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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I have truly been Blessed!!! It has been amazing and I feel so honored that so many of you are truly happy and excited about my weight loss success. Words can not express what I am feeling... With tears running down my face , I just want to Thank everyone for their words of encouragement, congratulations, support, friendships, but most of all their true feelings on their struggle with their weight loss journey.
This website has been my support to get through the day, it is a reminder that we are all in this together, that we have friends that are here to lend a ear, to give us support, advice, help us cope when we fall off the band wagon, and most of all not to judge one another.
I still take it one day at a time, because there are days that I do slip up, but I look at my family and then at myself and it's a reminder to me why I'm still here, what I am doing this for and for who I am doing this for. Yes, it's for my loving husband, my beautiful children, my adorable grandson, but most important of all for ME!!!
You have to decide for yourself to take this lifetime commitment, because it is not something you can do for 6,12, or even 18 months, it is forever. I look back at that day in 1999 when I was asked to get off the amusement park ride because I was to big. As I was walking down the ramp with tears rolling down my face I could feel the embarrassment, the shame, and everyone looking at me laughing and pointing.
At that very moment I knew I had to take control, that was the day I took my life back. It has been a very hard journey for me, but I still take it one day at a time, because we all have a purpose here. A reason why we should never give up our hopes, dreams, and what we want to accomplish. That purpose could be anything, because we are all children of God and because of that we are here to help one another in our time of need, rather it be for support, guidance, a lending ear, faith, love, and in hopes that we are not judge for what we look like, but for who we are and what we can accomplish. Together we can overcome anything!!!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful words of encouragement and love. I want to especially thank Grant with all my heart, because of him, I have given inspiration and touched so many lives with my story.

Thank you Grant for eveything, you have touched my heart and soul....

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    That's a great story...so neat to read how you turned your life around from such a low point. You're an inspiration! CONGRATULATIONS on your successes!!!
    3739 days ago
  • no profile photo SWEET-T
    you give me hope......thank you emoticon
    3910 days ago
    You R Amazing!!!!!! Thanks so much....for everything!
    4133 days ago
    I think that you are fantastic. Congratulations and keep it up.
    4230 days ago
    I wanted to congratulate you on your success!! YOU are an inspiration
    4418 days ago
    Tears are flowing! I wanted to congratulate you on your success!!! Like many others have said, YOU are an inspiration... it is so true! Thank you for making that commitment to yourself, you have given me yet another reason that I should be doing this for me... I have made that commitment to myself as well, and am on day 20 of eating right and exercising!! Thank you for sharing your story, and what an amazing accomplishment to share your story with the world! I bet that is an absolutely wonderful feeling!!! YOU ROCK!!!
    4423 days ago
  • MYNDA1250
    Wow! You are such an inspiration. I too have ssoo much to loose and it does become a huge obsticle. I will always remember your kind and wisdom words and kudos to you on the success of your people magazine. You are the "one" and you are the "best". Take care
    4424 days ago
    Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. Prov. 31:25

    Thank you for the inspiration of your story and for this scripture verse on your page. You are truly among THE women that this scripture refers to. I want to be that woman, too, so I think I'll place the verse on my page, too. It reminds me that life will NOT ALWAYS be like it is right now for me. I WILL REJOICE! Your story and acknowledgement of God inspires faith and gives me hope. Isn't this tool a miracle?! I am thankful!

    May you and your family be blessed beyond what you could ever ask or think!
    4424 days ago
    Congratulations on your success and being on TV and in People magazine. How cool!
    4424 days ago
    First off congratulations on your success!!!!
    I wish you the best of luck on your continued journey and thank you so much for sharing your personal story it so inspiring and will help keep me motivated.

    4424 days ago
  • MRSSLIM120
    This is me Liz again saying, "You got it going on girl". I was truly blessed with reading this blog. I feel strong and more encouraged to continue my journey. Yes I am on a mission. That mission is to get to my 120lbs goal this year 09' and you know what, I will achieve that goal. I can do all things through christ who strenghtens me. Greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world. Lessie I say these scriptures daily to help me stay in control and motivated. I also say daily that I am in control of what I eat. We all can say these things. You are so right that this is a lifetime commitment. All we have to do is make up your mind. We have the victory in him! We are all winners!
    4427 days ago
  • MOMTOONE2004
    I was stopping by to say hello and to tell you that my mother saw you on my SP and was really impressed. I just found you blog and love it! Funny thing, the same thing happened to my mom (was asked to get off the ride). I was so hurt for her. I'm so glad that you both have left that life behind. Thanks for continuing to be an inspiration!
    4429 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2009 1:58:49 PM
  • JBMT08
    I just wanted to say that you are Blessed, and you are an INSPIRATION!
    I read about you in People, and I was SO excited to see that you use SP. I have just joined a few months ago, and I need to see success stories. You are the CREAM OF THE CROP! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us, and letting us know that we CAN DO IT!!!! You look FABULOUS! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

    4429 days ago
  • 1958JULIE
    I just read your inspirational story. Wow! Congratulations on your success and thanks for sharing with all of us.
    4430 days ago
  • _BECA_
    You look AMAZING!!! I am so happy for you I know it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where you have so congrats to you for that.
    I wish you the very best on your journey.

    4430 days ago
    You are a wonderful inspiration. Your accomplishments reflect your hard work, desire and commitment! I will think of you when I am struggling. Thank you
    4430 days ago
    You are a blessing for this generation. The mouthpiece of the Lord. As others see what you have accomplished with God's Help, they too will look unto Him from which our Help comes from. Enjoy your life. Continue to motivate others. Follow your dreams!!!
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    4430 days ago
  • no profile photo JERSEYGIRLMEL
    Wow... you sure have come a long way! You are an inspiration to us all! I just joined SP a week ago and know that I'm going to make it this time. I'm going to be the ME I used to be. I know I need to work hard, but I'm willing, able and excited to do just that! Thanks for setting a example to the rest of us who are just beginning our SP journey and good luck with continued success!

    4430 days ago
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