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02-04-2010, 02:50 PM
So I decided to fish for compliments and post on CNN. You can see my "ireports" thing in the weight loss success stories.

Check out the first person's comment...I found it funny ;).


02-04-2010, 03:05 PM
kind of a whack job, eh? Ah, well, you can't please everyone. You seem pretty happy and many of us find you inspiring, so plbbbtttt to the downers!

02-04-2010, 03:11 PM
Haha, what a weirdo. His comment about your hair and face doesn't even make sense. You look great!

02-04-2010, 03:12 PM
Very cool! That first comment was interesting. Not the usual slant one sees on comment sections of weight related topics... And you look great, so don't listen to him.

Shannon in ATL
02-04-2010, 03:21 PM
That is a great report, Matt! And you look fabulous.

I think there are people out there who have to say something negative about everything they see. Doesn't matter what you post they are going to argue with it.

02-04-2010, 03:30 PM
WTG Matt! I agree with the others--you look great. And congrats on the running!

02-04-2010, 03:36 PM
Look at you! Bravo on the weight loss and can I say the person who replied to you sounded a bit "off". I like your facial hair in both pics but then I am a girl that likes beards, goatees, soul patch etc!

02-04-2010, 03:42 PM
You look great and have added years to your life ! Congratulations !

02-04-2010, 03:52 PM
You know what they say about opinions...

I agree - it is so off-base that's comical. I am glad you see that. You look great, hun!

02-04-2010, 03:56 PM
Congratulations! You achieved tremendous success, look great and will have a longer, more enjoyable life with your new healthy lifestyle! I'm so proud of, and inspired by, you!

02-04-2010, 03:56 PM
I love that you posted there at CNN. I wanted to say 'what the heck is that first guy talking about?'

Kudos to you!

02-04-2010, 04:11 PM
okay, there's totally something wrong with that first poster I think we can all agree on that.

I think we can also pretty much agree that you have done an OUTSTANDING job! I pretty much know that your life has taken a complete one - eighty from what it used to be. I'm just so happy for you. :)

02-04-2010, 04:38 PM
What? That's so bizarre? You totally look great now. What a weirdo!!

02-04-2010, 05:26 PM
I think your report is awesome. I agree that the first comment was funny and I am glad you see it that way. I do hope you totally disregarded what was said. You were a cutie before, you are gorgeous now and don't you let anyone make you think otherwise. As for the facial hair, my DH is jealous. He has passed by my computer and seen your avatar pic and commented. He's only allowed a mustache right now since he's still active duty military.

02-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Some people are totally out there. I am glad you are dismissing that crazy poster!!

You look totally awesome!!! ;) Keep up the good work!!

02-04-2010, 05:50 PM
Wow, great job. I like your now picture. That guy was a wack job! Keep up the great work.

I liked this quote:

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I
have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

02-04-2010, 06:50 PM
that first guy is a loon, but good for you for putting your story out there! Just like here, you are definitely an inspiration and it's great that you are willing to share.

02-04-2010, 07:20 PM
WOW! That was interesting...I wonder what is up with that person...

02-04-2010, 10:04 PM
Yeah I agree that first comment was from a nut case...last time I checked adding 20+ years to your life is definitely a great thing! The comment from tamadear is sooooooo right. Losing such a significant amount of weight isn't really about the 'weight,' it's making internal changes and overcoming mental barriers. You've done awesome and are such an inspiration!!!!! :cheer2:

02-04-2010, 10:44 PM
Yeah, I agree that the first guy sounded completely crazy. Or, another possibility... he's blind!!!

You looked fine in the first picture for an overweight guy-- but let's be honest-- healthier looks and feels better. YOU ROCK.

02-05-2010, 12:57 AM
Good on you for going compliment-fishing. They're well-deserved, and I know you'll continue to get them.

02-05-2010, 01:45 AM
You went fishing for compliments, and the first thing you caught was a....

Well, there always has to be one.

You looked good before, and you look great now. Weight loss is for health anyway.

02-05-2010, 02:38 AM
You're doing great! And as for that first poster, he's just jealous. :p

02-05-2010, 11:02 AM
I love that quote Snowbound Chick! It's one of my personal favorites. I have lived it enough times to know it's true!

02-05-2010, 11:45 AM
So I decided to fish for compliments and post on CNN. You can see my "ireports" thing in the weight loss success stories.

Check out the first person's comment...I found it funny ;).


Hey Matt, I think your story is awesome and inspirational!

OMG and I had to share this with you. I read the first person's comment on your ireport, I got a similar comment on a photo I posted to my Flickr account. Check it out...http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauzygirl/4053930738/in/set-72157610938602701/

I haven't decided if I want to delete it, keep it, respond...I was pissed at first then surprised then I too thought it was funny! I'm going to chaulk it up to haters ;)

Congrats again on all your success!!

02-05-2010, 12:18 PM
OMG that person is a whackjob! I know you know this already but you are doing so incredibly awesome and I think you are sexy as all **** SO ignore the bozo... lol!

Judy Lynn
02-05-2010, 08:57 PM
There are definitely wierdos and trolls all over the internet. I remember one girl posting that someone had bashed her video blog. Just ignore them.

You may have been fishing for compliments, but the more you post your story on the net, the more you are going to inspire people. You are doing an amazing thing with your weight loss. Keep it up!

PS: I think you are a cutie patootie! ;) (I am an old married gal, so I can say that.)

02-05-2010, 09:02 PM
That is awesome of you to do - you are definitely an inspiration. Dont pay any attention to the idiots of the world!