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Old 07-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Beauty is Strength

Sometimes during this crazy journey it's good for me to remember that size isn't everything. And having extra weight on me isn't a result of being lazy or defective-I'm not. Neither is Sarah Robles.

Being beautiful doesn't necessarily mean being thin for everyone. As Sarah says, beauty is strength.

The Strongest Woman In America Lives In Poverty

I am loving JUDDD, enjoying all the benefits I am getting, but even though I'm not losing as I'd hoped I'm really grateful that I'm strong and healthy. My body is amazing and has done incredible things.

My arms have held all three of my children. As exhausted as I ever was, I always had the strength to carry them. They have lifted and caught grown people on stage and off.

My legs are powerful and have allowed me to have a career in dance, run after my children and walk for many causes.

My stomach is a thing of beauty. It is not tight and slim. It has worked hard and every stretch mark was earned. It was able to contain three amazing humans while carrying out all of it's myriad functions.

Even though I don't fit into society's idea of "perfect" right now my body is a well oiled machine. It is incredibly resilient and versatile and it knows what it's doing. It does everything I ask of it day in and day out, with very little complaint. It's easy for me to continually focus on the one thing that I find wrong with it, because it's something that I want so very badly to change. Sometimes I need to shift my focus and realize how incredibly lucky I am.

Beauty is strength, and I am strong.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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This was beautifull.
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1991 Highest Weight 296#
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2012 lost 60# on JUDDD. 166 N Lw
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My whole life has been a battle BUT I always get back up when it knocks me down.. Never give up!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Circusgirl: What a lovely, lovely post! I'm going to read this over and over.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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A magical and poetic post. Very touching and beautiful.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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That is simply beautiful
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #8
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Thanks so much, CG! Loved the link - great info I hadn't found before. And a beautifully written, strong post.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #9
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Beautiful, CG!
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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I love this!! Thanks for posting it
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:12 PM   #11
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Very true Circusgirl! The body is the temple of the soul. No matter the size.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #12
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wow
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #13
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I love this!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #14
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yes, we are all perfect in so many different ways.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:14 AM   #15
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GOAL 10/3/12
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STILL below goal 2/15/14

I did not "lose" weight. I evicted it. It is gone and it ain't coming back!

JUDDD cares about calories. JUDDD does not care what you eat. Your body probably does.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #16
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The two things that I believe have contributed most to my getting fat--pregnancy & antidepressants--are also the reasons I believe I'm alive today.

I started experiencing severe depression and considering suicide around age 12-13, in 7th grade (1984).

Once my son was born (1994), I knew I could never, ever kill myself. I didn't stop thinking about it, and my depressive episodes got worse over the years, but suicide was no longer an option.
(If he dies before me, I'm outta here!)

In 2006, my boyfriend died and I started taking antidepressants; found the right medication/dose & started feeling better around Jan/Feb 2007. Good Lord, I wish I had been put on meds 20 years earlier!!!

The meds made it possible for me to stop thinking about suicide, and I no longer experience depressive episodes.

So while I wouldn't say my fat saved my life, the things that made me fat did. And I'd rather be somewhat sane, fat and OLD than to have died crazy, thin and young!

I do sometimes feel ashamed of being fat, but mostly it reminds that I'm lucky to be ALIVE!!!
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New lows, 2014:
7/25....276.2
8/01....274.6
8/02....274.2
8/03....273.6
8/04....271.6

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Old 07-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #17
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PJ, I'm glad you're here!
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #18
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Piratejenny I can so relate to you. I have been on my medication since I was 20 years old and could not function without it. Thank God I don't gain from it. Clinical depression runs in my family, all the women suffer from it, including my DD and DS. The meds are a life changer aren't they? I'm so happy for you that you found peace and joy in your life.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:08 PM   #19
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Thank you, ladies!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #20
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This was an awesome post... she is trying to raise money as well:

http://www.indiegogo.com/loveforanol...=home&a=683530
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #21
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PJ...I am very happy you are here too. You are a delightful person always willing to be so helpful and encouraging. Not a single doubt in my mind that this world is a better place with you in it.

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:47 AM   #22
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I agree, beauty is strength. What a lovely post.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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A truly lovely post, thank you.
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Embrace a little hunger. It is the sign of healing.

Relax, rotate, reduce, rejoice.

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