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09-29-2007, 11:36 PM
Here's a great article written by a local San Diego Diva. I am sure many of you will relate!

09-30-2007, 12:09 AM
That is a very motivating article! Thanks!

09-30-2007, 12:14 AM
Gosh, I understood almost everything she said. Its a long read, but if you have a minute, it was very interesting.

09-30-2007, 12:38 AM
What a wonderful article!

09-30-2007, 12:58 AM
Wow, thanks for the link! That was a great read. I hope everyone takes a few minutes to read it. It was very inspiring.


09-30-2007, 02:39 AM

09-30-2007, 03:51 AM
Being an emotional eater myself, I can identify with Barbarella.
I just started Optatrim with Kaiser hospital two weeks ago. It is very hard and I never realized how much I love food. I love the way it looks, smells, feels, sounds and even its very essense. Just like Barbarella, I work very hard to keep the poundage in place. Falling into old habits is very easy. I went to a funeral friday and later that evening I became very hungry and started to eat food, not just any food, the kind I have always loved - greasy and full of calories. It has taken me until Saturday nite to rein in my destructive eating and begin to work on the emotions that I used to over- eat. I have to stay focused on the goal of becoming healthier.
fat chicks rule:dizzy:

09-30-2007, 08:05 AM
ccn104, :wel3fc: Explore, ask questions, read!

That article really does tell it all, doesn't it? Thanks for the link!


09-30-2007, 09:37 AM
Thank you so much. I could identify with so much she talked about and experienced. I can't wait until I'm in a dressing room trying on a medium. I know I'll cry that day just like I'm crying in happiness for her success.

09-30-2007, 09:43 AM
:yes: I cried too (I am crying now that you cried too :lol: ) and I can't WAIT to feel what trying on a "regular" size feels like!!! :)

09-30-2007, 10:08 AM
Wow, that brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing!

09-30-2007, 10:22 AM
What a well written article.

It brought tears to my eyes. I was so happy for her when the medium top fitted.

10-01-2007, 12:22 PM
I've been through that process before, and I'm starting over tonight. I'm going to my first WW meeting! Thank you for posting that, because it reminds me of why I need to do this.

10-01-2007, 12:51 PM
Wow, thanks for the article. It really does strike a chord with me.

10-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Great article! Thanks x

10-01-2007, 01:06 PM
wow. this article left me speechless. it sounds a lot like me.

10-01-2007, 01:07 PM
Thanks! I have tears in my eyes. This says it all:

"Everything okay in there? I have your large here." Another shirt appeared over my head.

"It's okay, I don't need it," I said, suppressing a sob as the impact of what I was about to say hit me. "This one fits perfectly."

10-01-2007, 01:36 PM
One of the most fascinating things about my journey (and that I see reflected in other people's journeys and mentioned by the author) is the difficulty in having a realistic self-image. What I see in the mirror and what I see in pictures are so very different. Why is it so hard to have an objective view of our bodies? Why do we continue to "feel" fat or thin until someone or something triggers our realistic evaluation?

Great article.

10-01-2007, 02:34 PM
I'm trying to hide the tears in my eyes from my co-workers right now. I can relate to so much of this woman's experience - always feeling defensive, distorted self-perception. I too cried in the fitting room the first time I could wear a "small" shirt. I have re-gained about 10 lbs and am trying to lose it. This is wonderful inspiration.

10-01-2007, 02:43 PM
Beautifully written and a real inspiration -- thanks so much for posting this!

10-01-2007, 02:49 PM
PS: Check out the author's note on the positive response she got from the article, on her website.