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From this point forward
I will not stand
to be unhappy
any longer.
I will not stand
to be broken down,
broken apart,
broken-hearted.
From this point forward
my success does not depend
on my waistline
and my strength does not depend
on my weakness.
My biggest fear is not
the nutrition label.
From this point forward
I will not worry those
who love me.
I will not look at those
with hip bones
and rib cages
and be jealous.
I will not be afraid
to eat the birthday cake
you made me.
I will not measure
every morsel as if
any more would make
it poison.
From this point forward
food is not my enemy
and Ana is not my friend.
Size zero is not beautiful
and 90 pounds is not ideal.
I am no longer
enslaved by my scale
and it is not an awful day
when I weigh enough
to donate blood.
From this point forward
the only things coming
out of my mouth will be
words.
I will no longer be called
Disgraceful,
Disgusting,
Distasteful.
From this point forward
I am
Inspired,
Indestructable,
Independent.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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nikka12345678999 said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm:
very positive loved  ittt
 
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smilingtillinfinity said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm:
Awesome!
it gave me such a positive feeling.
i am truly inspired !
 
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clumsyturtle said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm:
It was so inspiring!!!!! Keep up the good work!
 
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maggetatorisawesome said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
Beautiful!! Such amazing self-motivation, I wish I could borrow some XD
 
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SavannahMcKenna said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm:
Thatts reallyyyyyy awesome! I wish mine could be as great....check em out...
 
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AliLyn said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm:
That is beautiful, Honey. Good for you. You should be so proud, I know I am. :)
 
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FallingAlways said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 11:52 am:

This is so inspiring and so true. I'm very happy that you made this poem because it made me feel better about who I am, too.

And I'm so glad that you're going to try and be healthy again.

 
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ElleNicole said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 11:01 am:
I love this. =)
 
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LovelyBlueRose said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 6:10 am:
Beautiful! Amazing! Lovely! Help, I'm running out of adjectives!
 
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Laura_Oliver said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm:

I love this so much. Once I thought those, uh, "women" were beautiful, but now I know better (well, after reading about the extreme unhealthy measures they took to get that way). I took this pledge.

I wrote a poem with a similar theme, about true colors, thus the title "True Colors". Check it out and offer some feedback! (^_^)

 
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FarmGirl156 said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm:
a truely amazing peice that girls around the world should read and take to heart!
 
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msoccerm345 said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm:
i love this poem. it is so inspirational! this day in age people (girls especially) are so pressured to be perfect and skinny. i love this poem
 
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Avallon said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm:
This is so inspiring and very true. It is very emotional and powerful and it really effected me
 
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NoLabelsPlease said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm:
This poem is so strong with meaning...i can feel every word
 
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Little-Irish-Girl said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm:
very inspirational. great job!!
 
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TaylorSwiftMusic4Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 9:57 am:
This is a beautiful poem! So truthful and honest! I literally almost cried while reading it (: Great job! 
 
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alex198 said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 4:31 am:
That was really inspiring. I can completely relate so I loved it :)
 
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RanaHewezi1998This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm:
That must've been hard to admit and i'm happy she got over her eating disorder :):):)
 
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Shyzilla said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm:

it has so much strenth in it! i <3 it so so much

 

 
Shyzilla replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm :
******strength
 
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