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Losing weight, and GAINING a positive self image...

AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
Thank you to everyone here for creating this supportive environment...

I believe that MFP works because of the accountability and support we give eachother!

This weight loss has been life changing. I wasted precious years not swimming, covering up at the beach, not going out as much as I could, and not enjoying life becuase I felt self concious about my body.

This plan was not so much about losing weight, but about losing those feelings of not being good enough because I didn't look "perfect". I still don't look perfect, and never will, but I FEEL great about myself - and all this time that was what I needed.

MFP works, and it has changed my life.
Thanks everyone...
:flowerforyou:

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  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    Thank you to everyone here for creating this supportive environment...

    I believe that MFP works because of the accountability and support we give eachother!

    This weight loss has been life changing. I wasted precious years not swimming, covering up at the beach, not going out as much as I could, and not enjoying life becuase I felt self concious about my body.

    This plan was not so much about losing weight, but about losing those feelings of not being good enough because I didn't look "perfect". I still don't look perfect, and never will, but I FEEL great about myself - and all this time that was what I needed.

    MFP works, and it has changed my life.
    Thanks everyone...
    :flowerforyou:
  • lina1131lina1131 Posts: 2,246Member Member Posts: 2,246Member Member
    Congratulations for getting to that point in your life. You look amazing! :heart:
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    Congratulations for getting to that point in your life. You look amazing! :heart:

    Thank Lina! Congrats to you on 32lbs! That is great!!!:flowerforyou:
  • sculleysculley Posts: 2,023Member Member Posts: 2,023Member Member
    You should feel happy your a hot mama for having two kids :laugh:
    WIsh I could get my belly to look that good

    WTG
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    You should feel happy your a hot mama for having two kids :laugh:
    WIsh I could get my belly to look that good

    WTG

    Thanks! Hey - my belly has some stretch marks and is not as taut as it used to be (there is nothing that bronzer and self tanning cream can't cure), but this is as good as it gets, so I've given up on trying to acheive something I can't!

    I would bet money that your belly looks as good or even better - you are so slim and lovely - just work what you've got girl!!!
    :flowerforyou:
  • peej76peej76 Posts: 1,258Member Member Posts: 1,258Member Member
    Congrats:flowerforyou: I also really benefit from the support and positive vibes on here. Lately I have felt the ugliest I have ever felt, but reading through the posts every morning really helps. I am striving for a positive attitude, and you all inspire me to try and get past this feeling.
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    Congrats:flowerforyou: I also really benefit from the support and positive vibes on here. Lately I have felt the ugliest I have ever felt, but reading through the posts every morning really helps. I am striving for a positive attitude, and you all inspire me to try and get past this feeling.

    Look at the beautiful woman in your profile pic - how could you ever feel ugly? And you've created those beautiful children? Come on now... :flowerforyou:

    You've got the right attitude to re-focus and get on here for some good vibes!!! (Also, are you from Ontario - I am in a 'burb of Toronto - are we neighbours???)...
    :smile:
  • peej76peej76 Posts: 1,258Member Member Posts: 1,258Member Member
    Congrats:flowerforyou: I also really benefit from the support and positive vibes on here. Lately I have felt the ugliest I have ever felt, but reading through the posts every morning really helps. I am striving for a positive attitude, and you all inspire me to try and get past this feeling.

    Look at the beautiful woman in your profile pic - how could you ever feel ugly? And you've created those beautiful children? Come on now... :flowerforyou:

    You've got the right attitude to re-focus and get on here for some good vibes!!! (Also, are you from Ontario - I am in a 'burb of Toronto - are we neighbours???)...
    :smile:
    Ahhh thanks, I think it's cause I'm in a "growing my hair out" stage and it's impossible, and looking kinda awkward at the moment. I do agree about my children though, handsome little men they are lol!!!
    It takes us about an hour/half to get to Toronto via 401. We are in the Quinte region, if that makes any sense to you lol!!
  • valerie33valerie33 Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    AWESOME ~ nothing is better or more worth it if u can a positive self image! you have the right mindset and motivation... "Press on" u r doing great!!:bigsmile:
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    Congrats:flowerforyou: I also really benefit from the support and positive vibes on here. Lately I have felt the ugliest I have ever felt, but reading through the posts every morning really helps. I am striving for a positive attitude, and you all inspire me to try and get past this feeling.

    Look at the beautiful woman in your profile pic - how could you ever feel ugly? And you've created those beautiful children? Come on now... :flowerforyou:

    You've got the right attitude to re-focus and get on here for some good vibes!!! (Also, are you from Ontario - I am in a 'burb of Toronto - are we neighbours???)...
    :smile:
    Ahhh thanks, I think it's cause I'm in a "growing my hair out" stage and it's impossible, and looking kinda awkward at the moment. I do agree about my children though, handsome little men they are lol!!!
    It takes us about an hour/half to get to Toronto via 401. We are in the Quinte region, if that makes any sense to you lol!!

    You look great any way you slice it!
    :flowerforyou:
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    AWESOME ~ nothing is better or more worth it if u can a positive self image! you have the right mindset and motivation... "Press on" u r doing great!!:bigsmile:

    Thanks Valerie!!!
    :flowerforyou:
  • dmordmor Posts: 33Member Posts: 33Member
    What is sad is that someone who has so many positive things going on in their life with family along with looks as striking as you have could ever allow their self-image to drop in the first place. You look great. Congratulations.
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    What is sad is that someone who has so many positive things going on in their life with family along with looks as striking as you have could ever allow their self-image to drop in the first place. You look great. Congratulations.

    Thanks for the congrats. I have always felt confident in all other areas of my life (amazing family and friends, education, succcessful career) but I just couldn't get that weight off, and I felt that I was always judged for it. I still sometimes feel that my body isn't good enough, but I am working on those feelings!

    Good luck with your goal - YOU MILL MAKE IT!!!!
    :flowerforyou:
  • kimber607kimber607 Posts: 7,128Member Member Posts: 7,128Member Member
    Hi

    Well said and your new pics look AMAZING
    Great job!

    Kim
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    Hi

    Well said and your new pics look AMAZING
    Great job!

    Kim

    Thanks Kim! Love your new pic too! I always like to see some fresh ones!!!
    :flowerforyou:
  • AJCMAJCM Posts: 2,169Member Member Posts: 2,169Member Member
    AWESOME ~ nothing is better or more worth it if u can a positive self image! you have the right mindset and motivation... "Press on" u r doing great!!:bigsmile:

    Thanks Valerie! You too!!!
    :flowerforyou:
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