes, and is jogging for an hour every morning. Don't. You. Dare. You are here for YOU. Not anyone else. You are here because you are smart, strong, and ready to kick butt.

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Edited because I skipped a few words I was going so fast.

Edited by: NOMOREBREAKS at: 1/12/2011 (10:42)
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