Beginning year 36...

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    Dec 06, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    Today is my 36th Birthday. I am not normally one to brag about myself or announce to people that it is my Birthday, but what the hell, I think I am this year.

    Because this year - for the first time in my life, I am not filled with regret or self-hatred. This year, I am in a completely new and uncharted place in my life.

    This is the first year I did not make a new year's resolution to lose weight. Yet, in a little less than 6 months I dropped 100 pounds. Not in a drastic unhealthy way - but through simple eating right and exercising.

    As I've said many times before, I have a long way to go, but I feel like I have made a lot of progress.

    I look in the mirror and see a human being for the first time. I have a bit of self-confidence for the first time. I had given up on the prospect of finding love or anyone that would give me a second glance. Now, I think that there are always possibilities.

    So forgive me for the self-indulgence, but I am going to celebrate this year. If you would like to join me, that would be nice!

    Otherwise, have a great day!!!!
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Dec 06, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    happy Birthday Sexy!
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    onaquest870 saidI look in the mirror and see a human being for the first time. I have a bit of self-confidence for the first time. I had given up on the prospect of finding love or anyone that would give me a second glance. Now, I think that there are always possibilities.

    Wondrous possibilities. I don't know where you live, but if there are gay men there, you will do well.

    I offer you greater congratulations for what you have accomplished for yourself, than for the trick of turning over a calendar page today. But still, a birthday needs a happy recognition, and so --

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    Dec 06, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Congrats, congrats, congrats. The feeling of, "Wow, I don't hate myself" is incredible, isn't it?

    Be proud, be happy, learn to own it.

    And have some fun!
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    Congratulations! I've had a rough few weeks, and reading your story helped me out. I've struggled with self-confidence my entire life, and it's nice to hear you've found a way to gain confidence! My hat is off to you.
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    Dec 06, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    u rock! icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday!!!!

    Brag, self-indulge, scream from a mountain top, show off, walk around naked!!!!!!!

    You earned it!!!!

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    Dec 06, 2011 6:44 PM GMT

    Best of Birthdays to you icon_biggrin.gif

    Serious props to you on your physical and psychic transformation!! Change sucks...but like Einstein said, ' we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.'
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    Dec 06, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Happy berfday bud.......
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    What an awesome day! Like others have said...be proud of how far you've come and yell from the mountain tops! Way to go guapo!

    Oh yeah....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
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    Dec 06, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday!

    Good work! Keep it up. You can do whatever you want!
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    Dec 06, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    Less than 5 people ever get told about my b-day (not including online). I love parties, but the parties between Halloween and Thanksgiving have me worn out by Nov 30 (my b-day), so I usually just hang out at the bar with a couple friends.

    PS. Happy B-day, fellow Sagg. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

    This site is one of the sources of my new found confidence. It has brought out a side of me I didn't know existed.... icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 06, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
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    Dec 06, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    Yer like really OLD!
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    Dec 06, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    If I have got my maths right, if your 36th birthday is today, you are just beginning your 37th year. After all, your first birthday was a year after you were born, and so on.

    However, I wish you many happy returns, and I hope the year ahead will be a good one.
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    Dec 06, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, yeah. you know what I mean....

    lol

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    Dec 06, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    Congratulations on hitting the big 36;) Happy Birthday!
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    Dec 07, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidIf I have got my maths right, if your 36th birthday is today, you are just beginning your 37th year. After all, your first birthday was a year after you were born, and so on.

    However, I wish you many happy returns, and I hope the year ahead will be a good one.
    LOL he's closer to 37 anyway.. he only has 3 months before he hits 37!
    (think about it)
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    Dec 07, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday!
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    Dec 07, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    Happy birthday dude!
    And I'm happy you are having such positiveness with your life, hope it continues to get even more better for you.
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    Dec 07, 2011 10:14 AM GMT
    Thanks to all of the second batch of people who made comments.

    I had a nice day at home chatting with my RJ friends and enjoying some wine.

    Today, it's back to the grind.

    I am now officially in my late 30's... lol... and I love it!!!

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    Dec 07, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    onaquest870 saidThanks to all of the second batch of people who made comments.

    I had a nice day at home chatting with my RJ friends and enjoying some wine.

    Today, it's back to the grind.

    I am now officially in my late 30's... lol... and I love it!!!

    Just wait until your 40's "It gets better!"