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  • I'm Not in Denial Anymore!!!

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    19 posts, 10 voices, 896 views, started Nov 2, 2009

    Posted on Monday, November 2, 2009

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      Diamond
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      What a morning already! It’s only 8:17 am and I’ve already had so much to think about.  

      The other day, I wrote a blog about how I feel thin even though I know I’m not. Well, this morning I asked my daughter to take 3 pictures of me. I put on workout tights and top and she took pictures from the front, side, and back.  

      Hello reality!!! I can’t believe that is me. I am shocked, appalled, sickened, but now realistic about how far this has gotten.  

      I’ve already started printing these out. When I don’t feel motivated or when I want to eat, I’m going to look at them.  

      I will post these some day, when I’m far away from looking like this.  

      Wow.  

      Annie

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          UK Girl wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • Annie I know it’s hard but doing the picture last Monday really spurred me on ..... just made me think hey is this where you want to be ?

          My answer was no so only I could change.

          Keep it up honey xx



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          Tuliplady wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • I had a similar wakeup call a few weeks ago when someone at the bar grabbed my cell phone and snapped a picture of me.  I should have left the picture on there as motivation but I was so disgusted I deleted it right away.  It did make me realize it’s time to get serious about fixing me.



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • The one thing that I learned is to not make yourself wait long periods of time to receive a “reward” for doing good on your diet.  

          Most individuals feel bad enough about gaining extra weight and sacrificing the foods/beverages that they love.  Therefore, give yourself permission to “reward” your success in weight loss.  

          Whether you lost 3 lbs or 13 lbs, it is important to recognize that this is an accomplishment! Celebrate and treat yourself to something special, such as a new book, a CD by your favorite group or a professional pedicure.  

          Remember to take one day at a time and to be kind to yourself!



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          Coralee Flug wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • That is the best thing I ever did. The best thing you can do is share it with a bunch of people. best accountability

          I have an ASSet shot - before and after. 2 months 13 lbs - 4 inches off my hips and 4 inches of my waist....No Diet, no pills - just really changed my eating habits and use my access bars to burn fat when I exercise or clean house ( my least favorite exercise....lol )



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • Annie I understand completely what you‘re saying.  I have always said I have the disease that is the opposite of anorexia....

          when I look in the mirror I think I’m thin....but really I’m fat.  My brain processes...this :

          “oh...you don’t look that fat“....but in all reality....I AM FAT!!!  

          Pictures show it all.....they do not lie!ohhhh



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          UK Girl wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • As they say “denial” is a river in Egypt



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • LOL..Vicki.....estatic



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • I always pose at an angle in pictures, so I look pleasantly, proportionally plump and not fat, what are you saying girlfriend???I have to rethink this theory and go all out and have my butt photographed at arms length no pose? OY......



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          Coralee Flug wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • My butt photo is from behind in a bathing suit bottom - middle of back to middle of legs.



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 2, 2009
        • LOL!!  Yana!!

          Well....I need to take one from the side and behind.  I don’t think I realize how big my behind really is.  Of course in my mind....it’s tiny!!!estaticestaticestaticestatic



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 4, 2009
        • Dear Anonymous,  

          You are not alone....Many individuals are very ashamed of their bodies and usually do not have their photograph taken.

          I will never forget a friend sending me pictures of us when we had spent the day at her cabin with a few female friends.
          I did NOT realize how much weight I had gained or how heavy I had become, until I received these photo’s in the mail.

          My mouth dropped open, my eyes teared and I immediately placed the pictures into a drawer to never share! How the heck did this happen?  How did I gain so much weight, yet, not realize it?

          Simply, gaining weight is usually very gradual....It creeps up on us when we are not paying attention.....Like during the holiday celebrations.  Or during menopause.....Or after a divorce or separation....Or after the loss of a loved one...Unexpectedly, we gain weight, but may be UNAWARE.  

          Yes, we may not realize how much weight has been added to our bodies, until someone, like my friend who meant no harm, sent me photographs of myself looking HUGE!!!

          The painful truth is that it does hurt most females to suddenly realize that they are no longer the slender, fit woman that they had imagined themselves to be.  Looking at the pictures of ourselves for the first time could be quite an eye opener! (YIKES!)

          For me, this was the clear moment when I knew that I had to make new changes in my lifestyle, my eating habits and my portions.  It took me 10 months to gain enough confidence and perseverance to begin a new lifestyle change.

          I had no idea how I could do it, how I would lose weight, how I would stay motivated to exercise when I honestly hate to sweat, but once I had made the final decision, I pressed onward.  

          Nothing worth waiting for is without frustration, sacrifice, laughter or tears, but trust that you can ONLY lose weight for YOURSELF.  I encourage everyone who wants to lose weight to firmly hold onto HOPE!

          Once I was seriously ready for a change, I continued to have hope that I could lose 5 - 10 lbs.  After I had lost 10 lbs, I was excited and I had hope to lose 5 more pounds.  

          Once I accomplished this, I was so thrilled that I had gained much momentum and I kept on keeping on!  Have faith in yourself that you can do this, hold onto your hope and keep on keeping on!



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          Twinssupermom wrote Mar 11, 2013
        • America needs to get healthy... ! Great article
          I let myself go for too long taking care of my twins and working full time and then oh yeah i have a great husband also who gets put on the back burner when my esteem was down and i was so tired and busy... If anyone is interested what helped me get off the couch and go for it was i found these great shakes called Shakelology.. they are your healthiest meal of the day and now i have the energy i need.. i get up and work out before going to work and i've actually trully started getting stronger and losing my midsection weight that gets almost every woman after the age of 40... So check it out and if you have any questions send me a message i became a coach out of passion for the product and want to help others get the same results..
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