Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dear Future Me


Dear Future Katie J:

Look lady you made it!!! You finally decided to put yourself first and follow through on your Weight Loss goal. You have travelled quite a long road to get here and should be very proud of yourself.  I knew you could do it! I just wish you hadn’t waited so long to get going but no regrets.

You can take the knowledge you have learned over the last 2 years and pass it on to others. Let them know that  a large weight reduction is achievable (100+ lbs) and that with perseverance it can be done with or without surgery.  You could speak to others about how you did it and encourage them to make the changes in their lives. You could also speak to children and help them avoid the pitfalls of obesity.

You have a world of new experiences waiting for you. Zip lining is one of the first things I am going to sign you up for! Oh and go to an amusement park (S.C. Boardwalk!) and ride the Giant Dipper. Do all the things I couldn’t do when I was morbidly obese. Take professional pictures. BE in pictures. What a concept!

Take care of yourself, future Katie J. Remember where you came from so you will never, ever, ever go back there again.

Love you,


18 comments:

  1. You should have this emailed to yourself at a later date!

    See: http://www.futureme.org/

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  2. That's so great! Keep this in mind... print it and stick it somewhere. ;)

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  3. Great Idea,

    I always love to see the messages the contestants on Biggest Loser leave for themselves. Maybe you can even make a time capsule of sorts for yourself with this letter.

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  4. Future Katie, I'd love to be zip lining along with you. That's one of my goals too. You will do it Present Katie. Enjoy the journey :)

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  5. Great post! I wish I could talk to my teenage self and give her some advice! ;o)

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  6. I so wish that I would have thought to write a letter to my future self. This one was honestly, so special to read. Make sure to save this one, lady!

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  7. This is a great letter!!! Maybe everyone should do this & post it where we can remind ourselves when we get discouraged.

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  8. Thanks for the comment on my blog the other day! I love your letter to yourself. I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to write one to myself on my own blog :-)

    I did write a "Success Story" once. That was neat too.

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  9. Awesome Present Day Katie
    and powerful words!

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  10. :) Keep going, Katie J, keep going! :) I know you can do it, too.

    Deb

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  11. Love this idea. Katie, You can do it.

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  12. Amen! Print this out and refer to it often!

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  13. I agree, you should either print it out or send it to yourself for the future. Great idea!

    I gave you an award! :D
    http://dancingtowardsmyself.blogspot.com/2011/01/award.html

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  14. Wise words very touching something all of us who have struggled with our weight need to keep in mind.
    I agree with the others you should print this out. Also, I like that you have a vision of what you will do at your goal weight.

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  15. Yep this post is a keeper. You've come along way Baby! Thanks for taking me along for the ride.

    You're doing great.

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  16. I want to write my Success story!

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  17. I love this idea~thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful encouragement!

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  18. Hi Katie, I'm a new follower who is just starting her journey to happy health. I love this idea of a letter to the future me, and may have to borrow the idea! :)

    I've spent some time reading your posts - so inspiring. Lovely to meet you!

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