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For the first time ...

Friday, October 02, 2009

I run a Day Care. Yesterday, I had the kids in the backyard, they were playing and having fun. I was on my way to the other side of the yard to give my Yellow Lab Daytona some love - and I saw my reflection in the sliding glass door. I looked at myself for a second ... a strange voice in my head asked "Is that me?" I continued to Daytona's kennel and gave him some love. A few minutes later I decided to look again to make sure I wasn't losing my grasp on reality. I almost started crying ... I couldn't believe that was me. For the first time I could see I was slimming down. I am starting to see my pre-Riley figure. Everyone has been so kind and complementary, but I seriously thought everyone was just encouraging me and cheering me on. It is hard for me to accept compliments - especially because I never really believed them. I can see it now ... I have really come a long way. I look 10Xs better than I did - not so long ago.

Thank you for giving me your time and appreciation ... I am not sure I always deserve it, but I am always grateful. SP and everyone here has changed my life.
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  • _SASX_
    Isn't it nice to get that surprise?

    You deserve it!
    4053 days ago
  • DREMARGRL
    WELLLllll....girl...You have done this...YOU! You are finding your true soul and that, my dear, is a beautiful thing to watch in another human being. Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us. You know that I'm cheering you on. You are a strong beautiful woman....The important thing here and it's HUGE, is that you are finding it true yourself!!!!!!!!!!!! RAWWWWWK IT! You are a fine example for your young daughter and that lesson could never be purchased. emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY FALL! XO MARYANN
    4066 days ago
  • 2CATS2LOVE1
    "ATKINS FOR LIFE!" That is what Dr Atkins wrote in my copy of his book during book signing in 2003 (see my blog). It really works! You are living proof of that. I am sooo PROUD of you as are all on SP. I noticed you let your hair grow too from your 250 lb pic. You do look YOUNGER than that pic too!! I think I may leave my hair grow a bit too. Why is it that when we gain weight we cut our hair? CONGRATS on your fine progress!!!
    4068 days ago
  • PENNYLEWIS
    You DO look great! All your hardwork is paying off. Im so glad that you can see what we can see too!!!!
    4070 days ago
  • TRACYZABELLE
    awesome-- you look great!
    4073 days ago
  • LACEEJO11


    You are very worthy of ALL good things that come your way dear!!

    I, too have my in home day care!! I LOVE IT!!

    YOU GO GIRL!!

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    4073 days ago
  • EMILYBEMENT
    you did the work baby we were just your cheer section, give yourself a big pat on the back you have earned it!
    4073 days ago
  • BARBARA8541
    Yeah! Im happy for you. No matter what others say, only you can be happy with your body. Now that you see how good you look, it will keep you motivated...and feeling sexy lol
    4073 days ago
  • JAF3481
    Awww, you look wonderful! All of your hardwork is so inspiring to see!
    4073 days ago
  • SLIM2010BRIDE
    You do deserve it, you look great!!! I only hope I can look as good as you someday soon...you are one of the friends here the motivates me!
    4073 days ago
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