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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Yesterday in the mail I got a sweet gift from my friend Michelle. I was roommates with her Mom when she was 8 and her brother was 6. Her mother passed away and I stayed close to Michelle and her brother over the years when they went to live with their Grandparents. Fast forward years, I got married, Michelle got married. I had two sons she had 3 children. We have stayed close and our kids are like cousins. Long story short the gift was pictures she put on a disk for the computer of all our year celebrating birthdays, holidays. A trip down memory lane. We laughed, we shed some tears but the eye opening part was seeing myself so huge. I was mortified. I knew I was hefty but seeing myself altho, we laughed lovingly it made me kind of naseous. Had my kids been embarrassed by me? What had people thought? In later pictures I looked better. Went to a diet place. Lost 75 pds. Put it back on but for the last two years I have been sparking and ya'll have encouraged me. Changed my life actually. I am 68 now and losing about a pound a week. I am keeping on keeping on.
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    Keep on keeping on, you're doing great. I know just what you mean about a photo making you feel all SORTS of things... feel free to take a look at my "before" on my Sparkpage. I totally remember and understand that feeling of dread and disgust... I honestly had not seen myself as that weight! Sure I looked in the mirror but it just wasn't at all the same.

    Keep up the good work, and happy December!
    564 days ago
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