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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:30 PM

I just wanted to say thank you to the board.

A couple of months ago, I posted about how torn up I was about an ex-girlfriend getting married. Things have slowly gotten better, just as so many of you said they would. I have thrown myself into working out and into my job. Really bad days have become the exception rather than the rule. I made the decision that I was going to get over her without resenting her or having anything bad to say about her, and I think it's made it harder in the short term, but will be much better for me in the long term. In the meantime, I have lost more than 10% of my body fat in the last 6 weeks, have had to change out my work wardrobe completely because all the shirts and pants got too big, have gotten a lot of productive work done for my job, and I feel a lot better about myself. Turns out finding things I could improve about myself and attacking them as hard as I can has been great for my self-esteem. Not so much about the results (although I like them), but knowing that I care enough about myself to take action, and having the discipline to keep it up.

Anyhow, when I posted that, there were a lot of replies to me that were really nice to a complete stranger, and I really appreciated them. Thank you.

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Reply I just wanted to say thank you to the board. (Original post)
GaYellowDawg Aug 2019 OP
elleng Aug 2019 #1
sprinkleeninow Aug 2019 #2
Control-Z Aug 2019 #3
dawg day Aug 2019 #4
alwaysinasnit Aug 2019 #5
Phoenix61 Aug 2019 #6
democrank Aug 2019 #7
DFW Aug 2019 #8
canetoad Aug 2019 #9
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #10

Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:32 PM

1. Good to hear, Dawg!

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 11:33 PM

2. This place is 'family' of sisters and brothers in humanity.

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:12 AM

3. Strangers? Who are these strangers you speak of?

This is DU. We are your friends and family. And I'm talking the "good side" of the family - at your service! So knock this "strangers" baloney off.

I learned very quickly, when I found DU, that if you ask for help or advice you will get it in spades.

So be careful what you ask for. Hahahaha!

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:15 AM

4. Working out was a great idea!

You're smart to use that to get over emotional pain. You end up feeling stronger.

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:13 AM

5. You've done a heck of job keeping your head on straight (with excellent results). Kudos to you.

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:27 AM

6. It's hard to shut a door all the way but

it sounds like you’ve done a really great job of it. Keep focusing on the positive.

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:52 AM

7. Glad to hear you're feeling better and moving on.

Take good care~

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 02:21 AM

8. Way back when, a LOOOOOONG time ago

I was 20, and my then-girlfriend was 18. Almost 50 years ago!!

She went to Yale (I was at a different college), and was jumped by dozens of guys there who had the same (high) opinion of her that I did. She told me we were through, and I was devastated. Now, it seems ridiculous thinking life was over at age 20, bu when it's happening, there IS no future, the pain is so great.

Two years after that, I met the woman I am still with now. I grew to realize what an immense favor that first girl did me. The pain at the time faded completely. The recovery and the healing are slow processes, but they can leave you better off.

Sing the lyrics to "Pamela Brown" a few times.

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 04:03 AM

9. Wow, blast from the past

Almost forgot what a guitar god Leo Kotke is. Thanks

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Response to GaYellowDawg (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:37 AM

10. You've taken the right road.

Who knows what or who may be waiting for you as you continue your travels down life's road.

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