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Old 12-22-2005, 10:00 PM   #34
a new me, I soon will be
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Earlier this year, I read The Fat Girl's Guide to Life by Wendy Shanker. In the book she discusses how she grew up and had the constant battle all of her life. I really identified with this book because it was sprinkled with humor whether cynical or lighthearted. That's what I need to help me out. Near the end of the book there was a statement that I loved so much it now sits on my fridge:

"Part of feeling good about my body is accepting its limitations and taking responsibility for my choices. One day I may find a way to get a little lighter, but I will never be skinny, and that's okay. The idea is to be who you are, not who you're not."

I absolutely love this statement! The book was truly inspiring for me.
"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you." --Lao-Tzu

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