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I don't know if she is going to get mad at me for posting this, but a lady in our group had a post a month back and she changed it and posted it again. It gave me a great amount of power and understanding as she knew what I was going through. I asked her if I could print it out, and she said yes. You know who you are <3

I do this for all the people who loved me when I looked horrible

I do this for all the time I thought I looked bad and someone thought I looked good

I do this for all the future men in my life who deserve a girl who is confident and loves herself

I do this for all the girls who can’t do this alone

I do this for all the guys who can’t do this alone

I do this for me

I do this for you

I do it for my life.

I'm doing this for all the people who have ever looked at me the wrong way

Everyone who said I would look good if I was thinner

For everytime I felt like I was the fattest in the room

For all the times I've tried

For all the times Ive failed

For all the times I'll try again

For all the clothes I could never wear

For all the times Ive had to say " is there a bigger size?"

For all the times my friends got compliments

For all the pitty compliments I have gotten

For all the people who said I wasnt thin, but wasnt fat

For all the times I wished I was thin

For all the times I wanted to be thin

For all the times I knew I could work out but didnt

I want them to drop their jaws

I want to be the fittest person in the room

I want to be healthy and well

I want to be happy

I want to be noticed

I want people to look at me rather then my fat

I'm tried of people feeling sorry for me

I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired

I'm ready to change

I'm ready to work out

I'm ready to eat better

I am ready to be thin.

The time is now... the time is now.. the time has always been now.

Because the past is a memory and the future is a thought.. all we have is now.. and with this moment we can do anything.

I will be thin because I believe I will be. I will fit into those clothes. I will be the true me I am hiding right now. I will be fit, thin and happy

This is for everyone who thought they couldn't do it. Who have tried and failed more times then they can count.

You are not alone. Never alone. Anyone who has even felt one of these lines you have a friend in me. I understand and I feel your pain.

For anyone and all the tears you've cried...

For anyone and all the fears you have had

For anyone and all the comments, the faces and the looks

And for all the people who know I have it in me… and I know you have it in you

I do this for you...

Fri. Mar 24, 11:52pm

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Thank-you for posting that. To the writer: you have helped me more then I can tell you. Thank-you.

Friday, March 24, 2006, 11:55 PM

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Amen sister!

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:09 AM

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I cried in a dressing room a few times trying on swim suits a few years ago.

That motivated me more than anything else has.

I won't ever cry in a dressing room again...

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:44 AM

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I have tried and failed more times then I can count! Thanks for posting this!

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 2:07 AM

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That was beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much.

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 2:45 AM

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Thank you for putting your emotions down on paper and thank you to the poster for sharing this. She can't be mad at you for posting, it is a wonderful thing to share and has helped us!


Saturday, March 25, 2006, 7:28 AM

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It's amazing that no matter where you are or who you are you can feel the same thing.

Thanks for the post.


Saturday, March 25, 2006, 11:33 AM

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that was great.... gonna put it on "watch" so I can reread it.

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 12:36 PM

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Way to tell it like it is!

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 3:52 PM

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I comepletly agree! I don't think the emotional side of losing weight is captured often, and I like how someone actually put those emotions to name, in terms of losing weight !

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 7:29 PM

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I hope the weekday crowd gets to see this! I read it with a few girl friends, Thanks to the Writer !!

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 9:30 PM

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Awesome. Just awesome!

Saturday, March 25, 2006, 10:42 PM

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I love how open and honest this is!

I could not have written this better myself!


Sunday, March 26, 2006, 11:48 AM

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I think this is something everyone can relate too 100 pounds or 500 pounds

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 1:22 PM

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thank you!

Thank you SO much for this- i cried as i was reading it b/c its TOO true!
Thank you so much!
I, too, am putting this thread in watch, so i can re-read it ;)

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 1:54 PM

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Sunday, March 26, 2006, 5:51 PM

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Thank you for posting this!!!! I have a copy of it on my fridge!

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 9:24 PM

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haha I posted this on my fridge too!!

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 11:09 PM

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all my life I have never been thin

but no one really ever said i was fat

sometimes thats the most brutal

i am so glad to know someone else experienced that as well

thank you for your post- lets keep this one alive PT

Sunday, March 26, 2006, 11:51 PM

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I think this was very real. Thank you

Monday, March 27, 2006, 10:06 AM

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i too put this on watch so i couild read it again- thanks

Monday, March 27, 2006, 5:53 PM

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006, 10:31 AM

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I couldn't have written it better myself! I have felt each of these lines! thank you for posting what I couldnt have done myself!


Sunday, April 09, 2006, 1:20 PM

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Thank you to the poster and to the person who wrote this. I think this is a perfect example of what PT does best. I've felt so many of the emotions stated in this post and it's so good to know that I'm not alone in it, and WE can all do this.
Thank you for sharing so openly. You're an inspriation.

Sunday, April 09, 2006, 5:16 PM

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I think "failing" lies in NOT trying. If one tries over and over again, but cannot achieve one's goal and gives up, THAT is what I'd call failing. Trying over and over again is just that-TRYING. your words are thought provoking!

Monday, April 10, 2006, 2:05 PM

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I guess I am my own inspration, I am tired of being just the Skinny Girl. I wanna be the girl with mean muscles!

Monday, April 10, 2006, 2:24 PM

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I think we should all do something like this for ourselves. It clearly helped the OP and I think I am going to write down my feelings right now!!!! Thanks for posting your thoughts.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 10:38 AM

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