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Blog #2 - My Not-So-Private-Anymore Journey Towards Self Acceptance

I'm overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with the comments, emails and texts from friends and strangers alike about my last blog. The outpouring, while unexpected, was both comforting and terrifying.

"You just literally wrote every word inside my head and heart. No joke. I could go into some long explanation but as you know, it's not needed because those feelings you describe said it all."

"Ellen, I soooo get you! I've had the same struggle most of my adult life and I'm 60 now."

"Have you been reading my journal? I'm a guy and reading that was like looking in the mirror. I appreciate you. Thanks."

"You are sooo my hero! You're not the only one! I feel the exact same!"

A hero?! Wow. Some have put me on an undeserved pedestal. I don't claim to be an inspiration because I haven't achieved anything to be inspirational. (At least not yet.) Realizing now that many struggle the way I do, I've chosen to continue my journey publicly.

Selfishly I write because expressing my struggles releases the stress that consumes me. I write for me just like I’m losing weight…for me. I don’t write to inspire. I don’t write to get attention. I write solely to get the negative thoughts, the toxins, out of my body. A mental detox to work alongside the physical one if you will. If others can take something positive from my experience then I welcome you inside my crazy, scared, and hopeful mind.

 

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04/04/2013 9:32PM
My Not-So-Private-Anymore Journey Towards Self-Acceptance
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04/05/2013 6:37AM
my not-so-private-anymore
Ellen, when you read this on the radio I cried. I have been struggling since I had my daughter 10 years ago. I weigh 100 pounds more than I did before I had her. I get asked on a regular basis if I am pregnant. I just want you to know you are not alone and that you have inspired me to work harder on myself and truly be happy. We are here for you and I wish you the best!
04/05/2013 2:53PM
Negative Thoughts
You are braver than me...I only write my happy thoughts, in my mind it masks the pain. You help us out there who are afraid, scared and tired of fighting the daily battle that binds us.
04/06/2013 3:12PM
Larry Stout, CEO Optimal365
Ellen, I commend you for taking the first and most significant step in transforming yourself into the person you want to be. You are facing this head on with no more excuses and with an objective. You know what you want and you know you need help to get there. As Founder and CEO of Optimal365, I will tell you this is why we built this company - to provide you and everyone who has your kind story with a common-sense path to lifelong optimal health. What motivates me is that consumers are spending over $20 billion a year on commercial diet plans that have virtually no impact on the health of Americans. That is disgusting! It is also a rip-off! The average overweight American will be on 10 diets in their lifetime, diets that have failure built into them. It should be no surprise to you and others that diets have a 95% failure rate. So it is understandable that eventually folks just give up and give in, justifying why they are overweight instead of dealing with it. For years I personally knew I was a little overweight, but not that bad. Then one day my doctor told me I had diabetes and if I didn’t do something about it I wouldn’t be around as long as I wanted. I thought of my children and grandchildren and all of a sudden, I’m got motivated to take action. I discovered a solution which gave me HOPE and RESULTS. We have successfully treated hundreds of clients in our clinics, but they first made a personal commitment to change. Then you need a results oriented way to achieve your objective. Putting this all together is why I created Optimal365. Sharing your personal story was, I suspect, therapeutic for you. But I also give you my thanks because you have probably started to change the lives of others by going public with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Your life will be abundantly blessed by what you are doing here. We are honored to be a part of this journey with you and helping you achieve your goals. You know we are here to make the journey easy and we won’t give up on you...we don’t give up on anyone, EVER! I look forward to reading more of your journey and I have all the confidence in the world you will be successful!
04/26/2013 8:40AM
In the genes
I hear you completely! I have gained 50 lbs since I graduated in 2010. I see it, my bf sees it, it really depresses me in some ways! I I look to you as inspiration. Weight has never been easy for me to control, it's in my genes (you should see my parents). But some people are heavier, and dress sloppy. THAT symbolizes that they just don't care about them self anymore. YOU on the other hand, take the time to do your nails, hair, put together a cute outfit with scarves, hats, jackets, shoes, jewelry etc. and are naturally beatuiful so dont need make up!I hear you are doing optimal 365 and that's great! Keep caring about yourself and take the time to make yourself beautiful. Because just since we arent a size 9 anymore, doesn't mean we can't be pretty :) That's what I keep tellin' myself ;) LOVE YOU ELLEN!!!
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