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Best Compliment Ever & Gaining Perspective...

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Since my last blog it has been nothing but down hill, I have been eating so poorly and struggling to turn it around. That made today's compliment that much more special, because I really NEEDED to hear it today...

I came into work today, signed in and then went back outside. When I came back inside to log in to work, I had this email from my female supervisor (who also has lost a bit of weight recently)...
Subject: You just walked in...
And I wanted to tell you that you look AMAZING! You have for a while but today I didn’t even know it was you when I saw you in the camera entering the door code. WOO HOO! You go girl!
I really needed that, especially today! Plus, I love the way that she did it, it didn't draw attention to me in front of others, it didn't make me feel awkward because she did it through email. On top of that she actually took the time to open an email and send that. SO sweet! emoticon Saying she didn't recognize me has to be one of the greatest compliments ever. I think sometimes things happen for a reason, and maybe she sensed I needed that today. It is helping me to get focused, get back on track, and continue doing this because my hard work IS paying off, even if I don't realize it sometimes. emoticon

And now for some fun, to put things into perspective, here are some things that weigh 60 pounds, which is what I've lost to date.

40 dozen eggs:

4 of these:

240 sticks of butter:

12 of these:

Whether you've lost 6, 60 or 100, you are amazing! Just remember that even when we feel stuck, we can't give up. Struggling is NEVER fun, but those of us that are struggling are still trying. When we give up, we are no longer struggling because we are no longer trying. So even if you aren't doing the best on your journey right now, give yourself credit for still trying and not giving up. emoticon emoticon

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    I love this blog. I really needed to read it because I have felt so down after gaining back 20 lbs but I have still manage to keep off 60 lbs which is all the things you took pictures of so that put things into perspective. I am super proud of you.
    3006 days ago
    That is so fantastic! It's really wonderful to read. I really love the way you are soaring!
    3026 days ago
    So did you put a copy of that email into your woohoo jar!!!????

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    3028 days ago
    Loved this entry! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a great weekend!
    3029 days ago
    That is so cool! And I bet it did brighten your day! You deserve it b/c you've worked so hard! :)
    3030 days ago
    You have had such a transformation and I am glad that you got that boost of encouragement. You have seen yourself as your old self for so long that YOU don't recognize the woman you have become and I am glad someone brought it to your attention.
    3031 days ago
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    Way to go Steph- nee! You have the right attitude - and you are right that sometimes we just need a little pick me up - and your supervisors words were spot on!
    We all struggle with the persitence and patience. Continue to do what you can everyday - practice the good habits - slug through the tough times and you will come out ahead of the game!

    You have come so far - I am so motivated whenever I see your page - It makes me believe that I can do it to ! You are an inspiration to me!

    Go get em!

    3031 days ago
    This blog is the 'right word at the right time' for me today. I was feeling defeated and now im feeling inspired. Thank you for being so awesome!
    3032 days ago
  • JUDY106
    That has happen to me and I know what you are saying about how it makes you want to keep on keeping on. Hang in there and you have done so well. I think we are in a slope because of the weather. I feel I am on hold somewhat because the weather is so bad and I can see Spring is just around the corner, but still can't get out and do things that I want to do right now. So, I kinda been on hold, but I feel that I am going to be able to get moving any day now. You are right never stop the struggle.
    I am so glad something happen and broke your stand still that was in your mind. You have encouraged me to do the same.

    Hugs, judy
    3032 days ago
  • RODRIGUEZ41508
    AWESOME Blog !!!!!
    Way to go and hang in there, like you said when we give up we are no longer Struggling because we are no longer Trying.....
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    You Got This !!!!!!!!!
    3033 days ago
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    I bet you were smiling all day too! What a great feeling to know all of our struggles do pay off....eventually. I've been struggling too yet still trying because most days are better than others. emoticon
    3033 days ago
    Definitely the best compliment ever!

    Love all your comparison pics to keep your weight loss amount in perspective!
    3033 days ago
  • PRIZM96
    That is amazing! I love it when someone says or does something at just the perfect time! Yay for her! And YaY for YOU! You are doing great!
    3033 days ago
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    Its so wonderful that someone can tell us just what we need to hear when we aren't feeling it ourselves. And what wonderful timing. You have done an amazing job.
    Oh, and a friend of mine once sent me a weight comparison chart. 60 pounds is equivalent to the following:

    - an elephant penis,
    - the amount of cheese the average American eats in a year plus a sperm whale's brain plus a human brain plus an ostrich egg and a rack of baby back ribs
    - an automobile tie plus a bald eagle plus a chihuahua, plus the amount of fat the average American consumes in a year.

    I cant wait til I can say I have lost the equivalent to an elephant penis. Not sure if I could say it with a straight face but it would be funny. And I feel so thankful I am not a female elephant.

    3033 days ago
    Great job Stephanie! I am so happy your boss made you feel good. All it takes is someone to notice that you have lost weight, to help you get back in your groove. I know because I am really struggling myself right now. I will be so happy when i can say I have lost 60lbs like you. You are amazing and strong woman. emoticon
    3033 days ago
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    That is awesome!! I don't think a compliment can get any better! emoticon
    3033 days ago
    WTG Stephanie. I know you will be in onederland very soon. Keep pushing.
    3033 days ago
    I love the pic! These should be a good reminder to you of what you have accomplished. Look that struggle in the eye and laugh in it's face! You are the one in control here my friend and don't let yourself forget it!

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    3033 days ago
    That is so awesome. Sometimes timing means so much. Love your weight comparisons. Pictures are worth 1000 words.
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    3033 days ago
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    Aw yay! Go co-worker! I'm so glad she said something in such a nice way. You are a rockstar!
    3033 days ago
    How nice to get an email like that! Like you said, it didn't draw attention but it was still really flattering.

    It's so nice to get the encouragement when we need it most. :)
    3033 days ago
    Great job girlie. Love the weight comparisons!
    3033 days ago
    Amazing what the right word at the right moment can do, isn't it?

    Glad others are recognizing the efforts you've put in to date.
    3033 days ago
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