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Topic: Standing on the Rooftops, Everybody Scream Your HEART OUT!! lostprophets  (Read 12785 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009 10:27:49 AM »

Wow. Simply wow. Thank you so much. I count this as a blessing in my life today. It's my struggle, put into words. Your story, your art, and your song mean so much to me. I know I'm gushing, but I am sincere. I needed to hear this, and I am ready now. I've been finding excuses (some valid, most not) for putting this off for far too long. My motives have been good and also selfish. But it's time. I am meant for more, and this weight is only holding me back- physically, emotionally, and spiritually. So here I go. Thank you. I'm crying now.

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009 11:39:11 AM »

Great story, great painting, I love how you even made the canvas!

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009 11:56:57 AM »

Gorgeous painting!  I have the same struggle.  I am so happy for you that you are winning!  I have been about 60lbs overweight since the birth of my middle child.  Last year I lost 30lbs, but I slid and have gained all but 10lbs back.  I am miserable, but cant seem to get a grip.  I know I need to for my health.  Anyway, congrats on your weightloss and a beautiful painting.

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009 01:37:28 PM »

Oh man.  I'm heartbroken to hear so many people echo my sentiments.  I'd never wish this on anyone.  (well, maybe that one guy...ok, seriously, just kidding:)  All I can tell those of you who are dealing with this same thing is this.  I wish you every good thing in life and I hope you find that thing in yourself that makes you angry enough, distraught enough, hopeful enough to finally snap and say F*CK THIS!!! and do whatever it is that takes you to a better place in your life.  It took a lot for me to do it, despite the utter despair I felt every day.  I wish all of you the best.

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009 02:05:28 PM »

I agree with everything everyone else has said - this is awesome - and good luck on your journey.  I struggle all of the time, but I believe in Thoughts Become Things.  The tattoo idea is awesome - I have several that serve as reminders of important things.  I so hope you win, you deserve it.

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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2009 08:36:38 PM »

This is freakin' fabulous!!!!
Count me in as another, "I'm in the same place", mom. Mine's been 8 years. I struggle everyday. However, I'm put aside my pride and take the photos, wear the swim suit and live life to the fullest. I HAVE to. I want to live. Even if I'm fat.
You did an amazing job - creating & painting & pouring your heart out.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2009 03:39:06 PM »

It looks great, and your backstory is really moving. Congratulations on your determination! I'm cheering you on.

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