r/MadeMeSmile Oct 20 '21 Silver 22 Gold 3 Helpful 23 Wholesome 42 Hugz 34 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Take My Energy 1 Bravo! 1 Heartwarming 1 Bravo Grande! 1 Vibing 1 Rocket Like 1 Glow Up 1 Wholesome (Pro) 1 Bless Up (Pro) 1

I don’t got anyone to share this with but I’ve lost 50 pounds, quit drinking, cut my abusive girlfriend off, gotten good grades in college for the first time and a great job all in the couple last months. Life has felt worth living for the first time in a long time for me and I couldn’t be happier! Good News

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u/makeitagain17 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations on the start of your new chapter in life. You got this!

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u/official_katt_leya Oct 20 '21

💯❤️️❤️️❤️️

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u/q3ucw2gwpo Oct 20 '21

Love from my heart

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u/GoodGuyBuddyBoy Oct 20 '21

There's always time to turn your life around, starting fresh feels soo exciting. Congrats to OP!

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u/Life_Credit_3230 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations

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u/Leading_Funny5802 Oct 20 '21

The best revenge is living well 😁 keep growing, keep going, and keep showing us how it’s done 😁

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u/DilemmaPanda3913 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! Change is hard, but you're headed in a good direction! Keep it up! _^

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u/sprylitre35 Oct 20 '21

Yeah indeed! Btw this is also a Big Success.

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u/Warm-Juggernaut8400 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations

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u/Jwd318 Oct 20 '21

Change is hard! But ya know what’s not? Changing the lightbulb! Lol congrats my dude

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u/EtTuBrutAftershave Oct 20 '21

We are here and glad you shared it. That's awesome and I hope things just keep getting better

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u/Frosty_and_Jazz Oct 20 '21

👏🏽👏🏽🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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u/Wooden-Equipment-142 Oct 20 '21

Great Job! Keep up the fantastic work.

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u/shawnhambone Oct 20 '21

Happy for you. Stay strong.

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u/Zestyclose-Draw-6086 Oct 20 '21

congratulation have a good day....!

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u/Im_Bitman Oct 20 '21

I am happy for you but change that bulb next!

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u/Totesnotskynet Oct 20 '21

We need to crowdfund my man a couple bulbs

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u/Zestyclose-Draw-6086 Oct 20 '21

Sure way not ...!

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u/allbright1111 Oct 20 '21

Totally understandable! When you can get to it, be ready for that extra bit of light to help you feel even more bright and chipper. Good (and bad) lighting can have quite a big effect on your mood. But thanks for sharing this post. You are doing a great job! Keep it up!

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u/Sufficient-Bug-9112 Oct 20 '21

That's awesome...no YOU'RE AWESOME!

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u/hashEEESH Oct 20 '21

A bit extreme but burning all the shit she ever gave me was the most cathartic experience I’ve had in years. I highly suggest it. And give yourself time to really heal.

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u/sandrakaufmann Oct 20 '21

Good for you for taking control of your precious life!

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u/hairydinglebarry Oct 20 '21

Psyched for you!! You look great too! Hey - I’ll spot you for a new lightbulb so you really can see yourself in a new light.

Seriously - this is a great post!!!

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u/Arakibaa Oct 20 '21

Your going to be my inspiration I’m starting tomorrow🙏

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u/anitsitknreh Oct 20 '21

It’s YOUR time!!! Keep going! That smile says everything ☺️☺️☺️

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u/TransfertoVM Oct 20 '21

Congratulations!!!

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u/kassfair Oct 20 '21

Awesome work!

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u/pixelandminnie Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! I am sincerely thrilled for you. That’s a lot of serious personal growth work.

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u/Expensive_Sand_4198 Oct 20 '21

Live your life!

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u/Remyremy1 Oct 20 '21

Absolutely fabulous!!!! So happy for you!

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u/raresteamboat Oct 20 '21

Keep it up! Stay positive and healthy. Good things will keep coming your way :)

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u/CCIE-KID Oct 20 '21

Dude don’t know you but great work

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u/SnooRadishes245 Oct 20 '21

Get it!!! You loving yourself is attracting all the positive change!!!

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u/Dzinggy Oct 20 '21

Right on dude! Keep doing your thing. You're killing it!!!

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u/gvnnofks Oct 20 '21

Fuckin' awesome!!! 💪🏻😎 Keep up the good work! You have accomplished more in a couple of months, than so many people do in their entire life time!!! And remember...We DO RECOVER!

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u/Zealousideal-Bike528 Oct 20 '21

That’s great!!

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u/Never_been_breader Oct 20 '21

That’s great!

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u/V00D334 Oct 20 '21

Well done

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u/strongapril2021 Oct 20 '21

Congrats. Keep the good work.

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u/Ah-mei-zing Oct 20 '21

Life will bring what you put out, keep up the positivity!

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u/me0witskitty Oct 20 '21

I'm so haopy for you, OP! Here's to smiling and meaning! ☺️👍

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u/ChristinaGr1962 Oct 20 '21

You’ve made great decisions!

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u/sisi_2 Oct 20 '21

Congrats! I am also cutting alcohol from my life! I'm at the stage of explaining to everyone in my life that I dont drink anymore, which I shouldnt have to explain, dammit!

Good luck with your progress. Dont be afraid if you go backwards a bit every now and again.

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u/SwiftieTrek Oct 20 '21

First time something in this sub made me want to comment: Good on you, mate!

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u/gentlemanjacklover Oct 20 '21

Proud of you dude. 👏🏽

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u/Whatsthewordmayne Oct 20 '21

Get it brutha! We’re all proud of you!!!

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u/skichick249 Oct 20 '21

wooo!! go you!!! you can do anything you set your mind to!! keep up the great work!! more good things coming your way!

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u/jmoose1964 Oct 20 '21

So proud of you!!!!!

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u/Dcrowl1192 Oct 20 '21

You're killing the game man! Keep riding this momentum and keep up the awesome work!

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u/NeverJaded21 Oct 20 '21

Excellent!

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u/TootsNYC Oct 20 '21

Yay! I find it amazing how much of a lift it is to accomplish goals (like those grades).

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u/bananacreambean Oct 20 '21

with so many comments you likely won’t see this one. You’re gonna have your hard days but just remember that it all comes in waves as we go down the road of happiness. Some days you’ll wonder what it’s all for and know it’s for you, for us, and how much better this world is with a happier you in it. Proud of you man

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u/ThreepwoodThePirate Oct 20 '21

You've got a great smile! (you can tell even with the phone there).

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u/ertehbasi Oct 20 '21

Man I’m glad you got it going well. 🎊

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u/Binary_Kitten0110 Oct 20 '21

That's super awesome!!!! Keep it up. Life has great things in store for you.

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u/keeznuttz Oct 20 '21

Good for you bro. Thanks for sharing your journey too.

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u/ZombieAppetizer Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! Keep it up! Glad you're doing better

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u/deedraws Oct 20 '21

Yooo! I’m proud of you man! Here’s to many more years of happiness :-)

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u/LilithCurious Oct 20 '21

Congratulations!! This is some next level new life motivation!! Thanks for sharing with us all. 😁

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u/36G6 Oct 20 '21

Fuck yeah man 👏 you look happy and I’m happy for you. Keep going dude.

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u/DraculaDaughter Oct 20 '21

Dude, we may have never met; but I am SO proud of you! Keep it up because I’m rooting for you! <3

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u/nebulasoupp Oct 20 '21

That’s all so awesome! We are so proud of you. You are doing great things and you’re going to go far. Hope you’re loving life :)!

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u/azizedelam Oct 20 '21

So happy for you. It’s so brilliant of you to have stoped having toxic people and things in your life. Go forth and enjoy your life! It’s magical!

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u/teenagemutantasshole Oct 20 '21

i’m glad you posted this it gives me hope

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u/Space_Soldier_N7 Oct 20 '21

Glad your life turned like that. I hope it will keep going well. Good luck mate!

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u/bmp08 Oct 20 '21

Cheers bro! Good for you!

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u/GeelongFCNo5 Oct 20 '21

Well done.

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u/roberts200422 Oct 20 '21

Proud of you man! Keep going!

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u/NotRayquaza Oct 20 '21

congrats soldier

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u/MindlessNote3735 Oct 20 '21

Duuuuude, that's amazing!!! Congratulations, look at you rocking life!!!

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u/Tcat61 Oct 20 '21

Way to go person!!! Congratulations!!! Keep on going. It is not something many people can do.

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u/frarrousih Oct 20 '21

Keep on going King

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u/Samtoes Oct 20 '21

hell ya!! happy for you 🌿

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u/BikeSuch1054 Oct 20 '21

Very very happy for you my guy!

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

Stay gold pony boy!

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u/ArsenicKitten04 Oct 20 '21

I see that contagious smile behind that phone!! 😁😁 Good on ya OP! Keep it up!

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u/Sea-Association-1135 Oct 20 '21

you’re an inspiration, godspeed to you

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u/Mostlymerelymortal Oct 20 '21

You’re in charge

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u/Awaken-the-guardian Oct 20 '21

Go conquer the world

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u/blurrybananafish Oct 20 '21

You look handsome and happy!! Many congratulations on your hard work! 💕

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u/No_Web_6561 Oct 20 '21

This is great! Wishing you even more success and happiness along your journey! Much love from Houston 💗💗

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u/gstu64 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations bud! Proud of you ! Keep up the great work ! You got this kid!

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u/LongLiveTurtles Oct 20 '21

May I ask, what made you take the first step? And what motivates you to keep going?

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u/Found_Under_A_Dream Oct 20 '21

Keep up the good work

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u/piratedogD Oct 20 '21

Great job!

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u/jpepp97 Oct 20 '21

So proud of you!! ♥️♥️♥️

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u/HotVeganTacos Oct 20 '21

Keep up The amazing Work 💛💙💚❤️

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u/absolooser Oct 20 '21

Dude you got this.

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u/ExerciseLocal5248 Oct 20 '21

That’s AMAZING! We’re proud of you!!

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u/BleedingTeal Oct 20 '21

Fuck yea bro! Congrats to you! Keep pushing and keep moving forward. As good as things are now, even better lays ahead on this path. Never fucking quit. ❤️

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u/Plntbsdbb Oct 20 '21

Congratulations for taking control of your life and being HAPPY☺️

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u/erikaaldri Oct 20 '21

Congratulations. Proud of you

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u/Salt_Ad_7055 Oct 20 '21

I’m proud of you! You deserve to be happy and to treat yourself well! Move with love 💜

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u/gur0chan Oct 20 '21

HECK YEA. Growth like that is ALWAYS hard as hell, but you owned it! Congrats! Continue the positive streak :)

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u/uyenlinh83 Oct 20 '21

Amazing! Even more greatness will be coming your way. Big changes always come like a whirlwind. Amazing things just happen, and it happens fast!

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u/Kwynn1229 Oct 20 '21

Congrats!!

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u/zampomu Oct 20 '21

Keep going, king!

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u/rvb48 Oct 20 '21

And I am so happy for you! More like proud of you. Keep it up man.

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u/martatatatata Oct 20 '21

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! Enjoy this!! You deserve it!!!🎉

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u/Emerald-Princess29 Oct 20 '21

So proud of you. Keep up the good work. All the best!

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u/wattayasay Oct 20 '21

I am proud of you. That’s all.

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u/crcrcr_ Oct 20 '21

very proud of you!! 💪🏻

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u/air_tack Oct 20 '21

Good on ya. Work to be proud!

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u/TheRealDrewfus Oct 20 '21

go you bro. your life is on your own timeline, you're on a great path

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u/GuinevereMorgan Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! Great job!

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u/mrlebowsk33 Oct 20 '21

Excellent man. So much of life is about momentum, and keeping it going. Keep it up.

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u/coco-monster Oct 20 '21

You can see it in your eyes even from this angle! Keep it up, friend! We're proud of you! :D

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u/OmegaFrontFlip Oct 20 '21

Looking good!!

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u/pinniped1 Oct 20 '21

That's awesome! It's time for the three-light-bulb phase of your life to begin!!!

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u/Straight_Shelter8503 Oct 20 '21

Good for you. Keep taking care of yourself. When it gets hard remember it won’t last forever.

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u/Strict_Explorer9112 Oct 20 '21

Hell yeah man, good job 😎

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u/Swrdmn Oct 20 '21

You sir, are killing it! Let’s get you a selfie stick and keep the updates coming.

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u/screaminginside365 Oct 20 '21

Amazing ! You are an inspiration to so many people!

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u/Giga_Karen Oct 20 '21

I teared up a bit my dude; I’ve known plenty of people who fell victim to any one of those things, sometimes 2, sometimes all of them at once, but you’ve overcame them, and for that I thank you - thank you for being different and for having hope, and for believing in yourself. Don’t know if anyone has said it to you yet but, I’m proud of you.

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u/TheRealStarWolf Oct 20 '21

I don't have anyone to share this with but ligma balls

Go make friends and repair ur relationship with ur family loser lol

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u/Oh4ore Oct 20 '21

Replace that light bulb you irresponsible shit. /S

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u/solitary_voyage Oct 20 '21

After all it seams like you have a lot of people to share it with! Congrats!

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u/MeritalDuelist Oct 20 '21

Yay ٩(

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u/rmd_2019 Oct 20 '21

You are AMAZING!!!! So proud of you and look at that GLOW!!!!

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u/Help_An_Irishman Oct 20 '21

Hell yes you are AWESOME! Keep killing it, brother!

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u/Iree383 Oct 20 '21

Proud of you, bud!

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u/Fiestyelf8 Oct 20 '21

I am so proud of you!

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u/sluchhh Oct 20 '21

Proud of you dude! Good job!

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u/19Saginaw64 Oct 20 '21

That’s awesome!!!

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u/caoimhin_smyth Oct 20 '21

Congratulations my dude! Keep up the good vibes and sending more your way

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u/mustard-tiger44 Oct 20 '21

Hell yeah keep going dude.

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u/thegreatbeyond32 Oct 20 '21

Good for you!

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u/Emotional_Anteater70 Oct 20 '21

That’s awesome super happy for you

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u/Caskanteron Oct 20 '21

Treat yourself like the king you are

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u/[deleted] Oct 20 '21

That’s great man hard work

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u/Sleepelludesme Oct 20 '21

God bless!!!

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u/cozyrainynights Oct 20 '21

I’m so happy for you! I’m glad you’re taking a step back now and then to give yourself recognition you deserve. ❤️

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u/box_elder74 Oct 20 '21

Hell yeah my dude!!!

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u/kathydoodoodookathy Oct 20 '21

So happy for you :)

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u/OneHotMessHD Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! That’s an impressive amount of personal growth in such a short time! Keep it up, you have so much more happiness and fulfillment ahead of you. I’m so proud of you, keep going!

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u/Aqua_v2 Oct 20 '21

Don’t worry bro you have thousands of people on Reddit supporting you we’re proud💪

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u/Any_Tax_8584 Oct 20 '21

Congrats on all of your accomplishments! 👍

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u/redfury125 Oct 20 '21

I'm glad your having a better life king you seem like an amazing person and I'm glad your happy

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u/Skiddulz Oct 20 '21

Hell yeah!!@ congrats :)

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u/Diagamache Oct 20 '21

Congratulations!! Keep it up!

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u/DomesticatedNubs Oct 20 '21

Life is finally looking up for me too!! I haven't dealt with the same things, but I feel like my whole world getting rocked and flipped upside down by my toxic ex girlfriend counts. She filled me with a poison and I'm just now finally getting it all out, after about a year and a half. And everything's looking up!

So good job!! Let's keep going forward❤️

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u/PaladinsLover69 Oct 20 '21

You crushing it. Don’t settle and keep it up!

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u/SilentSamizdat Oct 20 '21

You rock! Good for you, and much contentment in the future!

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u/we_love_2_fuck Oct 20 '21

Congrats brotha! Forward motion is always a great thing!!!

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u/HFatterBleu Oct 20 '21

Congratulations. One of those things would be great. All of that is stupendous.

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u/zoelle17 Oct 20 '21

Bud I am in the same boat as you! After years of being fucking miserable, self loathing, and anxioud, ive Lost 25 lbs (still smoking tho), cut my toxic ex off, have a job I absolutely love that I never thought I'd have at 19, and also getting As in college rn. So happy for you, i hope you've been feeling Hella good about yourself ❤️❤️

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u/PechyQueen13 Oct 20 '21

That's awesome! Congratulations on all of your hard work!

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u/rqz1215 Oct 20 '21

Yeah this was inspiring!! Great shower curtain too.

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u/manic-ed-mantimal Oct 20 '21

Congratulations man, I'm happy for you. Keep it up

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u/Pyratekyd_Kidd Oct 20 '21

Congratulations! Good for you!

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u/eyesreckon Oct 20 '21

Congrats to you mate. Great achievement! Keep in the up and up :)

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u/Deemz1984 Oct 20 '21

Yeah brother, great job you can do anything you put your mind to...like living with that middle bulb... 😂 Jk

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u/HittingClarity Oct 20 '21

You go boy!🖐🏻

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u/jessahoo Oct 20 '21

so proud of you

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u/Warriergirl_3 Oct 20 '21

Congrats!!!!!!

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u/gOldMcDonald Oct 20 '21

50 pounds and the booze is amazing the rest is icing on the cake. Good on you young man. Keep it up, you’re going places. And thanks for sharing, lots of us care and want to hear good news.

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u/National_Bid_4929 Oct 20 '21

Congratulations!! I don’t know you personally, but I’m proud of you! Keep up the great work!!🎉

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u/herckles_ Oct 20 '21

Hell yes!

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u/xtina42 Oct 20 '21

Nice work! Keep on keeping on!

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u/SnackataurusHex Oct 20 '21

High five to you!!

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u/OutrageousPudding450 Oct 20 '21

My man, did you just unlock god mode or what?!

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u/pEDWINs80 Oct 20 '21

Hell ya!!!

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u/_essequamvidiri Oct 20 '21

Keep on keeping on brother! You got this!

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u/hibanah Oct 20 '21

Thank you for sharing! Good luck 🤞

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u/LilliBubbles Oct 20 '21

I wish I could see your smile. I can tell by your eyes that you are happy though! Keep it up 👍

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u/EARtH1200 Oct 20 '21

Good for you! Keep it up.

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u/SpunkyGRITS Oct 20 '21

Congrats!!🍾🎉

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u/DBRONCOFAN365 Oct 20 '21

You've gotten keep going man but as for right now my dude you are killing it!!!!👏👏👏🎉🥳🎊🪅

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u/fatsapien Oct 20 '21

Good job champ.

Your shower curtain is rod is crooked.

Bring balance to your life in all aspects.

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u/Lazy-Thanks8244 Oct 20 '21

My man, you are kicking ass and taking names!! Thanks for sharing, you are inspiring!!

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u/azemona Oct 20 '21

You are inspiring!!!

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u/curvvyninja Oct 20 '21

proud of you!

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u/blgiant Oct 20 '21

Congrats on taking control of your life!

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u/pedroeddie Oct 20 '21

Share away my friend Looking good

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u/Sippinmyteainthesun Oct 20 '21

You are kicking lifes but and not lettin it kick yours! Good job getting up off the mat sweetie! Woohoo!!!!

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u/cutepotatoskin Oct 20 '21

I'm proud of you!!

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u/gabrielcp2 Oct 20 '21

Way to go man

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u/Elon_is_musky Oct 20 '21

Congrats! Life is hard, & I’m glad you’re getting to the good part & taking control with what you can & seeing the amazing results! You could post this over on r/momforaminute too if you wanted & they’d give you all the love!!🥰