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Old 10-03-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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this is kind of related to my weight loss...

i turned down a boy who wanted a relationship with me because i knew it wasnt what i was looking for.

thats the first time i have ever given myself enough respect to pass by on someone wanting to love me because i knew it would be bad for me. i always always always would have said yes. regardless of wether or not it was something i wanted because i always had this deep feeling that because i was fat i should take what i can get because there is no promise that anyone else will ever come along and want me.

-- and last night, i said no thank you. and i feel good about it. no regrets. no fear that no one else will want to make a leap with me like that. i made a choice that will be best for me, out of respect for me. -- and respect for myself isnt something i ever remember having.

-- i have a new sense of happiness. and for once - its a happiness and a pride that i generated myself. not that im hoping someone else will come along and provide for me.

going through this process of weight loss and realizing i am more than my body and i have the ability to change my own path has taught me a lot. and one of the things i have learned is self worth. it isnt something i was expectin g quite yet.

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Old 10-03-2006, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:02 PM   #3
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Congratulations...you've come a long way. Take a moment and be proud of YOURSELF!
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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Congratulations! That's a huge step you've taken in trusting yourself

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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Wow, good for you!!! I know that I have struggled with respecting myself for a long time, even before I gained all this weight...and so I know how hard it is to do that! Good job girl! I'm proud of you!!!
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Old 10-04-2006, 06:56 AM   #6
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Kate I know how you feel. That penny has dropped with me too....its such a weird and wonderful feeling.
From me to you congratulations.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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That's awesome! You go girl!
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:58 PM   #8
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:15 AM   #9
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That is great! WTG and you should feel proud of yourself!!
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