Tag Archives: loss

Broken Windows

I saw a quote the other day that I loved: To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark […]

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FLASHBACK – Sadly Running With My Paper Bag

This is a Flashback post that was originally written on January 18, 2007, on MySpace…yes, MySpace.¬† The human mind can be so powerful. From inventions that have changed our lives to surgeries that¬†improve the human condition, the human mind has proven itself to be immensely vast yet amazingly unknown. How could anyone think that mold […]

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There’s No Afters in Weight Loss

I wrote in a previous post about my weight but I didn’t share any “before” pictures. I think the concept of “before” leads to an inevitable “after” but there really is no after in weight loss. It’s lifelong process. There will never be an “after” for me because I will always have a love of food. It’s something that I have to manage and it can be tough.

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Regina - 4th Grade

The Beginning

The best place to start is the beginning. I started gaining weight in the sixth grade. I noticed it but I didn’t think much of it until I had to go for my physical for school. I got on the scale and it said 148lbs. The nurse scrawled something on my chart and gave it to me to bring to the exam room for the doctor. She wrote “Grossly Overweight.” Not just overweight, not just chubby, but Grossly Overweight. I was so embarrassed and for the first time I realized that my weight was something that people noticed.

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