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I Have a New Outlook On Life

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     I am 49 years old and have struggled with my weight and self esteem for what seems all of my life.  When I entered my forties no matter what I ate or how much I exercised my weight continued to increase.  I am only 5' 3", so when my weight reached 150 lbs I...
    cleansecoach cleansecoach 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2009

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    It's On. Okay, You Win.

    It’s just you and me. Right here. Right now. You think you’ve got all the power because I have already shown my cards, that I am afraid, and hurt, and feeling intimidated. But it ends today, this power struggle, this emotional game. I am stepping up. I just want to say I’m...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 41 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I'm In!

    Ever since I got rid of my depression, I had gained a whole new outlook in life! I now see life as one big adventure. I'm ready to take in good new things, as well as deal with the bad stuff too. I feel alive! I never felt that way, in my life before... I do now, everyday. But...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2009

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    In Just One Moment

    it was all out on the table, i had no more secrets to him. i wanted to die, i wanted it over, i was going to. and then he said... he said that he understood that i wanted to, and he wouldnt hate me if i did do it. he just wanted me to say goodbye before i did it. it hit me liike...
    ticanaru ticanaru 13-15, F Aug 30, 2012

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    Has anyone noticed how much of a difference

    looking at the world a different way makes; it's almost like living in someone else's life. Bad stuff still happens, no denying that. But I feel like I don't have to let life knock me down as much of the time. And even when life knocks me down, I feel more confident that I can...
    notafraid777 notafraid777 16-17, M Aug 25

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    I Chose Between 3 Frogs

    I used my imagination to chose between three frogs. And what do you know, it was the frog with the positive attitude.
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M 3 Responses May 26, 2009

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