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  1. BrittW

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    So, on the way into work this morning, Radio 1 played Katy Perry's new song; Firework.

    Now, as a very sleepy Britt in the mornings, I had time to actually just sit and listen to the lyrics, and I must say, i really related to them;

    Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
    Drifting throught the wind
    Wanting to start again
    Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
    Like a house of cards
    One blow from caving in

    Do you ever feel already buried deep
    Six feet under scream
    But no one seems to hear a thing

    Do you know that there's still a chance for you
    Cause there's a spark in you

    You just gotta ignite the light
    And let it shine
    Just own the night
    Like the Fourth of July

    Cause baby you're a firework
    Come on show 'em what your worth
    Baby you're a firework
    Come on let your colors burst

    You don't have to feel like a waste of space
    You're original, cannot be replaced
    If you only knew what the future holds
    After a hurricane comes a rainbow

    Maybe you're reason why all the doors are closed
    So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
    Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
    And when it's time, you'll know


    I'm working so hard to change other people's perceptions of me, i don't even begin to think about my own perceptions of myself.
    In all honesty, i'm not very nice to myself. My inner voice is a complete *****. Only to myself though.
    And i'm very good at making people feel like they should be the very best they can be, but i'll be damned if i can muster the same enthusiasm when talking or thinking about myself.

    Someone once said;
    "To love others, you must first love yourself"

    Now, i'm not saying go around thinking you're better than everyone, because that's just going from one extreme to another.

    I think the first step must be just accept yourself. Accept who you are. Understand why you've become the person you are. Accept all your flaws, and all your imperfections.
    Only then can you start to like the person you are.

    I spend too much time listing all the things i don't like about myself i completely forget the things i do like. So I think i need to spend some positive time on myself.
    I lost 2lbs this week, which i'm very happy about, That's 9lbs off in a month.
    I sometimes forget that over the past 2 years i've lost 6 stone...
    All i can focus on is that i've still got 3 stone left to lose.
    But you need to praise your achievements or else when you get to where you want to be, you still won't be happy.

    I'm going to start being a bit nicer to myself, cause baby, i'm a firework. And i'm going to show you what i'm worth. :)

    Britt xoxo
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  3. Lovely_Laura

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    Hi Britt, You're so right that we need to be nice to ourselves. I think it's one of those things that women especially seem to struggle with. Past experiences and things we may have done that we now regret just makes it far too easy to be constantly down on ourselves.

    You aren't alone but do try and remember atleast one thing you're proud of every day which you wouldn't know/do/enjoy had you not had some awful stuff to deal with. The past, however bad it was, will have made you a better person because you've got through it. That shows incredible strength so be proud of that atleast!

    Well done on your weight loss, it's fabulous and while it will make you like yourself more try and see it as an extra thing to like rather than the only thing.:) I think we can sometimes get lost while losing weight. The diet takes over so much of our lives and I find myself looking forward to being a normal size and sometimes forget that things are much better already!

    One of my favourite songs is Weight of the World-Evanescence

    Feels like the weight of the world
    Like God in heaven gave me a turn
    Don't cling to me, I swear I can't fix you
    Still in the dark, can you fix me?

    Free fall, free fall, all through life

    If you love me then let go of me
    I won't be held down by who I used to be
    She's nothing to me

    Feels like the weight of the world
    Like all my screaming has gone unheard
    And oh, I know you don't believe in me
    Safe in the dark, how can you see?

    Free fall, free fall, all through life

    If you love me then let go of me
    I won't be held down by who I used to be

    If you love me then let go of me
    I won't be held down by who I was

    If you love me then let go of me
    I won't be held down by who I used to be

    We can't hold ourselves back!
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